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Thousands of people protested in Poland on Sunday against an attempt by the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish legislature, to further advance parliamentary works that would amend the strict abortion law currently in power. The parliament voted Friday on four-abortion related issues, in addition to creating an Extraordinary Committee to draft new abortion laws. [...]

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The Berlin Police interrupted a pro-Palestinian event Friday and issued a ban to prevent the group from meeting again on Saturday or Sunday after the group allowed someone to speak who had been previously banned from political activities for allegedly making anti-semitic remarks. The speaker in question, Salman Abu Sitta, had been issued a “ban [...]

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Seven human rights lawyers filed a motion Friday in the Berlin Administrative Court to halt Germany’s arms exports to Israel. In the motion, the lawyers claim that the German government has committed the crime of aiding and abetting in the genocide of the Palestinian people living in Gaza by continuing to supply Israel with arms. The [...]

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Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday vetoed a proposed amendment to the Pharmaceutical Law that would allow young women aged 15 and up to purchase emergency contraception pills without a prescription. The president’s office stated the reasoning behind the decision was “the will to respect constitutional rights and the standard of health protection of children.” [...]

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Spain’s Audiencia Nacional high court ordered Telegram on Saturday to temporarily suspend its activities in the country, after a complaint by major media companies that users were sharing content without their permission, according to consumer advocacy group FACUA. FACUA condemned the decision, calling it “disproportionate.” The decision came after company officials in the Virgin Islands [...]

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The Irish High Court ruled Friday that a decision made by the country’s Minister for Justice in 2020 to declare the UK a “safe country” to send asylum seekers back to during processing was “unlawful as a matter of EU law.” The decision came after two individuals’ applications for international protection in Ireland were rejected [...]

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Swiss police blocked a far-right Austrian political activist from delivering a speech at an event on Saturday. Martin Sellner, the leader of the nationalist Identitarian Movement of Austria, was invited by a far-right Swiss group called “Junge Tat” to deliver a speech in the Swiss canton of Aargau but was issued an entry ban by [...]

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Emanuel Xhindi is a special correspondent for JURIST and a law student in the University of Tirana Faculty of Law in Tirana, Albania.  Emigration measures in developing countries are almost always seen through a vague, public-interest lens, but their constitutionality may be dubious. In an effort to stop young doctors from leaving the country to [...]

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