ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate

By Hoda Bourenane A decision regarding the repatriation of children, who grew up with one of their parents being a member of the Islamic State or “Daesh” and their mothers from Syrian camps was issued by the grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in HF and Others v France on SeptemberContinue reading “ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate”

The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations

By Lorenzo Trasca Staff members of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were recently accused in a report published by OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, of covering-up human rights violations perpetrated by EU Member States. The report, which investigates activities carried out by Frontex since late 2020, was initially only available to MEPsContinue reading “The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations”

Before Everyone’s Eyes: Tsimanouskaya’s Case at the Olympics

Myriam Marino Acts of political repression carried out by the Belarusian government, which peaked after August 2020, once again transcended national borders and drew high international attention. The XXXII edition of the Olympic Games was successfully held in Japan from 23 July to 8 August, postponed by one year, despite doubts related to a stillContinue reading “Before Everyone’s Eyes: Tsimanouskaya’s Case at the Olympics”

Turkey’s Kurdish Question

By Olivier de Bolster On 17 June, the Kurdish community mourned the death of a volunteer at the pro-Kurdish HDP headquarters in Turkey’s third-largest city Izmir. The culprit’s claim of acting as a lone wolf has been met with outright skepticism from the opposition. However, supposed links with the ultranationalistic Gray Wolves movement on hisContinue reading “Turkey’s Kurdish Question”

How the Catholic Church continues to hinder LGBT rights progress in Europe

By Gregory Lens The most recent annual ILGA Rainbow Europe report painted a bleak picture on the current level of progress for LGBT rights in the eastern part of the European Union. Commitments to equality are either stalling, or even completely vanishing from national political agendas. In eastern member states, governments are backtracking on theirContinue reading “How the Catholic Church continues to hinder LGBT rights progress in Europe”

Media freedom in times of crisis: growing concerns and unsettled issues in the EU

By Myriam Marino Poland and Hungary, already protagonists of the dispute connected to the rule of law mechanism of the EU budget in the ending months of 2020, are once again at the center of a question pertaining to rule of law and democracy.  More precisely, on Wednesday March 10th, 2021, a debate took place in theContinue reading “Media freedom in times of crisis: growing concerns and unsettled issues in the EU”