The British Council is engaged in educational projects, promoting British culture, teaching English, establishing contacts between Russian and British schools and universities. In Russia, the Council has been working since 1992.
Telegram has 15 days to give the necessary information to the FSB. According to the law, Roskomnadzor’s warning is the first stage of the procedure for blocking a messenger on the territory of Russia.
The European Court of Human Rights said that Spain had wrongfully condemned two Catalans for publicly burning a photograph of the king and queen, saying that the act was justifiable political criticism.
Turkey’s parliament has approved a set of changes to the country’s electoral laws that critics say are aimed at helping President Erdogan consolidate power and could lead to election fraud.
Opposition parties want to repeal reviewable permanent prison, but killing of young boy increases popular support for this punishment
The court ruled that there should be a new referendum vote, arguing that the government’s support of the project during the campaign could have affected the outcome of the vote.
The Constitutional Court ruled that the legislation approved by Parliament in December wasn’t constitutional.
The Supreme Court in Ireland has ruled that the “unborn” has no rights under the Irish constitution, other than the right to life in the Eighth Amendment.
A report by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria suggests an attack on a densely populated civilian area in Aleppo by the Russian air force may amount to a war crime.
France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.
A German law requiring social media companies to quickly remove hate speech from their sites is set to be revised following criticism that too much online content is being blocked.
This is not (yet) a new law. Rather it’s putting pressure on firms to comply with an informal recommendation or face the risk of actual legislation being drafted to rule social media, potentially with penalties attached.
The UK’s data protection bill is facing fresh controversy and the threat of legal action if the government does not ditch an amendment which removes data protection rights in instances where the Home Office deems it could prejudice “effective immigration control”.
High court rules the women can prevent criminal records being revealed to potential employers.
Freedom House says Ukraine’s parliament risks endangering the country’s democracy if it votes on draft laws that would increase government monitoring of civil society institutions.
One of the most contentious issues still unresolved concerns the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, which remains in the EU.
The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry, writes Der Spiegel.
The new legislation would criminalize illegal border crossings but aims to cut the waiting time on asylum applications. Migrant rights groups have called for the bill to be withdrawn, labeling it “too repressive.”
Bulgaria’s National Assembly is set to discuss a bill of amendments to the recently-passed controversial law meant to fight corruption, which will introduce a transition period concerning conflict of interest for municipal councillors.
The UK breaches the rights of women in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a UN Committee has found.