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EU: ‘Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights’

The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union territory have ‘rights as refugees’ – meaning Spanish authorities will no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Anti-Israel demonstrators march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, June 13.. (photo credit:GEORGES ROBERT / AFP)

In Huge Blow To Israel, Netherlands Declares BDS ‘Free Speech’

The Jerusalem Post reports: Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced Thursday that calls to boycott the Jewish state fall within the limits of free speech, undermining intensive Israeli diplomatic efforts to sway European capitals to outlaw the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement.


JUDGE: UK Anti-Terror Laws Incompatible with EU Human Rights

A major clause in the UK’s Terrorism Act 2000 that allows border guards to question suspects when they arrive in the country is incompatible with European human rights laws, a senior judge has ruled. Ruling in the case of David

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Europe’s Human Rights Court Says Turkey Violates Human Rights

Amid wider concerns over freedom of expression and access to information in Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled the government violated fundamental freedoms when it blocked access to YouTube.  Turkey’s violation of the European Convention on Human