Menelaos Markakis

Menelaos Markakis is reading for a DPhil at the University of Oxford and is an Academy of Athens and Modern Law Review scholar.

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European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

There is a seemingly endless stream of cases originating from the Greek crisis, which has preoccupied the national, European, and international courts and bodies alike. The judgment delivered by the European Court of Human Rights ...
Concerns about Greece from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

Concerns about Greece from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), a Council of Europe body monitoring problems of racism, xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination, has delivered its fifth report on Greece on 24 February 2015. The ...
One May Not Retain Personal Data Forever: The Judgment in Google Spain

One May Not Retain Personal Data Forever: The Judgment in Google Spain

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently held in Google Spain that an individual may, in some cases, request that Google take down personal information from its search results. The dispute in the main proceedings ...
CJEU Holds the Data Retention Directive Invalid

CJEU Holds the Data Retention Directive Invalid

In joined cases C-293/12 and C-594/12, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Directive 2006/24/ECĀ on the retention of data by service providers for the purposes of investigating, detecting and prosecuting serious crime ...
The CJEU’s Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

The CJEU’s Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

In its judgment in AMS (15 January 2014), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on whether the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union can apply in a dispute between private parties, holding ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

In the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that the legal recognition of different-sex civil partnerships to the exclusion of same-sex civil partnerships was ...
European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

In the case of I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive employee due to pressure exercised by his fellow employees on the employer to dismiss him was incompatible with the European ...
German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

The German Federal Constitutional Court has rejected constitutional complaints lodged by Serbian citizens in relation to a NATO air strike in the Serbian city of Varvarin on 30 May 1999. The claimants were Serbian citizens who ...
Kadi II: Fundamental Rights and International Terrorism

Kadi II: Fundamental Rights and International Terrorism

In its judgment in Kadi II (18 July 2013), the Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber) sought to ascertain the content of procedural rights of suspected terrorists and strike a balance between the imperative need to ...