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10/11/2020

Greek parliament unanimously votes to make animal abuse a crime risking 10 years in prison

The law defines serious animal abuse as including poisoning, hanging, burning and mutilation.

Source: Independent

10/11/2020

Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in Italy

Activists in Italy have hailed a vote in the lower house of parliament to pass a bill that would make violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime.

Source: The Guardian

10/11/2020

Russian lawmakers draft legislation that would make it harder than ever to prosecute a former president

Draft legislation that would guarantee the legal immunity of former Russian presidents have been submitted.

Source: Meduza

03/11/2020

Migrants accuse Croatian police of brutal beatings at border

South Asian migrants stuck in Bosnian camps have accused Croatian police of badly beating people caught trying cross the border into the EU. Human rights groups are calling for an investigation of the abuse allegations

Source: DW

03/11/2020

Hungary and Poland to counter critics with ‘rule of law institute’

Countries seek to hit back as EU debates harsher penalties for breaking bloc’s standards.

Source: The Guardian

03/11/2020

Charlie Hebdo: Turkey vows legal action over Erdogan cartoon

Turkey has vowed to take "legal, diplomatic actions" over a cartoon of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Source: BBC

03/11/2020

Navalny files complaint with ECHR over Russia’s refusal to investigate his poisoning

Navalny’s complaint demands the acknowledgment that refusing to investigate his poisoning constitutes a violation of article 2 of the European Convention — the right to life.

Source: Meduza

03/11/2020

Romanian law accused of ‘favouring’ human traffickers

Eighty-eight Romanian NGOs accused President Klaus Iohannis and MPs of making it harder to prosecute human trafficking and child pornography cases by adopting a controversial new law

Source: Balkan Insight

27/10/2020

EU lawmakers call for measures to close digital gap in education

EU lawmakers called on the member states to increase efforts to close the digital gap in education across the bloc, which has been deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Euractiv

27/10/2020

Copenhagen Mayor resigns over sexual harassment allegations

The Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen has resigned with immediate effect after admitting to several allegations of sexual harassment.

Source: Euronews

27/10/2020

Hungarian lawmakers appoint new top court president despite judges’ rejection

Hungarian lawmakers appointed Zsolt Andras Varga as president of the Supreme Court for the next nine years, despite top judges rejecting his nomination over his lack of experience and concerns over the political independence of the judiciary.

Source: Reuters

27/10/2020

Moscow allocates roughly $2 million for a new traffic-monitoring system

Within six months, the authorities want to equip 220 bus-stops and city-navigation pylons around Moscow with hardware and software systems capable of collecting MAC-addresses from mobile devices.

Source: Meduza