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24/11/2020

Greece сommits to end “protective” child detention

In a huge victory for children’s rights, the Greek government is ending the long-standing practice of detaining unaccompanied migrant children in jail cells.

Source: HRW

24/11/2020

State Duma lawmakers propose blocking websites accused of censoring Russian news media

A group of lawmakers from the Russian State Duma have proposed giving Russia’s state censorship agency, Roskomnadzor, the right to block access to websites that “discriminate against” or censor information coming from the Russian news media.

Source: Meduza

24/11/2020

Croatia to finally give welfare benefits to civilian war victims

Twenty-five years after the war in Croatia ended, a law that will set out the rights of civilian victims of the conflict has finally been drafted, and the Croatian government expects it to be passed by parliament by the end of the year.

Source: Balkan Insight

24/11/2020

Demonstrators in Paris protest new French law criminalising police images

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Paris to protest a proposed new law that would criminalise the dissemination of images of police officers.

Source: Euronews

24/11/2020

German Infection law: a new legal status for culture

Under Germany's Infection Protection Law, culture is no longer classified as entertainment and cancelling arts events in the pandemic might become difficult.

Source: DW

17/11/2020

HRW denounces new Russian bill targeting NGOs as ‘repressive’

The Russian government has submitted a bill to parliament that would further restrict the ability of independent groups in Russia to function.

Source: RadiaFreeEurope

17/11/2020

Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition in public spaces

Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across the Continent.

Source: Politico

17/11/2020

Air pollution: Italy ‘persistently’ broke EU clean air laws

Italy "systematically and persistently" breached EU rules on air pollution, the European Court of Justice ruled.

Source: Euronews

17/11/2020

Hungary government proposes constitutional amendment mandating Christian gender roles

Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support.

Source: Reuters

17/11/2020

German joins lawsuits against Syrian torture regime in legal first

As part of a larger case involving Syrians, a German citizen is also suing Bashar Assad's security apparatus saying he witnessed abuse and killings of other inmates during his 48 days detained in Damascus.

Source: DW

10/11/2020

German lawmakers urge ban on extreme-right Turkish Gray Wolves

The call comes days after France proscribed the organisation, claiming it helped foment hatred and violence.

Source: DW

10/11/2020

Norway’s Supreme Court hears rights challenge to arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment.

Source: The New York Times