Month: February 2016

Conditions for applying to the Strasbourg Human Rights Court: changes as of 1 January 2016

Some changes to the conditions for applying to the Court will be entering into force on 1 January 2016. They relate primarily to applications lodged by legal entities and those lodged by applicants who are represented by a lawyer from the outset of the proceedings. Although the amendments are minor, they will entail a change of the application form. As…

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OSCE/ODIHR Director Link urges states to recognize serious harm female genital mutilation does to both women and societies at large

WARSAW, 5 February 2016 – Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today called on OSCE participating States to strengthen their responses to female genital mutilation as a form of violence against girls and women. “In September 2015, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, the 193 Member States, including OSCE participating…

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