The Constitutional Court ruled that the legislation approved by Parliament in December wasn’t constitutional. Source: seattletimes.com
The Supreme Court in Ireland has ruled that the “unborn” has no rights under the Irish constitution, other than the right to life in the Eighth Amendment. Source: bbc.com
A report by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria suggests an attack on a densely populated civilian area in Aleppo by the Russian air force may amount to a war crime….
France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape. Source: bbc.com
A German law requiring social media companies to quickly remove hate speech from their sites is set to be revised following criticism that too much online content is being blocked. Source: reuters.com
This is not (yet) a new law. Rather it’s putting pressure on firms to comply with an informal recommendation or face the risk of actual legislation being drafted to rule social media,…
The UK’s data protection bill is facing fresh controversy and the threat of legal action if the government does not ditch an amendment which removes data protection rights in instances where the Home Office…
High court rules the women can prevent criminal records being revealed to potential employers. Source: theguardian.com
Freedom House says Ukraine’s parliament risks endangering the country’s democracy if it votes on draft laws that would increase government monitoring of civil society institutions. Source: rferl.org
One of the most contentious issues still unresolved concerns the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, which remains in the EU. Source: europa.eu
The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry, writes Der Spiegel.