Comprehensive Assessment of Detention Conditions in Albania

CPT urges the Albanian authorities to address the identified issues promptly and comprehensively The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment…

Human Rights Concerns related the Italy-Albania migrants Agreement

The Italy-Albania agreement announced on 6 November 2023 and followed by the approval of Albanian parliament and Italian Senate, raises significant human rights concerns, as outlined by the Council of…

Human Rights Concerns related the Italy-Albania migrants Agreement

The Italy-Albania agreement announced on 6 November 2023 and followed by the approval of Albanian parliament and Italian Senate, raises significant human rights concerns, as outlined by the Council of…

Sexual violence in the workplace – lenient sentence by Croatian courts

The European Court of Human Rights determined unanimously in the Vučković v. Croatia case (application no. 15798/20, 12.12.2023.) that a violation of Articles 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment)…

European Court of Justice Expands Asylum Protections for Women Facing Gender-Based Violence

In a landmark decision (C-621/21), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has expanded asylum protections for women facing gender-based violence, affirming that women, can be recognized as belonging to a…

Anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on Serbia

On 25 January 2024, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) released its report following a visit to Serbia in March…

A Milestone for Women’s rights in Turkey: Overturning Article 187 on surname change after marriage

In a historic decision, the Turkish Constitutional Court recently overturned Article 187 of the civil code, putting an end to the requirement for women to adopt their husband’s surname upon…

Discriminatory treatment in the right to vote in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the recent case of Kovačević v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (application no. 43651/22, 29.8.2023), the European Court of Human Rights ruled, with six votes to one, that there were violations…

Croatia Violated Rights of Stateless Person

In the case of F.S. v. CROATIA (application no. 8857/16, 05.12.2023) The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there has been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol…

Misinformation, Online Attacks, and Cyber Threats of the Digital Landscape in the Balkans

As the year 2023 concluded, the Balkans became entangled in a web of digital misdirection, characterized by a surge in misinformation, gender-based attacks, and cyber threats. Several countries experienced a…