Legal Dialogue

11/02/2019

Russian government plans to isolate the country’s Internet to facilitate censorship and security measures

Russian Senator Andrey Klishas has proposed the Internet isolation plan as an amendment to an existing Russian communications law. His amendment would require all online services that operate in Russia to install specialized equipment that would enable them to block websites banned by the Russian government with greater efficiency.
Source: meduza.io
11/02/2019

UN committee finds Finland court decision violated Sámi people’s human rights

The UN Human Rights Committee found that Finland violated the political rights of representatives to the Sámi parliament by improperly enlarging the electoral roll of eligible candidates.
Source: jurist.org
11/02/2019

No-fault divorce to become law

The justice secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation enacting the reform in the next session of parliament, removing the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame for the collapse of their relationship.
Source: theguardian.com
04/02/2019

German court refers headscarf case to European Court of Justice

A Turkish-origin German woman working for drugstore chain Mueller returned to work after maternity leave wearing a headscarf but was told that doing so is against the company's policy.
Source: trtworld.com
04/02/2019

UK Supreme Court rejects government’s appeals in disclosure of criminal records case

The UK Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of appeals from the government against several respondents who said that they were harmed by the disclosure of their relatively minor offenses.
Source: jurist.org
04/02/2019

Russians will be forced to confirm their right to attend the trial

The Russian Council of Judges has developed model rules to ban visitors without prescribed by law documents from attending the trial.
Source: meduza.io
04/02/2019

Germany Proposes to Ease, Not End, Nazi-Era Abortion Law

For the first time in generations, German women would have legal access to public information about who performs abortions and what services they provide, under a compromise that seeks to end a dispute that has plagued Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government for months. But they would still be prohibited from publicly saying anything more on the subject.
Source: nytimes.com
04/02/2019

The Netherlands reaches asylum compromise

The Dutch coalition government has agreed to grant asylum to around 600 migrants under the age of 18 and their families. They will receive permanent residency permits even if they have no right to asylum. With this compromise solution the four coalition parties have averted a government crisis.
Source: eurotopics.net
28/01/2019

Draft bills to ban fake news and posts insulting the state passed first reading

On January 24, the Russian State Duma voted to approve the first reading of four bills proposed by Senator Andrey Klishas banning online insults of state officials and outlawing the spread of ‘fake news’.
Source: meduza.io