World: ‘A crisis for human rights’: new index reveals global fall in basic justice

More than 70 of 113 countries surveyed for latest Rule of Law Index report their fundamental human rights are being eroded.
Source: theguardian.com

Hungary: Government is preparing ‘Stop Soros’ law package

According to the draft, “promoters of illegal migration” would be required to share data with the authorities, and would have to pay a 25 percent tax on donations from abroad.
Source: dailynewshungary.com

Operation starve & strangle

How the government uses the law to repress Hungary's civic spirit. Joint statement of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.

Opinion: Spain turns its back on migrant children’s rights

At this very moment, some children in Spain are being held in adult immigration detention centres, pending return to their home countries.
Source: euobserver.com

Turkey: Rights watchdog to visit Turkey over rule of law

The head of the human rights watchdog Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, is going to Turkey next week amid a proposed roadmap from Ankara to fastrack EU-required reforms, in order to lift visa restrictions on Turks.
Source: euobserver.com

Russia: Moscow City Court authorizes journalist of Novaya Gazeta Ali Feruz to eave Russia for third country

Ali Feruza is accused of violating the rules of entry into Russia or the regime of stay in the country. In early August, the court ruled to force Feruz out of Russia to Uzbekistan.
Source: novayagazeta.ru

UK: British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US

After a five-year legal battle against extradition, Love was told on Monday morning that he would not be sent to the US for face trial for hacking into computer systems including NASA, the Federal Reserve and the US Army.
Source: telegraph.co.uk

The Netherlands: Dutch judges refer British expats’ European citizenship case to top EU court

Ahead of Brexit, UK citizens living in the Netherlands applied to court to have their rights as EU citizens recognized and protected. The court has passed their queries on to the European Court of Justice.
Source: dw.com

Ireland: Supreme Court strikes down ban preventing asylum seekers working

Five judge court had unanimously ruled in May that the ban was unconstitutional.
Source: irishtimes.com