The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Croatia violated the rights of a Serb whose property was stolen and damaged after he fled the country because of the 1991-95 war.
Source: Balkan Insight
The murder of Sarah Everard in London has sparked fresh debate about harassment and assaults against women. In Germany, one young woman is campaigning for the introduction of a "catcall law."
The Russian State Duma has adopted the third and final reading of a package of amendments to the criminal code making it a felony to publicly slander World War II veterans.
The Russian State Duma adopted in the final reading legislation on allowing President Vladimir Putin to run for the presidency in two more elections. The corresponding amendments have been introduced to the law “On presidential elections in the Russian Federation”.
Poland’s controversial law criminalizing disparaging comments about the head of state is under fire after prosecutors filed charges against a writer who called President Andrzej Duda a “moron” in a Facebook post, and against three teens who shouted vulgarities about Duda during a drunken party.
Scandals surrounding parliamentarians who profited brokering COVID mask deals have sped up the passing of a law requiring lobbyists to make their influence more transparent.
EU lawmakers should reject a proposed law that forces Google, Facebook and Twitter to remove terrorist content within an hour of publication because of the risks to fundamental rights, says in a statement signed by 61 civil rights groups.