The requirement for prisoners to prove their faith in writing is not in accordance with the Convention

In the case of Neagu v. Romania (application no. 21969/15, 10.11.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority, that there had been a violation of Article 9…

Admission of evidence obtained through ill-treatment by private individuals

In the case of Ćwik v. Poland (application no. 31454/10, 05.11.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, by five votes to two, that there had been a violation of…

Violation of the right to private life due to the impossibility of recognising paternity

In the case of Koychev v. Bulgaria (application no. 32495/15, 13.10.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to…

Report on the State of Human Rights in Serbia in 2020

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) published its Report on the State of Human Rights in Serbia in the first half of 2020, focusing on respect for human rights…

COVID-19 impacts on LGBTI communities

The European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (“ILGA Europe”) published a report entitled “COVID-19 impacts on LGBTI communities in Europe and Central Asia: A…

Discrimination based on sex with regard to the right to a family pension

In the case of B. v. Switzerland (application no. 78630/12, 20.10.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of…

No discrimination against pregnant women at work

In the case of Napotnik v. Romania (application no. 33139/13, 20.10.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: no violation of Article 1 of Protocol…

Southeast European countries are the least open to accepting migrants

According to US analytics company Gallup, which released a new survey on September 23, finding that countries from Southeast Europe are among the least accepting of migrants. The lowest score…

Insufficient protection of protected witnesses

Provision of effective protection and support for witnesses in the context of wartime-related criminal proceedings is instrumental to the fight against impunity for the crimes committed during the wars of…

The report on war crimes processing in BiH

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) presented today in Sarajevo the report by Judge Joanna Korner on war crimes processing at the state level in Bosnia and Herzegovina….