Why Is a Redefinition of the Autonomous Concept of an 'Issuing Judicial Authority' in European Arrest Warrant Proceedings Needed?

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Table of Contents: I. The importance of defining the concept of an “issuing judicial authority". – II.The unclear purpose of modifying the definition of an “issuing judicial authority” in the second draft Framework Decision on the EAW – III. The broad concept of an “issuing judicial authority” in the case law of the Court of Justice. – IV. The...

Towards a European Right to Claim Innocence?

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Table of Contents: I. EU law and revision. – II. The nature of revision and (Western) European grounds. – II.1. The nature of revision: striking a balance between legal certainty and justice. – II.2. Different approaches on the grounds for revision in (Western) Europe. – III. Harmonisation of criminal revision procedure law. – III.1. Competence for...

How Can States Possess History via Memorials?

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Abstract: The story recounted in Budapest in the Shadow of Dictatorships (K. Ungváry, G. Tabajdi, Budapest a Diktatúrák Árnyékában: Titkos Helyszínek, Szibolikus Terek és Emlékhelyek – Budapest in the Shadow of Dictatorship: Secret Places, Symbolic Spaces and Places of Memory, Budapest: Jaffa, 2013) points out how...

Lawyering Eurolaw: An Empirical Exploration into the Practice of Preliminary References

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. A European opportunity structure. – III. Lawyers and references: an unexpected task. – III.1. Allocating resources. – III.2. Going to Luxembourg. – III.3. Legal aid and references. – III.4. Lawyers’ motivation. – III.5. The “language” of EU law. – III.6. The significance of the hearing. – III.7. The ways of...

No Preliminary References from Dutch Overseas Judges: Is It Tambu or Tumba Dancing with the Court of Justice?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Study design and research method. – III. Dutch Caribbean case law and legislation concerning EU law. – IV. OCT judge opinions on preliminary reference. – V. Conclusion.

Abstract: Under EU law, parts of several Member States are characterised as Overseas...

Neither Representation nor Taxation? Or, “Europe’s Moment” – Part I

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The philosophical implication of the abused formula “no taxation without representation”, or, in medieval terms “nullum scutagium nisi per commune consilium” can hardly be overshadowed. It underlies a conception of social organisation which departs from the Hobbesian paradigm, based on the unconditioned devolution to an absolute sovereign of all the prerogatives...

The EEA Agreement as a Jack-in-the-box in the Relationship Between the CJEU and the European Court of Human Rights?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Attribution of conduct and the European Court of Human Rights case-law on international organisations. – II.1. European Court of Human Rights review of MS-attributed conduct. – II.2. European Court of Human Rights review of IO-attributed conduct. – III. The European Court of Human Rights’ first stab at the...

It Takes Two to Tango: An Introduction

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Evolving legal questions surrounding Art. 267 TFEU. – III. Stocktaking: the procedure under pressure? – IV. Contributing to the academic debate. – V. Overview of the Special Section. – V.1. Factors and motives to refer. – V.2. Quality of Court of Justice answers and dialogue. – V.3. Implementation of Court...

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