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11/05/2018

The Right to Abortion is a Right to Social Justice

As Ireland votes in a referendum, Legal Dialogue talks to Rebecca Gomperts, a medical doctor and human rights activist who has shifted the discussion on abortion rights not only in Ireland.
30/04/2018

Black Friday for the Secular State

One part of the Polish society is trying to liberalize the abortion law, one of the most restrictive in Europe, while the other part, headed by the Polish Catholic church, insists on restrict it even more and make any abortion illegal.
19/04/2018

The Blacklist

The Russian State Duma aims at to block websites containing false and defamatory information. Human rights defenders warn that its initiative could become an instrument of censorship.
12/04/2018

Helen Darbishire: “Right of access to information is one of the instruments to defend democracy”

Access Info Europe defends and promotes the right to know on the European continent. We met with them in Madrid to find out what has changed in field of access to information since 2006.
03/04/2018

Prisoner No. 7

Seventy years after Raoul Wallenberg's disappearance in the Lubyanka prison, his family is suing the FSB for access to prison archives.
01/03/2018

Nani Jansen Reventlow: “Time to fight back for our digital rights”

All over Europe, digital rights are under attack, and numerous organizations are already advocating and going to court to protect human rights in the digital sphere. To facilitate collaboration between digital rights actors and provide funds for strategic litigation for that cause, Digital Freedom Fund was established in Berlin.

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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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