All over Europe, digital rights are under attack, and numerous organizations are already advocating and going to court to protect human rights in the digital sphere. To facilitate collaboration between digital rights actors and provide funds for strategic litigation for that cause, Digital Freedom Fund was established in Berlin.
Polish law professor Monika Platek reflects on the controversial Polish law on criminal liability for publicly implicating the state or people of Poland in Nazi crimes
"Foreign agents" law now enforced against Russian trade unions
Poland outlaws public mention of the "Polish people or State's responsibility for the Third Reich’s crimes"
How the government uses the law to repress Hungary's civic spirit. Joint statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
Legal battle over a messenger app with almost 200 million worldwide users unfolding in Russia
For the first time, Russia recognized a same-sex marriage. But only for 24 hours.
Using the example of HPP construction next to Lake Baikal ecologist Sergey Shapkhaev discusses the perception of climate threats by the society and the role of NGOs in developing of the civil society institutes.
The human rights project OVD-Info launches online services in Russia to exercise the right to freedom of assembly
In the second part of the article Olga Gulina outlines mechanisms for managing humanitarian migration to Europe.
The influx of the migrants in 2014-2016 revealed instability of migration mechanisms of European Union. In the first part of the article Olga Gulina addresses legal regulation of migration in EU.
Human rights defenders are often themselves under threat for their actions. The OSCE provides guidelines how to protect them.
How strategic litigation, a traditionally US methodology for advancing rights and freedoms, can be utilized in Europe
Proposed regulation of legal profession under debate in Russia
Poland wants Bialowieza Forest to be delisted from World Heritage sites. At the same time in Russia, restricted areas in Western Caucasus are under threat. How can NGOs influence the situation?
One of the least questioned principles of the international human rights law is prohibition of torture. Valentin Gefter examines the approaches to defining torture in the Russian and Latvian penal codes.