The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Russian courts violated LGBT individuals’ freedom of assembly rights by consistently rejecting gay pride event applications. In its judgment, the ECHR stated that 14 applicants sought to gain approval to hold public LGBT events, such as PRIDE, but were systemically denied by local Russian authorities. These [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Hungarian state’s monopoly on mobile payment systems for public parking, road tolls and public transportation fees is contrary to EU laws. The mobile payment system, which is accessible through smartphones and computers, was made mandatory by the government. The mobile payments were processed by a company [...]

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Voters in six states, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina and Oklahoma, voted on Marsy’s law amendments, a model amendment that typically provides a set of constitutional protections for crime victims. The model amendment includes provisions for the right to be notified about and present at proceedings against the perpetrator, the right to be involved [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming on Monday struck down Wyoming’s “ag-gag” laws—laws that criminalize the collection of research data on public and private land—as unconstitutional. The two laws, categorized as trespass laws, were originally passed in 2015. They prohibited an individual from entering onto land “for the purpose of [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project and the Asian-American Advancing Justice-Atlanta group challenging a Georgia law that allows the rejection of absentee ballots if signatures do not match other state records. The law makes the election official’s determination regarding the signature final, with no avenue for [...]

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