monthly archives

News Feed: Poland: country adopts new controversial ‘death camp’ law

The bill, passed by Poland’s lower house of parliament on Friday (26 January), threatens prison terms and fines against Polish or foreign nationals who blame Poles for atrocities against Jews committed by…

january 2018
News Feed: Italy: Migrants accuse Italy of torture in French legal case

Thirty-eight African migrants have filed a case in France claiming that they suffered torture or inhuman treatment when they arrived in Italy. Source: en.rfi.fr

january 2018
News Feed: UK: Crimes motivated by misogyny should be classified as hate crimes

The report of the Fawcett Society discusses domestic violence, employment discrimination and a litany of other issues that women face in the UK. Source: jurist.org    

january 2018
News Feed: Romania: European Commission expressed concern about Romania’s progress promoting the rule of law

In a joined statement President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans warn against backtracking and promise to look thoroughly at the final amendments to the justice law, the criminal codes and laws on…

january 2018
News Feed: EU: The European Court of Justice sides with Facebook in privacy class-action lawsuit

The court ruled that an Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems could not bring a class-action lawsuit involving more than 25,000 Facebook users worldwide against the social networking giant. Source: politico.eu

january 2018
News Feed: EU: The European Court of Justice bars ‘gay test’ for asylum seeker

Hungarian immigration officials should not have put a Nigerian asylum seeker through psychological tests to determine whether he was telling the truth that he was gay. Source: reuters.com   

january 2018
Climate Change Threats and Perceptions: Choice of Priorities and Role of NGOs
Using the example of HPP construction next to Lake Baikal ecologist Sergey Shapkhaev discusses the perception of climate threats by the society and the role of NGOs in developing of the civil society institutes.
  Russian Federation
january 2018
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
  Russian Federation
january 2018
News Feed: Norway: Court rules against environmental groups to allow Arctic drilling

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…

january 2018
News Feed: EU: European Court of Justice told same-sex spouses have residence rights

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

january 2018
News Feed: Luxembourg: Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour has conviction quashed

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

january 2018
News Feed: Russia: The head of Memorial in Chechnya detained

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

january 2018
News Feed: UK: Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights

British civil rights groups sound a warning over effects of EU withdrawal legislation. Source: theguardian.com

january 2018
News Feed: Spain: Activist and journalist Helena Maleno in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrants Source: theguardian.com

january 2018
News Feed: Greece: Muslim minority hails change to limit power of sharia law

PM welcomes legislation allowing them to opt for Greece’s secular legal system instead of Islamic law to resolve divorce, child custody and inheritance matters. Source: theguardian.com

january 2018