A law punishing discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT+ individuals may soon be approved in Italy. With the new law, those who discriminate against gay and transgender people would be sanctioned with up to four years imprisonment, and generally any discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, as well as gender-based violence will be punished.
The Guelph Treasure, a collection of medieval decorative art, was acquired by a German state collection in 1935 from a consortium of Jewish art dealers. Their descendants say the sale was forced, but in 2014, a German arbitration commission that specialises in Nazi-looted art ruled that the museum had acquired the collection legitimately and did not need to return them.
Source: The New York Times
New climate law recently passed in Denmark tries to find a way around common pitfalls of climate laws. It makes Denmark one of a small number of countries beginning to provide new blueprints of how government can genuinely tackle climate change.
Romania now recognises cyber harassment as a form of domestic violence, under a new legal amendment. Domestic violence will now include a provision specifically for "cybernetic violence" which intends to "shame, humble, scare, threat, or silence the victim". This will include online threats or messages, or where a partner sends intimate graphic content without consent.
Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that current police access to personal data from phone and internet users is unconstitutional. The suit, brought by over 6,000 plaintiffs, was filed in 2013 by the current European Pirate Party politician.
A group of representatives from the Federation Council want to ban transgender people in Russia from marrying. They also want to make it more difficult for couples that include one trans partner to adopt children.
Citizenship of Shamima Begum was revoked by the Home Office on security grounds after she was found in a refugee camp in 2019. The Court of Appeal said she had been denied a fair hearing because she could not make her case from the Syrian camp.
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