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19/06/2018

The upskirting victim campaigning to change the law

Gina Martin campaigned for the law to be changed after two men took a picture up her skirt at a festival. But one Conservative MP has blocked the attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales.
Source: bbc.com
19/06/2018

Refugee stands trial in Germany over alleged murder of teen

Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
Source: dw.com
19/06/2018

Spanish PM to return free healthcare to irregular immigrants

The Government of Pedro Sánchez wants to come back to the situation of 2012, when all residents in Spain had the right to free public healthcare. From that year immigrants without documents were excluded from the ordinary healthcare system.
Source: elpais.com
19/06/2018

The referendum in Ireland is going to exclude the notion of blasphemy from the Constitution

The Government of Ireland announced that in October 2018, at the same time as the presidential elections, a nationwide referendum will be held to remove the concept of blasphemy from the country's Constitution. It is fixed in the document for over eighty years, and is supported by an article punishing up to 25 thousand euros. As of now, no one has been condemned for it.
Source: meduza.io
19/06/2018

Moscow raises retirement age and VAT

On the very day that the Fifa World Cup kicked off the Russian government announced plans to raise the retirement age step by step from 60 to 65 for men and from 55 to 63 for women. Value added tax is also to go up from 18 to 20 percent.
Source: eurotopics.net
12/06/2018

France’s anti-fake news initiative under fire

Under a proposed new law courts in France would be able to order media to delete false information, at least in the three months prior to national and European elections.
Source: eurotopics.net
12/06/2018

All EU countries must recognize rights of gay spouses, ECJ rules

EU countries that have not legalized gay marriage must respect the residency rights of same-sex spouses who want to live together in their territory, the European court of justice has ruled, in a move hailed as a victory for human dignity.
Source: theguardian.com
12/06/2018

UK Supreme Court rejects Northern Ireland abortion law case

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has lost a Supreme Court appeal over the legality of Northern Ireland's abortion law.
Source: bbc.com
12/06/2018

Romanian civil society appeals to president over corruption fears

Civil society groups in Romania have appealed to its president to hold urgent talks on the faltering fight against graft, as its populist government steps up demands for the dismissal of the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor.
Source: irishtimes.com
12/06/2018

Russia defends the law on foreign agents in court in Strasbourg

The law on “foreign agents” does not go beyond the general practice in other countries and does not infringe upon the rights of applicants. This is stated in the repeated 21-page memorandum sent by the Russian representative to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Mikhail Galperin in response to a request from the court after the complaints of Ecodefense and 48 other organizations recognized as foreign agents.
Source: vedomosti.ru
05/06/2018

A new report on “female circumcision” in Russia is out

The Justice Initiative Foundation published a report on the practice of female genital mutilation (called "female circumcision") in some districts of Dagestan.
Source: meduza.io
05/06/2018

EU tightens law on foreign temporary workers

The revised rules adopted by the European Parliament mean posted workers will be entitled to the same level of pay as their local counterparts.
Source: bbc.com