Antigone and the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (CILD) have expressed their concerns over the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court, saying the sentences are way too harsh for non-violent crimes.
In Lithuania, it is still acceptable to think that a wife has a duty to obey her husband. According to an equal opportunities expert, the public has a distorted view on gender roles, which increases the risk of violence.
The draft bill will introduce Article 167¹ to the Criminal Code, providing that systematically stalking people by attempting to contact them directly, through others, in writing or via electronic communications devices, is a misdemeanour.
The Hungarian state violated a journalist's rights by not letting him enter the territory of any of the country's refugee camps, affirmed the European Court of Human Rights. The journalist, Illés Szurovecz, was represented by HCLU in Strasbourg.
Czech EU Commissioner Věra Jourová expressed concerns about how some politicians verbally attack journalists. During the three-hour hearing before the committee, she said that the role of journalists is to make life uncomfortable for politicians.
The proposed Czech Vice-President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova in charge of the rule of law portfolio, will have to prepare for questions related to Prime Minister Andrej Babis during a grilling in the European Parliament.