Human Rights

  • ECtHR to Consider Nalvany Complaint

    February 02, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights announced it has informed Russia that it will consider a complaint filed to the court by the opposition politician Aleksei Navalny who argues that his right to life was violated under the EU Convention on Human Rights.

  • Over 100 Experts Demand Suspension of EU-China Deal

    January 27, 2021

    In an attempt to prevent the ratification of the EU-China investment agreement, more than 100 renowned China experts, researchers and human-rights activists across the globe are calling for a suspension, naming serious human rights violations and the suppression of democracy movements in China.

  • ECtHR To Examine Human Rights Violations in Crimea

    January 15, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has agreed to examine allegations by Kyiv that Russia committed human rights violations in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula it annexed in 2014.

  • Debate over Vaccine Passports in EU

    January 13, 2021

    According to Politico, as Greece promotes the implementation of a vaccine passport, opponents to the scheme argue that such passports would endanger privacy and the fundamental rights of Europeans by dividing people into categories according to health status.

  • EU Leaders Oppose President Trump Twitter Ban

    January 12, 2021

    Forbes reports that multiple European Leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are condemning Twitter's decision to ban  U.S. President Donald Trump from their platform, calling the move, "perplexing" and "problematic".

  • Thio: Equality and Non-Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

    January 05, 2021

    Li-ann Thio, Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, writes a report for the Heritage Foundation tackling the question of equality and non-discrimination in international human rights law.

  • ECtHR: Turkey Number One in Violations of Freedom of Expression

    January 05, 2021

    According to a report published by the Expression Interrupted project, Turkey tops the list of 47 Council of Europe (CoE) member states that received the most judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in cases concerning a violation of freedom of expression, with 356 out of a total of 845 cases.

  • EU Will Redouble Efforts to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

    January 05, 2021

    Despite Tehran's breach of commitments to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal by enriching uranium to new levels, the European Union has announced it will redouble efforts to save the agreement.

  • Poland Announces Online Freedom of Speech Bill

    December 30, 2020

    Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro has announced a new bill proposal that would create a special court for freedom of speech as well as an initiative to limit social media services removal or blocking of content if it does not break Polish law.

  • Ukrinform: Zelensky Signs Law Restoring Full Operation of NAPC

    December 28, 2020

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed into law an Institutional Mechanism for Prevention of Corruption after Ukraine's Constitutional Court made a move in October to limit the National Agency on Corruption Prevention's (NACP) ability to check corruption in the country, including verifying state officials asset declarations.

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