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A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

The Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus recently released a final report, just shy of 800 pages and drafted entirely in Greek, of an independent inquiry that was set...
Administrative Automated Decision-Making: What About the Right to an Effective Remedy?

Administrative Automated Decision-Making: What About the Right to an Effective Remedy?

Automated decision-making (‘ADM’) systems are algorithm decision-making tools, which issue either a partial or a full decision. While their use by national public administration is no new phenomenon, the European...
Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

This blog continues analysis of the EU-Korea FTA Expert Panel Report, focussing on the significance of the findings regarding ‘Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to...
The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

On 25 July 2018 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled in Minister for Justice and Equality v LM that a judicial authority...
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 and other areas along the Northern French coast in desperate and...
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 grant a right of residence to same–sex spouses of...
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 Charter as part of the UK’s post-Brexit settlement. With this,...
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 followed from Advocate General Wathelet’s Opinion on 11 January 2018. In the...
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 it by the House of Lords. The Bill survived its...
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. There are significant challenges in ensuring...
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 votes to 122. MPs rejected all amendments to the 133-word Bill....
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 rethink its socio-economic governance tools, calling into question the balance between...

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