Legal Dialogue

16/01/2018

Greece: Muslim minority hails change to limit power of sharia law

PM welcomes legislation allowing them to opt for Greece’s secular legal system instead of Islamic law to resolve divorce, child custody and inheritance matters.
Source: theguardian.com
19/12/2017

Opinion: the Guardian view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity.
Source: theguardian.com
19/12/2017

Ireland: parliament committee to recommend limited legalization of abortion

A committee in Ireland's Houses of Oireachtas voted to recommend that the full parliament repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, which dictates that an unborn child and mother have an equal right to life.
Source: jurist.org
19/12/2017

Finland: journalist’s home searched for the case on disclosure of state secrets

Laura Halmisen is one of the authors of the article about centre of electronic reconnaissance published in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Source: hs.fi
19/12/2017

Russia: More than 70 Crimean Tatar activists put on trial in Crimea

Cases are connected to mass single-person pickets that were held on October 14th in different locations over Crimea.
Source: novayagazeta.ru
19/12/2017

Romania: House of Deputies approves controversial judicial reform

The EU has criticised the amendments for endangering the independence of the judges and giving corrupt parliamentarians immunity from prosecution.
Source: eurotopics.net 
14/12/2017

Russia: the court upheld the fine imposed on Telegram for refusing to provide data to FSB

After the court decision comes into force, Roscomnadzor will have reasons for blocking the messenger in Russia.
Source: meduza.io
14/12/2017

Austria: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019.
Source: bbc.com
14/12/2017

EU: European Commission will take Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice over their failure to accept their quota of refugees

The European Commission decided to refer the three countries to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation.
Source: europa.eu