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On June 14, 2023, in the framework of the European project PATFox (Pioneering AntiSLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression) and with the support of the Illustrious Provincial Bar Association of A Coruña, we organized the training day "New threats to democracy: How to counteract SLAPPs".  The event was attended by lawyers, academics and representatives of ICA...

In recent years, a discourse based on racism, xenophobia, intolerance, ethnocentrism, discrimination, inequality, exclusion, marginalization and criminalization against this sector of the population, aimed at the construction of the Other understood as a danger, as an enemy, has been growing stronger.  Recurrent targets of hate speech are national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, already vulnerable communities,...

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has recently published the European Union Fundamental Rights Report 2023. This document reviews the achievements in this field during 2022 and identifies the main areas of concern. Thus, the report focuses mainly on the problems arising from the war in Ukraine and provides a comprehensive analysis of...

At the Diplomatic Conference held from 15 to 26 May in Ljubljana, Slovenia, organized by the MLA initiative[1], which includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Argentina, Senegal and Mongolia, the Ljubljana-Hague Convention (hereinafter, the Convention) was adopted after 12 years of negotiation. This document enables cooperation between countries for the investigation and prosecution of crimes of...

In the last 50 years, global plastic production has grown exponentially, leaving in its wake 9.2 billion tons of plastic between 1950 and 2017, as stated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Of that large amount of waste, 7 billion ended up between landfills and different natural environments, so that every minute the equivalent...

In the framework of the PATFOXproject, last May 17 2023 we gave the virtual conference "SLAPPs: new forms of abuse of the law", organized with the support of ELSA Barcelona UB.  ELSA is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit organization, run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal...

This week the Fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe-also known as the Council of Europe Summit-is taking place in Reykjavik to reinforce the Council's key mission of safeguarding and promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law.  This is the fourth Council of Europe Summit since its establishment...