ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate

By Hoda Bourenane A decision regarding the repatriation of children, who grew up with one of their parents being a member of the Islamic State or “Daesh” and their mothers from Syrian camps was issued by the grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in HF and Others v France on SeptemberContinue reading “ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate”

The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations

By Lorenzo Trasca Staff members of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were recently accused in a report published by OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, of covering-up human rights violations perpetrated by EU Member States. The report, which investigates activities carried out by Frontex since late 2020, was initially only available to MEPsContinue reading “The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations”

A Brussels Gaeltacht? The Status of the Irish Language in the EU Institutions

By Shane Goodman On 1 January 2022, the derogation period on the full and official use of the Irish language in EU institutions was terminated. After almost 50 years of EU membership, Irish citizens could finally read the entirety of the EU’s acquis communautaire going forward “as Gaeilge”. To date, this has been the onlyContinue reading A Brussels Gaeltacht? The Status of the Irish Language in the EU Institutions

50 Years from “The Limits of Growth”: Where are we?

By Ludovico Fiorucci Last week the European Council adopted a general approach that will drive the EU position during the COP 27, which will be held in Egypt from 6 to 18 November. Member States agreed on a common approach to achieving the 1.5° C objective. On the one hand, the pressure to limit investmentContinue reading 50 Years from “The Limits of Growth”: Where are we?

With Poland’s elections a year away – can the Law and Justice party hold onto a third term in power?

By Jakub Jezierski The PiS (Law and Justice) party has been ruling Poland for almost eight years. Widely recognised as an authoritarian-leaning troublemaker by the EU, the party radically changed the political and economic landscape of Poland throughout its controversial tenure. Most prominently, PiS began an overhaul of the country’s judicial system, effectively ending theContinue reading “With Poland’s elections a year away – can the Law and Justice party hold onto a third term in power?”

The UK’s Legitimacy Crisis: Will the New Prime Minister Promise a General Election?

by Ryan Hoi Kit Leung Introduction Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who earlier announced his intention to run for the Conservative Party leadership, became the United Kingdom’s (UK) latest Prime Minister as his predecessor Liz Truss resigned over economic struggles. For all Britons, there has been a steady trend of replacements of national leaders and keyContinue reading The UK’s Legitimacy Crisis: Will the New Prime Minister Promise a General Election?