Political persecution

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.
19/02/2018

It is like that phrase “don’t think about white bear”

Polish law professor Monika Platek reflects on the controversial Polish law on criminal liability for publicly implicating the state or people of Poland in Nazi crimes.
15/02/2018

Dissolved for international solidarity

"Foreign agents" law now enforced against Russian trade unions.
13/02/2018

A Legal Battle against History

Poland outlaws public mention of the "Polish people or State's responsibility for the Third Reich’s crimes."
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 […]