Law & Justice

  • 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.

  • ECtHR Considers Parental Right to Refuse Government-Mandated Vaccinations

    July 02, 2020

    The European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") is considering the case of Czech parents who refuse to comply with government-mandated vaccinations it argues are necessary to safeguard public health.    

  • ECtHR Upholds Stripping Terrorists of French Nationality

    June 26, 2020

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that, in stripping five dual nationals of their French nationality over their ties to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group linked to attacks that have killed hundreds, France had not violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Polish Judges File Complaint to ECtHR over Supreme Court Independence

    June 17, 2020

    A Polish barrister and two judges have filed complaints in the European Court of Human Rights against Poland alleging a lack of independence in the country’s Supreme Court, continuing a long-running dispute with EU authorities over controversial judicial reforms.

  • European Court Judge Expresses Concern over German CC Court Monetary Policy Pushback

    June 10, 2020

    Marc van der Woude, a Dutch jurist and judge at the General Court of the European Union has expressed his “deep concern” about a recent German Constitutional Court decision that a 2015 bond-buying program by the European Central Bank (ECB) would be illegal under German law, unless the ECB can provide adequate justification within the next three months. 

  • UK and EU Differ on Extradition Request Approval Process

    June 03, 2020

    British and EU negotiators are set to clash over the terms of a new extradition treaty, with the United Kingdom demanding that its judges have greater powers to refuse European Union extradition requests than that provided for under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

  • EU Agency Says ISIS Returnees Should be Charged with War Crimes

    May 29, 2020

    Genocide Network, a Eurojust-backed agency that investigates core international crimes, says that ISIS fighters returning to Europe from conflicts in Iraq and Syria should be charged with war crimes and genocide.

  • High EU Court Condemns Hungary’s Migrant Transit Zone

    May 20, 2020

    On May 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Hungary's confinement of third-party asylum seekers subject to a "return decision" in transit zones at the Serbian-Hungarian border "must be classified as detention."

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