Legal Dialogue


Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition in public spaces

Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across the Continent.

Source: Politico


Air pollution: Italy ‘persistently’ broke EU clean air laws

Italy "systematically and persistently" breached EU rules on air pollution, the European Court of Justice ruled.

Source: Euronews


Hungary government proposes constitutional amendment mandating Christian gender roles

Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support.

Source: Reuters


German joins lawsuits against Syrian torture regime in legal first

As part of a larger case involving Syrians, a German citizen is also suing Bashar Assad's security apparatus saying he witnessed abuse and killings of other inmates during his 48 days detained in Damascus.

Source: DW


German lawmakers urge ban on extreme-right Turkish Gray Wolves

The call comes days after France proscribed the organisation, claiming it helped foment hatred and violence.

Source: DW


Norway’s Supreme Court hears rights challenge to arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment.

Source: The New York Times


Greek parliament unanimously votes to make animal abuse a crime risking 10 years in prison

The law defines serious animal abuse as including poisoning, hanging, burning and mutilation.

Source: Independent


Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in Italy

Activists in Italy have hailed a vote in the lower house of parliament to pass a bill that would make violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime.

Source: The Guardian


Russian lawmakers draft legislation that would make it harder than ever to prosecute a former president

Draft legislation that would guarantee the legal immunity of former Russian presidents have been submitted.

Source: Meduza