Legal Dialogue

19/11/2019

Deportation of suspected IS fighters forces Germany to take action

Turkey will deport 10 men, women and children with suspected ties to "Islamic State" back to Germany this week. The move is making several countries address how to repatriate suspected terrorists and their families.
Source: Deutsche Welle
19/11/2019

France unveils new model of EU enlargement

Western Balkan countries should still become EU members, but via a new, gradual association method, France has said.
Source: EU Observer
19/11/2019

Czech “People In Need” foundation declared “undesirable” in Russia

The Russian Justice ministry did not specify what the disaster relief, advocacy, and human rights group did to violate the “fundamental human rights and freedoms, the rights and freedoms of Russian Federation citizens."
Source: Radio Free Europe
19/11/2019

Generator of complaints to the ECHR created by Human rights defenders

The Russian human rights organization Memorial and “OVD-Info” have developed a system for automated filing of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights. With the help of the new program, everyone who has faced a violation of their rights will be able to create a complaint independently.
Source: Novaya Gazeta
19/11/2019

Suicides fall with gay marriage in Sweden and Denmark as stigma fades

The advent of gay marriage has cut suicide rates among lesbians and gay men in Sweden and Denmark. The researchers said reduced stigma for sexual minorities was likely driving the drop in deaths.
Source: Reuters
13/11/2019

Spain passes law to kill off ‘online’ Catalan republic

The Spanish government can now shut down digital services without a court warrant as a "threat of public order”. The main aim of the legal modification is to end with the digital Republic of Catalonia.
Source: EU Observer
13/11/2019

Poland broke EU law by trying to lower age of retirement for judges

The European court of justice found that a 2017 policy to lower the retirement age for ordinary judges in Poland was unlawful because it gave too much power to the executive, and ruled that a decision to compel female judges to retire five years earlier than men broke EU equality law.
Source: The Guardian
13/11/2019

France ‘takes back control’ with non-EU migrant quotas

France is to impose quotas on the number of foreign workers from outside the EU, as part of measures aimed at addressing concerns about immigration, asylum and integration.
Source: BBC
13/11/2019

Border checks in EU countries challenge Schengen Agreement

As large numbers of displaced people arrived in 2015, some Schengen countries reintroduced border checks and 6 are extending controls. That's illegal, EU observers say, and it undermines the idea of freedom of movement.
Source: Deutsche Welle