monthly archives

German Law on Social Media May Threaten Freedom of Expression  

On the threshold of parliamentary elections Germany is pushing legislation against hate speech and fake news on social media

  Germany
april 2017
Asylum Seekers’ Access to Healthcare. Romanian and EU reflections

A Romanian lawyer and human rights activist answers the questions of a German colleague

  Romania
april 2017
Life in Crimea: Political Repression, Militarisation, Lawlessness and Censorship

Established immediately at the first signs of the Russian occupation, the Crimean Human Rights Group has been helping Crimeans resist repression by Russian authorities and discrimination in Ukraine

  Russian Federation
april 2017
Chechen Refugees in Europe: Reasons Why They Flee Russia and Asylum Problems  

Some three hundred refugees from Chechnya are now at the Belarus-Poland border, barred from entry by Polish border guards. Belarusian human rights activists are trying to help the refugees. Legal Dialogue examines the situation of Chechen refugees in Belarus, Poland and other European countries

  European Union
april 2017
Igor Kochetkov: “We Must Rescue All Those We Can Rescue and Help Them Leave Russia”

Igor Kochetkov, Russian LGBT-activist and chairman of the LGBT-Network, talks about the mass persecution of gay people in Chechnya, their possible evacuation from the region, and how civil society advocacy efforts can affect the situation

  Russian Federation
april 2017
Carmen Pombo: “The Task Facing the Legal Community Today Is to Effect Change in the World”

The legal clinics established by the Multiplícate project of the Fernando Pombo Foundation (Spain) teach future legal professionals to use law and the legal process to benefit society, develop communities, and improve the lives of the underprivileged

  Spain
april 2017
Ukrainian ‘Drug Couriers’ in Russian Prisons. Difficulties in Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

Human rights activists and relatives of men lured from Ukraine managed to stop the activities of two groups engaged in human trafficking. Most of the victims, now detained in Russian prisons, are offered freedom in exchange for military service with the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics

  Russian Federation  Ukraine
april 2017
Hungarian Authorities Try to Close the Central European University

President Ader signs the bill to amend the National Higher Education Act that targets the university founded by George Soros

  Hungary
april 2017
How Do We Know the Number of People Detained during the Anti-Corruption Protests and Who They Are

The OVD-Info monitors mass arrests and politically motivated repressions in Russia and coordinates legal help for those subjected to ill-treatment by the police

  Russian Federation
april 2017
Freedom of Assembly in Russia in 2016. Review of Legislation and Law Enforcement

The criminalisation of the protest continues. Dissatisfied crowd out on the streets, activists are forced to emigrate. Restrictive schemes are run in the Crimea

  Russian Federation
april 2017
Restrictions on Live Broadcasting Trials in Media Signed into Law in Russia

From now conducting video, audio and online broadcasts of trials in the media will require permission of the presiding judge

  Russian Federation
april 2017