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The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

On June 5, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) held in Coman and Others that Member States should ...
The Fate of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK Law After Brexit is Sealed

The Fate of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK Law After Brexit is Sealed

On Monday in the House of Lords, Lord Pannick withdrew his amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill retaining the EU ...
Adrian Coman v. Romania: A Small Victory with Wasted Potential

Adrian Coman v. Romania: A Small Victory with Wasted Potential

On 5 June 2018, the CJEU released its much-anticipated judgment on Adrian Coman and Others v. Romania. This ...
The EU Withdrawal Bill in the Commons: Parliament surrendering control?

The EU Withdrawal Bill in the Commons: Parliament surrendering control?

Last week, the EU Withdrawal Bill returned to the Commons, so MPs could scrutinise and vote on amendments made to ...
Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

In spite of its obligation under Art 6(2) of the Lisbon Treaty to accede to the ECHR, the EU has yet to do so. ...
The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table

The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table

On 8th February, the  EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed Third Reading in the House of Commons, by 494 ...
Social Rights in the New Economic Architecture of the European Union

Social Rights in the New Economic Architecture of the European Union

What started in the United States as the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 led the European Union to fundamentally ...
Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: II

Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: II

This should be read with the previous posting. They are both designed to reveal underlying issues of ...
Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: I

Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: I

The post-referendum discourse has been marked by vibrant political and legal exchange in Parliament and the ...
EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med (referred to in this post as the “Operation”) was commissioned by the European Council on 18th May, ...
Did Brexit Save the HRA 1998?

Did Brexit Save the HRA 1998?

Perhaps it is time to begin looking for silver linings, as opposed to fantastic judicial interventions. On this ...

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