Monthly Archives: May 2016

Doubling the number of judges of the General Court – A breakthrough or blow for justice?

The General Court is facing an increasing workload, and questions on whether legal redress in the European Union (EU) can be guaranteed within a reasonable time have started to arise. On 3 December 2015 a Regulation (Regulation of the European … Continue reading

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P v. Q, Case C-455/15: Jurisdiction and recognition of a judgment on parental responsibility

On 19 November 2015 the European Court of Justice delivered a judgment in the case of P v. Q (C-455/15) concerning jurisdiction and recognition of a foreign judgment on parental responsibility. The facts: P (father) and Q (mother) had two … Continue reading

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Kochenov and Pech on Monitoring and Enforcement of the Rule of Law in the EU: Rhetoric and Reality

Introduction The common fundamental values the European Union (EU, the Union) is built on are found in article 2 TEU, which include the rule of law. An increasing number of internal threats and/or breaches of the Union values, i.e. ‘rule … Continue reading

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The Brexit debate

This post reflects on an article posted by Osmi Anannya on 4 March 2016 (The Brexit Debate) that opens up for a discussion about the coming referendum and touches upon some of the advantages and disadvantages of potentially leaving the … Continue reading

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O v Bio Philippe Auguste SARL, Case C-432/14 of 1 October 2015

A preliminary ruling concerning non-discrimination on grounds of age Facts and procedure of the case A French student (the applicant) had a fixed-term employment contract at the company Bio Philippe Auguste SARL (Bio) during his university vacation. At the end … Continue reading

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Van Meerbeeck on the principle of legal certainty in the case law of the European Court of Justice

In the latest issue of the European Law Review, Jérémie Van Meerbeeck published an article (E.L. Rev. 2016, 41(2), 275-288) regarding the case law of the CJEU which discusses the many different conceptions of the principle of legal certainty. The … Continue reading

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Stephen Brittain on “The relationship between the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights: an Originalist Analysis”

Stephen Brittain published an article in the European Constitutional Law Review in December 2015. It looks at how one could bring an originalist perspective into the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter, a field currently … Continue reading

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