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Georgian 'foreign influence' bill signed into law

The speaker of Georgia's parliament said on Monday he signed into law a controversial "foreign influence" bill adopted despite mass protests, Western condemnation and a presidential veto.

Georgia's parliament adopted the divisive law last week, overriding a presidential veto on the measure, which critics say is anti-democratic and mirrors Russian legislation used to silence dissent.

European court upholds Italy’s right to seize prized Greek bronze from Getty Museum, rejects appeal

A European court on Thursday upheld Italy's right to seize a prized Greek statue from the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, ruling that Italy was justified in trying to reclaim an important part of its cultural heritage and rejecting the museum's appeal.

European court slams Greece for naming and shaming HIV-positive sex workers in 2012

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday issued a scathing decision against Greece, rapping authorities for breaches of privacy, medical procedure and judicial due process, over a Health Ministry campaign in the spring of 2012 to name and shame sex workers who were found to be HIV positive after being forcibly tested for the disease.

Moldovan LGBT Couple Sues State for Recognition

Two activists from Moldova's LGBT+ community, Angelica Frolov and Leo Zbanke, have filed an action in the country's courts demanding that the state recognise them as a couple.

Their action comes after the Public Services Agency, ASP, previously refused to register their union because they are of the same sex, and Moldovan legislation does not currently allow this.

Balkan, Central European, Countries Still Not Implementing ECHR Rulings – Report

A view of the court room at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, 26 January 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK

"Nonetheless, there has been an increase in the total number of judgments currently pending full execution (6,081 compared to 5,533 in December 2021)," the report wrote.