European Institutions

  • EU Vote Ahead for Financial Firms on Human Rights ‘Due Diligence'

    April 06, 2023

    Financial services companies would be required to take action if their clients were failing to protect human rights and the environment, a preliminary deal due to be voted on later this month by a panel of European Union lawmakers.

  • European Court Hears First Climate Cases Against France, Switzerland

    April 05, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights heard landmark cases linking climate and human rights against France and Switzerland over each governments alleged failings to protect the environment.

  • Italian Privacy Regulator Bans ChatGPT over Alleged Privacy Violations

    April 05, 2023

    The Italian national data protection authority ordered a temporary ban on ChatGPT as it investigates OpenAI, the U.S. company behind the artificial intelligence tool, on their processing the data of Italian users and respecting the EU's landmark privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • ECtHR to Hear Swiss Case Linking Human Rights to Climate Change

    March 29, 2023

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will hear a case filed by more than 2,000 women claiming that the Swiss Government’s policy of climate change is violating their right to life and health, making it the first case the ECtHR will allow linking human rights to climate change.

  • France Sets EU Precedent with 2024 Olympic Surveillance Vote

    March 29, 2023

    The French government passes their project to experiment with large-scale, real-time camera systems to spot suspicious behavior during the 2024 Olympics, raising concerns among experts that the surveillance will become permanent and impinge human rights.

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