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Polexit: Will the Current Legal Issues Trigger Poland to Leave the EU?
Ever since winning the general election of Poland in 2015, the Polish government led by the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has continuously pushed the country to adopt a series of judicial reforms supposedly to drive out the last strands of communism f (More)
Deprived of Voice or Home: Disability Rights Under National and International Law in Hungary
In 2007, Hungary ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a wide-ranging and forward-thinking treaty designed to advance the human rights of those with disabilities. This reflected on the international level what Hun (More)
Freedom of Expression and the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" Movement for Palestine
On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Baldassi & Ors v. France set aside an ‘incitement to discrimination’ conviction of activists avowing commitment to the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" movement.With a groundswell (More)
Top EU court rules against Hungary NGO transparency law
The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Hungary's Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad (Transparency Law) infringed upon European Union (EU) law.In 2017, Hungary adopted a rule that organizations had to regi (More)
International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 2: The Numbers Are Askew
Roses are Red Violets are Blue With so many people Why are there so few??The step to fight racism’s under our noses It’s easier done than one might supposes-es! Support our black colleagues by hiring blacks. (It’s no wonder that ADR’s under (More)
Trump's "Law and Order" - "Cold" Ideals and "Sick at Heart"
"Tis bitter cold, and I am sick at heart." - Hamlet For an afflicted American nation, it never seems to end. On June 1, 2020, President Donald J. Trump once again openly defiled US Constitutional protections of free speech and assembly, on this occa (More)
"Côtexit" from Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and (More)
The Orwellian Fiasco of Hungary's Reversal of Recognition for Transgender People
In a dark demonstration of Orwellian precepts, Hungary’s Parliament has passed a bill to end legal recognition for transgender citizens. The Bill received the legislative acquiescence on 19th May 2020. The legislature has cogently replaced the Hungar (More)
The German Constitutional Court vs the European Court of Justice: The Fracturing of the European Legal Order?
“ shot from the back through the chest and into the eye” was how one commentator described it. On May 2, 2020, Germany’s highest constitutional court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, delivered a judgment that sent shivers through the political and lega (More)
(Un)Certainty of Food Safety in the Times of COVID-19
With food emerging out as a heavily traded commodity internationally, the majority of the nations around the world have become melting pots of civilization, leading to the increasing interconnectedness of the global food system and complexity of the (More)
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