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24/07/2017

Elena Rodríguez: “There is no guarantee that funds will be used directly to support people”

Can you tell us about the Third Sector Platform [Spanish: Plataforma del Tercer Sector]? Are there differences between what is called “the third sector” […]
20/07/2017

Malicious Intent

*This article is an updated version of the original piece published here on 20 July. A week later, the events unfolded in an unexpected […]
07/07/2017

Vera Vrubel: “Here I Was, Mad as Hell”

Resident of St. Petersburg on Her Crusade against a Homophobic Entrepreneur Russian businessman German Sterligov is known for his ultra-Orthodox Christian views, among other […]
29/06/2017

Judgment in the Luzgin Case and Its Implications for Freedom of Historical Discussion

A local court in Perm, Russia found Vladimir Luzgin guilty of “publicly denying the facts established by the International Military Tribunal for trial and […]
02/05/2017

How Does National and International Law Protect Foreign Offenders?

While mindful of the challenges related to migration and asylum in Europe, one should not forget about yet another category of people who can […]
02/05/2017

Right to Healthcare and Access to Medical Services for Asylum Seekers and Beneficiaries of International Protection in Poland

*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” […]
02/05/2017

CeRe: Increasing Citizen Participation in Romania

The Resource Centre for Public Participation (CeRe) was founded in 2008, when nobody in Bucharest knew what civic participation was. Starting with door-knocking to […]
02/05/2017

Three Organisations Associated with Mikhail Khodorkovsky Declared ‘Undesirable’ in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Justice has listed three groups associated with democracy activist Mikhail Khodorkovsky in its register of “undesirable organisations”1http://minjust.ru/ru/activity/nko/unwanted: the UK-based Open […]
01/05/2017

Vigjilenca Abazi: “Whistleblowing is a Manifestation of Freedom of Expression”

Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi is an Assistant Professor of EU Law at Maastricht University and a Research Coordinator at the Centre for European Research in […]
28/04/2017

German Law on Social Media May Threaten Freedom of Expression  

On the threshold of parliamentary elections Germany is pushing the legislation against hate speech and fake news on social media. According to the proposed […]
28/04/2017

Asylum Seekers’ Access to Healthcare. Romanian and EU reflections

*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” Introduction […]
28/04/2017

Life in Crimea: Political Repression, Militarisation, Lawlessness and Censorship

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the peninsula has faced a difficult situation. Russian authorities have pursued a repressive policy against the locals: […]
02/04/2018

Denmark: no more divorce by mouse click

A law supported by all parties in parliament stipulates that as of April 2019 couples with children must go through a three-month reflection phase before a divorce is possible.
Source: eurotopics.net
02/04/2018

France, Germany under fire for failing to back ‘killer robots’ ban

France and Germany are pushing a compromise on the regulation of deadly weapons powered by artificial intelligence, angering activists who say Europe should be leading the charge for a ban.
Source: politico.eu
02/04/2018

The Russian State Duma to discuss another bill on the blocking the websites

On April 2, the State Duma introduced a bill that allows to block websites that publish information discrediting the honor and dignity of a person or the business reputation of the organization.
Source: meduza.io
02/04/2018

The Guardian view on the Worboys parole case: verdict on a system

UK high court ruled that the jailed serial sex attacker John Worboys must face a new Parole Board hearing on his application for release on licence.
Source: theguardian.com
02/04/2018

Poland’s Government Devastates its Supreme Court

A new law in Poland threatening the independence of its Supreme Court took effect.
Source: hrw.org
09/04/2018

Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers ‘rejected’

Voters in the Netherlands appear to have narrowly rejected new online data collection powers for intelligence agencies in a referendum.
Source: bbc.com
09/04/2018

The verdict to the Russian historian Yuri Dmitriev

The court declared the head of the Karelian "Memorial" not guilty under the article on the manufacture of pornography. For the possession of weapons his liberty was restricted.
Source: zona.media
09/04/2018

German court rejects extradition of former Catalan leader on rebellion charge

The court agreed to release Puigdemont on bail. The former Catalan leader was arrested last month on a Spanish-issued arrest warrant as he entered Germany.
Source: reuters.com
09/04/2018

POLITICO: Europe can save Poland from darkness

The independence of Poland’s Supreme Court — and its entire judicial system — is at stake. Polish civic society, opposition politicians and independent judges are doing what they can to resist. But the EU must intervene in their defense, before it is too late.
Source: politico.eu