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Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Romania's Superior Magistrates' Council [official webcite] on Monday rejected 22 proposals that would have made it harder to fight top-level corruption. The proposals, developed by the governing Social Democratic Party [party website, in Romanian], would have changed the law to make it harder to arrest lawmakers for corruption-related offenses … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Lawmakers in Romania rejected a request from prosecutors to strip Prime Minister Victor Ponta [official profile] of immunity on Tuesday, despite him being named as a suspect last week in an anti-corruption probe. Prosecutors questioned [BBC report] Ponta in connection to charges of forgery, tax evasion and money laundering … [read more]


Legal News
4 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Romanian Parliament [official website] on Wednesday voted to allow prosecutors to investigate prominent politician Elena Udrea [official website, in Romanian] on suspicion of corruption. A parliamentary committee voted [AP report] 20-1 to launch a formal criminal investigation of Udrea, who is accused of taking bribes, making false statements … [read more]


Legal News
2 Feb 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Romania's Bucharest Appeals Court [official website, in Romanian] on Monday sentenced Judge Mircea Moldovan to 22 years in prison for several instances of taking bribes from wealthy Romanian businessman in exchange for ruling in their favor in court. Though the ruling is not yet final, the court also confiscated … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko [official website] on Friday signed a trade and economic pact [press release] with the European Union (EU) [official website] in an attempt to move from past Russian ties towards European influence. Ukraine, along with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, is currently a part … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of The Netherlands [official website, in Dutch] on Friday banned [ruling, in Dutch] an online group, "Martijn," that advocates for the legalization of pedophilia. The court held that the dangers of pedophilia are too great to allow the group to continue. This is because, the court … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] released a report [text, PDF] Tuesday detailing the chronic prevalence of hate crimes and discrimination perpetrated against the Roma diaspora in Europe. The "briefing," released on International Roma Day, urges European leaders to "commit, visibly and wholeheartedly, to eradicating the scourge of anti-Roma violence." … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge [press release] Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [official website], Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding mission in … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] A UN rights expert on Monday urged [press release] EU member states [official list] to do more to ensure that Roma [AI backgrounder; JURIST news archive] peoples receive the support necessary to fully enjoy all their basic human rights. As Monday was International Roma Day, UN Independent Expert on … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [official website] called upon the European Union (EU) [official website] on Thursday to end discrimination against Roma [AI backgrounder; JURIST news archive] communities throughout Europe. There are roughly six million Roma throughout the EU, many of whom face abject poverty, substandard education, violent attacks and other … [read more]


Legal News
15 Feb 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] The UN has called on the de facto authorities [press release] of the disputed region of Transnistria [BBC backgrounder] "to address the deeply rooted problems identified in the report and to fully implement its recommendations, including the development of a plan of action for human rights." According to the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
5 Feb 2013

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that the upcoming prosecution of Sergei Magnitsky by the Russian government is an unprecedented violation of rule of law principles...Over the past year I have been writing about the first prosecution of a dead man during the modern … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jan 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment] Tuesday that Hungary [BBC backgrounder] violated the European Convention on Human Rights [text, PDF] by discriminating against Roma [JURIST news archive] children and wrongly placing them in remedial schools. Istvan Horvath and Andras Kiss, two Roma men from … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Council of Europe [official website] found Friday that two labor reforms adopted by Greece as part of wider efforts to curb the nation's financial crises were illegal. The Council's non-binding ruling [Reuters report] concerned two measures passed by the Greek government in 2010 at the urging of the … [read more]


Legal News
10 Oct 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment, in French] Tuesday in X. v. Turkey that a gay man was detained in violation of Articles 3 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights [text]. A homosexual man filed a series of complaints during his … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged [press release] the government of Hungary to protect the nation's Roma communities [AI backgrounder] from attacks. On August 5, violence erupted in the Hungarian village of Devecser when more than a thousand people gathered in the village square in a demonstration … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Two independent UN human rights experts noted Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday by calling on the international community to find solutions to the persistent exclusion of Roma denizens from larger society in all countries. "Pharrajimos" is observed each August 2 [UN News Centre report] in remembrance of … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell [official website] issued a regulation on Thursday that allows transgender individuals to change the sex indicator on their driver's licenses without undergoing surgery. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit against Alaska on behalf of a … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Mutuma Ruteere [official website] on Tuesday called on the international community [report, PDF] to be wary of signs of racism that could lead to escalated conflicts and human rights violations. In his report to the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Thursday praised [official statement, text] the work of human rights activists for the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people while calling for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. The secretary-general's message was delivered during a Human Rights … [read more]

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