European Institutions

  • CoE Calls for Protection of Socio-Economic Rights

    October 15, 2014

    The Council of Europe ("CoE") Commissioner for Human Rights has called for states to balance fiscal restraint against the recognition of "socio-economic rights" across Europe.

  • Senior U.K. Judge Considers Arguments for Written Constitution

    October 15, 2014

    In a recent speech, President of the U.K. Supreme Court Lord Neuberger considered the arguments for and against a written British constitution, stating that such a document might take the place of the current "semi-constitution" of the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • U.K. Government Seeks "Braking" Power over EU Immigration

    October 08, 2014

    The Daily Mail reports that senior British Government officials support the return to the U.K. of the authority to halt immigration from EU member states if the Government deems that the number of immigrants entering the U.K. from these countries is too large.

  • EU Adopts New Regulations on Political Parties

    October 08, 2014

    The European Council has adopted new legislation on European political parties, setting up an independent body in the European Parliament that evaluates whether such parties, among other things, respect the values upon which the European Union was founded in granting and withdrawing legal status.

  • FRA: EU Must Include Human Rights in Security Strategy

    October 08, 2014

    In recognition of human rights issues such as those raised by mass digital surveillance, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights ("FRA") has called on the EU to integrate provisions on human rights in the "internal security strategy" currently considered by officials in the bloc.

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