May 05, 2021
A court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre found that former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not break hate speech laws by publishing gruesome images of Islamist atrocities on Twitter to prove the comparison of her party, National Rally, to IS, was absurd.
April 15, 2021
Politico has obtained a draft of rules written by the European Commission that would ban certain uses of “high-risk” artificial intelligence systems and limit others from entering the bloc if they don’t meet the set standards, as well as fining companies that do not comply up to €20 million.
April 07, 2021
The European Commission announced it will refer the Polish government to the European Court of Justice for undermining the independence of that country's judiciary through a reform law passed in 2019 that prevents judges from referring questions of law to the European Court of Justice.
March 30, 2021
Following the Ukrainian Constitutional Court’s decision to strike down anti-corruption legislation last October, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed two judges from the Constitutional Court, who were appointed by pro-Russia former President Viktor Yanukovych.
March 29, 2021
Following media reports of illegal surveillance of politicians and intentional actions against the gathering of the opposition, Georgian Deputy Interior Minister Kakhaber Sabanadze has resigned.
March 17, 2021
The European Parliament called on the European Commission to propose legislation forcing companies to find and fix risks to human rights and the environment in their supply chains, which has previously been done on a voluntary basis.
March 08, 2021
The Court of Justice of the European Union has decided that judges applying to join Poland's Supreme Court should have the right to challenge the opinions of a body reviewing candidates, a decision which quickly brought rebuke from Poland's Justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro.
February 23, 2021
Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, John Ruggie raises concerns about combining new rules on directors’ duties and mandatory due diligence in same EU instrument as the European Commission is considers a new law to hold businesses accountable for their impact on people and the planet.
February 17, 2021
Senior UK officials have put into practice the recording of « hate reports » in an attempt to prevent violence, having so far logged 120,000 reports but no related crimes.
February 09, 2021
Euractiv reports that the European Union and the United States have condemned the heavy prison sentence given to a Georgian citizen by the authorities in the Russia-controlled Georgian region of South Ossetia, calling for his immediate release.