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31/01/2017

To Elect, to Delegate, or to Appoint?

Following the United States presidential election of 2016, the very mechanism of Electoral College and, more generally, the democratic institutions of indirect citizen participation […]
30/01/2017

New Year’s Eve in Cologne: racism or prevention?

For the third consecutive year, New Year’s Eve festivities in Cologne become a matter for public debate. City police were accused of inaction in […]
19/01/2017

Germany Passes Federal Law for the Participation of Disabled People

The Bundesteilhabegesetz (Federal Participation Act), passed in December 2016, regulates support for disabled people’s participation in society, in a  significant reform of social laws […]
19/01/2017

Domestic Violence Law: Russia Moves to Decriminalize Battery Within Families

In a sudden U-turn, Russian lawmakers are eager to pass the bill abolishing last year’s amendments to the Criminal Code that made simple battery […]
18/01/2017

Gender Pension Gap

A seminar on Gender Pension Gap took place at the European Parliament on 8 December 2016. The event, organised jointly by Dr. Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz, […]
18/01/2017

Russian President Signs Controversial Law on Use of Physical Force in Prisons

The bill outlining use of physical force, special technical devices and firearms on convicts was signed by President Putin on 29 December 2016. It […]
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 […]
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