Human Rights

  • Turkey’s Top Court Goes Against ECtHR Precedent in case of Jailed Journalist

    January 04, 2022

    In a ruling running counter to a precedent set by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) which faulted Turkey in the imprisonment of journalist Ilıcak, the Turkish Constitutional Court found no rights violations in the case of journalist Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, who was jailed in a mass crackdown following a failed coup in Turkey in 2016 and was jailed for almost four years on  terrorism charges.

  • UK Government Reveals Reform Proposals to the Human Rights Act

    December 15, 2021

    The UK government has launched reforms to the Human Rights Act that will remain within the European Convention on Human Rights while insisting on the primacy of the British justice system instead of looking to the European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg. 

  • Ukraine PM Calls for NATO’s Support against Russia

    December 01, 2021

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal urged NATO to send warships to the Black Sea and step up reconnaissance as Russian troops menace Ukraine with a mobilization of nearly 100,000 soldiers along the Donetsk region, Crimea and in Belarus.

  • ECtHR Condemns Turkey over Arrests of Judges and Prosecutors Post-Coup

    November 23, 2021

    427 members of the Turkish judiciary who were arrested after a failed coup in 2016 will be awarded 5,000 euros in damages following the ruling of the The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) which states that Turkey had acted unlawfully by arresting the judges and prosecutors.

  • EUReporter: EU Will join the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

    November 16, 2021

    The EU Commission has announced a Transatlantic cooperation with the Cyber Resilience Act that will ensure that AI manages risks in sensitive sectors, like health, as well as provide the EU with the tools it needs to tame algorithms that spread illegal content, hate speech or disinformation, while protecting freedom of expression online.

  • Jurist: The ECtHR to Review Trespass Case Against Climate Activists

    November 08, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will review a conviction of several climate activists for protesting on Swiss bank Credit Suisse’s grounds after the Swiss appeal court reversed the initial acquittal of the activists in January 2020.

  • Euronews: US Company Taken to EU Court Over Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals' in Landmark Case

    September 15, 2021

    US-based Chemours, a spinoff company of DuPont, which includes brands such as Teflon, has been named in a landmark case at the EU Court of Justice, over allegations that the chemical giant has worked to prevent action on harmful chemicals, with a decision expected in early 2022.

  • The G7 Meets to Discuss Afghanistan

    August 25, 2021

    A call between the leaders of G7 was held with the purpose of buying more time for a coordinated response but due to no possible agreement to extend troop presence beyond August, the group discussed setting conditions for dealing with the Taliban.

  • COVID: Vaccinated May Obtain More Rights in Germany

    August 10, 2021

    Following the recent passing of France’s « Health Pass », Germany may not be far behind with their own version of a Covid Pass as two top members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have kicked off a big debate over special rights for those vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • France: Tens of Thousands March against ‘Health Pass’ for Third Straight Weekend

    August 04, 2021

    Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities for the third strait weekend against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of public venues, introduced by the government, with an interior ministry official stating that 204,090 had demonstrated across France, including 14,250 in Paris alone, 40,000 more than the previous week.

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