Last January GREVIO published its first report on Italy's implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the “Istanbul Convention”.
Last month the ECtHR delivered its judgment in Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas v. Lithuania. By refusing to investigate hate speech on social media, Lithuanian authorities discriminated against two men based on their sexual orientation.
The Hungarian act requiring a part of civil society organizations to register as "foreign funded organizations" violates EU law, said the Advocate General competent in the matter at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Legal violations affecting the judicial appointment process, especially those appearing in circumstances suggesting the partisan complicity of the executive and legislature, pose a clear and present threat to human rights and the Poland’s legal system.
The European Commission organized Stakeholder dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online platforms and copyright holders. Liberties was invited to present on the human rights angle.
A German district court has referred the European Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This is a major step towards ending the mass processing of passenger data.
On the 8th January, over 50 organisations from every corner of the globe asked Google to stop manufacturers and vendors using android phones to exploit people who can’t afford the latest iPhone. Liberties was one of those organisations.
Italy’s highest court confirmed last Friday that the arrest of Carola Rackete in June was unlawful. To avoid similar mistakes happening in the future we need to reform the outdated Facilitation Directive.
Croatia has received the green light from the European Commission to enter the border-free Schengen Area, but nine organisations and initiatives working with the victims of border violence have made their objections clear.