Law & Justice

  • Top EU Court: Companies can Ban Headscarves at Work

    July 19, 2021

    The Court of Justice of the European Union, The EU’s top court, has ruled that private companies can prohibit employees from wearing headscarves at work citing an employers genuine « need to present a neutral image towards customers or to prevent social disputes ».

  • Ukraine Takes a Step Towards Judicial Reform

    July 19, 2021

    The Atlantic Council writes that after years of Ukraine struggling to reform its flawed judicial system, MPs adopted two laws that could potentially establish foundations for the reboot of the country’s legal system backing the relaunch the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ) and High Council of Justice (HCJ).

  • Venice Commission: Turkey Counterterrorism Law ‘Incompatible’ with International Law

    July 12, 2021

    The Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe, warned that Turkey’s counterterrorism law against terrorist financing, Law No. 7262 on the Prevention of Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, is not compatible for international law and ignores civil society’s concerns.

  • New ECJ Judge Appointed as Court Doubles in Size

    July 07, 2021

    The General Court of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg which deals with cases between EU countries, citizens and institutions, is continuing to double its number of judges with the a recent entry of a new judge from Slovenia, nearly its goal of giving each EU country two judges instead of one to relieve the increased work load.

  • Euroactiv: Visegrad Group has No Plans to Expand Core Group

    July 05, 2021

    At the V4 summit in Katowice, Poland, together with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, declared that there are no plans to expand the Visegrad Group, citing that the core group has a very high level of cohesion which leads to their efficiency however eventual expanded inclusion will be considered on specific issues.

  • ECtHR: Poland Denied Officials Right to Appeal

    June 30, 2021

    Reuters reports that the Polish government’s judicial reforms were dealt a blow when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the Polish justice minister infringed on the rights of two court officials when he dismissed them without letting them appeal.

  • Tettenborn : Brussels Launches Full Federalist Assault

    June 16, 2021

    The European Union is increasingly encroach in the domestic affairs of member states, including the recent announcement that the Commission is suing at least seven countries in the bloc in the Court of Justice for breaking EU law.

  • New EU Rules on Removing Terrorist Content Online Enter Into Force

    June 09, 2021

    In an effort to help counter the spread of extremist ideologies online, new European Union rules on addressing the spreading of terrorist content online entered into force requiring platforms to remove terrorist content referred by member states' authorities within one hour. 

  • ECtHR Rules UK Spies Violated Human Rights

    May 26, 2021

    Following revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Britain's GCHQ agency breached fundamental human rights by intercepting and harvesting vast amounts of communications from across the world.

  • Radio Free Europe Sues Russia at ECtHR

    May 25, 2021

    U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has filed a legal case at the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the "foreign agent" label imposed on it by Russian authorities who have heavily fined the outlet and frozen its Moscow bank accounts.

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