13/02/2018

A Legal Battle against History

Poland outlaws public mention of the "Polish people or State's responsibility for the Third Reich’s crimes."
15/02/2018

Dissolved for international solidarity

"Foreign agents" law now enforced against Russian trade unions.
19/02/2018

It is like that phrase “don’t think about white bear”

Polish law professor Monika Platek reflects on the controversial Polish law on criminal liability for publicly implicating the state or people of Poland in Nazi crimes.
20/02/2018

Russia: US Justice Department accuses 13 Russians of interfering in US elections

The charges are brought in particular against the businessman and president’s acquaintance Evgeny Prigozhin and his companies Concord Management and Concord Catering.
Source: vedomosti.ru
20/02/2018

Hungary: The UN called anti-migration bill an ‘assault on human rights’

The proposed bill could lead to banning NGOs dealing with migration.
Source: euobserver.com
20/02/2018

Germany: Human Rights Watch criticized social media law

The new German law that compels social media companies to remove hate speech and other illegal content can lead to unaccountable, overbroad censorship and should be promptly reversed, said Human Rights Watch.
Source: hrw.org
20/02/2018

The Netherlands: Senate approves automatic organ donor registration

The Dutch Senate voted in favor of a new law that automatically makes every adult living in the Netherlands an organ donor.
Source: nltimes.nl
20/02/2018

UK: British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected a call from Assange’s lawyers for the warrant to be revoked because he is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
Source: apnews.com
20/02/2018

Germany/Turkey: German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel is free from Turkish jail

Deniz Yücel was in detention for a year — without indictment and with great uncertainty. Now he is free and landed in Germany.
Source: welt.de