Prime Minister David Cameron said he will campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union if the body agrees to renegotiate terms of membership in areas such as immigration, business regulation, and legislation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A European court handed a partial victory to former managers of Yukos Oil Co., ruling that Russia had violated the company’s rights while rejecting a political motivation behind tax claims that led to its bankruptcy.