Lutte contre la criminalité et le terrorisme : un meilleur accès aux preuves électroniques, mais à quelles conditions ?

La proposition de la Commission européenne sur la preuve électronique a pour effet de priver les autorités publiques des Etats membres de leurs prérogatives régaliennes et de doter les fournisseurs de services de compétences quasi-judiciaires Dans une tribune parue dans le journal Le Monde le 27 novembre dernier un collectif de procureurs européens a appelé… Continue reading Lutte contre la criminalité et le terrorisme : un meilleur accès aux preuves électroniques, mais à quelles conditions ?

The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Dimitry Kochenov, Professor of EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen; Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law at Middlesex University London; and Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University ‘The European Union is first and foremost a Union of values and of the rule… Continue reading The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

The EU and the Spanish Constitutional Crisis

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Cecilia Rizcallah, (Research Fellow at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research affiliated both to Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and Université libre de Bruxelles) Background Spain is facing, since more than a month now, a constitutional crisis because of pro-independence claims in Catalonia. These claims resulted in the holding of… Continue reading The EU and the Spanish Constitutional Crisis

Refuge ou asile ? La situation de Carles Pbyuigdemont en Belgique au regard du droit de l’Union européenne

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON THE CDRE SITE by Henri Labayle, CDRE et Bruno Nascimbene, Université de Milan Quoique largement circonscrite à la Belgique, l’agitation médiatique provoquée par l’arrivée à Bruxelles de Carles Puigdemont et de certains de ses proches soulève d’intéressants points de droit quant à leur situation sur le territoire d’un autre Etat membre de l’Union. Attisée… Continue reading Refuge ou asile ? La situation de Carles Pbyuigdemont en Belgique au regard du droit de l’Union européenne

UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers The Prime Minister’s big speech in Florence has received the most attention in recent weeks, but it’s also worth looking at the UK government’s recent papers on its planned EU/UK close partnership after Brexit.  I’ll look here at the papers on two aspects of security –… Continue reading UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

European Public Prosecutor Office (EPPO) : too little, too complex but, still, a step in the right direction…

On October 5th the European Parliament consented to the creation of the European Public Prosecutor Office as foreseen by the art. 86 (*) of the Treaty on Functioning of the European Union. Following this vote the Council adopted on October 12th the 200 pages long Regulation  creating this new EU body. It has been adopted… Continue reading European Public Prosecutor Office (EPPO) : too little, too complex but, still, a step in the right direction…

Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

Original published on Statewatch (*) on May 2017 By Heiner Busch (@Busch_Heiner) and Matthias Monroy (@matthimon)  (Translation from DE by Viktoria Langer) The topic of counter-terrorism in Europe remains closely linked to the development and expansion of police (and secret service) databases. This was the case in the 1970s, after 11 September 2001 and has also been… Continue reading Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

Worth Reading: Justice against sponsors of terrorism (JASTA and its international impact)

European Parliament Research Service (EPRS)  Briefing published on October 2016 SUMMARY On 27 September 2016, the United States Congress overrode the presidential veto to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the culmination of lengthy efforts to facilitate lawsuits by victims of terrorism against foreign states and officials supporting terrorism. Until JASTA, under the… Continue reading Worth Reading: Justice against sponsors of terrorism (JASTA and its international impact)

The Meijers Committee on the “Money Laundering Directive”

ORIGINAL COMMENT PUBLISHED ON 12 MAY 2017 (*) The Meijers Committee would like to comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on countering money laundering by criminal law.1 1. The Meijers Committee wishes to express its support for the idea of reviewing existing EU instruments in order to clarify obligations and achieve more… Continue reading The Meijers Committee on the “Money Laundering Directive”

Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),

NB: The full version (PDF)  of the Report is accessible HERE On May 8th the (EU) High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG) which was set up in June 2016 following the Commission Communication on “Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security ” has published its long awaited 56 long pages Report… Continue reading Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),