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On Ensurance of Fair Trial Rights, Negotiation Directives, and Next Steps on Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

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On 9th March 2010, the European Commission proposed legislation that hopefully helps people exercise their fair trial rights anywhere in the EU when they cannot understand the language of the case: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/news/intro/news_intro_en.htm On 17th March 2010, the European Commission proposed negotiation directives for the EU’s accession to the ECHR: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/84&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en On 18th March 2010, Viviane […]

The ECtHR on Conditions in Deportation Centre

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I did recently translate the decision of the ECtHR as to the admissibility of application No. 14160/08 by Sergey Dolinskiy against Estonia, into the Estonian language. This is about a refused request for a residence permit and the subsequent detainment in the Harku deportation centre. The ECtHR refers to another decision in application No. 10664/05 […]

International Law in Cairo

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I unfortunately did not notice earlier, but the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich in cooperation with the University in Cairo (AUC) is holding a summer program in international law in Cairo in five modules: Islamic and Middle Eastern Law,  Financial Market Law, International Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, and Comparative Private Law, from 12 to 15 July […]

New Law Books

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Most people probably know, but for the new students who might not know two links to the newest and most recently reviewed EU law books, and international law books.   Tort: Workbook, Virtual Pack 2010, by Riley, Leon; Turner, Chris. Source: Hammicks Legal Bookshops.

Estonia Quiz 2010

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The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has put up the new Estonia Quiz 2010. People are invited to test their knowledge and win a trip for two to Estonia. Viru värav (Getaway to Tallinn Old Town). Source: Google images.

International /Human Rights/ Law Video Library

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National Human Rights Institutions Forum at NHRIL website

Here is a link to the International Human Rights Law Video Library, and the link to the International Law Video Library. You can find links to the subjects and sources of international law; responsibility for international wrong; peaceful settlement of disputes; sites on disarmament; UN human rights system; regional human rights systems; international criminal law […]

On Interparliamentary Relations

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To create some more order, here are some links to parliaments and their relations in Europe: Interparliamentary websites: COSAC ECPRD – The European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation Council of Europe IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union ASGP: Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments EP Relations with National Parliaments   Exchanging information among parliaments: IPEX – Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange http://www.ipex.eu/ipex/cms/home;jsessionid=86722EDF4D8F90ED0FF1CB8769797C0D Database […]

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.)

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