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19/12/2016

Protection in EU for Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries

*This text is an answer to the question by Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy “Can Human […]
19/12/2016

If you Want to Proceed as Human Rights Activist — Avoid Asking for Asylum

*This text is an answer to the question of Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy “Can […]
19/12/2016

Joint Forces of International Law Clinics and NGOs in Dealing with Migration Issues

On 24th of November 2016 an international working meeting “Joint Forces of International Law Clinics & NGOs in dealing with migration issues” took place […]
01/12/2016

Can Human Rights Activists Facing Trouble in their Countries Find Protection in the EU?

Alessio Scandurra from Observation Mission “Detention Conditions of Adults” at the Antigone Association in Italy asks: We recently had a meeting at the Ministry of […]
30/11/2016

Ensuring Access to Justice: INLAR Story on Pro Bono Legal Help to Refugees

This year the second EuropeLab organised by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum brought together more than 80 young professionals from the EU, Russia, and […]
29/11/2016

Harry Hummel: ‘The EU is Built upon the Assumption that all its Members are Grown-up Democracies’

In an interview for the Legal Dialogue, Harry Hummel, Associate Policy Director of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and member of the Steering Committee of […]
29/11/2016

Remarks on the Polish Legal Community’s Reaction to the Constitutional Crisis

Since 2015, Poland has been going through a constitutional crisis related to the position and functioning of the Constitutional Tribunal. The crisis poses a […]
29/11/2016

Elena Zhemkova: ‘Ministry of Justice Decision Contradicts Constitutional Court’s Ruling’

An international organisation – the International Memorial – was included in the Russian list of  “organisations performing the functions of foreign agents” for the […]
29/11/2016

Prominent Human Rights Activists Ousted from Russia’s Prison Watchdog

New rosters of Public Monitoring Commissions (PMC), Russia’s only independent prison watchdog, were released on 21 October1Public Monitoring Commissions roster, published on the website […]
29/11/2016

Germany’s New Law Punishes Harassment and Groping, Defines Rape

In July, the Bundestag, lower house of the German Parliament, voted for amendments of the country’s criminal law,1The Law Amending the Criminal Code Improves […]
29/11/2016

Austria, Denmark Push Refugees Away With Harsher Legislation

This year Austria and Denmark have accommodated half as many refugees as in 2015. Moreover, the two countries seem to have made accepting as […]
27/11/2016

Russia’s Controversial ‘Yarovaya Package’ Targets Missionaries, Threatens Privacy

The so-called ‘Yarovaya package’, containing a series of legislative amendments ostensibly designed to combat terrorism, is perhaps the most dramatic development in  Russian legislation […]
07/05/2018

Windrush scandal in UK: lawyers prepare compensation claims

The threat of legal action comes as the Home Office develops an official redress scheme that it hopes will be seen as sufficiently generous to prevent cases coming to court.
Source: theguardian.com
07/05/2018

Russia’s federal censor blocks another LGBT website for spreading ‘gay propaganda’

The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling by a district court in the Altai Territory to block Parni Plus for distributing information that “challenges family values” and “propagates non-traditional sexual relations.”
Source: meduza.io
07/05/2018

Austria accused of undermining new EU data law

Austria's governing conservative OVP and far-right FPO parties passed a law last month that critics have said complicates enforcement of new EU-wide data protection rules set for an end of May launch.
Source: euobserver.com
14/05/2018

Amnesty criticizes UK gangs matrix as discriminatory

London's Metropolitan Police Gangs Violence Matrix discriminates based on race and violates individuals' privacy, according to an Amnesty International UK report published Wednesday, titled Trapped in the Matrix.
Source:jurist.org
14/05/2018

ECHR to register Telegram complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has registered a complaint about a fine, appointed by the Russian court to the messenger Telegram for refusing to give the encryption keys for user correspondence to the FSB.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

The Russian authorities want to jail people for observing or even promoting Western sanctions

Russia is about to pass a law that will impose criminal penalties on anybody who observes or promotes Western sanctions.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

Portugal’s president vetoes new gender-change law

The law, approved by parliament last month, would have allowed citizens to make the legal changes from the age of 16 without the need of a medical test.
Source:  bbc.com
14/05/2018

Orban’s Government Ordered to Apologize to NGO After Soros Dispute

A court in Budapest obliged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to apologize to a human rights organization for making false statements about it in the buildup to last month’s elections, in a rare victory for NGOs amid an increasing official crackdown.
Source: bloomberg.com
22/05/2018

Foreign groups invade Ireland’s online abortion debate

Facebook and Google banned foreign ads ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum, but foreigners are still weighing heavily into the online campaign.
Source: politico.eu