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The number of migrants arriving in Europe is back to pre-2015 levels, but far-right leaders are still using anti-immigration rhetoric to advance their agenda. Meanwhile, the journey for migrants and refugees becomes ever more dangerous.
• by Sinéad Nolan, The Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Ireland has voted to repeal an outdated law on blasphemy. However, the country has a long way to go to with free speech. It now urgently needs to enact legislation on hate crime, which is a major problem in Ireland.
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Italy was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council with 180 votes. For the countries of the Western European group three places were allocated and there were three candidates, meaning there are no defeated countries in the European Union area.
Encouraged by the verdict issued to the Are You Syrious volunteer, Platform 112 has expressed concern over long-term pressure from the Ministry of the Interior towards activists, volunteers and all those who support refugees.
In response to the extraordinary dismissal of Hrvoje Zovko and the current situation at Croatian Radio-television, the Croatian Journalists' Association sent an open letter to domestic and international institutions and organisations.
The Lithuanian government rejected draft amendments to the law that would have allowed journalists continued free access to information held by the Centre of Registers. The audio recording of the government hearing on this issue was destroyed.
The European Court of Human Rights has brought a decision of key concern to the collection of data in Europe. The ECHR has declared that the mass surveillance by the United Kingdom violated the rights to privacy and family life.
The number of migrants
arriving to Europe is back to pre-2015 levels, but far-right leaders all over
Europe are still using anti-immigration rhetoric to advance their agenda. Meanwhile, the journey for migrants and refugees becomes ever more
Seven individuals are facing potential incarceration for helping migrants in danger in Briançon in the French Alps. Bastien, Benoit, Eléonora, Juan, Lisa, Mathieu and Théo risk up to 10 years in prison.