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The Crime of Rape in the Portuguese Justice System – Current Challenges and the Future Legal Reform

Maria Leonor Cano Crespo Dargent, University of Lisbon A pregnant woman was seeing a psychiatrist in order to cure her depression. In one of the psychiatrist appointments, while the woman was 8 months pregnant, after prescribing her some medicine, the psychiatrist, suddenly, put his penis into her mouth while pulling her head. The woman tried

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

“A very public matter”: Belarus tightens control over the Internet

Ivan Bezniak, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus   Belarus is discussing new amendments to the law on mass media, the task of which is “to protect people from destructive information”. Internet resources offer to voluntarily register as a media. From now on, the “network publication” is obliged to become a legal entity, with

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Are Speeders Murderers?

Maximilian Matthiesen   Are speeders murderers? - German courts had to deal with this question in 2017 and 2018. The facts of the so-called "Berliner Raser" trial are as follows. One day, shortly after midnight, both defendants randomly stood with their cars at a red traffic light on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm. There, after brief bravado, the

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

A need to reform the German abortion law?

Merten Breisacher Universität Göttingen, Juristische Fakultät   In 2018 a German court uphold its judgment regarding a doctor from Giessen. They saw a breach of §219a StGB in her actions which prohibits the advertisment of abortion in Germany. She provided a link on her website which would lead to another page which conteins information about this

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Shared-Parenting: two parents, two homes in Portuguese Law

Amanda Bueno Almeida Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal   Who will get child custody in dissolution of marriage? Should shared parenting be expressly provided for in the Portuguese Civil Code? In July 2018, a petition was submitted to the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic to amend the current law in force in the

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

The Independence of Catalonia

Ramón Noceda Tubío University Santiago de Compostela The Catalan independence movement is an ideology with many years of antiquity. Despite this, I want to highlight in this text, the increase of its prominence in recent years, which has made it a hot topic in both Spanish and international. The problem of Catalonia, from a legal

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Refugees of the Syrian Civil War in Turkey

Sıla Senem Kurt Faculty of Law, University of Yeditepe, Turkey Erasmus student at Faculty of Law in Maribor   Refugees of the Syrian Civil War are citizens of Syrian Arab Republic, who have escaped from their country since the inception of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. Up to half a million people died in

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Josep Miguel – a Spanish rapper who challenges the limits of the freedom of speech

Sara Rocío López Sosa University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria In recent years, there have been several Spanish law cases in which freedom of expression has been questioned. On 6th of November 2018, the Court of Appeal of Ghent (Belgium) decided to postpone its decision. It is caused by a singer who is in

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Should we make streaming websites illegal?

Ann-Sophie Butenschön University of Hamburg We all know this feeling: Some good show nearly comes to an end, but a friend of yours says that one more season exists and is out there waiting for you. You’re searching through massive online archives of shows, movies and podcasts because nearly everything is available after a few

By |December 8th, 2018|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Malta’s Blockchain Legislation: widening one’s horizons or moving forward with uncertainty?

Jake Camilleri University of Malta As of the 22nd May 2018, the government of Malta published three bills concerning the regulation of blockchain-based technology within the island. These are as follows, enacted on the 1st November 2018 as Chapters 590 - 592 , Laws of Malta: The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act(ITAS), The Virtual

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Surrogate motherhood in the legislation of the Czech Republic

Picture by Babygest (https://babygest.com/en/surrogate/) Dita Ševčíková Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic As a result of the social development, the issue of the right to life is discussed very often also in connection with the freedom of choice and the right to self-determination. However, the topics like artificial insemination or surrogacy are very controversial and the legislation about

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments

Prohibition of trading on Sunday in Poland

by Monika Maria Cwalińska, University of Bialystok In Poland, on 1st  March 2018  the act“on limiting trade on Sundays and public holidays and on certain other days” entered into force. According to it’s content, on Sundays and holidays in trade outlets, trading and performing activities related to trade as well as entrusting the employee or

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: Posts from Students|0 Comments