At the turn of the millennium, the German government passed laws aimed at boosting welfare protection for sex workers in Germany. But a new report shows the legislation is having far from the desired effect.
France's National Assembly passed a law aimed at cracking down on violent protesters in the wake of the so-called Yellow Jackets demonstrations. The law would allow administrative rather than judicial authorities to issue protest bans against certain individuals that they consider to be a serious threat to public order.
Russian Senator Andrey Klishas has proposed the Internet isolation plan as an amendment to an existing Russian communications law. His amendment would require all online services that operate in Russia to install specialized equipment that would enable them to block websites banned by the Russian government with greater efficiency.
The UN Human Rights Committee found that Finland violated the political rights of representatives to the Sámi parliament by improperly enlarging the electoral roll of eligible candidates.
The justice secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation enacting the reform in the next session of parliament, removing the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame for the collapse of their relationship.
A Turkish-origin German woman working for drugstore chain Mueller returned to work after maternity leave wearing a headscarf but was told that doing so is against the company's policy.
The UK Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of appeals from the government against several respondents who said that they were harmed by the disclosure of their relatively minor offenses.