Legal Dialogue

19/11/2018

Dutch flesh out proposal for EU human rights sanctions

A new EU sanctions regime should punish people who attack human rights activists, among other crimes, the Dutch foreign ministry has said.
Source: euobserver.com
19/11/2018

Government takes Brexit article 50 case to UK supreme court

The UK supreme court is to reconsider the terms of article 50 of the treaty on European Union, which formally triggered Brexit, amid mounting political pressure for the procedure to be reversed.
Source: theguardian.com
19/11/2018

EU to review animal welfare strategy

The European Commission is going to evaluate its animal welfare strategy, it has said in response to a report by the European Court of Auditors published on Wednesday. The review of the strategy comes almost three years after the European Parliament asked for it.
Source: euobserver.com
12/11/2018

Spanish court backpedals on mortgage tax

Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the stamp tax due on mortgages must be paid by the client and not the bank, overturning its decision of just two and a half weeks ago in the clients' favour, which had caused bank shares to plunge. According to Spain's press, the court ruling has inflicted major damage.
Source: eurotopics.net
12/11/2018

Russian state duma adopts in the first reading a draft law on children’s participation in rallies

Members of the Russian state duma adopted in the first reading amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences, implying fines and arrests for involvement of children under 18 years old in unauthorized public gatherings.
Source:  meduza.io
12/11/2018

Romania ‘using EU data protection law to silence journalists’

An award-winning journalism outlet in Romania is being threatened with fines by the country's data protection authorities - for having disclosed connections, on Facebook, of powerful politicians and a firm embroiled in scandal.
Source: euobserver.com
12/11/2018

ECJ rules Hungarian state monopoly on mobile fee payments is illegal

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Hungarian state’s monopoly on mobile payment systems for public parking, road tolls and public transportation fees is contrary to EU laws.
Source: jurist.org
12/11/2018

UN rights experts welcome Spain court ruling for domestic violence victim

Experts of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Thursday said that a Spanish Supreme Court case set milestone in international human rights law.
Source: jurist.org
06/11/2018

German consumer group files class action suit against VW

German consumer organization VZBV has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen on behalf of drivers over emissions cheating. Suit takes advantage of new law that allows such US-style joint cases.
Source: politico.eu