24/11/2020

Croatia to finally give welfare benefits to civilian war victims

Twenty-five years after the war in Croatia ended, a law that will set out the rights of civilian victims of the conflict has finally been drafted, and the Croatian government expects it to be passed by parliament by the end of the year.

Source: Balkan Insight

24/11/2020

State Duma lawmakers propose blocking websites accused of censoring Russian news media

A group of lawmakers from the Russian State Duma have proposed giving Russia’s state censorship agency, Roskomnadzor, the right to block access to websites that “discriminate against” or censor information coming from the Russian news media.

Source: Meduza

24/11/2020

Greece сommits to end “protective” child detention

In a huge victory for children’s rights, the Greek government is ending the long-standing practice of detaining unaccompanied migrant children in jail cells.

Source: HRW

01/12/2020

Scotland becomes first nation in world to provide free period products

Scotland became the first nation in the world to make menstruation products such as tampons and pads free for those who cannot afford them.

Source: Euronews

01/12/2020

Class-action lawsuits to become EU law

The European Parliament has adopted legislation to allow EU consumers to defend their rights collectively.

Source: DW

01/12/2020

Hungary’s constitutional court to review transgender law

A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents.

Source: Apnews

01/12/2020

In Denmark consent law leaves sex workers out in the cold

The Danish government plans to reform the current sexual violence law and make the question of consent rather than violence the basis for determining rape.

Source: DW

01/12/2020

Moscow City Hall seeks to expand ‘digital profiles’ of local residents through new monitoring system

Moscow’s Information Technology Department has is soliciting bids to develop a system that will build detailed “digital profiles” for all users of municipal services, as well as constantly monitor the activities of Muscovites throughout the city and at municipal facilities.

Source: Meduza

15/12/2020

Ban on Syria deportations will be allowed to expire in Germany

The Interior Ministry has announced that Syrians convicted of serious crimes can be deported for the first time since 2012.

Source: DW