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On the Structure of Judgments

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I like structuring, because it brings some order into the otherwise chaotic ideas. Considering structuring reasonable, I have researched the structures of the ECJ judgments (they differ, for example, in the cases of free movements; state liability, competition, etc.). Now, a study has appeared about the structure of the judgments of the ECtHR – Robin C. […]

A Judgment against Global Consciousness?

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The 3rd November 2009 goes to history also because, the ECtHR solved the case Lautsi vs. Italy. What was the case about? – The ECtHR ruled that the display of the crucifix in an Italian State school was contrary to parents’ right to educate their children in line with their convictions and to childrens’ right […]

Civil Participation in Decision-Making

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  The 1068th meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers’ Deputies on 20 and 21 October 2009 adopted a Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process calling on governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities in the member states to take due account […]

Is High Speed Internet Connection a Right or Human Right?

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States have not or have differently regulated the right to Internet access. The Christian Science Monitor at http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0701/p07s01-woeu.html states about Estonia that the State has made Internet access a human right. Wikipedia writes that also France, Greece and Finland have made Internet access a human right. While also the United Nations supports making Internet Access […]

The Role of Judges in Shaping International Law

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While the election procedure to the European Court of Human Rights still open, the composition of the European Court of Justice has changed.   A summary of the new appointments and reappointments at the ECJ until 6 October 2015: The Judges: Mr Vassilios Skouris (now re-elected president), Mr Allan Rosas, Mr Koen Lenaerts, Mr Marko […]

Draft Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations

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The International Law Commission has just made electronically available the Report on the work of its sixty-first session that took place from 4 May to 5 June and from 6 July to 7 August 2009. The Report generally discusses the responsibility of international organizations, including the text of the Draft Articles on Responsibility of International […]

Increased Capacity to Decide on Admissibility and Merits of Applications

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All my attention on the developments concerning the Treaty of Lisbon, I am now commenting the entry into force of Protocol No.14 bis to the European Convention on Human Rights on 1 October. Protocol No.14 bis introduces two procedures aimed at increasing the capacity of the judges of the European Court of Human Rights processing applications. […]

„The ultimate globalization of international law education“

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The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, the international law scholars and practitioners (included our Rein Müllerson), States, institutions and other individuals have opened the Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Ms. Mahnoush H. Arsanjani introduces the library as consisting […]

Democratic Consciense of Europe

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I was kind of disappointed today morning noticing that my blog pictures had disappeared – at least one cannot see my pictures any more appearing at the main page. On the one hand is true that academic texts and pictures do not suit together. I even remember from the period of theology studies that the […]

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