Legal Dialogue

04/03/2019

Croatian journalists stage protest against censorship, legal attacks

Hundreds of Croatian journalists have marched through central Zagreb to decry what they describe as efforts to stifle media freedom. They say there are over 1,100 lawsuits filed against journalists in the EU country.
Source: www.dw.com
04/03/2019

Macron wants to broaden definition of anti-Semitism

In reaction to recent acts of anti-Semitism in France, President Macron has announced to the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions that he plans to extend the official definition of anti-Semitism to include anti-Zionism, in line with the definition given by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Commentators take opposing views of the step.
Source: eurotopics.net
25/02/2019

Russian government may ban putting defendants in cages during trials

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered three executive agencies to evaluate a proposed ban on enclosures for defendants in Russian court hearings by April 1.
Source: meduza.io
25/02/2019

Denmark lawmakers vote to tighten regulations against asylum seekers

The Parliament of Denmark on Thursday voted 76-24 to pass an immigration bill that will increase restrictions on residence permits and tighten penalties for violating residence rules and obligations.
Source: jurist.org
25/02/2019

UN rights experts call on Croatia to end violence against women in health care

A group of UN experts on Friday urged Croatia to immediately end abuse and violence against women during reproductive health procedures. During a campaign that began in October, more than 400 Croatian women came forward about maltreatment while seeking reproductive health care.
Source: jurist.org
25/02/2019

Facebook labelled ‘digital gangsters’ by report on fake news

Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.
Source: theguardian.com
25/02/2019

Sex abuse: crisis summit in the Vatican

Pope Francis presented a 21-point plan on the first day of the summit on sexual abuse taking place in the Vatican. Among other things the plan foresees an aptitude test for priest candidates and a code of conduct. Victim associations have dismissed the paper as too unspecific and inadequate.
Source: eurotopics.net
18/02/2019

New pro-birth policy in Hungary

Hungary's government wants to boost the country's birth rate with financial incentives. According to its new family plan, all women under 40 who marry for the first time will receive a loan equivalent to 30,000 euros. With every child they bear repayment of the loan will be deferred and successively waived.
Source: eurotopics.net
18/02/2019

Insect protection law mooted by German minister

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze says concerns over insect extinction have prompted demands for better safeguards. New research suggests 40 per cent of insect species could be wiped out over the next few decades.
Source: dw.com