The fine for begging in public areas breached the Convention

In the case of Lăcătuş v. Switzerland (application no. 14065/15, 19.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to…

The authorities’ refusal to legally record a change of sexual identity without surgery led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of X and Y v. Romania (applications nos. 2145/16 and 20607/16, 19.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of…

Insufficiently limited powers of the police led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of Vig v. Hungary (application no. 59648/13, 14.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family…

Ill-treatment conducted by Serbian police

In the case of Zličić v. Serbia (applications nos. 73313/17 and 20143/19, 26.01.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violations of Article 3…

The ineffective response of the Croatian authorities to the violent homophobic attack led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of Sabalić v. Croatia (application no. 50231/13, 14.01.2021) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of…

GRETA issues new guidance on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation

Trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation is increasingly on the rise. That is the observation of the Group of Experts tasked with monitoring states’ obligations under the Council of…

The Commissioner for Human Rights urged that authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina need to address the persistent shortcomings in their handling of migrants and asylum seeker

In a letter published on 7.12.2020, the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović („Commissioner“) called on the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to address the persistent shortcomings in their handling…

The lack of an established legal framework for the protection of a lawyer-client privilege during the search of e-correspondence has led to a violation of the Convention

In the case of Saber v. Norway (no. 459/18, 17.12.2020) the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for correspondence) of the European…

The dismissal of a Serbian language teacher for not using the standard Croatian language violated the Convention

In the case of Mile Novaković v. Croatia (application no. 73544/14, 17.12.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to…

Failure to assess risks for gay man’s return to his country violated Article 3 of the Convention

In the case B and C v. Switzerland (applications nos. 43987/16 and 889/19, 17.11.2020) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there would be a violation of Article…