Europe’s human rights court gave the Ukrainian government until March 14 to respond to a legal complaint from a dissident about police tactics in dispersing protests that created a political crisis in the country.
British judges can imprison criminals convicted of serious offenses for their entire lives, a U.K. appeals court said, putting the country at odds with a European ruling that the sentences represent inhumane treatment.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski survived a third no-confidence vote called by former Premier Boyko Borissov’s Gerb party over what it said was a failure to curb crime and handle an influx of Syrian refugees.
Russia’s highest court decided to keep Mikhail Khodorkovsky in legal limbo by upholding the tax claim that prompted the former oil tycoon to choose exile after President Vladimir Putin’s surprise pardon last month.
The Dutch finance ministry failed to take responsibility for a restructuring of SNS Reaal NV after a 2008 bailout and only took charge in the second half of 2012, when nationalization became unavoidable, a government-appointed committee said.
A panel of five judges at the European Court of Human Rights will decide on May 9 whether it will reconsider the case of Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, which the U.K. wants to deport to Jordan to face terrorism charges.
Russia’s highest court will review cases against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s most famous inmate until last week, possibly overturning a 17 billion-ruble ($520 million) tax claim against the former oil billionaire.