monthly archives

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.
  European Union
december 2017
News Feed: Russia: the court upheld the fine imposed on Telegram for refusing to provide data to FSB

After the court decision comes into force, Roscomnadzor will have reasons for blocking the messenger in Russia. Source: meduza.io

december 2017
News Feed: Austria: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019. Source: bbc.com

december 2017
News Feed: EU: European Commission will take Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice over their failure to accept their quota of refugees

The European Commission decided to refer the three countries to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation. Source: europa.eu

december 2017
News Feed: Hungary: EU takes Hungary to ECJ over crackdown ‘aimed at George Soros’

European commission says it is suing country over laws on education and foreign-backed civil society organisations. Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
News Feed: UK: Council of Europe accepts UK compromise on prisoner voting rights

Deal to allow a small number of prisoners to vote brings to an end a 12-year standoff between Strasbourg and London. Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
News Feed: Russia: the country adopts ‘foreign agent’ media law

The only criteria to consider a media as ‘foreign agent’ will be its funding. Source: vedomosti.ru 

november 2017
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.
december 2017
News Feed: Germany: the country has recognized “third gender”

Germany’s top court required parliament to legally recognize a “third gender” from birth, potentially making it the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as neither male nor…

december 2017
News Feed: Romania: legal reform shifts social costs to the Romania’s workers

The government has passed a reform that will put the burden of paying social costs on employees. Source: euro|topics 

december 2017