Legal Dialogue

10/09/2019

France gets tough on domestic violence

The French government announced plans to create 1,000 new places in shelters for the victims of domestic violence as outrage grows over the number of women killed by a current or former partner.
Source: AFP.com
03/09/2019

European rights court rules against Russia on Magnitsky death

The ECHR has ruled that Russia violated multiple rights of Sergei Magnitsky — an auditor who died a decade ago while in pretrial detention. The court said the poor medical care he received led to his death.
Source: dw.com
03/09/2019

Germany makes citizenship easier for descendants of refugees from Nazis

Germany enforced two decrees to make it easier for people, mainly Jews, who fled the Nazi regime because of persecution as well as their descendents to have their citizenship restored, the interior ministry said.
Source: reuters.com
03/09/2019

Finland under pressure to reform its rape laws

Council of Europe says law should criminalise lack of consent not just use of violence.
Source: theguardian.com
03/09/2019

Dutch municipalities advance in government-proposed four-year ‘weed experiment’

A "weed experiment" that could see cannabis that has been grown legally and tested for quality to be sold in Dutch "coffee shops" has moved one step closer to fruition, the country's health ministry has said.
Source: euronews.com
03/09/2019

Human Rights Commission cases restricted by budget cuts

The ability of Northern Ireland's human rights watchdog to take legal cases is now severely restricted by repeated budget cuts, it has said. It has 14 staff members, down from 32 in 2009.
Source: bbc.com
27/08/2019

Netherlands euthanasia case: doctor ‘acted with best intentions’

A doctor has gone on trial in the Netherlands in a landmark case expected to probe the law on whether patients with advanced dementia can give consent to assisted dying.
Source: theguardian.com
27/08/2019

Slovakia told to make more progress on anti-corruption reforms

Slovakia has until the end of the year to submit a report regarding the implementation of anti-corruption measures, the Council of Europe's Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) said on Tuesday.
Source: euronews.com
27/08/2019

Russian regulators want to introduce new recycling requirements

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment proposed to reach 100% recyclable items and packaging.
Source: kommersant.ru