Law & Justice

  • New President of European Court of Human Rights Will be Tested

    May 20, 2020

    As Judge Robert Spano (Iceland) assumes the Presidency of the European Court of Human Rights, he faces backlogged applications and critics who call the ECtHR "activist," thought Spano has a history of supporting subsidiarity and measured respect for national sovereignty.

  • EU Commission Struggles with German Court Decision

    May 13, 2020

    EU Commission officials are struggling with what steps to take relating to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Germany that challenges the authority of the European Court of Justice to exclusively interpret the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, including the option of infringement proceedings.

  • Hungarian Supreme Court Rejects Segregation of Roma Students

    May 13, 2020

    Hungarian Supreme Court has ruled that a Hungarian school unlawfully segregated minority Roma students for years and awarded $310,000 in compensation to the children's families.

  • Bloomberg: German Constitutional Court Ruling Constitutes a Historical Challenge to ECJ Authority

    May 08, 2020

    According to some observers, the German Constitutional Court's determination that the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") overstepped its powers in backing the European Central Bank's controversial government bond purchase program "is a declaration of war on the ECJ," which "has opened a Pandora's box on the EU legal order."

  • Euronews: EU's Top Court Asserts Right to Finally Determine ECB Mandate

    May 08, 2020

    Responding to a German Constitutional Court ruling striking down government debt purchase arrangements undertaken by the European Central Bank, the European Court of Justice responded that its earlier judgment to the contrary is binding on the German national court.

  • European Court Finds Romanian Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Firing Violated Rights

    May 06, 2020

    The European Court of Human Rights has decided that Romania's firing of Laura Codruța Kövesi, the country's anti-corruption chief, violated her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Venice Commission Rejects Kosovo PM Plea for Intervention

    May 06, 2020

    The Venice Commission has refused the request of the outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, for the Commission to opine regarding the President’s authority to dissolve Parliament and nominate a candidate for the post of Prime Minister.

  • European Parliament Establishes Limits on COVID-19 Special Measures

    April 29, 2020

    While recognizing the need for special measures, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for such measures to be in line with the rule of law, proportional, clearly related to the health crisis, time-limited, and subject to regular scrutiny.

  • VW Set for Dieselgate Legal Showdown

    April 29, 2020

    The German Federal Court of Justice ("BGH") has set the first hearing date in the so-called VW emissions scandal proceedings, with the main issue being whether the plaintiff is entitled to a repayment of the purchase price of the manipulated vehicle.

  • Politico: French Publishers Secure a Win against Google in Copyright Dispute

    April 15, 2020

    France's competition watchdog has ordered Google to negotiate in good faith with French publishers and news services over the licensing fees it should pay for press content, insisting that the negotiations should result in a "renumeration" scheme for the publishers.

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