21/06/2022

Dutch government apologises to Srebrenica veterans

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised to hundreds of ex-soldiers sent to defend Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. Previously, Dutch governments have insisted fault lay with the UN for failing to provide air support.

Source: Euobserver 

29/06/2022

EU Council grants membership status to Ukraine and Moldova

Ukraine and Moldova are now candidate countries for EU Membership. Georgia will have its status as a candidate country once the priorities mentioned in the Commission’s opinion are resolved and addressed.

Source: Schengenvisainfo

29/06/2022

DFB regulates gaming law for trans and nonbinary people

German transgender footballers will be allowed to choose if they want to play against women's or men's teams as part of new regulations granted by the German Football Association. Officials will also be appointed to ensure that there is no discrimination against athletes.

Source: Spiegel

29/06/2022

Human Rights groups call for probe after more than 20 migrants killed at Spanish enclave

About 2,000 migrants tried to breach the perimeter fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. More than 20 migrants were killed and dozens injured as a result of violent clashes with Moroccan police and Spanish security forces.

Source: Financial Times 

29/06/2022

Amnesty International considers Aleksandra Skochilenko a prisoner of conscience

Russian artist Aleksandra Skochilenko was arrested after being accused of replacing price tags with anti-war information in a supermarket. She is charged with «disseminating knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces». She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. 

Source: Meduza

29/06/2022

France cements abortion rights in its constitution

French lawmakers propose a bill enshrining abortion rights in France's constitution after the US Supreme Court revoked the nationwide legal protection for American women to terminate pregnancies.

Source: Euronews 

06/07/2022

Lawyer Dmitry Talantov arrested in Russia over critical comments about Ukraine invasion

Dmitry Talantov is accused of spreading "fakes" about the Russian army. He defended
journalist Ivan Safronov and became his second lawyer to be prosecuted.

Source: Radio Free Europe

06/07/2022

Germany returns Benin bronze to Nigeria

German museums have reached an agreement on the restitution of art objects exported
from Africa in the 19th century. In addition, some African states are demanding an apology
and reparations from Berlin for the period when Germany owned colonies in Africa.

Source: NYtimes

07/07/2022

Ukraine sues Russia at the ECHR

Kyiv accuses Moscow of military aggression, attacks on civilians, and other human rights violations. So far, the ECHR has already accepted 5 complaints from Ukraine against Russia.

Source: DW