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.
Using Human Rights to Challenge a Home Repossession Order in Romania
A Romanian court is being asked whether the safeguards of the European Union's rights charter apply when people face the loss of their home, after falling into arrears on mortgage payments.
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.