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27/02/2018

Bulgaria mulls amendments to anti-corruption law

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.
Source: sofiaglobe.com
27/02/2018

UK ‘breaches Northern Ireland’s women’s rights’

The UK breaches the rights of women in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a UN Committee has found.
Source: bbc.com
27/02/2018

Amnesty International 2017/18 report is out

The Report documents the state of the world’s human rights in 159 countries and territories during 2017.
Source: amnesty.org
27/02/2018

EU top court found Poland guilty of breaching air quality norms

The case was brought against Poland in December 2015 by the European Commission, which found that the daily limit for harmful air pollutants had been regularly breached in most parts of the country between 2007 and 2015.
Source: dw.com
27/02/2018

UK: High Court rules UK air pollution plan is ‘unlawful’

Government says it will take a firmer line in 45 local authorities where pollution levels breached. The decision represents a third court victory for environmental lawyers ClientEarth.
Source: ft.com
27/02/2018

Belgium court rules against Facebook in privacy case

The Belgian Court of First Instance ruled against Facebook, stating that the company is in violation of Belgium's privacy laws by placing tracking codes, commonly referred to as "cookies," on third-party websites.
Source: jurist.org
27/02/2018

Russia refused to admit to the ECHR that the databases of the Ministry of Internal Affairs can be bought freely

ECHR received a case from a man who bought a database on the Savelovsky market in Moscow in 2011. It was stated there that he was twice convicted and HIV-positive.
Source: meduza.io
20/02/2018

Germany/Turkey: German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel is free from Turkish jail

Deniz Yücel was in detention for a year — without indictment and with great uncertainty. Now he is free and landed in Germany.
Source: welt.de
20/02/2018

UK: British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected a call from Assange’s lawyers for the warrant to be revoked because he is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
Source: apnews.com
20/02/2018

The Netherlands: Senate approves automatic organ donor registration

The Dutch Senate voted in favor of a new law that automatically makes every adult living in the Netherlands an organ donor.
Source: nltimes.nl
20/02/2018

Germany: Human Rights Watch criticized social media law

The new German law that compels social media companies to remove hate speech and other illegal content can lead to unaccountable, overbroad censorship and should be promptly reversed, said Human Rights Watch.
Source: hrw.org
20/02/2018

Hungary: The UN called anti-migration bill an ‘assault on human rights’

The proposed bill could lead to banning NGOs dealing with migration.
Source: euobserver.com