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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Hungarian authorities’ refusal of a citizen’s request to end his life by physician-assisted death doesn’t violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The case started with Daniel Karsai’s request to have access to medical suicide after being diagnosed with an incurable motor neurone disease that causes [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that Azerbaijan violated speech protections under the European Convention on Human Rights when it blocked the websites several news outlets in 2017 – 2018. The case concerns Azerbaijan’s complete blocking of the websites azadliq.org, anaxeber.az, az24saat.org and xural.com in 2017-2018. National courts decided to block [...]

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The Russian Prosecutor General’s office announced Thursday that it approved an espionage indictment against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained in Russia since March 2023, and sent his case to the Sverdlovsk Regional Court in the city of Yekaterinburg. Gershkovich’s detention has been condemned by his employer and press freedom groups, [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday ruled against Koço Kokëdhima who complained to the court after his removal from Albania’s Parliament due to the former MP’s conflict of interest as the sole shareholder of a private joint-stock company, Abissnet SHA, that provided services to various public authorities. The court found the Albanian [...]

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The Parliament of Estonia issued a statement on Tuesday strongly condemning Georgia’s adoption of a controversial law requiring certain organizations to register as foreign agents, saying that it is “necessary” that Estonia block Georgia’s EU accession. Of the 70 members of the Riigikogu—the Parliament of Estonia—57 voted in favour of adopting the statement. The president [...]

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Swiss citizens approved the Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources in a nationwide referendum on Sunday, aimed at speeding up the transition to renewable energy. The bill, which the Parliament already endorsed in September 2023, aims to lessen the country’s dependency on energy imports and minimize the risks of critical [...]

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