A wave of arrests of human rights defenders swept Azerbaijan in early August, prompting fears among experts about the security of civil society and human rights in the country. Among those arrested was lawyer and activist Intigam Aliyev.
There have long been common European immigration rules in place to regulate the conditions of family reunification of third-country nationals, yet these laws are still not standardized across the member states - something the EC is now trying to fix.
Courts must consider less severe alternatives to detention for migrants, the EU Court of Justice has said in its ruling on the case of a Sudanese national whose detention continued despite less severe alternatives.
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.
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.