May 16, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Dora Rotar, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the seventh entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Rotar examines the political and legal challenges Croatia will face as ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Michael Micsky
JURIST Guest Columnist Dmytro Vorobey is an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and has interned at the district prosecutor's office and the district court in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine. In the second entry of a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 15, 2004, the European Parliament voted to formally begin discussion of Turkey's accession into the European Union in a non-binding resolution. The EU insisted on close scrutiny of Turkey's progress on improving human rights, religious freedom and women's rights, while Turkey ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Croatian government signed a treaty Friday to finalize its accession into the European Union. Croatia will now officially become the twenty-eighth member of the EU in 2013. The signing ceremony consisted of speeches by leaders of the EU and Croatia, as well as signing of the treaty by the 27 ...[read more]
July 6, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 6, 2006, the European Parliament adopted a report that agreed with earlier findings by the Council of Europe (COE) that European states were complicit in alleged incidents of CIA extraordinary rendition. The report criticized European nations for failing to act or complying with CIA ...[read more]
June 25, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
The European Council on Friday agreed to grant Croatia EU membership following six years of accession negotiations. The decision calls for negotiations to close by the end of the month and the accession treaty to be signed by year's end, allowing for the country to become the 28th member of the EU ...[read more]
June 21, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader on Monday dropped his appeal of a Zagreb extradition request, thereby compelling him to face corruption charges in Croatia. Sanader's lawyers said that the former prime minister dropped the appeal after media speculation suggesting the appeal process ...[read more]
June 10, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The European Commission (EC) officially recommended Croatia for accession to the European Union (EU) and announced on Friday that Croatia will become the 28th member of the EU on July 1, 2013. EC President Jose Barroso stated that Croatia has made significant enough improvements in their final ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 21, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Turkey overturned a law allowing the prosecution of military personnel in civilian courts and prevented military prosecution of civilians during peacetime. The court was unanimous in its decision to overturn the law, which was seen as necessary for ...[read more]
October 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 4, 2005, the EU officially opened accession negotiations with Turkey after member states overcame a deadlock on whether to offer Turkey full membership. The Austrian government withdrew its opposition to full membership and the Turkish government agreed to the conditions included in the ...[read more]

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