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Jaanika Erne


The Author

Jaanika Erne, M.A. EU Law, King's College London, 2008; M.A. Law, University of Tartu, 2004; LL.M. Public International Law, University of Helsinki, 2003; PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. Areas of interest: theoretical and historical aspects of public international law, human rights (moral, political and legal aspects), global politics, global and EU governance.


Blogs on: Jaanika Erne


The ECtHR on Access to Case File

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I just finished translation of the ECtHR’s decision on admissibility of Application no. 42551/98  by Oleg Svinarenkov against Estonia, into the Estonian language. The facts of the case relate to deliberate homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm. The complaint to the ECtHR alleges violation of the following Articles of the European Convention of Human […]

EU Legislative Databases

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To create some order, here is a list of EU legislative databases: EUR-Lex: The portal to European Union law OEIL: The Legislative Observatory (European Parliament) PreLex: Monitoring of the decision-making process (European Commission) N-Lex: A common getaway to national law Committee of Regions: Subsidiarity Monitoring Network TOAD: Committee of Regions Database of EU Documents Council Register Information sources and contacts: Databases in […]

Some Sunday Fun

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The International Law Prof Blog has put up a refreshing video headed: “Why people don’t walk cats” (here downloaded from Youtube): Whereas the Centre of European Law of the University of London has put up a new list of upcoming events.(L.W.)

EU Policymaking and Science

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I found an interesting page from EurActiv about expertise-based EU policymaking. What is expert-policymaking? You can read about it at Though the point that Edward Schiappa makes in the already referred in this blog: Defining Reality: Definitions and the Politics of Meaning (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003) is that politics always is declined.

The Independence Day of Estonia Concert at the University of York

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The Estonian Republic celebrates its’ National Day today. You may go and listen to the Estonian folk music concert at 7.30 pm today, at Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, where Veljo Tormis‘ music is played under the heading „Forgotten Peoples“. The composer Veljo Tormis is to attend the concert. Take a closer look at

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