It's been determined that the pre-trial detainment of a man violated his human rights and caused undue damage to him and his business, in a case that spanned two decades and was ruled on by both a Polish regional court and the ECtHR.
Following an inspection tour of police facilities across Poland, members of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture revealed in their report that they observed some cases of prisoner abuse, including beatings and prolonged restraint.
In a victory for transparency and the public's right to information, a Polish court has ruled that the country's Internal Security Agency must share information requested by civil society on its cooperation with America's National Security Agency.
Azerbaijan, now holding the presidency of the Council of Europe, continues to be dogged by its human rights record. Last month, the Court of Human Rights ruled that the government violated the basic human rights of a political prisoner.
The Warsaw Court of Appeal has quashed a ruling that prohibited defendants - a journalist and his publishing company - from publishing news about the plaintiff in the case, because the latter was a public figure.