Latvia wants to limit cash payments to no more than 3,000 euros. The draft law comes in answer to recommendations from experts at the Council of Europe who had harshly criticised the Latvian authorities' attempts to crack down on money laundering last year as half-hearted. Commentators see the move as tantamount to scrapping cash entirely - and start to panic.
The UK High Court ruled Wednesday that the government’s Guidance on Fracking is unlawful. Ruling in favor of Talk Fracking, an environmental group, Justice Dove held that it was unlawful for the government not to take scientific evidence and material into account when creating its guidance.
UN High Commissioner for Human rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday reported on human rights issues surrounding women, conflicts and inequalities at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A controversy has ignited in Portugal over Joaquim Neto de Moura, a judge who has repeatedly given men who committed acts of domestic violence against women lenient and even suspended sentences.
The Russian government has adopted a resolution requiring all satellite traffic in Russia (including telephone and Internet communications) to transmit through ground stations. The new requirements take effect in six months.
The Central Appeals Tribunal in the Netherlands made two rulings Tuesday in cases regarding the reduction of social assistance benefits for two Muslim men who refused to accept jobs based on religious reasons.
The High Court struck down the UK’s “right to rent” policy on Friday as incompatible with human rights law.The “right to rent” policy required private landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective renters.