Legal Dialogue

14/05/2018

Orban’s Government Ordered to Apologize to NGO After Soros Dispute

A court in Budapest obliged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to apologize to a human rights organization for making false statements about it in the buildup to last month’s elections, in a rare victory for NGOs amid an increasing official crackdown.
Source: bloomberg.com
14/05/2018

Portugal’s president vetoes new gender-change law

The law, approved by parliament last month, would have allowed citizens to make the legal changes from the age of 16 without the need of a medical test.
Source:  bbc.com
14/05/2018

The Russian authorities want to jail people for observing or even promoting Western sanctions

Russia is about to pass a law that will impose criminal penalties on anybody who observes or promotes Western sanctions.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

ECHR to register Telegram complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has registered a complaint about a fine, appointed by the Russian court to the messenger Telegram for refusing to give the encryption keys for user correspondence to the FSB.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

Amnesty criticizes UK gangs matrix as discriminatory

London's Metropolitan Police Gangs Violence Matrix discriminates based on race and violates individuals' privacy, according to an Amnesty International UK report published Wednesday, titled Trapped in the Matrix.
Source:jurist.org
07/05/2018

Austria accused of undermining new EU data law

Austria's governing conservative OVP and far-right FPO parties passed a law last month that critics have said complicates enforcement of new EU-wide data protection rules set for an end of May launch.
Source: euobserver.com
07/05/2018

Russia’s federal censor blocks another LGBT website for spreading ‘gay propaganda’

The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling by a district court in the Altai Territory to block Parni Plus for distributing information that “challenges family values” and “propagates non-traditional sexual relations.”
Source: meduza.io
07/05/2018

Windrush scandal in UK: lawyers prepare compensation claims

The threat of legal action comes as the Home Office develops an official redress scheme that it hopes will be seen as sufficiently generous to prevent cases coming to court.
Source: theguardian.com
07/05/2018

Scotland to debate policy that may force rape victims to testify

The row over new prosecution guidelines that would compel rape complainants to give evidence in court is to be debated in the Scottish parliament, as campaigners say the policy will have a “chilling effect” on women coming forward to report sexual violence.
Source: theguardian.com