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Sels d’aluminium : la décision de la chambre de recours de l’ECHA au centre d’un contentieux devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

Le 27 février 2020, la France a attaqué l’Agence européenne des produits chimiques (« ECHA ») devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne pour contester la validité d’une décision rendue par la chambre de recours de l’ECHA en relation avec l’évaluation du sel d’aluminium (affaire T-127/20). Cette affaire est restée largement inaperçue jusqu’à sa publication dans le Journal officiel de l’Union européenne en juin 2020. Il s’agit pourtant … Continuer de lire Sels d’aluminium : la décision de la chambre de recours de l’ECHA au centre d’un contentieux devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

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Hand sanitizers and the new gold rush: perspectives on EU’s response to market shortages by Marie Escorneboueu

The COVID-19 outbreak has been the stage of a new gold rush: masks, gloves, hand-sanitizers, those products that hadn’t raised crowds’ attention until they became a must-have within both our social practices and legislation. Recommended by the World Health Organization, EU institutions, and governments, the hand-sanitizer product market has been subject to huge pressures. Studying how sufficient market supply was finally granted and at what … Continuer de lire Hand sanitizers and the new gold rush: perspectives on EU’s response to market shortages by Marie Escorneboueu

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Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

The use of climate change litigations is increasing, also in Europe (Sindico F. et al. (eds.) 2020) They have three distinctive characteristics: – They can be promoted towards States or companies; – They arise from complaints made by citizens or local authorities; – They are based on scientific evidence as a parameter for the evaluation of State policies or business decisions. In Italy, the Network … Continuer de lire Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

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New EULawSD Webinar: The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development? by Alessandra Donati

We are pleased to announce a third session of the 2020 EULawSD webinar series, which will take place on 13 July 2020 at 2pm CEST. Alessandra Donati, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, will join us for a dialogue on ‘The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development?’ The webinar will be visible … Continuer de lire New EULawSD Webinar: The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development? by Alessandra Donati

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The precautionary approach in the Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan: a threat to the EU precautionary principle? by ALESSANDRA DONATI

The reference to the precautionary approach contained in EPA shall be coordinated with the precautionary principle set forth by article 191 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFUE”) and with the obligation of European institutions to pursue a high level of protection of the environment (Art. 191 TFUE), public health (Art. 168 TFUE) and consumers (Art. 169 TFUE). In this regard, the … Continuer de lire The precautionary approach in the Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan: a threat to the EU precautionary principle? by ALESSANDRA DONATI

Directions in Legal Education 2020″ at Chinese University of Hong Kong – June 18-20

Online Conference: « Directions in Legal Education 2020 » at the Chinese University of Hong Kong – June 18-20 In this 3-day online event, 76 speakers, including distinguished keynote Richard Susskind OBE, will engage in a debate about Teaching Law in Times of Crises, Law&Technology, Diversity, Pedagogy, and other compelling topics in Legal Education. Attendance is free. Find the full program here: https://webapp3.law.cuhk.edu.hk/conf/20200619/programme-rundown/ Register by June 14 … Continuer de lire Directions in Legal Education 2020″ at Chinese University of Hong Kong – June 18-20

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SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho

Environmental awareness is still historically new and, consequently, so are the actions to fight the environmental harms caused by humankind. Climate change is already well-known in data and counts with an international legal framework, especially since 1992, with the establishment of the UNFCCC. The plastic pollution is newer, still lacks data and international legal solutions. But the two biggest environmental problems caused by humankind have … Continuer de lire SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho

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The unsustainable lightness of enforcement procedures: environmental standards in the EU-Mercosur FTA by Giovanni Gruni

The European Union has been increasingly active for more than a decade in the conclusion of free trade agreements (FTAs) directly with partner countries and outside the WTO. This has brought to the conclusion of some very large free trade agreements such as the CETA with Canada or the more recent EU-Japan FTA. On the 28th of June 2019 the EU reached an agreement in … Continuer de lire The unsustainable lightness of enforcement procedures: environmental standards in the EU-Mercosur FTA by Giovanni Gruni

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EU’s regulation of car decarbonisation: 25 years on bumpy roads by Mulugeta Getu Sisay

The threat of increased emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) and its imminent threat to humankind have forced the EU and other global actors to adopt new regulatory measures. However, transport has continued to be a difficult and complex sector to decarbonise. A study commissioned by EEA found that in 2017 the transport sector accounted for 27% of the EU’s (EU-28) total GHG emissions. A further … Continuer de lire EU’s regulation of car decarbonisation: 25 years on bumpy roads by Mulugeta Getu Sisay

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Coronavirus and climate change crises under EU law: the need for a common, coordinated and consistent risk management strategy by Alessandra Donati

  This article is published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story     One or two crises? “An absent dog does not bark, says an African proverb. The press has hardly been absent during the coronavirus outbreak; many outlets have run stories about little else. But the focus on the virus has distracted the press … Continuer de lire Coronavirus and climate change crises under EU law: the need for a common, coordinated and consistent risk management strategy by Alessandra Donati