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06/11/2017

‘Torture’ in Criminal Law: Legal Norms and Standards of Judicial Review

Intentional excessive suffering which an individual experiences against their will and cannot independently stop… (a definition of ‘torture’) The epigraph above does not sound […]
18/10/2017

Romanian Rules Regarding the Expulsion or Deportation of Foreign Offenders

*This text is an answer to the question from Valentin Gefter “How Does National and International Law Protect Foreign Offenders?” In the context of […]
16/10/2017

Mental Health Law: International Legal Standards and Human Rights

1. Introduction We have dedicated our work to supporting the rule of law by assisting human rights defenders and their lawyers. Experience has taught […]
14/08/2017

Client Earth: Protecting the Planet with Law

For nearly a decade, environmental NGO Client Earth has been using legal mechanisms to protect their only one but very important client—Planet Earth. Composed […]
11/08/2017

We will not register as a foreign-funded organization

  Statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee1As agreed with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, we are publishing, in English and Russian, the statement published on […]
27/07/2017

Balázs Dénes: ‘We Would Like to See That the EU Wakes Up, Democracy Will Not Protect Itself’

In an interview for the Legal Dialogue, Balázs Dénes, executive director of the Civil Liberties Union for Europe, talks about the need for a […]

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Weekly legal news from the EU and Russia
  • RFE launches in Hungary as problems mount at home
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) trumpeted its return to Hungary after a 27-year hiatus, marking its third re-entry into an EU member state following the 2019 resumption of services in Bulgaria and Romania. RFE/RL’s refocus on countries where media pluralism is under threat.

    Source: Balkan Insight

  • Croatia strips MPs of immunity following anti-corruption operation
    The Croatian parliament has stripped three MPs of their immunity at the request of the State Prosecutor's Office for the purpose of pressing criminal charges against two of them and continuing a trial against the third.

    Source: Balkan Insight

  • Belarusian riot police are using sexual violence against protesters
    Human Rights Watch published a report on the “systematic beatings and torture” of demonstrators arrested during the protests in Belarus. The report included a collection of first-hand accounts from victims of police brutality. Among them, is the story of a 30-year-old IT worker named Ales, who recounts how a senior riot police officer raped him with a truncheon in a police van.

    Source: Meduza

  • EU top court rules Russia sanctions legal
    The EU acted legally when it imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and banks, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The EU hit firms such as Rosneft with sanctions over Russia's destabilisation of Ukraine.

    Source: DW

  • EU chief executive decries ‘LGBT-free zones’ in swipe at Poland
    The European Union’s chief executive said there was no place in the EU for so-called “LGBT-free zones”, a pointed criticism of Poland’s nationalist government pushing to curb the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

    Source: Reuters 



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