The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has expressed concern about systemic racism during the coronavirus pandemic and has urged governments to end police impunity.
In an important judgement delivered in July, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) stated that forced catheterisation was a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the prohibition of torture.
Following the police brutality against Diego Dumont, as he exercised his right to record a video of a police action, the Belgian League of Human Rights (LDH) has requested a serious and independent investigation.
There has been a twist at the hearing of the trial in which five policemen were accused of the death of Stefano Cucchi, the Roman surveyor arrested on 15 October 2009 who died at the Pertini Hospital the following week.
The violence a police officer used while arresting a woman in Rotterdam last month was not proportional, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb wrote in response to questions from the local DENK faction. The officer was allowed to use...
A Polish man who died at a police station after officers used a stun gun on him has shaken public opinion in Poland, where the use of violence by police remains a serious problem
A protest against illegal logging in a Czech national park turned violent when police abused an activist before allowing park employees and a logger to do the same.
A man is abused by three police officers after complaining about getting stiffed by a Bucharest taxi driver. After eight years of inaction by Romanian authorities, the European Court of Human Rights has delivered justice.
Italy has put off dealing with its obligations with regard to torture for way too long, despite the fact that the duty to criminally sanction torture is unequivocally in various international treaties.
Tear gas and handcuffs should no longer be tools to force foreigners onto planes for deportation, a Czech court says in response to an unseemly expulsion attempt.