A Belgian court has ordered the federal government to end all its coronavirus measures within 30 days because it failed to establish a proper legal basis for them, local media reported.
Top EU officials stated that they used a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan to insist that any moves to improve EU-Turkey relations would be conditional on Ankara improving its record on human rights and the rule of law.
Italy’s censorship law from 1914 felled some giants of the silver screen – including Last Tango in Paris – but now faces its own curtain call: filmmakers will classify their own movies based on the age of the audience, instead on moral and religious grounds.
Source: The Guardian
Belgium’s civil code, which dates back to the Napoleonic era, is getting a modern update to switch to more gender-neutral language.
Source: Brussels Times
Russia’s Supreme Court has submitted a draft law to the State Duma on eliminating so-called “private prosecution,” wherein criminal proceedings are launched by victims, who are then expected to gather evidence and lay charges in the case themselves.
The ruling is the first time that the European Court of Human Rights has weighed in on the issue of compulsory vaccinations. The decision could play a role in efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.
The Danish government plans to swap a controversial law targeting immigrant neighborhoods for another that cracks down harder. Rights groups warn that such moves could violate current laws against discrimination.
Denmark became the first democratic European nation to tell Syrian refugees originating from Damascus and its surrounding countryside to return to the war-torn nation, which Copenhagen says is safe.
Poland’s human rights ombudsman — one of the few remaining independent institutions in the country — will have to vacate his post in three months under a ruling issued by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal.