Legal Dialogue

03/12/2018

UK supreme court rejects request for right-to-die case to be heard

The supreme court has dismissed an emergency application to hear a right-to-die case challenging the legal ban on assisted dying.
Source: theguardian.com
03/12/2018

EU 27 and London finalise their divorce

The EU heads of state and government gave the Brexit deal negotiated with Britain the green light on Sunday. Now it must gain the approval of the British and European parliaments. The politicians gathered in Brussels on the weekend displayed sadness, but also relief that an agreement had finally been reached after all the haggling.
Source: eurotopics.net
26/11/2018

UN rights experts urge Italy to combat anti-migrant policies

UN Human rights experts on Wednesday said Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives and urged the government to reverse course.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Russian lawmakers want to start regulating the volunteers who help rat out ‘Internet offenders’

Lawmakers from United Russia are planning to introduce draft legislation that would regulate the country’s patchwork system of “cyber-neighborhood-watch” (adult volunteers who report illegal online content to law enforcement agencies.
Source:  meduza.io
26/11/2018

Top EU Court rules Austria must give same benefits to refugees as its citizens

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Austrian government must give the same social security benefits to refugees as it does to its residents.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Poland suspends forced retirement of judges

The controversial forced retirement of Poland's most senior judges is to be revoked. The national-conservative PiS government has presented a draft law in parliament to that effect. In October the European Court of Justice had ordered an end to the forced retirements.
Source: eurotopics.net
26/11/2018

‘Swiss-law first’ referendum fails

Swiss voters today rejected a referendum proposal that would have asserted precedence for Swiss rules over international law, the national broadcaster SRF reported.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

France and Facebook announce partnership against online hate speech

The French president announced on Monday a six-month partnership with Facebook aimed at figuring out how the European country should police hate speech on the social network.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

ECHR: Russia ordered to pay Navalny compensation

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for repeatedly arresting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, ruling that the arrests were politically motivated. Moscow must now pay Navalny roughly 63,000 euros in compensation.
Source:  eurotopics.net