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15/02/2018

Dissolved for international solidarity

"Foreign agents" law now enforced against Russian trade unions.
09/02/2018

Operation starve & strangle

How the government uses the law to repress Hungary's civic spirit. Joint statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
05/02/2018

Telegram Besieged

A case initiated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) against Telegram messenger last summer was the Russian authorities’ first demonstrative attack on digital […]
01/02/2018

A Case of Two Stamps

On 4 January 2018, two men, both Russian nationals, were legally married in Copenhagen, Denmark. On 25 January 2018, after returning to Moscow, they […]
29/01/2018

Climate Change Threats and Perceptions: Choice of Priorities and Role of NGOs

External threats and their perceptions tend to reflect differences between a society’s various segments and groups—which, in turn, stem from problems on local, regional […]
17/01/2018

Where things are “allowed” and where things are “forbidden”

Ahead of “weekend protests” that customarily take place in Moscow, OVD-Info sends out an  email to subscribers with information, including useful recommendations and links […]

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Weekly legal news from the EU and Russia
  • First glimpse of new EU human rights sanctions
    International perpetrators of genocide and torture, but not corruption, are to face new-model EU sanctions, a leaked document shows. Those guilty of crimes against humanity, slavery, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary arrests will also face EU asset-freezes and visa-bans.

    Source: EUObserver

  • Greenpeace plans legal challenge if KLM bailout terms not toughened
    Greenpeace will mount a legal challenge to a 3.4 billion euro bailout for Air France-KLM’s Dutch subsidiary if the government does not attach stricter environmental targets to the deal.

    Source: Reuters

  • Russian officials want to fingerprint foreigners
    Russia’s Interior Ministry is reportedly drafting reforms to foreign citizens’ legal status that would require all visitors who remain in the country for more than 30 days to surrender fingerprints. The reforms would grant some additional flexibility to foreigners on extended stays, allowing visitors to change the purpose of their entry into Russia without leaving the country as currently required.

    Source: Meduza
  • Hungary’s Klubradio critical of Viktor Orban set to lose license
    An independent Hungarian talk radio station is set to lose its license after the country's media regulator said that the station had "repeatedly infringed" the rules.

    Source: DW
  • UK government plans to remove key human rights protections
    The government is planning to “opt out” of parts of the European convention on human rights in order to speed up deportations of asylum seekers and protect British troops serving overseas from legal action.

    Source: The Guardian



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