Legal Dialogue

26/11/2018

UN rights experts urge Italy to combat anti-migrant policies

UN Human rights experts on Wednesday said Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives and urged the government to reverse course.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Russian lawmakers want to start regulating the volunteers who help rat out ‘Internet offenders’

Lawmakers from United Russia are planning to introduce draft legislation that would regulate the country’s patchwork system of “cyber-neighborhood-watch” (adult volunteers who report illegal online content to law enforcement agencies.
Source:  meduza.io
26/11/2018

Top EU Court rules Austria must give same benefits to refugees as its citizens

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Austrian government must give the same social security benefits to refugees as it does to its residents.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Poland suspends forced retirement of judges

The controversial forced retirement of Poland's most senior judges is to be revoked. The national-conservative PiS government has presented a draft law in parliament to that effect. In October the European Court of Justice had ordered an end to the forced retirements.
Source: eurotopics.net
26/11/2018

‘Swiss-law first’ referendum fails

Swiss voters today rejected a referendum proposal that would have asserted precedence for Swiss rules over international law, the national broadcaster SRF reported.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

France and Facebook announce partnership against online hate speech

The French president announced on Monday a six-month partnership with Facebook aimed at figuring out how the European country should police hate speech on the social network.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

ECHR: Russia ordered to pay Navalny compensation

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for repeatedly arresting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, ruling that the arrests were politically motivated. Moscow must now pay Navalny roughly 63,000 euros in compensation.
Source:  eurotopics.net
19/11/2018

Dutch flesh out proposal for EU human rights sanctions

A new EU sanctions regime should punish people who attack human rights activists, among other crimes, the Dutch foreign ministry has said.
Source: euobserver.com
19/11/2018

Government takes Brexit article 50 case to UK supreme court

The UK supreme court is to reconsider the terms of article 50 of the treaty on European Union, which formally triggered Brexit, amid mounting political pressure for the procedure to be reversed.
Source: theguardian.com