European Union Law and Romanian Draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations
This briefing paper considers the extent to which a proposed new Romanian law on the management of civil society organizations would violate provisions of European Union law.
The memo, prepared by lawyers from the Open Society Justice Initiative, is endorsed by the European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, as well as by 42 Romanian civil society organizations.
To Strengthen the Rule of Law, Protect the Independence of Prosecutors
The case of Laura Codruţa Kövesi at the European Court of Human Rights underlines the importance of prosecutorial independence in protecting the rule of law.
Case Watch: How Does a Court Assess Whether Someone Might be Tortured?
In cases concerning the protection of refugees from being returned to places where they may be at risk of ill-treatment, two recent decisions from the UN Human Rights Committee show that timing is everything.
Case Watch: European Court of Justice Faults Response to Football Tycoon’s Anti-Gay Remarks
Asociaţia ACCEPT has successfully challenged Romania's handling of anti-gay remarks by the millionaire backer of Steaua Bucharest football club.