Doctors in the Netherlands are able to carry out euthanasia on patients with severe dementia without fear of prosecution even if the patient no longer expresses an explicit wish to die, the country’s highest court has ruled.
Norway’s supreme court will hear a lawsuit opposing the country’s Arctic oil exploration brought by Greenpeace and other environmental groups in a landmark case for Western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer.
Austria officially closed its last coal-fired power plant. It has now become the second EU country to halt coal burning for electricity production after Belgium closed its last coal power plant in 2016.
Under a draft law, immigrants living in Germany under a false name would later find it extremely difficult to become citizens. The government's changes could also hamper children's chances of citizenship.
During the pandemic, lawyers and advocates around the world are taking action to protect incarcerated individuals and those facing trial through the courts—and some of their legal strategies are saving lives.
Northern Ireland authorities confirmed that abortions can now be carried out in the province’s hospitals, following threatened legal action by pro-choice groups. Health officials signaled that terminations could go ahead after allegations that local anti-choice politicians were stalling implementation of a ruling that provided for services to be introduced by the end of March.