Legal Dialogue

11/03/2019

Digital tax: France presses ahead

French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday presented cabinet with the so-called Gafa tax, aimed at leveraging tax revenues of 500 million euros annually for France.
Source: eurotopics.net
11/03/2019

UN rights chief presents annual report on Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday reported on human rights issues surrounding women, conflicts and inequalities at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Source: jurist.org
11/03/2019

Portugal: judge protects wife-beaters

A controversy has ignited in Portugal over Joaquim Neto de Moura, a judge who has repeatedly given men who committed acts of domestic violence against women lenient and even suspended sentences.
Source: eurotopics.net
04/03/2019

Russia’s government bans the use of satellite Internet without ground stations

The Russian government has adopted a resolution requiring all satellite traffic in Russia (including telephone and Internet communications) to transmit through ground stations. The new requirements take effect in six months.
Source: meduza.io
04/03/2019

Dutch court rules on two religious freedom cases for Muslim men

The Central Appeals Tribunal in the Netherlands made two rulings Tuesday in cases regarding the reduction of social assistance benefits for two Muslim men who refused to accept jobs based on religious reasons.
Source: jurist.org
04/03/2019

UK court strikes ‘right to rent’ immigration housing policy

The High Court struck down the UK’s “right to rent” policy on Friday as incompatible with human rights law.The “right to rent” policy required private landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective renters.
Source: jurist.org
04/03/2019

Croatian journalists stage protest against censorship, legal attacks

Hundreds of Croatian journalists have marched through central Zagreb to decry what they describe as efforts to stifle media freedom. They say there are over 1,100 lawsuits filed against journalists in the EU country.
Source: www.dw.com
04/03/2019

Macron wants to broaden definition of anti-Semitism

In reaction to recent acts of anti-Semitism in France, President Macron has announced to the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions that he plans to extend the official definition of anti-Semitism to include anti-Zionism, in line with the definition given by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Commentators take opposing views of the step.
Source: eurotopics.net
25/02/2019

Russian government may ban putting defendants in cages during trials

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered three executive agencies to evaluate a proposed ban on enclosures for defendants in Russian court hearings by April 1.
Source: meduza.io