The EU-Russia Legal Dialogue symposium was held in Berlin on October 31–November 2, 2019. Its theme was “The Role of Civil Society in the Council of Europe: Strengthening Mechanisms to Address Current Challenges in Human Rights and the Rule of Law.” Lawyers and representatives of NGOs discussed how to interact with the Council of Europe in the current political conjuncture.
“We have just heard that we have been assigned a place of safety. We are now on our way to the island of Lampedusa in Italy”. This is the message by an aid worker of Médecins Sans Frontières sent out to 82 rescued Libyan refugees. The permission to land rings in a new beginning in Italian migration policy, which might have an effect on a broadly and long-discussed topic also on the European level.
Since the swearing-in of the incumbent Austrian government in December 2017, journalists, feminists and representatives of women’s rights organisations all over the country regularly protest against the attempted changes made by the government in the country’s gender politics achieved during the last 50 years
The Legal Dialogue Grant Programme has made it possible for Russian lawyers Yana Zagorskaya and Artyom Lapov to attend a hearing at the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. The Grand Chamber deliberated whether taking and sharing photographs of one’s ballot paper was acceptable and whether it could affect the electoral process.
We interviewed the leaders of the European Prison Litigation Network (EPLN), a leading organization that advocates for prisoners’ rights in broader Europe: Hugues de Suremain, lawyer, EPLN’s co-founder and legal coordinator, and Julia Krikorian, its coordinator of the development.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is an attempt to shift the paradigm and revise the 'social contract' of private companies and individuals defined as 'privacy in exchange for comfort and free services.'
Most corruption investigations that require exchange of international legal assistance between countries fail or take decades. NGOs and prosecutors discussed reasons and solutions for such situations.
Part 2. Mechanisms for Managing Humanitarian Migration to European Continent In 2014 to 2016, EU Member States faced an influx of humanitarian migration which […]
The current EU legislation on migration and asylum has been set out and interpreted in a number of legal documents. The existence of multiple […]
Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi is an Assistant Professor of EU Law at Maastricht University and a Research Coordinator at the Centre for European Research in […]