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Impact of War in Ukraine on Justice and Home Affairs 
26 April 2022 (updated 6 days, 19 hours ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M. / 2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Russian invasion of Ukraine that started on 24 February 2022 has also several repercussion on the justice and home affairs policy of the EU. An extraordinary meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council took place on 27 February 2022 at which ministers decided … Read more

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EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
ECtHR: Deadline for Applications Reduced to Four Months 
26 April 2022
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
From 1 February 2022, the deadline for submitting applications to the ECtHR has been reduced from six to four months from the date of a final decision in a domestic court case. The new deadline can be found in Protocol No 15 to the ECHR, … Read more

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Council of Europe Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
ECtHR Rules on Systemic Dysfunctions in Polish Judiciary 
26 April 2022
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
The ECtHR examined anew dysfunctions in the Polish judiciary system in two judgments handed down in February and March 2022. Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
45 Civil Society Organisations Call for Prohibition of Predictive and Profiling AI Systems in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 
26 April 2022
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
45 Civil society organisations issued a call for the prohibition of AI predictive and profiling AI systems in law enforcement and criminal justice in the Artificial Intelligence Act. They see a danger in the use of these systems that will lead to the several problems. Read more

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EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Legislation
Three New Committees at EP 
26 April 2022
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
Following a proposal by the Conference of Presidents, the European Parliament set up three new committees:A committee of inquiry to look into the Pegasus spyware;A special committee to look into malicious foreign interference;A special committee to look into the European response … Read more

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EU Corona European Parliament Data Protection
AIDA Adopts Report on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age 
26 April 2022
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 22 March 2022, the Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted a report on artificial intelligence (AI) which emphasised that the digital transition in the EU must be human-centric and compatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. Read more

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EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Legislation
Commission Proposes New Regulations to Improve Cybersecurity and Information Security of EU Administration 
26 April 2022
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 22 March 2022, the Commission made two new proposals to improve cybersecurity and information security in EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies: a Cybersecurity Regulation and an Information Security Regulation.Cybersecurity RegulationWith this regulation, the Commission wishes to establish common cybersecurity measures … Read more

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EU Legislation Security Union Cybercrime
EP Resolution on the Fight against Racism 
26 April 2022
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 8 March 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the fight against racism in the media, sports, and schools.The MEPs proposed stopping EU and state funding for media outlets that competent authorities find to be promoting hate speech and xenophobia - in … Read more

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EU Racism and Xenophobia
Europol Report on Criminal Use of Cryptocurrencies 
At the end of January 2022, Europol published a new report containing an overview of the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. The report provides core definitions, case examples, and details of the challenges authorities face in combating the illicit use of such digital currencies.In its … Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
Annual Report of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre 
On 23 February 2022, the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) at Europol published its sixth annual report for the year 2021. The report once again confirms migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings (THB) as being among the most serious criminal threats facing the EU. … Read more

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EU Europol Trafficking in Human Beings
Open Letter: Reconsideration of Europol’s Data Processing Capacities 
Following the EDPS decision on the retention of datasets lacking data subject categorisation (→ related link), a consortium of 23 civil society organisations from across Europe and beyond sent an open letter to European policymakers on 26 January 2021. The letter urges them to seriously … Read more

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EU Europol Data Protection
EDPS Orders Erasure of Personal Data Not Categorised by Europol 
On 3 January 2022, the EDPS issued an order which obliges Europol to erase datasets older than six months that are lacking data subject categorisation. Read more

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EU Europol Data Protection
Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment 2022 
On 16 March 2022, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published their new Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment 2022. The report looks at the threat the EU faces from intellectual property (IP) crime. Key developments identified include the increased production and … Read more

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EU Europol Counterfeiting & Piracy
Cooperation with Russia Suspended 
On 17 March 2022, as a consequence of the situation in Ukraine, the Europol Management Board decided to suspend any cooperation with Russia. This decision also affects the strategic agreement concluded in November 2003. Furthermore, Europol will continue to work at all levels to support … Read more

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EU Europol
Support by Eurojust Leads to Conviction for Crimes against Humanity 
For the first time worldwide, a high-ranking Syrian official was convicted for crimes against humanity. The former member of the Syrian intelligence services was sentenced to life imprisonment for the deaths - as a result of torture and inhumane imprisonment conditions - of 27 … Read more

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