Legal Dialogue

27/02/2018

Russia refused to admit to the ECHR that the databases of the Ministry of Internal Affairs can be bought freely

ECHR received a case from a man who bought a database on the Savelovsky market in Moscow in 2011. It was stated there that he was twice convicted and HIV-positive.
Source: meduza.io
20/02/2018

Germany/Turkey: German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel is free from Turkish jail

Deniz Yücel was in detention for a year — without indictment and with great uncertainty. Now he is free and landed in Germany.
Source: welt.de
20/02/2018

UK: British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected a call from Assange’s lawyers for the warrant to be revoked because he is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
Source: apnews.com
20/02/2018

The Netherlands: Senate approves automatic organ donor registration

The Dutch Senate voted in favor of a new law that automatically makes every adult living in the Netherlands an organ donor.
Source: nltimes.nl
20/02/2018

Germany: Human Rights Watch criticized social media law

The new German law that compels social media companies to remove hate speech and other illegal content can lead to unaccountable, overbroad censorship and should be promptly reversed, said Human Rights Watch.
Source: hrw.org
20/02/2018

Hungary: The UN called anti-migration bill an ‘assault on human rights’

The proposed bill could lead to banning NGOs dealing with migration.
Source: euobserver.com
20/02/2018

Russia: US Justice Department accuses 13 Russians of interfering in US elections

The charges are brought in particular against the businessman and president’s acquaintance Evgeny Prigozhin and his companies Concord Management and Concord Catering.
Source: vedomosti.ru
12/02/2018

Ireland: Supreme Court strikes down ban preventing asylum seekers working

Five judge court had unanimously ruled in May that the ban was unconstitutional.
Source: irishtimes.com
12/02/2018

The Netherlands: Dutch judges refer British expats’ European citizenship case to top EU court

Ahead of Brexit, UK citizens living in the Netherlands applied to court to have their rights as EU citizens recognized and protected. The court has passed their queries on to the European Court of Justice.
Source: dw.com