Western and Central Europe

The European Commission’s Proposal of an “Investment Court System” for TTIP: Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block for Multilateralizing International Investment Law?

On November 12, 2015, the European Commission submitted to the United States its Official Proposal for the establishment of an “investment court system” in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently under negotiation.[1] The Proposal provides for a two-tiered Tribunal to hear investor-state disputes, consisting of a Tribunal of First Instance and an Appeal Tribunal. For TTIP, the Tribunal is composed of twenty-one members, who are appointed by the European Union and the U.S.

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20
Issue: 
9
Author: 
Stephan W. Schill
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European Court of Human Rights Rules U.K. Authorities Did not Fail in Obligation to Conduct an Effective Investigation into Fatal Shooting in London Underground (March 30, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On March 30, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Armani Da

European Court of Human Rights Rules Penalty Imposed on Journalist for Violation of Secrecy was Justified (March 29, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On March 29, 2016, the European Court of human Rights ruled in Bédat v.

EU and Turkey Reach Deal to Return Migrants (March 18, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On March 18, 2016, the European Union and Turkey reached an

EU and Canada Agree on New Investor State Dispute Settlement System in Trade Deal (February 29, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 29, 2016, the European Union and Canada agreed on a new approach to investment protection in the revised version of the

European Union and Cuba Sign Accord Normalizing Relations (March 11, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On March 11, 2016 representatives of the European Union and the government of Cuba signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement to normalize relations.

German Constitutional Court Rules that Treaty Overrides by National Statutory Law are Permissible under the Constitution (February 12, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 12, 2016, the German Constitutional Court (Court) published a decision confirming that the German legisla

European Court of Human Rights Rules that Ordering the Blacking-Out of Photograph of Man Held Captive and Tortured Was Not Contrary to the Convention (February 25, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 25, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights ruled (judgment only

Court of Justice of the European Union Confirms Nationals of Other Member States May be Refused Benefits in First Three Months of Residence (February 25, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 25, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union

A Measure of Justice for Uncompensated French Railroad Deportees during the Holocaust

An agreement (agreement or SNCF agreement) between France and the United States to establish a compensation fund for those Holocaust victims deported from France who were excluded from other French compensation programs entered into force on November 1, 2015.[1] The deadline for filing claims for payments from the fund is May 31, 2016.

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Volume: 
20
Issue: 
5
Author: 
Ronald Bettauer
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