Abortion is illegal in all circumstances in Malta, the only EU country that has a total ban on the procedure with no exceptions. Border closures have trapped women seeking safe terminations and exposed the plight of those who cannot afford to travel.
The ECHR underlines that Russia does not adopt laws to protect victims of domestic violence and is "reluctant to recognise the seriousness and scope of the problem" and "its discriminatory impact on women." According to the judges, the State has failed to create conditions that would allow women to live without fear and to count on protection.
A Hungarian law requires NGOs that receive funding from abroad to register as "foreign-supported organisations" and publish donor names. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said the restrictions were discriminatory against NGOs and donors.
France’s top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours. According to the ruling, the law interferes excessively in free speech.
The law approved by Romanian lawmakers would ban all educational institutions from "propagating theories and opinion on gender identity according to which gender is a separate concept from biological sex.
Lead judge Peter Meier-Beck, explaining the decision, said there was no serious doubt that Facebook had a dominant market position in Germany, nor that it had abused terms and conditions banned by the cartel office.
The Belgian public prosecutor is launching legal proceedings against a senior EU official who stands accused of psychological harassment of colleagues. Psychological harassment can be prosecuted under Belgian law.
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