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14/05/2018

ECHR to register Telegram complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has registered a complaint about a fine, appointed by the Russian court to the messenger Telegram for refusing to give the encryption keys for user correspondence to the FSB.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

Amnesty criticizes UK gangs matrix as discriminatory

London's Metropolitan Police Gangs Violence Matrix discriminates based on race and violates individuals' privacy, according to an Amnesty International UK report published Wednesday, titled Trapped in the Matrix.
Source:jurist.org
07/05/2018

Austria accused of undermining new EU data law

Austria's governing conservative OVP and far-right FPO parties passed a law last month that critics have said complicates enforcement of new EU-wide data protection rules set for an end of May launch.
Source: euobserver.com
07/05/2018

Russia’s federal censor blocks another LGBT website for spreading ‘gay propaganda’

The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling by a district court in the Altai Territory to block Parni Plus for distributing information that “challenges family values” and “propagates non-traditional sexual relations.”
Source: meduza.io
07/05/2018

Windrush scandal in UK: lawyers prepare compensation claims

The threat of legal action comes as the Home Office develops an official redress scheme that it hopes will be seen as sufficiently generous to prevent cases coming to court.
Source: theguardian.com
07/05/2018

Scotland to debate policy that may force rape victims to testify

The row over new prosecution guidelines that would compel rape complainants to give evidence in court is to be debated in the Scottish parliament, as campaigners say the policy will have a “chilling effect” on women coming forward to report sexual violence.
Source: theguardian.com
07/05/2018

Belgian PM: EU needs ‘peer review’ system on rule of law

In a speech before the European Parliament about the future of Europe — in which he also talked about digital tax, the bloc’s budget and regional policy — Michel proposed that each country submit itself to a review of its adherence to rule of law standards by fellow EU members.
Source: politico.eu
30/04/2018

France approves controversial immigration bill

The bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained, and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally.
Source:bbc.com
30/04/2018

Whistleblower protection: European Commission sets new, EU-wide rules

The new law will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law. It will establish safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities. It will also protect whistleblowers against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation, press-release says.
30/04/2018

UK home secretary Amber Rudd quits as immigration crisis grows

Amber Rudd has dramatically resigned as home secretary, after repeatedly struggling to account for her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants. А series of revelations in the Guardian over Windrush demonstrated that she was aware of targets for removing illegal migrants from Britain.
Source: theguardian.com
30/04/2018

Humanitarian organizations criticize Greece migrant containment policy

Twenty-one humanitarian organizations issued a joint statement condemning the Greek government's decision to reinstate a migrant "containment" policy after it was struck down by the nation's highest administrative court. Among them were Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch.
Source: jurist.org
30/04/2018

Turkey sentences 14 oppositional journalists to prison

A Turkish court sentenced 14 staff of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet to prison on terrorism charges and acquitted three, one of their lawyers said, in a case that has sparked global outrage over press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Source: middleeasteye.net