03 April 2015
Alabama death row inmate to be freed after nearly 30 years

Alabama death row inmate to be freed after nearly 30 years

03 April 2015
A US inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free on Friday after prosecutors told a court there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders he was convicted of committing. Judge Laura Petro on Thursday dismissed the case against Anthony Ray Hinton. The district attorney’s office told the judge on Wednesday that their forensic experts couldn’t determine…
02 April 2015
Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn’s trial to be 'watched' by Greek anti-racism groups

Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn’s trial to be 'watched' by Greek anti-racism groups

02 April 2015

Entitled Golden Dawn Watch, the initiative will use accredited journalists and qualified lawyers to cover and provide analysis of the trial that opens on April 20.

Council of Europe supports UN HeForShe campaign

02 April 2015

Secretary General Jagland backs groundbreaking gender equality campaign in the name of 'strong, safe and prosperous societies'.

Recommendations on the protection of personal data in the workplace

02 April 2015

The Council of Europe has issued a Recommendation to its 47 member states spelling out the principles they should follow in their national legislation concerning the processing of personal data of employees and job candidates, for example with regard to health data or the monitoring of communications in the workplace.

01 April 2015
OSCE Representative welcomes convictions for murder of Russian journalist

OSCE Representative welcomes convictions for murder of Russian journalist

01 April 2015

VIENNA, 31 March 2015 — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today welcomed the sentences of two people for the murder of newspaper editor Abdulmalik Akhmedilov in August 2009 in Makhachkala, in the Russian Republic of Dagestan.

27 March 2015

Reforming the ECHR

27 March 2015

The 47 member states of the Council of Europe have reaffirmed their support for the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and given their backing to a series of measures to improve the implementation of judgments from the Strasbourg court.

24 March 2015
USA: Utah move on firing squads latest attempt to fix the unfixable

USA: Utah move on firing squads latest attempt to fix the unfixable

24 March 2015

Utah’s decision to turn to the firing squad if it is unable to secure drugs for lethal injection is the latest attempt by a US state to keep alive a punishment that should have long ago been consigned to the history books, said Amnesty International today.

20 March 2015
World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

20 March 2015

21 March 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. For WDSD 2015, Down Syndrome International will focus on: ‘My Opportunities, My Choices’ — Enjoying Full and Equal Rights and the Role of Families".

18 March 2015

Riots against new ECB headquarters in Germany

18 March 2015

On 18 March, in  Frankfurt-on-Mein  (Germany), a peaceful protest timed to the ceremonial opening of new European Central Bank headquarters turned into clashes between police and protesters.

12 March 2015

Hunger strike of political prisoner in Kharkov

12 March 2015

Activist of the ‘Anti-Maidan’ protest in Kharkov Spartak Golovachev arrested on 30 April last year in relation to the occupation of the regional administration building has been on hunger strike for more than two weeks. The detainee’s wife says neither Ukrainian authorities nor the prosecutor’s office or local mass media pay any attention to the political prisoner.