In a ruling against a complaint submitted by Amnesty International Hungary, the Hungarian Constitutional Court has declared that Stop Soros is not unconstitutional. HCLU agrees with Amnesty that this decision means the court has abandoned civil society.
Years of negotiations have concluded as EU institutions finally agree on Europe's new copyright regulation. Is it a threat to freedom of expression? Will it bring upload filtering? We boil it down for you.
• by Sinéad Nolan, The Irish Council for Civil Liberties
The introduction of long-awaited abortion services in Ireland was marred by anti-choice protests and problems with the new legislation. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is calling for safe zones and changes to the legislation.
After long-time pressure from the Estonian Human Rights Centre and others, the Estonian Ministry of Justice has drafted a proposal to amend the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act that require the retention of mass communications metadata.
Germany proudly calls itself a “Rechtsstaat”, a state based on justice and integrity that respects the rule of law. However, a new draft bill by Germany’s interior minister that intends, among others, to criminalize migrant helpers suggests otherwise.