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Commissioner for Human Rights: Annual Activity Report 
6 June 2018 (updated 2 years, 2 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 19 January 2018, Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, presented his last annual report on the activities carried out during 2017. It includes an assessment of the state of human rights in Europe. The activity report states that, in 2017, … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Protocol 16 to ECHR Enters into Force 
6 June 2018 (updated 2 years, 2 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 12 April 2018, France ratified Protocol 16 to the Convention on Human Rights as the tenth state and thereby triggered its entry into force from 1 August 2018. It will then apply to Albania, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovenia, and … Read more

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Council of Europe Fundamental Rights
The Court’s Results for 2017 
6 June 2018 (updated 2 years, 2 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 25 January 2018, Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, presented the ECtHR’s annual results. 2017 saw an increase in the number of incoming applications, mainly as a result of new cases brought against Turkey. The number of pending … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Court Launches Series of New Factsheets 
6 June 2018 (updated 2 years, 2 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 16 January 2018, The ECtHR released a series of five new factsheets on its case law on the following themes:Access to the Internet and the freedom to receive and impart information;Deprivation of citizenship;Legal professional privilege;Accompanied and unaccompanied migrant minors in … Read more

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Council of Europe Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
Operation Themis Started 
On 1 February 2018, Frontex launched a new operation in the Central Mediterranean to assist Italy in border control activity.The new Operation Themis replaces Operation Triton. Next to search and rescue as crucial components of the operation, Operation Themis features an enhanced law enforcement … Read more

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EU Frontex
Risk Analysis 2018 
Frontex published its annual Risk Analysis Report in February 2018. According to the report, the number of illegal border-crossings into the EU in 2017 dropped to its lowest in four years, with 204,700 detections of illegal border crossings between border-crossing points. The numbers decreased … Read more

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EU Frontex
Cooperation Plan with Moldova 
On 26 March 2018, Frontex and the Republic of Moldova signed a new cooperation plan for the period 2018 to 2020. Under this plan, the exchange of information on migratory flows, the use of relevant data to combat cross-border crime, and initiatives to provide technical … Read more

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EU Frontex
Challenges For Civil Society Organisations 
A report drafted by the FRA reveals diverse challenges that potentially affect the work of civil society organisations (CSOs) working on human rights in the EU.The report, which focuses on 2011-2017, was released on 19 January 2018 in the context of an event hosted … Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
FRA Calendar 2018 
FRA has published its calendar outlining the key reports, meetings, and events scheduled for the year 2018.In 2018, the agency will continue to focus on migration and publish periodic reports on migration-related fundamental rights concerns. Further plans involve:Targeted reports on discrimination and integration … Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
New National Member for Austria 
Austria has a new National Member at Eurojust since 1 January 2018. Before joining Eurojust, Mr, Gerhard Jarosch was Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Vienna. Furthermore, Mr. Jarosch is President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), former President of the Austrian Association of Prosecutors, and … Read more

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EU Eurojust
New Liaison Prosecutor for Montenegro 
At the beginning of December 2017, Montenegro appointed a new Liaison Prosecutor for Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Jelena Lučić Đaletić worked as Prosecutor at the High State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica, Montenegro. Read more

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EU Eurojust
Coordination Centre Record 
In 2017, Eurojust hosted 17 coordination centres, the highest annual number since their creation in 2011. National authorities and Eurojust may set up a coordination centre when complex cases require the real-time exchange of information and large-scale multilateral actions.The majority of the 17 … Read more

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EU Eurojust
New Bulgarian National Member 
Since February, Ivanka Kotorova holds the position of National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Prior to this position, Ms Kotorova served as Deputy National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Kotorova held various regional, district, and cassation posts as a public prosecutor … Read more

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EU Eurojust
New National Member for the UK 
This March, Samantha Shallow took up her position as National Member for the United Kingdom at Eurojust.In her longstanding professional career, Ms Shallow held several positions. One of them was in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), including its International Justice and Organised Crime Division, … Read more

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EU Eurojust
Hit Against Spear Phishing 
On 28 March 2018, after a two-year cybercrime investigation, 20 suspects were arrested for banking fraud that netted €1 million from hundreds of customers of two major banking institutions. The spear phishing e-mails were used by a Romanian and Italian organised criminal group to impersonate … Read more

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EU Eurojust
SIENA Record in 2017 
In 2017, for the first time, more than one million SIENA messages were exchanged among Europol, Member States and third parties.SIENA is the Secure Information Exchange Network Application, managed by Europol which enables a swift and secure communication and exchange of operational and strategic … Read more

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