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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 …

International Court Authority

08/01/2018 – 9:33 am |

Karen Alter, Larry Helfer and Mikael Rask Madsen have published a new paper on International Court Authority that also serves as an introduction to a larger project that is forthcoming on Oxford University Press.
Here is the abstract:
An innovative, interdisciplinary and far-reaching examination of the actual reality of international courts, International Court Authority (Oxford University Press, 2018) challenges fundamental preconceptions about when, why, and how international …

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 and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

15/02/2017 – 12:19 pm | Comments Off on iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

Context
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.
 The set-up
The iCourts/PluriCourts …

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 …

CFP: Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law

12/02/2016 – 3:38 pm | Comments Off on CFP: Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law

Workshop themes
Public reason has been one of the most discussed and controversial ideas in political philosophy ever since Rawls introduced his political liberal ideal of public reason in the mid-1990s. Legal scholars, too, are arguing about the merits and problems of conceiving constitutional courts as a place where the justification of public acts are assessed in terms of constitutionally embedded public reason. More recently international …

Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law?

20/01/2016 – 12:39 pm | Comments Off on Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law?

New article by iCourts assistant professor Urska Sadl and professor Mikael Rask Madsen: “Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law? An Analysis of CItizenship Rights Adjudication before and after the Financial Crisis“.
Abstract:
This article analyzes the impact of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis on the adjudication of EU citizenship rights, combining long-term quantitative empirical legal study with qualitative socio-legal analysis. We find …

A ‘Selfie’ from Luxembourg: The Court of Justice and the Fabrication of the Pre-Accession Case-Law Dossiers

20/01/2016 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on A ‘Selfie’ from Luxembourg: The Court of Justice and the Fabrication of the Pre-Accession Case-Law Dossiers

iCourts professor Mikael Rask Madsen and assistant professor Urska Sadl have published a new article.
Abstract:
How does the European Court of Justice view itself? Which cases does it regard as most important? The question has riddled EU scholarship for decades. Due to a basic lack of empirical evidence, which is in part a consequence of secrecy surrounding the Court, no empirically firm answer …

Traineeships at the European Court of Justice

24/03/2015 – 11:01 pm | Comments Off on Traineeships at the European Court of Justice

Traineeships at the European Court of Justice
Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from, respectively, 1) October 2015 to December 2015, 2) January 2016 to March 2016 and 3) April 2016 until mid-July 2016.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a …

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 …

Vacancies at the European Court of Justice

17/07/2013 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off on Vacancies at the European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is advertising two position of référendaire (judicial assistant) in the chambers of Judge Ilešic and Judge Jürimäe.
For detailed information on the vacancies (in French):
Référendaire – Cabinet Ilesic – ECJ
Référendaire – Cabinet Jürimäe – ECJ

New OSF Report – From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

29/06/2013 – 10:17 am | Comments Off on New OSF Report – From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

Too often, the decisions and recommendations of international legal bodies charged with protecting human rights are ignored by states unable or unwilling to implement them.
The newest Open Society Foundations report, From Rights to Remedies, explores these challenges by examining how international human rights decisions and recommendations are implemented at the national level. It analyzes the strategies and structures—within the executive branch, legislatures, and domestic courts—that …

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 …

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 …

EU-Israel Trade Agreement Does Not Apply to Products from the Occupied Territories

04/11/2009 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

On 29 October 2009, Attorney General Bot published his Opinion on a preliminary reference addressed to the European Court of Justice by a German court on the application of the EC-Israel Association Agreement in the context of products originating from the occupied Palestinian territories and the question of their entitlement to preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel Preferential Trade Agreement (for the full text of …

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) …

Waste and the Law

05/03/2009 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Waste and the Law

If you hold an interest in international environmental law, you might find the special rapport in this week’s Economist on waste interesting. Although waste does not at first sight concern international law and related areas, the rapport fascinatingly describes many of the challenges and problems which waste gives rise to.  Given that, on average, each westerner produce around 500 kg of municipal waste a year, …