European Court of Human Rights

President congratulates Marialena Tsirli for her election as ECHR's Registrar

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou welcomed on Monday the unanimous election of Marialena Tsirli as first woman to become Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights.

"Her unanimous election by the court's plenary honors Greek women and our country. Another glass ceiling has broken," she wrote on her official twitter account. 

Kickstarting Reform in Bosnia Requires Harnessing Diaspora’s Energy

The building of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, 15 November 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

While there have been plenty of well-thought-out elaborations about what a new constitution for Bosnia and Herzegovina might look like, the major stumbling block remains the lack of political will for change.

Two Slovenians Lead Charge for Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities Throughout Europe

Two Slovenian persons with disabilities—Franc Toplak and Iztok Mrak, suffering from muscular dystrophy—filed separate legal motions with the Slovenian government to ensure fair access to polling places for a 2015 national referendum on same-sex marriage.

Djukanovic was ready to put off the law; "Unfortunately, Amfilohije's call followed"

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced this morning that he and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic recently proposed to the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Amfilohije to suspend the application of the Law on Freedom of Religion until the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights rule their decision, but that the

Czech resolution on 1919 events ‘null and void,’ says Foreign Ministry

A resolution of the Senate of the Czech Republic adopted on May 20 concerning the events of 1915 indicates that the "twisted mentality built on the one-sided baseless discourses which damaged" the relations of the two countries in 2017 is still effective in the Czech Republic, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Turkey slams Czech parliament resolution on 1915 events

Turkey on May 21 condemned a resolution adopted on May 20 by the senate of the Czech Republic's parliament on the 1915 events. 

"The fact that the decision was taken in an environment with few members in the senate at a time when the whole world was struggling with the coronavirus pandemic reveals the insidious mentality behind it," the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

European chief prosecutor Kovesi on ECHR ruling:It's a victory of those who supported justice in recent years

European prosecutor-in-chief Laura Codruta Kovesi has stated on Tuesday that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling regarding her removal from the office of prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) "represents a victory of all those who have supported justice in recent years years." "I am content for starting this demarche in which I believed very much, a d

PSD's Romascanu says President Iohannis continues to blame PSD instead of considering Romanians' concerns

President Klaus Iohannis continues to blame the Social Democratic Party (PSD), his "forever scapegoat," instead of thinking about the problems facing Romanians and what needs to be done together with the government to revive the economy, PSD spokesman Lucian Romascanu said Tuesday. "Another press statement from President Iohannis ended a few minutes ago.