The unanimous ruling by Britain’s top judges followed an appeal brought by a British couple who said that the law discriminated against heterosexuals like them who wanted a civil partnership rather than to be married.
The Spanish Congress has agreed to consider a bill in favour of an individual's right to euthanasia. Under current legislation both assisted suicide and active euthanasia are punishable with up to six years in prison.
Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has signed a legal amendment to decriminalise the false attribution to Poland and Poles of crimes committed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, signalling a partial retreat on contentious legislation enacted this year.
With immediate effect people in Hungary can be sent to prison if they "assist illegal migration" by, for example, helping migrants who do not have refugee status to apply for asylum. In addition, a constitutional amendment stipulating that in future no "foreign populations" should be allowed to settle in Hungary was passed with only five votes against.
The State Duma adopted in the second reading a bill that equates one day in pretrial custody for one and a half days in a standard regime penal colony and two days in a penal settlement. Amendments were made to article 72 of the Criminal Code.
Gina Martin campaigned for the law to be changed after two men took a picture up her skirt at a festival. But one Conservative MP has blocked the attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales.
Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
The Government of Pedro Sánchez wants to come back to the situation of 2012, when all residents in Spain had the right to free public healthcare. From that year immigrants without documents were excluded from the ordinary healthcare system.
The Government of Ireland announced that in October 2018, at the same time as the presidential elections, a nationwide referendum will be held to remove the concept of blasphemy from the country's Constitution. It is fixed in the document for over eighty years, and is supported by an article punishing up to 25 thousand euros. As of now, no one has been condemned for it.