Legal Dialogue

13/11/2019

Russian Constitutional Court banned regional authorities from randomly limiting demonstrations

The Constitutional Court lifted the ban on demonstration on the main square of Syktyvkar and also recognized as unconstitutional the law which banned rallies, marches and demonstrations in places that are within a radius of 50 meters from the entrance to the buildings of government and state institutions.
Source: Novaya Gazeta
05/11/2019

Greece passes law aimed at curbing migrant arrivals as watchdog slams camp conditions

Greece has passed a controversial law aimed at curbing migrant arrivals, sparking widespread criticism from rights groups who say the bill weakens protection for refugees.
Source: France 24
05/11/2019

Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing to take in migrants

The Eastern European countries broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum seekers coming to the bloc during the summer of 2015, according to an advisory body to the union's highest court.
Source: Euronews
05/11/2019

Germany plans to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’

A draft law prohibits the therapy for all minors, with violators facing jail time. Health Minister said the ban sends a message to those struggling with their sexuality: "You're okay just as you are."
Source: Deutsche Welle
05/11/2019

Italy’s plastic tax plan under threat after industry outcry

The Italian government could be forced to change its plans for a tax on plastic packaging after coming under pressure from producers.
Source: The Guardian
05/11/2019

Italy’s plastic tax plan under threat after industry outcry

The Italian government could be forced to change its plans for a tax on plastic packaging after coming under pressure from producers.
Source: The Guardian
05/11/2019

International Court of Justice accepted the complaint of the Kuzbass’ residents on the genocide of the local population by coal mining companies

In an appeal to the Hague court, Kuzbass residents claim that coal mines operating in the region are engaged in open-pit mining, which is why local residents have cancer and respiratory problems. The statement also indicates that harmful emissions are many times higher than the permissible quantities.
Source: Novaya Gazeta
25/10/2019

Russia’s Putin revokes Geneva Convention protocol on war crimes victims

President Vladimir Putin is pulling Russia out of a key element of the Geneva Convention that authorizes investigations into alleged war crimes against civilians as “in the current international environment, the risks of the commission’s power abuse by the states, which are acting in bad faith, are increasing significantly.”
Source: Reuters
25/10/2019

Russia’s Putin revokes Geneva Convention protocol on war crimes victims

President Vladimir Putin is pulling Russia out of a key element of the Geneva Convention that authorizes investigations into alleged war crimes against civilians as “in the current international environment, the risks of the commission’s power abuse by the states, which are acting in bad faith, are increasing significantly.”
Source: Reuters