Human Rights

  • ECtHR Rules on Russian Responsibility in Eastern Ukraine

    February 03, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has set a precedent as the first international court to prove Russia’s occupation in Donbas since 2014, highlighting assessments in a 230 page document including unlawful military aggression against civilians and civilian objects as well as confirmation that Russia’s violations (from killings and torture to, for example, restrictions to education, freedom of expression, free elections and association) were systematic and not isolated.

  • Council of Europe Adopts a Recommendation on Adequate Minimum Income

    February 01, 2023

    The European Council has adopted a recommendation on adequate minimum income, to be reached by 2030, in an effort to combat social exclusion, promote gender equality and economic independence of women, young adults and persons with disabilities.

  • ECtHR: Ukraine, MH-17 cases against Russia Are Admissible

    January 31, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights has said cases brought by Ukraine and the Netherlands against Russia over alleged human rights violations in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, and the shooting down of Flight MH-17, were admissible.

  • ECtHR Rules that Book Featuring Same-Sex Marriage is Suitable for Children

    January 25, 2023

    In the first case of its kind, the European Court of Human Rights has found that the censure of a children’s fairy tale book featuring a same-sex marriage violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which refers to the freedom of expression.

  • In Landmark Ruling, the ECtHR orders Russia to Allow Same-Sex Unions

    January 19, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Moscow must recognize same-sex marriages, citing that there has been a violation of  Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights when Russia denied to recognize marriage of same-sex couples.

  • EU Aims to Finalize Climate Laws by Summer

    January 11, 2023

    Under the new Swedish presidency, the EU aims to finalize climate laws to reach 2030 climate change target by July, including a 2035 ban on all new fossil fuel cars.

  • EU to Launch Pilot Program with Aim of Introducing a Digital ID Wallet

    December 21, 2022

    The European Union has announced the creation of a multi-country consortium including Denmark, Latvia, Iceland, Germany, and Norway, that will be the pilot program for the EU’s vision to launch a cross-border digital ID wallet.

  • UK Introduces Tighter Criteria on Illegal Arrivals Following Spike in Albanians Seeking Asylum

    December 14, 2022

    Following months of debate over the spike in Albanian citizens claiming asylum in Britain, Rishi Sunak will put in place tough new laws on illegal arrivals and tighter criteria around modern slavery claims.

  • German Police Launch Nationwide Raids Targeting Hate Speech on the Internet

    December 07, 2022

    As part of a nationwide effort to prevent what Germany has defined as hate speech online conducted annually since 2016, police searched homes and questioned suspects in 91 operations in 14 German states as part of an annual nationwide crackdown against online hate speech.

  • Politico: EU Leaders Grow Wary of China

    October 26, 2022

    Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has stated that Beijing’s ‘hostile behavior’ warrants EU reevaluation as the EU leaders  agreed to discuss their relations with China at the recent European Council meeting.

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