Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday evening. He was detained by police shortly afterwards. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Sunday evening as he landed in Russia, having returned from Germany where he had (...)

A clip from Russian opposition activist  Alexei Navalny’s Instagram message on Wednesday. Photograph:  Navalny Instagram account via AP

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition activist, has said he plans to return to his home country this weekend, having recovered from an as(...)

A man prepares to cast his vote for local elections in Mostar, southern Bosnia and Herzegovin, the first since 2008. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic

Mostar in southern Bosnia has held local elections for the first time since 2008, after a western-brokered deal ended a 12-year impasse between the et(...)

Students read out the names of Holocaust victims on National Holocaust Memorial Day, at Mansion House, Dublin, in 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

Forthcoming hate speech legislation could make the denial or minimalisation of genocides such as the Holocaust an offence in the Republic, The Irish T(...)

Arnaldo Otegi has served several jail terms, including one for involvement in an Eta kidnap in the 1980s. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty

Separatists in Spain are furious at a supreme court decision to repeat the trial of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi for allegedly trying to re-form an(...)

The decisions in relation to the three Irish women are final, the court said. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

Three Irish women who took a case about a controversial surgical procedure to the European Court of Human Rights have been told the court has unanimou(...)

Activists taking part in a climate action protest in May 2019 in Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw /The Irish Times

The European Court of Human Rights has announced its decision to green-light an unprecedented climate case against 33 countries including Ireland. T(...)

The European Court of Human Rights in session in Strasbourg(AFP/Getty Images)

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights. One of the many initiatives to spring up in the immedi(...)

Kevin Hannaway (71) is serving a sentence of three years and nine months at the maximum security Portlaoise Prison after being jailed for assisting IRA “interrogations”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A prisoner has brought a High Court challenge over restrictions on prison visits. Kevin Hannaway (71) is serving a sentence of three years and nine m(...)

Lengthy waiting times for trials have long been a problem for the Irish criminal justice system. The average wait time for a murder or rape trial last year was 14 months, up from 11 months in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government is drafting legislation which will allow criminal defendants to apply for compensation for delayed trials. Under the European Conventi(...)

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