03/11/2020

Navalny files complaint with ECHR over Russia’s refusal to investigate his poisoning

Navalny’s complaint demands the acknowledgment that refusing to investigate his poisoning constitutes a violation of article 2 of the European Convention — the right to life.

Source: Meduza

03/11/2020

Charlie Hebdo: Turkey vows legal action over Erdogan cartoon

Turkey has vowed to take "legal, diplomatic actions" over a cartoon of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Source: BBC

03/11/2020

Hungary and Poland to counter critics with ‘rule of law institute’

Countries seek to hit back as EU debates harsher penalties for breaking bloc’s standards.

Source: The Guardian

03/11/2020

Migrants accuse Croatian police of brutal beatings at border

South Asian migrants stuck in Bosnian camps have accused Croatian police of badly beating people caught trying cross the border into the EU. Human rights groups are calling for an investigation of the abuse allegations

Source: DW

09/11/2020

National Sovereignty or International Law? The Russian Constitution Has the Last Word

On January 2020, President Putin called for amending the Russian Constitution to establish its precedence over supranational judicial bodies, meaning, primarily, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Interestingly, this was not a new idea: Russian legal experts who for many years have been suggesting such an amendment to the Constitution had referred to German precedent.
10/11/2020

Russian lawmakers draft legislation that would make it harder than ever to prosecute a former president

Draft legislation that would guarantee the legal immunity of former Russian presidents have been submitted.

Source: Meduza

10/11/2020

Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in Italy

Activists in Italy have hailed a vote in the lower house of parliament to pass a bill that would make violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime.

Source: The Guardian

10/11/2020

Greek parliament unanimously votes to make animal abuse a crime risking 10 years in prison

The law defines serious animal abuse as including poisoning, hanging, burning and mutilation.

Source: Independent

10/11/2020

Norway’s Supreme Court hears rights challenge to arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment.

Source: The New York Times