Legal Dialogue

20/02/2018

The Netherlands: Senate approves automatic organ donor registration

The Dutch Senate voted in favor of a new law that automatically makes every adult living in the Netherlands an organ donor.
Source: nltimes.nl
20/02/2018

Germany: Human Rights Watch criticized social media law

The new German law that compels social media companies to remove hate speech and other illegal content can lead to unaccountable, overbroad censorship and should be promptly reversed, said Human Rights Watch.
Source: hrw.org
20/02/2018

Hungary: The UN called anti-migration bill an ‘assault on human rights’

The proposed bill could lead to banning NGOs dealing with migration.
Source: euobserver.com
20/02/2018

Russia: US Justice Department accuses 13 Russians of interfering in US elections

The charges are brought in particular against the businessman and president’s acquaintance Evgeny Prigozhin and his companies Concord Management and Concord Catering.
Source: vedomosti.ru
12/02/2018

Ireland: Supreme Court strikes down ban preventing asylum seekers working

Five judge court had unanimously ruled in May that the ban was unconstitutional.
Source: irishtimes.com
12/02/2018

The Netherlands: Dutch judges refer British expats’ European citizenship case to top EU court

Ahead of Brexit, UK citizens living in the Netherlands applied to court to have their rights as EU citizens recognized and protected. The court has passed their queries on to the European Court of Justice.
Source: dw.com
12/02/2018

UK: British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US

After a five-year legal battle against extradition, Love was told on Monday morning that he would not be sent to the US for face trial for hacking into computer systems including NASA, the Federal Reserve and the US Army.
Source: telegraph.co.uk
12/02/2018

Russia: Moscow City Court authorizes journalist of Novaya Gazeta Ali Feruz to eave Russia for third country

Ali Feruza is accused of violating the rules of entry into Russia or the regime of stay in the country. In early August, the court ruled to force Feruz out of Russia to Uzbekistan.
Source: novayagazeta.ru
12/02/2018

Turkey: Rights watchdog to visit Turkey over rule of law

The head of the human rights watchdog Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, is going to Turkey next week amid a proposed roadmap from Ankara to fastrack EU-required reforms, in order to lift visa restrictions on Turks.
Source: euobserver.com