Law & Justice

  • Ruggie: Concerns About EU Rules for Mandatory Due Diligence

    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.

  • UK Police Log 120,000 ‘Hate Reports'

    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.

  • Georgia Receives EU and U.S. Support after Arbitrary Sentencing in Conflict Zone

    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.

  • Google Faces Two New Antitrust Lawsuits in the EU

    January 27, 2021

    Business Insider reports that after already fining Google close to $10 billion in fines for anticompetitive behavior in the past few years, the tech giant is facing new antitrust action in the EU as officials continue to scrutinize the tech giant's data gathering and advertising practices. 

  • Navalny Sentenced to 30 days in Prison

    January 19, 2021

    A Russian court ruled that opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, be jailed for 30 days following his return home from Germany, where he recovered from a near-fatal poisoning.

  • Kremlin Critic Nalvany Detained After Returning to Russia

    January 18, 2021

    Five months after surviving a nerve agent attack, Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany, accused of multiple violations of parole and will be held in custody until a court makes a decision in his case.

  • Brookings: The CJEU Judges the World on Surveillance and Privacy

    January 13, 2021

    Cameron F. Kerry, writing for The Brookings Institute, explores the consequences of a July 2020 judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, the main vehicle that allows transfers of personal data from the European Union to the United States.

  • Austria Pushes for EU Imam Registry as CVE Measure

    January 06, 2021

    Austria’s Minister for European Affairs is pushing for an EU-wide adoption of Vienna’s registry of imams as a countering violent extremism (CVE) measure that would allow better monitoring of radical Islamist preaching, Islamic associations advocating violence, and a ban on mosque financing by foreign states and non-state entities associated with radical Islamism.

  • ECtHR: Rights Violated in First Purge Case from Turkey

    December 17, 2020

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled unanimously that the rights of a civil servant who was fired in a purge carried out by the government after a failed 2016 coup in Turkey, were violated, citing the right to a fair trial and the right to respect for private and family life, Article 6 and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Right.

  • ECtHR Orders European Countries to Respond to Youth Climate Activist's Lawsuit

    December 01, 2020

    According to the Guardian, The European Court of Human Rights has ordered 33 European governments to respond to a climate lawsuit lodged by six youth campaigners who declare that leaders in Europe are moving too slowly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

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