A Court in Crisis

It's called "Europe's conscience" and is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg protects the fundamental rights of over 800 million people enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, and last week made the news in Sweden when it intervened in an ayslum case here, putting a temporary stop to the deportation of four children back to their native Serbia. Earlier this Summer, our reporter Dave Russell visited the court in Strasbourg and spoke to Swedish lawyers and a judge working there and found out how the court is facing a crisis in reducing a heavy backlog of cases.