The law approved by Romanian lawmakers would ban all educational institutions from "propagating theories and opinion on gender identity according to which gender is a separate concept from biological sex.
France’s top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours. According to the ruling, the law interferes excessively in free speech.
A Hungarian law requires NGOs that receive funding from abroad to register as "foreign-supported organisations" and publish donor names. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said the restrictions were discriminatory against NGOs and donors.
The ECHR underlines that Russia does not adopt laws to protect victims of domestic violence and is "reluctant to recognise the seriousness and scope of the problem" and "its discriminatory impact on women." According to the judges, the State has failed to create conditions that would allow women to live without fear and to count on protection.
Abortion is illegal in all circumstances in Malta, the only EU country that has a total ban on the procedure with no exceptions. Border closures have trapped women seeking safe terminations and exposed the plight of those who cannot afford to travel.
After implementing strict lockdown measures, Russia has sought to keep information about the pandemic under tight control. The government coronavirus task force has a special “fake news” division, while the Investigative Committee tracks the coronavirus on messaging apps.
Germany's top court ruled that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer violated the rights of a far-right party by posting a critical interview on his ministry's website. In the interview published on the website, Seehofer accused the Alternative for Germany (AfD) of "undermining the state" and described the party's verbal attacks against the German president as "highly dangerous for our state".