Western and Central Europe

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules on EU Institutional Prerogatives in ITLOS Advisory Opinion

The European Union (EU) is one of the world’s leading fishing powers and is party in its own right to several dozen multilateral, regional, and bilateral agreements on the management and conservation of fisheries, an area of exclusive EU competence under the common fisheries policy. [1]  Absolute clarity regarding the prerogatives of the European institutions in the conduct of the EU’s external representation is therefore of fundamental importance for all concerned with legal proceedings in international courts and tribunals.

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20
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2
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Ronán Long
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European Court of Human Rights Rules Mutual Assistance Agreement in Tax Matters Between Switzerland and U.S. Does Not Violate the Convention (December 22, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 22, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Switzerland Not Required to Recognize Marriage of Fourteen Year Old (December 8, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 8, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) ruled in Z.H. and R.H. v.

U.K. High Court Rules West Sahara Trade Dispute Should Be Heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (October 19, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 19, 2015, the U.K.

Northern Ireland High Court Rules that Ireland’s Abortion Laws Violate European Convention on Human Rights (November 30, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 30, 2015, the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland (Court)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Non-Renewal of Employment Contract for Refusal to Remove Veil Does Not Violate European Convention on Human Rights (November 26, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 26, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) ruled (judgment only

European Court of Human Rights Decides Prohibition on Distributing Anti-Abortion Pamphlets near Clinic Violates Freedom of Expression (November 26, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 26, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) ruled in Annen v

EU Publishes Proposal for an International Investment Court under TTIP (November 12, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 12, 2015, the European Union (EU) published its proposal for investment protection an

Portuguese Company Wins Claim Brought Under Hungary-Portugal BIT (November 4, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 4, 2015, an arbitral tribunal constituted under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (

Court of Justice of the European Union Defines the Concept of Extrajudicial Documents (November 11, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 11, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court) issued a