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EUI Conference: ‘Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States’, 8 June 2018

11/01/2018 – 5:05 pm |

* With thanks to Dr Clara Rauchegger and Dr Anna Wallerman, Max Weber Fellows, European University Institute.
The conference on ‘Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States’ will be held on 8 June 2018 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Michal Bobek, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU, will deliver the keynote address.
The deadline for submitting an …

CfP, Radboud Economic Law Conference – 3rd ed – Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law – 15 June 2018 – Nijmegen, NL

21/11/2017 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off on CfP, Radboud Economic Law Conference – 3rd ed – Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law – 15 June 2018 – Nijmegen, NL

On Friday, 15 June 2018, the 3rd edition of the Radboud Economic Law International Conference will take place at the Faculty of Law of Radboud University Nijmegen. This event will be focused on ‘Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law’. 
The conference website with information about the conference concept, the detailed programme, the call for papers, the NOVA points awarded, the registration procedure, etc. can be accessed HERE.
This one day conference is organized in two successive …

CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

26/06/2017 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

The European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) and the Academy of European Law are delighted to invite submissions for the EJLS 10th anniversary conference to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.
Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome and twenty-five years after the Treaty of Maastricht being signed, the European Union is at a crossroads. A …

iCourts lanches new database on international courts

05/04/2016 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off on iCourts lanches new database on international courts

Today the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) embedded in the Faculty of law, University of Copenhagen, lauched a new and original database on international courts.
The database makes the judgments of international courts easily accessible to researchers and can be accessed at www.icourts.dk.
The database currently makes two datasets available on the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In …

Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law

04/01/2016 – 2:20 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law will publish its next summer issue on ‘General Issues in International and European Law‘.
More information is available at CFP General Issue 2016.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is 18 April 2016!

“Oxi” vote the outcome of the Greek referendum

07/07/2015 – 11:53 pm | Comments Off on “Oxi” vote the outcome of the Greek referendum

An overwhelming 61,31% in favour of the “oxi” (no) vote was the outcome of the controversial Greek referendum of July 5th.
On Sunday past, the deeply divided Greek people were called to to accept or reject the proposal submitted by Greece’s creditors in the Eurogroup of June 25th, asking for more austerity in the form of spending cuts and tax increases. However, the referendum was given …

CfP: EU law and Risk Regulation, 19-25 April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

30/10/2014 – 4:08 pm | Comments Off on CfP: EU law and Risk Regulation, 19-25 April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

13th Jean Monnet Seminar: “EU law and Risk Regulation” 19th-25th April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik
https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/EJP/jean_monnet_projekt/dubrovnik_2015
The Dubrovnik Seminar is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law. The event entails two parts – lectures by prominent EU law professors and members of the Court of Justice and research presentations by PhD candidates and junior academics.
This year the seminar deals with …

University of Bern, Department of Economic Law Professorship in European and International Economic Law (100%, open rank)

18/06/2014 – 7:42 pm | Comments Off on University of Bern, Department of Economic Law Professorship in European and International Economic Law (100%, open rank)

The Department of Economic Law at the University of Bern is seeking to fill the position of a professor of European and International Economic Law as of the fall semester 2015 (to succeed Prof. Dr. Thomas Cottier).
JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS: The core duties of the professor consist of furthering the general foundations of European law (including the legal relations between Switzerland and the European Union) and international …

Salma Yusuf, Pursuing the Right for Today, Securing the Environment for Tomorrow, Published by Complutense University of Madrid

14/06/2012 – 10:41 am | Comments Off on Salma Yusuf, Pursuing the Right for Today, Securing the Environment for Tomorrow, Published by Complutense University of Madrid

Published by the Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation
UNISCI Journal No. 29 May 2012
Download PDF  Salma_Yusuf_PURSUING_THE_RIGHT_FOR_TODAY_SECURING_THE_ENVIRONMENT_FOR_TOMORROW.pdf
SALMA YUSUF is contactable at salmayusuf@gmail.com

Opening Remarks to The Editorial Team and Members of International Law Observer by Salma Yusuf

09/05/2012 – 5:44 am | Comments Off on Opening Remarks to The Editorial Team and Members of International Law Observer by Salma Yusuf

Greetings to fellow members of the international legal community representing the diverse jurisdictions and legal systems of the world!
It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be welcomed to the distinguished Panel of Authors of the Editorial Team at the International Law Observer. Thank you, Dominik Zimmerman, Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Observer, for the kind words of introduction.
It is indeed humbling to be …

Solving the Eurozone crisis: time is of the essence?

07/12/2011 – 1:08 am | Comments Off on Solving the Eurozone crisis: time is of the essence?

I’d like to start this post with a joke I heard recently. A speaker at an important conference goes on and on for what feels like ages. At some point a guy just stands up and starts heading for the door. The speaker is taken aback and asks: Excuse me, where are you going? The guy turns around and answers: I’m going to have a …

Shared responsibility for injury despite the existence or not of a wrongful act?

18/11/2011 – 6:54 pm | Comments Off on Shared responsibility for injury despite the existence or not of a wrongful act?

Here follows a scenario and a number of inter-related questions, which those looking to write an exciting master thesis might find interesting. This post relates to an underexplored, though interesting issue of shared responsibility for injury caused by acts which can or not be considered as ‘wrongful’. After all, injury can be sustained by a State also from what on their face are perfectly lawful acts …

The Demise of Europe?

27/01/2010 – 7:57 am | One Comment

In today’s Wall Street Journal Marcus Walker speculates that the admission of Turkey to the EU may be the only possibility left if Europe is to maintain its standing as an important international actor. The article somewhat echoes another article in this week’s Economist noting the need for the EU to become more realistic in its dealings with e.g. China. One probably shouldn’t get one’s …

Kadi: One Year On

21/09/2009 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Kadi: One Year On

As my first post I thought it appropriate to reflect on the September 2008 Kadi judgment of the ECJ, in which the Court held an EC Regulation to be in violation of fundamental rights.[i] What was fundamental to Kadi was that the EC Regulation at issue directly transposed a Chapter VII Security Council Resolution dealing with counter-terrorism. This case remains topical; not only is Kadi …

A New EC Commissioner for Fundamental Rights?

14/09/2009 – 7:19 am | One Comment

Maybe if Barroso is re-elected and gets his way. EU Observer has the story.

EU Fundamental Rights and Counter-Terrorist Blacklisting in the Next Round: The El Morabit Decision of the CFI (T-37/07 and T-323/07)

13/09/2009 – 2:55 pm | Comments Off on EU Fundamental Rights and Counter-Terrorist Blacklisting in the Next Round: The El Morabit Decision of the CFI (T-37/07 and T-323/07)

A brief follow-up on the ECJ’s Kadi decision and the Court of First Instance’s (CFI) – slightly less famous – PMOI decisions we reported earlier on (see here, here and here). The Kadi decision dealt with an EU regulation implementing a UN blacklist which provided for the freezing of financial means of suspected Al Quaida and Taliban member. Similarly, the PMOI dealt with an (autonomous) …

German Constitutional Court approves but delays Lisbon Treaty

30/06/2009 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on German Constitutional Court approves but delays Lisbon Treaty

The German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe today handed down a decision in which it approved the Lisbon Treaty but delayed its ratification. According to the Court, there are no decisive constitutional objections to the Act Approving the Treaty of Lisbon. The Lisbon treaty is as such compatible with the German basic law (Grundgesetz). Moreover, in the view of the Constitutional Court, the treaty would not …

European Parliament approves trade agreement with Turkmenistan despite its problematic human rights record

25/04/2009 – 11:11 pm | Comments Off on European Parliament approves trade agreement with Turkmenistan despite its problematic human rights record

This week, on 22 April 2009, the European Parliament approved an interim trade agreement with Turkmenistan (for the full text of the resolution see here). Such an agreement would facilitate market access of Turkmen goods to the European Community and vice versa. This information would probably not be worthy of more than a minor note in some EU newsletter if Turkmenistan was not a notorious …