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The Council of Europe Friday warned Turkey they would begin taking “infringement proceedings” following the country’s failure to release a philanthropist who has been imprisoned for two years. The European Human Rights Watchdog referred to the 2019 decision. Previously they prompted Tuejry to release Osman Kavala from prison due to a lack of evidence of the [...]

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A Frankfurt court Tuesday found an Iraqi national who was part of Islamic State (IS) guilty of genocide against the Yazidi minority, sentencing him to life imprisonment for killing a five-year-old girl. This was the first time that a court convicted an individual for committing genocide against the Yazidi minority. The 29-year-old, Taha al-Jumailly, was [...]

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal rejected a decision from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Wednesday, ruling that the ECHR has no power to intervene on the appointment of judges in the country. Referring to the ECHR’s May decision assessing the legality of appointments in the country, the Polish Tribunal held that this was “unconstitutional” to [...]

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The UK government introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill to regulate cybersecurity Wednesday. The Bill aims to impose harsher sanctions for non-compliance with the standards that the Bill introduces. The Bill was created to help to protect consumers from attacks by hackers by imposing security requirements on all manufacturers of “internet-connectable” devices. These [...]

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The European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve the Digital Markets Act (DMA) Tuesday, imposing stricter restrictions on large social media platforms. The proposed legislation would hold social media companies, or platforms with more than 45 million monthly end users, accountable for unfair business practices. The DMA would also restrict [...]

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Italy’s Anti-trust and Competition Authority (AGCM) fined Amazon and Apple over $225 million (€200 million) Tuesday for anti-competitive business practices, in violation of European Union competition law. The investigation launched last month discovered that the tech giants were using restrictive contractual agreements signed in 2018, which only allowed certain resellers to sell Apple and Beats [...]

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The President of Ukraine has imposed sanctions on employees of the Russian special services Thursday. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy published a decree which would impose sanctions on 28 employees, 23 of who are Russian citizens and 5 who are Ukraine. The decree will ban them from using their assets in the country. It will also cover [...]

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France will introduce a new anti-bullying app to stop school bullying and increase parental control, in an announcement made by President Emmanual Macron Thursday. The legislation was proposed by MPs and supported by Macron on Twitter. He announced that the change in the law would include parental controls on all technology used by children, including [...]

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Luxembourg judicial authorities Monday opened a criminal investigation into alleged money laundering by Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh. In an email to Reuters, Luxembourg judicial authorities confirmed a launched inquiry, but no further details on the investigation were given. This comes after two investigations launched last year, including a Swiss inquiry in January. Authorities [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled Monday that two Polish judges’ right to a fair hearing was violated when their applications to change posts were blocked by Poland’s National Council of the Judiciary (NCJ). The ECtHR, the highest international body for the enforcement of the European Convention on Human Rights, found that judges [...]

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