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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

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