25/02/2019

Sex abuse: crisis summit in the Vatican

Pope Francis presented a 21-point plan on the first day of the summit on sexual abuse taking place in the Vatican. Among other things the plan foresees an aptitude test for priest candidates and a code of conduct. Victim associations have dismissed the paper as too unspecific and inadequate.
Source: eurotopics.net
25/02/2019

Facebook labelled ‘digital gangsters’ by report on fake news

Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.
Source: theguardian.com
25/02/2019

UN rights experts call on Croatia to end violence against women in health care

A group of UN experts on Friday urged Croatia to immediately end abuse and violence against women during reproductive health procedures. During a campaign that began in October, more than 400 Croatian women came forward about maltreatment while seeking reproductive health care.
Source: jurist.org
25/02/2019

Denmark lawmakers vote to tighten regulations against asylum seekers

The Parliament of Denmark on Thursday voted 76-24 to pass an immigration bill that will increase restrictions on residence permits and tighten penalties for violating residence rules and obligations.
Source: jurist.org
25/02/2019

Russian government may ban putting defendants in cages during trials

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered three executive agencies to evaluate a proposed ban on enclosures for defendants in Russian court hearings by April 1.
Source: meduza.io
04/03/2019

Macron wants to broaden definition of anti-Semitism

In reaction to recent acts of anti-Semitism in France, President Macron has announced to the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions that he plans to extend the official definition of anti-Semitism to include anti-Zionism, in line with the definition given by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Commentators take opposing views of the step.
Source: eurotopics.net
04/03/2019

Croatian journalists stage protest against censorship, legal attacks

Hundreds of Croatian journalists have marched through central Zagreb to decry what they describe as efforts to stifle media freedom. They say there are over 1,100 lawsuits filed against journalists in the EU country.
Source: www.dw.com
04/03/2019

UK court strikes ‘right to rent’ immigration housing policy

The High Court struck down the UK’s “right to rent” policy on Friday as incompatible with human rights law.The “right to rent” policy required private landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective renters.
Source: jurist.org
04/03/2019

Dutch court rules on two religious freedom cases for Muslim men

The Central Appeals Tribunal in the Netherlands made two rulings Tuesday in cases regarding the reduction of social assistance benefits for two Muslim men who refused to accept jobs based on religious reasons.
Source: jurist.org