European Institutions

  • Lawyer Warns of Expanding ECJ Authority

    October 16, 2017

    British lawyer Marina Wheeler writes that the Court of Justice of the EU's (ECJ) recent judgments restricting the UK's authority to protect the security of its citizens through bulk-data collection poses dangerous national-security implications and demonstrates the ECJ's refusal to recognize limits to its broad jurisdiction.

  • ECtHR Faces Struggle Implementing Judgments

    October 16, 2017

    Politico reports that, according to a database maintained by the Council of Europe, member governments across the region have not implemented nearly 10,000 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), with unresolved cases stretching back as far as 1992.

  • UK Eyes ECJ Jurisdiction During Transition

    October 11, 2017

    Politico reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded that any period of transition in Britain's relationship with the EU after the date of Brexit could involve the continued jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) over the UK and the acceptance of some new EU regulations over which the British people would not have a say.

  • Article: UK Must Leave EU Arrest Warrant System

    October 11, 2017

    Commentator Hugh Bennett writes that the UK must not miss the opportunity presented by Brexit to break with the EU's flawed European Arrest Warrant system - which he argues "has found prolific use as a blunt instrument by heavy-handed governments with widely varying standards of legal process" within the bloc - in favor of a new, bilateral extradition treaty.

  • Analysis: Orb├ín Wins Debate on EU Migration

    October 11, 2017

    An article in Politico highlights how high-ranking officials in EU institutions and national governments have been moving toward positions staked out by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on border security and migration control, even while Orbán faces public criticism over his country's treatment of asylum seekers.

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