Legal Dialogue

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
30/01/2018

EU: The European Court of Justice bars ‘gay test’ for asylum seeker

Hungarian immigration officials should not have put a Nigerian asylum seeker through psychological tests to determine whether he was telling the truth that he was gay.
Source: reuters.com 
16/01/2018

Norway: Court rules against environmental groups to allow Arctic drilling

The ruling was a defeat for environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, which had argued that allowing the drilling would violate the country's obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the Norwegian Constitution.
Source: jurist.org
16/01/2018

EU: European Court of Justice told same-sex spouses have residence rights

EU countries should recognize the right of all spouses to residency even if they do not allow gay marriage, according to the advocate general for the European Court of Justice.
Source: bbc.com
16/01/2018

Luxembourg: Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour has conviction quashed

A Luxembourg court has overturned the conviction of one of two whistleblowers in the so-called Luxleaks tax scandal — the biggest leak of this kind before Panama Papers.
Source: bbc.com
16/01/2018

Russia: The head of Memorial in Chechnya detained

A case about the possession of drugs was filed against human rights activist Oyub Titiev. On January 11 he was arrested for two months.
Source: zona.media
16/01/2018

UK: Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights

British civil rights groups sound a warning over effects of EU withdrawal legislation.
Source: theguardian.com
16/01/2018

Spain: Activist and journalist Helena Maleno in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrants
Source: theguardian.com