May 18, 2022
Andrew Tettenborn writing in The Spectator argues that critics are wrong to attack Dominic Raab’s plan revealed during the Queen’s Speech to make adjustments to the Human Rights Act by replacing it with a British Bill of Rights, keeping Britain in the European Convention on Human Rights concerning International matters but will emphasize British law on domestic issues.
May 11, 2022
Juliane Kokott, Advocate General to the European Court of Justice, said EU governments may be held liable if they have failed to meet air quality promises following a French citizen’s request for €21 million in damages from the French governement.
March 23, 2022
Following a challenge from two EU countries, the European Court of Justice, the EU’s top court, has dismissed legal challenges by Poland and Hungary to the bloc's new instrument enabling it to withhold funding to member nations if they are found to be failing to uphold the rule of law.
March 04, 2022
France's highest court, the Cour de Cassation, upheld a ban on barristers wearing the hijab and other religious symbols in courtrooms in the north, setting a precedent for the rest of the country as the Republican value of secularism stirs debate ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
February 09, 2022
The European Commission plans to withhold €15m in EU funds from Poland for Warsaw refusing to pay the European Court of Justice €500,000 per day in fines for not complying with the court’s decision over a coal mine dispute.
January 25, 2022
The conflict between Poland and the European Union continues as the European Commission has sent Poland notice of 70 million euros in fines for not reversing their disciplinary regime for judges.
December 29, 2021
Following Poland, Romania’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) cannot be applied without first amending the country’s constitution, calling into question the primacy of European law over national law.
December 22, 2021
As concerns rise over Britain's judicial ‘sovereign independence' the United Kingdom has presented reforms that would allow British rulings to take precedence over those of the European Court of Human Rights causing a rebuff from Brussels who threatened to no longer cooperate on crime should the reforms pass.
December 10, 2021
The Vatican’s 2019 document on gender theory in education relates to Venice Commission scrutiny of Hungary’s laws protecting children from gender identification indoctrination
December 04, 2021
In a setback for Poland and Hungary, an opinion by an ECJ advocate general called on the court to dismiss a challenge from the two countries against a law that allows Brussels to block EU funds to member states that fail to guarantee independent courts or institutions according to the EU.