Italy has once again been condemned by the Court of Human Rights for allowing police to torture prisoners, a clear violation of human rights. It's time to introduce the crime of torture into the Italian criminal code.
Minority Rights Group International has published its annual report on hate crimes and hate speech against minorities in Europe. Economic conditions and government inaction are contributing to the region's rise in hate crimes and hate speech.
Patients are strapped to their beds and kept in cages. Psychiatric experts, lawyers and human rights activists from the Czech Republic and abroad agree: psychiatry in the Czech Republic is in a catastrophic state.
Lithuanian psychiatrist and human rights defender Dainius Pūras has been selected by the UN Human Rights Council as the new UN special rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
Despite the wave of protests that took place ten years ago, patients in Czech psychiatric hospitals are still locked up in cages and tied to beds. The Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the League of Human Rights issued a study about the situation.
Women's rights are still a major concern in Lithuania, with the crimes of domestic violence and human trafficking in need of critical attention. The Human Rights Monitoring Institute has issued specific recommendations in a shadow report to the UN.