Law & Justice

  • UK Announces Biggest Military Budget in 30 years

    November 23, 2020


    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his country’s biggest military increase in expenditure since the Cold War, with plans for a new space command, an artificial intelligence agency, and a reenergized Navy

  • EU's JHA agencies put Focus on Digitalisation

    November 23, 2020

    The EU’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies came together for a virtual annual meeting, chaired by Eurojust, where they had a first exchange on Artificial Intelligence and digital capacity building and agreed to explore avenues for closer cooperation in order to shape the digital future of law enforcement, border management, and justice.

  • Daisley: President Macron is not Attacking Islam

    November 09, 2020

    After the recent Terror attacks in France, Stephen Daisley writes in The Spectator that President Macron is not ‘attacking Islam’ with his newly proposed law against foreign influence, but is protecting the county from extremist islamic ideology, which targets young minds in the secular republic, especially Muslim.

  • The EU has Sanctioned Six Senior Russians Over the Poisoning of Navalny

    October 19, 2020

    The European Union has sanctioned six senior Russians over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden confirmed that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent that requires presidential authority.

  • Politico: Poland and Hungary to Set Up Rule of Law Institute to Challenge Brussels

    September 29, 2020

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau announced at a joint press conference a plan to create a new institute to assess how the rule of law is being upheld across the EU, arguing the need to ensure their countries are not treated unfairly under what they describe as Brussels' "double standards."

  • Ekins: It's Time to Rein in the UK Supreme Court

    August 05, 2020

    Oxford legal scholar Richard Ekins has expressed support for the creation of a group of UK barristers and academic lawyers, led by Lord Fauks QC, former minister of state for justice, to examine the practice of judicial review and claims of judicial overreach by the UK Supreme Court.

  • Reuters: EU Sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese Firms Over Alleged Cyberattacks

    August 04, 2020

    The European Union has imposed its first sanctions related to cybercrime, including those relating to cyberattacks conducted by the Russian military intelligence service against several European companies and Ukraine's power grid in 2015 and 2016, cyberattacks conducted by the Lazarus Group with the alleged support of the North Korean company, Chosun Expo, and cyberattacks allegedly supported by the Chinese firm, Haitai Technology Development.

  • Apple Wins EU Court Battle Over $15 Billion Irish Tax Bill

    July 15, 2020

    Tech giant Apple won a court battle with the EU over a disputed €13 billion ($15 billion) Irish tax bill, with the General Court of the European Union not finding sufficient evidence that Apple's businesses in Ireland were granted unfair tax advantages.

  • Turkey’s Constitutional Court Defies ECtHR in Ruling Over Imprisoned Former Judge.

    July 15, 2020

    Turkey's Constitutional Court is choosing to ignore declared a European Court of Human Rights ruling concerning the imprisonment of a former Turkish judge, explaining that Turkish courts are “much better positioned than the ECtHR for explaining and interpreting the provisions of the Turkish law.”

  • Headscarf Ban Sparks Protests in Brussels

    July 07, 2020

    An early June ruling of Belgium's Constitutional Court upholding a higher education ban on headscarves is sparking social media backlash and protests.

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