Legal Dialogue

17/07/2019

Nearly one hundred complaints from Russian women handed to the ECtHR

Earlier the Russian Ministry of Justice announced that the ECtHR received only six such complaints for the period from 2010 to 2018. The Ministry's announcement was related to the European Court’s decision on the case of Valeria Volodina, who on 9 July 2019 was awarded 25,000 euro compensation for the police inaction and harassment from a former partner.
Source: svoboda.org

09/07/2019

Two-thirds of Russians Said Planting Drugs by Police is a Common Practice

66% of respondents think that planting drugs by police and falsification of criminal cases have become a regular practice in today’s Russia. This is revealed in a survey by Levada Centre conducted in connection with the case of Ivan Golunov.
Source: meduza.io

09/07/2019

The Neo-Nazi Network Facing a Ban in Germany

Germany may soon ban the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 as a terrorist organization.
Source: dw.com

09/07/2019

Sweden Smoking Ban Brings Smoke-Free Scandinavia A Step Closer

Smoking in Swedish bars and restaurants has been banned since 2005. Now the Scandinavian nation has introduced new laws limiting smoking in public places. From July 1, Swedes are not permitted to smoke in playgrounds, railway stations, and in outdoor sections of restaurants and bars.
Source: forbes.com

09/07/2019

Hungary’s Government Has Passed a Law Allowing the State to Tighten its Control Over Scientific Research Bodies

The law strips the 200-year-old Hungarian Academy of Sciences of its network of 15 research bodies and hands them over to a committee. The committee’s chairman will be appointed by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and half of its members will be selected by the government. Source: independent.co.uk

02/07/2019

Rescue Ship Captain Arrested for Breaking Italian Blockade

The captain of a rescue ship carrying 40 people has been arrested for breaking an Italian naval blockade that was trying to stop her from docking the vessel in Lampedusa.
Source: theguardian.com
02/07/2019

Survey: Nearly One Third of Russians Considers Torture by Police Acceptable

Analytical Centre “Levada” has found out that almost one third of Russian people considers torture acceptable, and every tenth respondent experienced torture at least once.
Source: bbc.com
02/07/2019

In Legal First, Court Faults France Over Air Pollution

A court on Tuesday (25 June) found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a legal first in the country hailed by environmental campaigners as a victory for victims of dirty air.
Source: euractiv.com
02/07/2019

Russian Independent Media Publish Investigation Linked to Journalist’s Arrest

Russia’s leading independent media have coordinated to publish journalist Ivan Golunov’s investigation into Moscow’s funeral mafia that his colleagues say was tied to his shock arrest last month.
Source: themoscowtimes.com