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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, 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 …

Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, 2016 General Issue Published; and, Call for the 2017 General Issue

30/09/2016 – 1:52 pm | Comments Off on Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, 2016 General Issue Published; and, Call for the 2017 General Issue

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law is pleased to announce that the latest edition of the journal, the 2016 General Issue, has just been published.
Full, free access is available here, with links to the individual pieces included below.
ARTICLES
Intellectual Property Rights in Traditional Knowledge: Enabler of Sustainable Development
Freedom-Kai Phillips
(Pages 1-18)
It’s Not the Fish that Stinks! EU Trade Relations with Morocco under the Scrutiny of the General Court of the …

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 …

Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union

12/02/2016 – 11:13 am | Comments Off on Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union

The Academy of European Law (AEL) holds two summer courses each year, on Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union.  The Academy’s Summer Courses are renowned for their innovative and cutting-edge topics, combined with the highest standards of academic content presented by leading scholars and thinkers. Each year the courses attract highly qualified participants from all around the world and the mix …

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 …

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 …

Right to paid leave of absence to commissioning parents of a surrogate child (Advocate General Wahl’s Opinion of 26 September 2013 in Case C-363/12)

21/10/2013 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off on Right to paid leave of absence to commissioning parents of a surrogate child (Advocate General Wahl’s Opinion of 26 September 2013 in Case C-363/12)

 
This is a note on a case involving surrogate parents’ rights to paid leave under EU law. National laws really differ in this respect; according to Wikipedia some prohibit it altogether, whether commercial or altruistic (e.g. France, Norway); some allow also commercial surrogacy(India or Russia, for example); some leave it unregulated so far (Ireland as an example in this case).
In 2013, DG Internal Policies carried …

In the wake of the uprisings, by Jan Wouters and Sanderijn Duquet

17/10/2013 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off on In the wake of the uprisings, by Jan Wouters and Sanderijn Duquet

The following article entitled “In the wake of the uprisings” authored by Jan Wouters and Sanderijn Duquet was first published on OUPblog, Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World and is reproduced here with the kind permission of OUP. The original article is available here http://blog.oup.com/2013/10/arab-uprisings-european-union/.
In early 2011, a series of revolutionary chain reactions against uncompromising and authoritarian regimes set the Middle East …

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 …

European Parliament approves SWIFT Agreement

09/07/2010 – 6:02 pm | 2 Comments

On Thursday 7 July 2010, the European Parliament approved the new SWIFT-Agreement on bank data transfers to the United States for counter-terrorist purposes (see the press release of the European Parliament). The Draft Agreement provides for mass bank data transfers upon request by the US authorities with a view to identifying suspected terrorists. It is important to note though that only financial transactions to non-EU …

The EU’s Accession to the ECHR

19/03/2010 – 8:13 am | One Comment

Yesterday’s EUobserver has a concise and well-written piece on some of the issues which will need addressing as part of the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. This is a topic which is likely to receive a lot of academic attention over the coming months.

Diplomatic protection and consular cooperation after the Treaty of Lisbon

18/03/2010 – 2:22 pm | Comments Off on Diplomatic protection and consular cooperation after the Treaty of Lisbon

The right to diplomatic and consular protection constitutes an essential entitlement of citizenship of the European Union. This right marks the extension of the institution of EU citizenship to outside the borders of Member States. In that sense, Article 46 of the Charter on Fundamental Rights of the European Union provides: “Every citizen of the Union shall, in the territory of a third country in …