European Court of Human Rights

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.

Justice Ministry to propose stripping former minister Toader of Venice Commission membership

The Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday that it will propose to the government stripping former Justice Minister Tudorel Toader of Venice Commission membership following the implications of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgement against Romania in a case that involved the dismissal from office of former chief prosecutor with the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Co

Church of Greece: The coal, the archbishop, the PM and the pandemic

By George Gilson

Back in the early 1980's when Archbishop Seraphim was at the height of his power and clashing openly (and successfully) with Andreas Papandreou over his bid for state expropriation of monastic lands and properties (attempted by his ill-fated minister Antonis Tritsis) ) Church-State relations were sorely tested.

Asylum seekers apply to ECHR over mistreatment by Greece

Four asylum seekers, injured by Greek security forces along the Turkey-Greece border, applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 16.   

Ali Cengiz Kalkan, the provincial health director of Northwestern Edirne province, told Anadolu Agency that the asylum seekers applied to the ECHR through their lawyers.