Western and Central Europe

U.K. Supreme Court Rules “Brexit” Trigger Must Receive Parliamentary Approval (January 24, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 24, 2017, the U.K.

ECtHR Rules U.K. Life Sentences Are Compliant with ECHR (January 17, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 17, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Hutchinson v.

Three U.K. Supreme Court Rulings Address Claims Against U.K. for Actions in Afghanistan and Iraq (January 17, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 17, 2017, the U.K. Supreme Court issued three rulings touching on various allegations of wrongful acts committed by the U.K.

ECtHR Rules Switzerland Did Not Violate Freedom of Religion by Requiring Muslim Girls to Participate in Swimming Program (January 10, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 10, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Osmanoǧlu and Kocabaş v.

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules States May Not Impose General Obligations on Data Retention (December 21, 2016)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On December 21, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union

European Council on Refugees and Exiles Releases Study of EU's "Hot Spot" Approach to Migration (December 5, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On December 5, 2016, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (Council) released a study

U.K. Parliament Passes "Investigatory Powers Bill" (November 15, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 15, 2016, the U.K.

Scotland Expected to Join Legal Challenge to Brexit (November 6, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 6, 2016, reports circulated that Scotla

CJEU Rules Member States May Not Expel or Refuse Residency to Non-EU Nationals Acting as Sole Caretakers of EU Minors Based Solely on Criminal Record (September 13, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On September 13, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that European Union (EU) law does not allow member states to expel non-EU nationals from EU territory or automatically refuse

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules Beneficiary of Patent License Must Pay Royalty Even if it Does Not Infringe the Patented Technology (July 7, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 7, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union