Legal Dialogue

09/02/2018

Operation starve & strangle

How the government uses the law to repress Hungary's civic spirit. Joint statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
06/02/2018

Hungary: Government is preparing ‘Stop Soros’ law package

According to the draft, “promoters of illegal migration” would be required to share data with the authorities, and would have to pay a 25 percent tax on donations from abroad.
Source: dailynewshungary.com
06/02/2018

World: ‘A crisis for human rights’: new index reveals global fall in basic justice

More than 70 of 113 countries surveyed for latest Rule of Law Index report their fundamental human rights are being eroded.
Source: theguardian.com
06/02/2018

Russia: “Agora” reports on Internet freedom in Russia

The conclusions of the report are disappointing: journalists, bloggers and Internet activists are still being chased; the state expands the list of grounds for blocking and banning.
Source: meduza.io
06/02/2018

EU: Civil society under threat, Fundamental Rights Agency finds

In many parts of the EU, civil society is under threat, finds a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Source: fra.europa.eu
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