A humanitarian crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, caused by a sudden change in Poland’s migration policy, has been unfolding for two years and is still receiving very little attention from anyone other than human rights NGOs in both countries.
In EU humanitarian law, the concept of a "safe country of origin" is of utmost importance for understanding migration processes in Europe. Olga Gulina discusses why certain countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) are recognized (or not recognized) as safe countries of origin. She outlines some of the changes in this sphere over recent years, and shares statistics of asylum applications lodged in EU member states by nationals of FSU countries.
Shrinking space for civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and, since recently, in some Central European countries, has been especially harmful for NGOs working on unpopular issues. AFEW International, a regional humanitarian network, told Legal Dialogue Journal about its findings in how NGOs working with drug users and HIV prevention have been coping with this increasing pressure.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is an attempt to shift the paradigm and revise the 'social contract' of private companies and individuals defined as 'privacy in exchange for comfort and free services.'
Most corruption investigations that require exchange of international legal assistance between countries fail or take decades. NGOs and prosecutors discussed reasons and solutions for such situations.
The ECHR’s judgment in favor of the four applicants who had to stay in the airport’s transit zone for five to twenty-three months to be reviewed.
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.
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.
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.