monthly archives

Human Rights and Businesses: on the Difficulty of Doing the Right Thing Well

National action plans help entrepreneurs to minimise supporting human rights violations

  Denmark  Germany  Netherlands  Spain  United Kingdom
january 2017
Tobias Münchmeyer: ‘Global Migration Processes, Terrorism and Security Have a Lot to Do with Resources and Energy Production’

Deputy Head of Greenpeace’s Political Unit (Berlin) talks about energy policy priorities for 2017, the economic benefits of alternative energy sources, and what to expect of Donald Trump

  Germany
january 2017
Opening Marriage to Same-Sex Couples in the European Union

The European Court of Justice is likely to hold that it is the EU’s business to regulate marriage, regardless of the sex of the couple involved

  European Union
january 2017
Healthcare for Asylum Seekers in Italy in Theory and in Practice

An Italian lawyer and human rights activist answers the questions of the German lawyer

  Italy
january 2017
Russian Justice Initiative Submitted Original Interview Transcripts on FGM to Dagestan Prosecutor’s Office

The prosecutor’s office presses the NGO for personal information on the young girls, victims of female genital mutilation surgeries, and those involved in carrying out these practices, mentioned in the RJI’s headline-making report

  Russian Federation
january 2017
On the Difficulty of Conducting Trans-Border Investigations

International law requires Russian agencies to be involved in the investigation of the activities of Russian organised crime groups in Europe. But such cooperation is consistently sabotaged and details of several cases have become known only thanks to civil rights activists

  European Union  Russian Federation
january 2017
The Role of German Community Foundations in the Refugee Crisis

Though quite new and small in numbers, charitable foundations of this type are already strong in impact

  Germany
january 2017
Russia’s Anti-Terrorist ‘Yarovaya Law’, Controversially Implemented, In the Spotlight Again

Practice of implementing the most contentious provisions of the so-called “Yarovaya Law,” aimed at fighting and preventing terrorism, raises concern among Russia’s legal community about its being used solely for improving law enforcement performance rates

  Russian Federation
january 2017
How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in Russia

Member of the Citizen’s Assistance Committee, the main contributor of the report  “Russia as a Country of Asylum” answers questions of the German lawyer

  Russian Federation
january 2017
To Elect, to Delegate, or to Appoint?

On the role of the electors in the formation of public institutions in the civil society

  European Union
january 2017
New Year’s Eve in Cologne: racism or prevention?

Cologne police addressed the problem of civil disturbance on New Year’s Eve by barring entrance to Cathedral Square to dark-skinned single men, provoking accusations of racism

  Germany
january 2017
Germany Passes Federal Law for the Participation of Disabled People

The initiative that campaigned for this law is now concentrating on information and improvement of the newly adopted legislation

  Germany
january 2017
Domestic Violence Law: Russia Moves to Decriminalize Battery Within Families

In a sudden U-turn, Russian lawmakers are eager to pass the bill abolishing last year’s amendments to the Criminal Code that made simple battery towards “close family” a separate criminal offence

  Russian Federation
january 2017
Gender Pension Gap

Notes from the seminar jointly organized by Member of the European Parliament Dr. Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz and European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) at the premises of the European Parliament

  European Union
january 2017
Russian President Signs Controversial Law on Use of Physical Force in Prisons

The bill outlining use of physical force, special technical devices and firearms on convicts was signed by President Putin on 29 December 2016. It is not as harmful as human rights advocates feared it would be, but it is unlikely to eradicate violence in prisons

  Russian Federation
january 2017