Law & Justice

  • EU Refers Italy to Court for Criminal Justice Issues

    October 22, 2014

    The European Commission has announced that it has referred Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for allegedly failing to implement EU legislation on the compensation of crime victims.

  • London Mayor Calls for Quotas on EU Migrants

    October 17, 2014

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for the U.K. Government to place limits on the number of migrants from EU countries who are permitted to enter the U.K.

  • EU Members Reject Coupling Open Borders with Information Sharing

    September 24, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that a U.K. Government project seeking to deal with the flow of crime over the open borders of the EU through greater information-sharing on criminals has met resistance among other EU member states.

  • EU Court Adviser: Obesity Can Be a Disability

    July 23, 2014

    EU advocate general Niilo Jaaskinen, who advises the Court of Justice of the EU, has found that extreme obesity can be considered a disability under EU law, potentially paving the way for special legal protections of obese people in the workplace.

  • German Party Considers Reducing Court Powers over EU Issues

    July 14, 2014

    EUobserver reports that leaders in Germany's Christian Democratic party are discussing potential national legislation that would limit the authority of the German Constitutional Court over EU affairs.

  • U.K. Considers Joining EU DNA Database

    July 14, 2014

    According to a U.K. Government document, following its decision to "opt out" of a number of EU measures relating to law and justice, it is considering opting back into a provision for a database in which EU member states share DNA records.

  • Farage: U.K. Should Not Opt into EU Legal Provisions

    June 20, 2014

    U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has called for Prime Minister David Cameron to maintain British control of its justice system by not opting back into 35 areas of EU justice and home affairs measures, including the European Arrest Warrant.

  • ECHR Pushes Hungary to Reform Life-Without-Parole Sentences

    June 20, 2014

    In a case involving a man sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has ruled that the sentence violated the man's human rights and that Hungary must afford the opportunity for future review of such sentences.

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