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.
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.
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.
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.
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.