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Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (Society for Civil Rights) is one of the first European NGOs to use strategic litigation in the area of human and civil rights. Legal Dialogue asked Malte Spitz, Secretary…

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (MoJ) has published a new draft of the Concept for the Regulation of the Professional Legal Assistance Market. The government intends to begin a…

In July 2017, Krakow hosted the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. This year, the high-profile event was characterised, on one hand, by a tendency to politicise certain issues seemingly…

Intentional excessive suffering which an individual experiences against their will and cannot independently stop… (a definition of ‘torture’) The epigraph above does not sound like technical legal language. Some might find it…

*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…

Malicious Intent
july 2017

*This article is an updated version of the original piece published here on 20 July. A week later, the events unfolded in an unexpected manner. The Russian government is testing new criminal…