UNITED KINGDOM: Activists are being charged under terrorism laws for the first time in Britain – this sets a dangerous precedent (UPDATED)

Update 2021: In January 2021, the convictions of the Stansted 15 were overturned on appeal. Read more here. Update 18 March 2019: On 26 February, HM Courts and Tribunal Service…

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NETHERLANDS: Court decisions on climate activists uphold freedom of assembly standards
Climate change protestors demonstrate in front of the Dutch parliament in The Hague (EPA)

NETHERLANDS: Court decisions on climate activists uphold freedom of assembly standards

- Analysis by ECNL, published on 27 November 2020, accessible here On October 22, 2020, the Subdistrict Court of Amsterdam decided on seven criminal cases following the Extinction Rebellion Netherlands…

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FRANCE – Unjustified Ban On Protest During Pandemic; Charlie Hebdo Faces Attack Again

Civic space report produced by European Civic Forum to CIVICUS monitor. Association Impact of COVID-19 on CSO sector The Mouvement Associatif reported to the CIVICUS Monitor that associations working in solidarity and social…

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HUNGARY: Civilization coalition reacts on ruling by CJEU on “Lex NGO” – “All this law did was bring us closer together”

Press release, Civilization coalition, 18 June 2020 - accessible here   In its decision today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) echoes the Hungarian civil society’s opinion…

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