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01/05/2017

Vigjilenca Abazi: “Whistleblowing is a Manifestation of Freedom of Expression”

Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi is an Assistant Professor of EU Law at Maastricht University and a Research Coordinator at the Centre for European Research in […]
28/04/2017

German Law on Social Media May Threaten Freedom of Expression  

On the threshold of parliamentary elections Germany is pushing the legislation against hate speech and fake news on social media. According to the proposed […]
28/04/2017

Asylum Seekers’ Access to Healthcare. Romanian and EU reflections

*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” Introduction […]
28/04/2017

Life in Crimea: Political Repression, Militarisation, Lawlessness and Censorship

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the peninsula has faced a difficult situation. Russian authorities have pursued a repressive policy against the locals: […]
26/04/2017

Chechen Refugees in Europe: Reasons Why They Flee Russia and Asylum Problems  

On 6 September 2016, a branch of Human Constanta, a Belarus-based human rights group, was opened in Brest to help refugees, mostly from Chechnya, […]
26/04/2017

Igor Kochetkov: “We Must Rescue All Those We Can Rescue and Help Them Leave Russia”

Igor Kochetkov, Russian LGBT-activist and chairman of the LGBT-Network, talks about the mass persecution of gay people in Chechnya, their possible evacuation from the […]

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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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