European Institutions

  • ECtHR Ruling May Lay the Ground for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

    April 19, 2021

    A landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that compulsory vaccination can be considered « necessary in a democratic society » potentially setting a legal precedent that will serve as a reference in the ongoing debate on whether COVID-19 vaccination should be made compulsory.

  • ECtHR Opens Itself up to Climate-Related Human Rights Cases

    April 19, 2021

    The European Court of Human Rights, which is responsible for interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights, has begun considering whether states have violated their citizens’ human rights by failing to do enough to cut emissions.

  • EU Drafts Strict Rules for A.I.

    April 15, 2021

    Politico has obtained a draft of rules written by the European Commission that would ban certain uses of “high-risk” artificial intelligence systems and limit others from entering the bloc if they don’t meet the set standards, as well as fining companies that do not comply up to €20 million.

  • ECtHR backs Mandatory Pre-School Vaccination

    April 14, 2021

    For the first time first time, The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled on compulsory vaccination against childhood disease and has backed the Czech Republic in its requirement for mandatory pre-school vaccinations, finding that while the Czech policy interfered with the right to a private life, there was a need to protect public health.

  • The Istanbul Convention Ignites Europe‚Äôs Cultural Wars

    April 12, 2021

    Politico reports that after nearly ten years, the Istanbul Convention, which was intended to « protect women against all forms of violence » and was signed by the 45 Council of Europe member countries, is today causing division as Eastern and Western Europe enter a culture war concerning the definition of gender.

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