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Norway: Court rules against environmental groups to allow Arctic drilling

The ruling was a defeat for environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, which had argued that allowing the drilling would violate the country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the Norwegian Constitution.

Source: jurist.org

 

january 2018
EU: European Court of Justice told same-sex spouses have residence rights

EU countries should recognize the right of all spouses to residency even if they do not allow gay marriage, according to the advocate general for the European Court of Justice.

Source: bbc.com

january 2018
Luxembourg: Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour has conviction quashed

A Luxembourg court has overturned the conviction of one of two whistleblowers in the so-called Luxleaks tax scandal — the biggest leak of this kind before Panama Papers.

Source: bbc.com

january 2018
Russia: The head of Memorial in Chechnya detained

A case about the possession of drugs was filed against human rights activist Oyub Titiev. On January 11 he was arrested for two months.

Source: zona.media

january 2018
UK: Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights

British civil rights groups sound a warning over effects of EU withdrawal legislation.

Source: theguardian.com

january 2018
Spain: Activist and journalist Helena Maleno in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrants

Source: theguardian.com

january 2018
Greece: Muslim minority hails change to limit power of sharia law

PM welcomes legislation allowing them to opt for Greece’s secular legal system instead of Islamic law to resolve divorce, child custody and inheritance matters.

Source: theguardian.com

january 2018
Opinion: the Guardian view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity.

Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
Ireland: parliament committee to recommend limited legalization of abortion

A committee in Ireland’s Houses of Oireachtas voted to recommend that the full parliament repeal the country’s Eighth Amendment, which dictates that an unborn child and mother have an equal right to life.

Source: jurist.org

december 2017
Finland: journalist’s home searched for the case on disclosure of state secrets

Laura Halmisen is one of the authors of the article about centre of electronic reconnaissance published in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

Source: hs.fi

december 2017
Russia: More than 70 Crimean Tatar activists put on trial in Crimea

Cases are connected to mass single-person pickets that were held on October 14th in different locations over Crimea.

Source: novayagazeta.ru

december 2017
Romania: House of Deputies approves controversial judicial reform

The EU has criticised the amendments for endangering the independence of the judges and giving corrupt parliamentarians immunity from prosecution.

Source: eurotopics.net 

december 2017
Russia: the court upheld the fine imposed on Telegram for refusing to provide data to FSB

After the court decision comes into force, Roscomnadzor will have reasons for blocking the messenger in Russia.

Source: meduza.io

december 2017
Austria: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019.

Source: bbc.com

december 2017
EU: European Commission will take Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice over their failure to accept their quota of refugees

The European Commission decided to refer the three countries to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation.

Source: europa.eu

december 2017
Hungary: EU takes Hungary to ECJ over crackdown ‘aimed at George Soros’

European commission says it is suing country over laws on education and foreign-backed civil society organisations.

Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
UK: Council of Europe accepts UK compromise on prisoner voting rights

Deal to allow a small number of prisoners to vote brings to an end a 12-year standoff between Strasbourg and London.

Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
Russia: the country adopts ‘foreign agent’ media law

The only criteria to consider a media as ‘foreign agent’ will be its funding.

Source: vedomosti.ru 

november 2017
Germany: the country has recognized “third gender”

Germany’s top court required parliament to legally recognize a “third gender” from birth, potentially making it the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as neither male nor female.

Source: thelocal.de 

december 2017
Romania: legal reform shifts social costs to the Romania’s workers

The government has passed a reform that will put the burden of paying social costs on employees.

Source: euro|topics 

december 2017