Legal Dialogue

30/04/2018

Humanitarian organizations criticize Greece migrant containment policy

Twenty-one humanitarian organizations issued a joint statement condemning the Greek government's decision to reinstate a migrant "containment" policy after it was struck down by the nation's highest administrative court. Among them were Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch.
Source: jurist.org
30/04/2018

Turkey sentences 14 oppositional journalists to prison

A Turkish court sentenced 14 staff of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet to prison on terrorism charges and acquitted three, one of their lawyers said, in a case that has sparked global outrage over press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Source: middleeasteye.net
24/04/2018

The Moscow City Court acquitted and released Yana Gurcheva, earlier sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of her husband

According to lawyers specializing in cases of domestic violence, this decision is unique: Russian courts in such cases have never taken the side of a woman.
Source: zona.media
24/04/2018

ECJ rules Poland logging of Białowieża Forest violates EU law

The court found that Poland violated the EU's Habitat Directive, which requires members of the EU to take appropriate action to conserve areas deemed special. Under the court's ruling, Poland must immediately stop logging in the forest or be subject to financial penalties.
Source: jurist.org
24/04/2018

Crackdown prompts Soros’s Open Society to quit Budapest

Open Society Foundations has revealed plans to close its Budapest office ahead of a crackdown on civil society by the right-wing government of the re-elected Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.
Source: theguardian.com
24/04/2018

Spain is accusing rappers of glorifying terrorism — and putting them behind bars

The Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél will spend two years and one day in jail for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Crown and state institutions in one of his songs and a series of tweets.
Source: politico.eu
24/04/2018

Bavarian mental health law draft puts depressives on a par with criminals

Reduce the number of shelters and manage psychological crises right from the beginning – that's the idea behind the new law written by Minister of Health Melanie Huml (CSU). But experts in Bavaria are dissatisfied with the current draft.
Source: infoglitz.com
17/04/2018

Roskomnadzor put Telegram in banned websites list

The court has decided that Telegram as the organizer of information dissemination on the Internet is obliged to provide the FSB with the data necessary for decoding messages of its users.
Source: bbc.com
17/04/2018

Norway introduces DNA tests to halt family immigration cheating

The government proposed amendments to the Children’s and Citizenship Acts. The changes are designed to prevent cheating with family immigration.
Source: norwaytoday.info