Legal Dialogue

17/04/2018

ECJ upholds young refugees’ right to family reunification

Refugees who request family reunification must be treated as minors even if they turn 18 during asylum process.
Source: politico.eu
17/04/2018

Belfast council passes abortion pills motion against prosecutions

The motion denounced cases such as the one involving a mother who obtained abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter after her child was raped. The mother faces prosecution in a court case in Belfast next month.
Source: theguardian.com
17/04/2018

Ex-Auschwitz SS guard charged in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old former SS guard with aiding and abetting mass murder at the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
Source: bbc.com
09/04/2018

UN urges France to take effective measures to bring water and sanitation services to migrants

Estimated 900 migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais, 350 in Grande-Synthe, and an unidentified number at other sites elsewhere along the northern French coast are living without adequate emergency shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.
Source: ohchr.org
09/04/2018

POLITICO: Europe can save Poland from darkness

The independence of Poland’s Supreme Court — and its entire judicial system — is at stake. Polish civic society, opposition politicians and independent judges are doing what they can to resist. But the EU must intervene in their defense, before it is too late.
Source: politico.eu
09/04/2018

German court rejects extradition of former Catalan leader on rebellion charge

The court agreed to release Puigdemont on bail. The former Catalan leader was arrested last month on a Spanish-issued arrest warrant as he entered Germany.
Source: reuters.com
09/04/2018

The verdict to the Russian historian Yuri Dmitriev

The court declared the head of the Karelian "Memorial" not guilty under the article on the manufacture of pornography. For the possession of weapons his liberty was restricted.
Source: zona.media
09/04/2018

Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers ‘rejected’

Voters in the Netherlands appear to have narrowly rejected new online data collection powers for intelligence agencies in a referendum.
Source: bbc.com
02/04/2018

Poland’s Government Devastates its Supreme Court

A new law in Poland threatening the independence of its Supreme Court took effect.
Source: hrw.org