European Institutions

  • EU Acknowledges Risks of Sale of Passports, Citizenship

    December 07, 2018

    The Express reports that EU officials are acknowledging the practice by several of the bloc’s member states of permitting people to buy passports for and citizenship of those countries, thus granting the purchaser the right to live and work anywhere in the EU.

  • ECtHR: Turkey Failed to Weigh Privacy in “Hate Speech” Case

    December 07, 2018

    In an October ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that the Turkish courts had not sufficiently weighed the privacy rights of two professors when they found that insults and threats made against these academics in various media over a report on minority rights must be protected as freedom of the press.

  • Article: ECtHR Shows Sensitivity About National Sovereignty

    December 07, 2018

    Erik Voeten of The Washington Post argues that an October European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling upholding an Austrian court’s conviction of a woman for “blasphemy” regarding the Islamic prophet Muhammed simply shows the “embattled” ECtHR is “extremely reluctant to interfere with state laws on sensitive domestic issues.”

  • ECtHR Upholds Judgments Against Countries on CIA Renditions

    December 07, 2018

    AFP reports that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently rejected an appeal from Lithuania and Romania arguing they were not responsible for alleged rights violations related to US Central Intelligence Agency renditions and interrogations of suspected terrorists within their territories.

  • Timpf: EU Rulebook Trivializes Real Attempts to Counter Sexism

    December 07, 2018

    According to Katherine Timpf of National Review, EU efforts, through a new translator rulebook on “Gender Neutral Language in the European Parliament,” to suppress the use of words like “mankind” and “manpower” in favor of more gender-inclusive terms could trivialize attempts to counter actual issues of sexism in society.

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