Legal Dialogue

03/09/2018

Telegram to give away to intelleigence services the data on users considered terror suspects

Pavel Durov’s messenger Telegram agreed to give away to intelligence services the data on users considered terror suspects by decision of a court. This follows from the updated page on confidentiality policy of the messenger. Telegram is going to forward IP-addresses and phone numbers of suspects to the intelligence services. Previously, the company has never revealed users’ data.
Source: meduza.io
27/08/2018

Poland could ‘be forced to ignore’ ECJ Supreme Court ruling: deputy PM

Poland’s deputy PM and science minister Jarosław Gowin said in an interview for one of Poland’s weekly magazines that if the ECJ rules in favor of Poland’s Supreme Court and allows it to suspend domestic legislation, then the Polish government “may have no choice” but to ignore the ECJ ruling as going against the Lisbon Treaty and the “spirit of European integration” in general.
Source: polandinenglish.info
27/08/2018

Spanish Cabinet approves decree to exhume Franco’s remains

Forty-three years after the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, the Socialist Party (PSOE) government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has begun the complex process of exhuming his remains from the Valley of the Fallen memorial site. The Cabinet approved a legislative decree that will add a pair of articles to the Historical Memory Law to legally safeguard the exhumation.
Source: elpais.com
27/08/2018

Government to ban unethical puppy and kitten farms in England

The regulation will mean anyone wanting to buy or home a puppy or kitten will have to deal directly with the breeder or rehoming centre, pledging to end the trade of unscrupulous breeders who keep animals in filthy and cramped conditions and force some to be pregnant many times over.
Source: theguardian.com
27/08/2018

Italy migrant ship: Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to be investigated

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is reportedly being probed for his role in preventing migrants rescued at sea from disembarking in Sicily. Meanwhile, a deal has been reached to allow the migrants to leave the ship.
Source: dw.com
27/08/2018

Human Rights Council suggests to decriminalize breach of the sanctity of religion

Human Rights Council under the President of Russian Federation suggests to decriminalize breach of the sanctity of religion when it comes to public actions aiming to insult the religious feelings of a believer (part 1, article 148 of the Penal Code). Instead, it is suggested to complement the Code of Administrative Offences with the so-called “aggravated insult”. If the amendments are approved by the members of the council, the document will be forwarded to the Russian Popular Front and to the law enforcement agencies.
Source: meduza.io  
20/08/2018

New human rights project “Apology of protest” will help detainees at rallies

The international human rights group Agora launched the “Apology of Protest” project that will specialize in helping those detained at mass protesters. The head of the new legal service, Aleksey Glukhov, told MediaZone how his colleagues are going to work in the regions, and what the detainees can expect at the European Court of Human Rights.
Source: zona.media
20/08/2018

EU commission steps up legal case against Poland

The European Commission moved closer on Tuesday (14 August) to a possible referral of Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU over Poland's new law on the country's Supreme Court. The EU executive sent Poland a 'reasoned opinion' – the next step on the escalation ladder of the so-called infringement procedure, which the commission opened last month.
Source: euobserver.com
20/08/2018

Turkish court releases local Amnesty International head

A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison. Kilic, who has been in jail for a year as his trial continued, was charged with supporting a U.S.-based cleric whom Ankara blames for a July 2016 failed coup.
Source: www.reuters.com