10/11/2020

German lawmakers urge ban on extreme-right Turkish Gray Wolves

The call comes days after France proscribed the organisation, claiming it helped foment hatred and violence.

Source: DW

17/11/2020

German joins lawsuits against Syrian torture regime in legal first

As part of a larger case involving Syrians, a German citizen is also suing Bashar Assad's security apparatus saying he witnessed abuse and killings of other inmates during his 48 days detained in Damascus.

Source: DW

17/11/2020

Hungary government proposes constitutional amendment mandating Christian gender roles

Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support.

Source: Reuters

17/11/2020

Air pollution: Italy ‘persistently’ broke EU clean air laws

Italy "systematically and persistently" breached EU rules on air pollution, the European Court of Justice ruled.

Source: Euronews

17/11/2020

Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition in public spaces

Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across the Continent.

Source: Politico

17/11/2020

HRW denounces new Russian bill targeting NGOs as ‘repressive’

The Russian government has submitted a bill to parliament that would further restrict the ability of independent groups in Russia to function.

Source: RadiaFreeEurope

23/11/2020
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Echoes of Stalin’s “Great Terror.” How the descendants of repression continue to fight for their rights

Massive political repression in the USSR peaked in the late 1930s, but the descendants of the repressed are still fighting to restore the honest name of their ancestors and are trying to return home from their places of exile, to where their families were expelled decades ago.
24/11/2020

German Infection law: a new legal status for culture

Under Germany's Infection Protection Law, culture is no longer classified as entertainment and cancelling arts events in the pandemic might become difficult.

Source: DW

24/11/2020

Demonstrators in Paris protest new French law criminalising police images

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Paris to protest a proposed new law that would criminalise the dissemination of images of police officers.

Source: Euronews