Law & Justice

  • Georgian Deputy Interior Minister Resigns Amid Surveillance Scandal

    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.

  • EU: Due Diligence Law Needed on Environment and Human Rights

    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.

  • CJEU: Polish Judges have Right to Appeal Nominations

    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.

  • 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.

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