September 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Butti, University of Utrecht Class of 2014, investigates what are the different roles of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) regarding human rights protection in the EU and how these different roles affect the ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 13, 2007, leaders of the 27 member nations of the European Union (EU) signed the Treaty of Lisbon in an effort to reform the decision-making process of the EU and allow the union to have a more active role in global issues. This event was followed by close to two years of intense ...[read more]
April 12, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Associate Editor Yuriy Vilner is a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013 and an LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the final entry of a four-part series on the realities and... ...[read more]
April 5, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Martinho Lucas Pires is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the third entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Pires examines... ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Rafael Lomenso is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the second entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Lomenso argues that... ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Luis Vasconcelos is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In this first entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Vasconcelos explai... ...[read more]
November 20, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On November 20, 2008, the Parliament of Sweden approved the European Union reform charter, popularly referred to as the Treaty of Lisbon. The vote in the Riksdag was heavily in favor of ratification and made Sweden the twenty-fourth country to adopt the measure, which was aimed at strengthening ...[read more]
September 25, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 25, 2009, German President Horst Koehler signed the Lisbon Treaty, which completed his country's problematic ratification of reforms that were aimed at restructuring the constitutional framework of the EU. Specifically, the reform treaty sought to increase the EU's role as a global ...[read more]
July 24, 2011
by Megan McKee
Konstantinos Margaritis is a Ph.D. candidate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Law. For his doctoral research, he is examining the protection of fundamental rights under the Lisbon Treaty. He writes on the changes in the field of external affairs under the Lisbon ...[read more]
February 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The European Parliament on Tuesday agreed to the establishment of a common patent system despite lack of accord from Spain and Italy. EU member states have attempted to establish a uniform patent system for several years, but a unanimous vote was unobtainable due to disapproval from a few member ...[read more]

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