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European Union Member States Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Governments’ agreed stance on EU anti-SLAPP directive – a disappointing failure to support the adoption of robust safeguards for public watchdogs

Brussels, 12th June 2023 | CASE legal experts A common position to a draft anti-SLAPP law endorsed by the EU governments on Thursday, 8 June 2023, heavily waters down the Commission’s original proposal and takes a restrictive approach on some of its key provisions which would significantly limit...
Europe and Central Asia Discrimination

Serbia – Social Card Law could disproportionately impact Roma communities, Amnesty International warns Council of Europe anti-discrimination body

Ahead of a visit of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) to Serbia from 3 to 7 April 2023, Amnesty International made a submission to the Council of Europe’s monitoring body. Amnesty International raised concerns on the implementation of the new Law on Social Cards and...
European Union Member States Economic, social and cultural rights

Open letter of European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion to MEPs re: Violence Against Women Proposal

15 organisations united under the European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion and the 170 organisations signatories call on all Members of the European Parliament to support sex workers’ rights and their inclusion and to reject any attempts to criminalise sex work as a part of the...
European Union Member States Economic, social and cultural rights

Andorra: Defamation charge against activist facing trial for speaking out about women’s rights must be dropped

“I won’t stop speaking out for women’s rights” vows woman rights defender An activist who faces a potential fine after speaking about abortion rights and women’s rights at a United Nations forum, should have the defamation charge against her dropped, Amnesty International said ahead of the...