14/05/2018

ECHR to register Telegram complaint

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has registered a complaint about a fine, appointed by the Russian court to the messenger Telegram for refusing to give the encryption keys for user correspondence to the FSB.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

The Russian authorities want to jail people for observing or even promoting Western sanctions

Russia is about to pass a law that will impose criminal penalties on anybody who observes or promotes Western sanctions.
Source: meduza.io
14/05/2018

Portugal’s president vetoes new gender-change law

The law, approved by parliament last month, would have allowed citizens to make the legal changes from the age of 16 without the need of a medical test.
Source:  bbc.com
14/05/2018

Orban’s Government Ordered to Apologize to NGO After Soros Dispute

A court in Budapest obliged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to apologize to a human rights organization for making false statements about it in the buildup to last month’s elections, in a rare victory for NGOs amid an increasing official crackdown.
Source: bloomberg.com
14/05/2018

Lawyers in the “Prisoners of Sheremetyevo” case appeared before the European Court’s Grand Chamber

The ECHR’s judgment in favor of the four applicants who had to stay in the airport’s transit zone for five to twenty-three months to be reviewed.
22/05/2018

Foreign groups invade Ireland’s online abortion debate

Facebook and Google banned foreign ads ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum, but foreigners are still weighing heavily into the online campaign.
Source: politico.eu
22/05/2018

Greece lawmakers approve bill to simplify asylum procedures

The bill addresses "issues concerning the reception, hosting and integration of asylum seekers and refugees, speeding up asylum procedures as well as provisions related to immigration policy." The Migration Policy Ministry drafted the bill in accordance with two EU directives to speed up asylum processes and protect refugees.
Source: jurist.org
22/05/2018

EU takes France, Germany and others to court over air quality

The European Commission will take France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Britain to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect air quality limits. The move follows a summit in January in which the Commission said it would get tough on member states that were still in breach of targets introduced for 2005 and 2010.
Source: reuters.com
22/05/2018

The bill on the third term for Putin was submitted to the State Duma

Chechen MPs proposed to change the Constitution of Russia and allow the head of state to hold this post not two, but three consecutive terms.
Source: meduza.io