Legal Dialogue

06/02/2018

Moldova: Country bans Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts

The law, passed by Moldova’s parliament, effectively bans the rebroadcasting of Russian news, military or politics programs.
Source: euronews.com
06/02/2018

France: Top court reverses ban on breeding whales, dolphins

France’s highest administrative court overturned a ban on breeding killer whales and dolphins in captivity after ruling there had been irregularities in the decree putting the legislation into place.
Source: reuters.com
06/02/2018

Ireland: Country is to hold abortion referendum in May or June

The Irish cabinet gave the go-ahead for a referendum to relax the country's strict abortion laws, 35 years after the Catholic-majority country enshrined abortion as a crime in its constitution.
Source: cnn.com
06/02/2018

UK: Mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

Judges of the UK Court of Appeal say snooper’s charter lacks adequate safeguards around accessing personal data.
Source: theguardian.com
30/01/2018

Poland: country adopts new controversial ‘death camp’ law

The bill, passed by Poland's lower house of parliament on Friday (26 January), threatens prison terms and fines against Polish or foreign nationals who blame Poles for atrocities against Jews committed by Nazi Germany in World War II.
Source: euobserver.com
30/01/2018

Italy: Migrants accuse Italy of torture in French legal case

Thirty-eight African migrants have filed a case in France claiming that they suffered torture or inhuman treatment when they arrived in Italy.
Source: en.rfi.fr
30/01/2018

UK: Crimes motivated by misogyny should be classified as hate crimes

The report of the Fawcett Society discusses domestic violence, employment discrimination and a litany of other issues that women face in the UK.
Source: jurist.org
30/01/2018

Romania: European Commission expressed concern about Romania’s progress promoting the rule of law

In a joined statement President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans warn against backtracking and promise to look thoroughly at the final amendments to the justice law, the criminal codes and laws on conflict of interest and corruption.
Source: europa.eu
30/01/2018

EU: The European Court of Justice sides with Facebook in privacy class-action lawsuit

The court ruled that an Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems could not bring a class-action lawsuit involving more than 25,000 Facebook users worldwide against the social networking giant.
Source: politico.eu