European Institutions

  • U.K. Government Plans Parliamentary Veto of ECHR Decisions

    July 23, 2014

    According to The Telegraph, the current U.K. Government's plans for replacing the U.K. Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights include giving U.K. Members of Parliament the authority to overrule decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") in Strasbourg.

  • ECJ: EU Countries Cannot Hold Illegal Immigrants in Prison

    July 23, 2014

    The Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") has held that illegal immigrants who are held for deportation from the EU cannot be housed in regular prisons, but must rather be placed in "special detention facilities."

  • EU Council Adopts Regulation for Single Resolution Mechanism

    July 23, 2014

    The Council of the EU has adopted rules establishing a Single Resolution Mechanism that will place an EU board in control of dealing with failing banks using a single resolution fund.

  • 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.

  • EU Authorities to Meet with Companies over "Right to Be Forgotten"

    July 23, 2014

    Following a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU requiring internet companies to take down some search results at the request of individuals, the EU data protection advisory board will meet with representatives from these companies to develop a framework for implementing the decision.

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