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On Legal Meaning of Recasting

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I happened to read from the Preamble of the Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation that the aim of the Directive was to recast by […]

Liability under EU Law of the Supervisory Authorities for Losses Resulting from Defective Supervision

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This Monday, I continued with my EU Law course with a lecture on Free Movement of Capital and the euro, at the Tallinn University. Preparing for the lecture, I found (There is no better way of studying than teaching!) an interesting, though perhaps not the freshest, case from my King’s College study materials – Case C-222/02 Peter […]

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. […]

The Broken Dance

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Today (28th October), I am giving two lectures on Establishment (legal and case law developments) to lawyers at the National Library. During the first lecture, I have planned to give a general overview of the concept of establishment, its legislative basis and case law developments up to the case C‑531/06, Commission v. Italy, and joined […]

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. […]

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