Law & Justice

  • 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.

  • UK Announces Biggest Military Budget in 30 years

    November 23, 2020


    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his country’s biggest military increase in expenditure since the Cold War, with plans for a new space command, an artificial intelligence agency, and a reenergized Navy

  • EU's JHA agencies put Focus on Digitalisation

    November 23, 2020

    The EU’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies came together for a virtual annual meeting, chaired by Eurojust, where they had a first exchange on Artificial Intelligence and digital capacity building and agreed to explore avenues for closer cooperation in order to shape the digital future of law enforcement, border management, and justice.

  • Daisley: President Macron is not Attacking Islam

    November 09, 2020

    After the recent Terror attacks in France, Stephen Daisley writes in The Spectator that President Macron is not ‘attacking Islam’ with his newly proposed law against foreign influence, but is protecting the county from extremist islamic ideology, which targets young minds in the secular republic, especially Muslim.

  • The EU has Sanctioned Six Senior Russians Over the Poisoning of Navalny

    October 19, 2020

    The European Union has sanctioned six senior Russians over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden confirmed that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent that requires presidential authority.

  • Politico: Poland and Hungary to Set Up Rule of Law Institute to Challenge Brussels

    September 29, 2020

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau announced at a joint press conference a plan to create a new institute to assess how the rule of law is being upheld across the EU, arguing the need to ensure their countries are not treated unfairly under what they describe as Brussels' "double standards."

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