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The ruling was a defeat for environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, which had argued that allowing the drilling would violate the country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the Norwegian Constitution.

Source: jurist.org

 

EU countries should recognize the right of all spouses to residency even if they do not allow gay marriage, according to the advocate general for the European Court of Justice.

Source: bbc.com

A Luxembourg court has overturned the conviction of one of two whistleblowers in the so-called Luxleaks tax scandal — the biggest leak of this kind before Panama Papers.

Source: bbc.com

A case about the possession of drugs was filed against human rights activist Oyub Titiev. On January 11 he was arrested for two months.

Source: zona.media

British civil rights groups sound a warning over effects of EU withdrawal legislation.

Source: theguardian.com

The ruling was a defeat for environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, which had argued that allowing the drilling would violate the country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the Norwegian Constitution.

Source: jurist.org

 

Where things are “allowed” and where things are “forbidden”
The human rights project OVD-Info launches online services in Russia to exercise the right to freedom of assembly
Legal Regulation and Management of Migration in the European Union (Part 2)
In the second part of the article Olga Gulina outlines mechanisms for managing humanitarian migration to Europe.
Legal Regulation and Management of Migration in the European Union (Part 1)
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.
Defend a Defender: Ensuring Human Rights Protection for the Brave
Human rights defenders are often themselves under threat for their actions. The OSCE provides guidelines how to protect them.
Malte Spitz: ‘In the Digital Era, Everyone Should Be in Control of Their Data’
How strategic litigation, a traditionally US methodology for advancing rights and freedoms, can be utilized in Europe
“Not everyone is able to pay a lawyer 600 euros for a 100 euro claim”
Proposed regulation of legal profession under debate in Russia
From Caucasus to Bialowieza: Russian and Polish Civil Society Fighting for World Heritage
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?
‘Torture’ in Criminal Law: Legal Norms and Standards of Judicial Review
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.
Romanian Rules Regarding the Expulsion or Deportation of Foreign Offenders

*This text is an answer to the question from Valentin Gefter “How Does National and International Law Protect Foreign Offenders?” In the context of migration and asylum in Europe, it is important…

Mental Health Law: International Legal Standards and Human Rights

1. Introduction We have dedicated our work to supporting the rule of law by assisting human rights defenders and their lawyers. Experience has taught us that human rights violations take a number…

Protection in EU for Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries

*This text is an answer to the question by Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy “Can Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries Find…

If you Want to Proceed as Human Rights Activist — Avoid Asking for Asylum

*This text is an answer to the question of Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy “Can Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries…

“Today it’s about clothing size, but tomorrow, it could be eye and skin colour”

After winning a labour dispute with Aeroflot, flight attendant Evgeniya Magurina and her lawyer Ksenia Mikhailichenko of the Center for Social and Labor Rights told Legal Dialogue why it is against the…

Client Earth: Protecting the Planet with Law

For nearly a decade, environmental NGO Client Earth has been using legal mechanisms to protect their only one but very important client—Planet Earth. Composed almost exclusively of lawyers, Client Earth holds governments…

We will not register as a foreign-funded organization

Statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee1 Budapest, 13 June 2017   The Law on the Transparency of Organisations Receiving Foreign Funds, the NGO Law was adopted today by the governing majority of…

Balázs Dénes: ‘We Would Like to See That the EU Wakes Up, Democracy Will Not Protect Itself’

In an interview for the Legal Dialogue, Balázs Dénes, executive director of the Civil Liberties Union for Europe, talks about the need for a single, Europe-wide human rights watchdog. What is the…