Think of the children: the ECJ clarifies the status of non-EU parents of EU citizen children living in their own Member State

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers What immigration rights do non-EU citizens have under EU law? There are three main areas of EU law that address this issue: EU immigration and asylum law; EU treaties with non-EU countries; and EU free movement law. The latter area of law is focussed on EU… Continue reading Think of the children: the ECJ clarifies the status of non-EU parents of EU citizen children living in their own Member State

EU accession to the Istanbul Convention preventing and combating violence against women. The current state of play.

by Luigi LIMONE (*) The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as ‘Istanbul Convention’, is the first legally binding treaty in Europe that criminalises different forms of violence against women including physical and psychological violence, sexual violence, sexual harassment and rape, stalking, female genital mutilation, forced… Continue reading EU accession to the Istanbul Convention preventing and combating violence against women. The current state of play.

Legally sophisticated authoritarians: the Hungarian Lex CEU

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON VERFASSUNGSBLOG Gábor Halmai (*) On 28 March the Hungarian government tabled an amendment to the Act on National Higher Education in Parliament. Even though the draft is formulated in normative terms, the only targeted institution is the Central European University (CEU), founded by George Soros, one of the main enemies of the Viktor… Continue reading Legally sophisticated authoritarians: the Hungarian Lex CEU

What is the point of minimum harmonization of fundamental rights? Some further reflections on the Achbita case.

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Eleanor Spaventa, Director of the Durham European Law Institute and Professor of European Law, Law School, Durham University Ronan McCrea has already provided a very thoughtful analysis of the headscarf cases; this contribution seeks to complement that analysis by focusing on two issues arising from the Achbita case: first… Continue reading What is the point of minimum harmonization of fundamental rights? Some further reflections on the Achbita case.

Headscarf bans at work: explaining the ECJ rulings

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS ON TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2017 Professor Steve Peers When can employers ban their staff from wearing headscarves? Today’s rulings of the ECJ have attracted a lot of attention, some of it confused. There have been previous posts on this blog about the background to the cases, and about the… Continue reading Headscarf bans at work: explaining the ECJ rulings

The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON THE MEJIERS COMMITTE (*) PAGE  HERE Introducton Article 88 TFEU provides for a unique form of scrutiny on the functioning of Europol. It lays down that the [regulations on Europol] shall also lay down the procedures for scrutiny of Europol’s activities by the European Parliament, together with national Parliaments. Such a procedure… Continue reading The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

EU law and the ECHR: the Bosphorus presumption is still alive and kicking – the case of Avotiņš v. Latvia

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Stian Øby Johansen, PhD fellow at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law* Yesterday, 23 May 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Avotiņš v. Latvia. This seems to be the ECtHR’s first detailed appraisal of the so-called Bosphorus presumption… Continue reading EU law and the ECHR: the Bosphorus presumption is still alive and kicking – the case of Avotiņš v. Latvia

VERFASSUNGSBLOG :How to protect European Values in the Polish Constitutional Crisis

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED HERE (30/03/2016) by  Armin von Bogdandy The Polish crisis puts Europe to the test. It raises hard questions and requires fine answers. These are, in a nutshell, the points I made on the panel at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on March 14: Is the Polish Development ‘Our’ Business? In her talk… Continue reading VERFASSUNGSBLOG :How to protect European Values in the Polish Constitutional Crisis

Violence against women: what will be the impact of the EU signing the Istanbul Convention?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Steve Peers The scourge of violence against women is a serious human rights abuse and the worst form of sex discrimination. Several years ago, the Council of Europe (a body different from the EU) drew up the Istanbul Convention on this issue. It came into force in 2014, and… Continue reading Violence against women: what will be the impact of the EU signing the Istanbul Convention?

Brexit : un arrangement, vraiment ? un départ, enfin ?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON CDRE SITE (21 FÉVRIER 2016)  par Henri Labayle, CDRE   Le Conseil européen des 18 et 19 février s’est achevé à 23 heures 59, par la publication des conclusions auxquelles les dirigeants de l’Union étaient parvenus, accompagnées des commentaires du Président du Conseil européen. Cousue de fil blanc, la négociation présentée comme celle… Continue reading Brexit : un arrangement, vraiment ? un départ, enfin ?