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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 […]
29/11/2016

Remarks on the Polish Legal Community’s Reaction to the Constitutional Crisis

Since 2015, Poland has been going through a constitutional crisis related to the position and functioning of the Constitutional Tribunal. The crisis poses a […]
29/11/2016

Elena Zhemkova: ‘Ministry of Justice Decision Contradicts Constitutional Court’s Ruling’

An international organisation – the International Memorial – was included in the Russian list of  “organisations performing the functions of foreign agents” for the […]
29/11/2016

Prominent Human Rights Activists Ousted from Russia’s Prison Watchdog

New rosters of Public Monitoring Commissions (PMC), Russia’s only independent prison watchdog, were released on 21 October1Public Monitoring Commissions roster, published on the website […]
19/12/2017

Finland: journalist’s home searched for the case on disclosure of state secrets

Laura Halmisen is one of the authors of the article about centre of electronic reconnaissance published in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Source: hs.fi
19/12/2017

Ireland: parliament committee to recommend limited legalization of abortion

A committee in Ireland's Houses of Oireachtas voted to recommend that the full parliament repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, which dictates that an unborn child and mother have an equal right to life.
Source: jurist.org
19/12/2017

Opinion: the Guardian view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity.
Source: theguardian.com
19/12/2017

Legal Regulation and Management of Migration in the European Union (Part 2)

Part 2. Mechanisms for Managing Humanitarian Migration to European Continent In 2014 to 2016, EU Member States faced an influx of humanitarian migration which […]
16/01/2018

Greece: Muslim minority hails change to limit power of sharia law

PM welcomes legislation allowing them to opt for Greece’s secular legal system instead of Islamic law to resolve divorce, child custody and inheritance matters.
Source: theguardian.com
16/01/2018

Spain: Activist and journalist Helena Maleno in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrants
Source: theguardian.com
16/01/2018

UK: Brexit bill leaves a hole in UK human rights

British civil rights groups sound a warning over effects of EU withdrawal legislation.
Source: theguardian.com
16/01/2018

Russia: The head of Memorial in Chechnya detained

A case about the possession of drugs was filed against human rights activist Oyub Titiev. On January 11 he was arrested for two months.
Source: zona.media
16/01/2018

Luxembourg: Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour has conviction quashed

A Luxembourg court has overturned the conviction of one of two whistleblowers in the so-called Luxleaks tax scandal — the biggest leak of this kind before Panama Papers.
Source: bbc.com