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Germany: Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law on Social Networks undermines free expression

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Germany: Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law on Social Networks undermines free expression

In August 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Act to Improve Enforcement of The Law on Social Networks (the Act), which the Federal Council (Upper Chamber) of the German Parliament approved on 7 July 2017, and is expected to be published in the Gazette shortly. The Act will enter into force on 1 October 2017. ARTICLE 19 analysed the earlier draft of the Act.


By Article 19, UK.


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Federal District Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Measure Banning One of the Safest, Most Common Methods of Second Trimester Abortion

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Federal District Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Measure Banning One of the Safest, Most Common Methods of Second Trimester Abortion

A federal district court judge today issued a temporary restraining orderblocking a 2017 Texas measure banning the safest and most common method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester after 15 weeks of pregnancy.


By CRR, USA.


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Chile to Pass Historic Bill

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Chile to Pass Historic Bill

Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, rape, and fatal fetal impairments. President Michelle Bachelet introduced abortion legislation in January 2015. The abortion bill passed in Constitutional and Health Committees within both the Cámara de Diputados —the lower house of Chile’s Congress—and the Senate. However, soon after Congress passed the bill, conservative groups challenged the bill calling it unconstitutional and the Constitutional Tribunal held hearings last week before making its final ruling.


By CRR, USA.


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