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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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La Charte UE a 20 ans : Regards croisés pour un anniversaire

L’Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles et l’Université libre de Bruxelles co-organisent depuis plusieurs mois un évènement d’envergure à l’occasion du 20ème anniversaire de la Charte des droits fondamentaux qui devrait se tenir le 9 octobre prochain à l’Institut Egmont. L’objectif est de discuter l’impact de cet instrument 20 ans après sa proclamation.    Bien que le contexte reste incertain, nous espérons que celui-ci pourra se tenir comme prévu et … Continuer de lire La Charte UE a 20 ans : Regards croisés pour un anniversaire

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Pourquoi lire ce manuel de droit européen de la protection des données à caractère personnel ?

Une fois n’est pas coutume, l’objet de ce post est de présenter de façon nécessairement subjective, les trois valeurs ajoutées de ce manuel et pourquoi vous devriez le lire. Les 3 valeurs ajoutées de ce manuel 1. Un ouvrage unique présentant l’ensemble du droit européen de la protection des données à caractère personnel Cet ouvrage va au-delà de la plupart des ouvrages sur le marché … Continuer de lire Pourquoi lire ce manuel de droit européen de la protection des données à caractère personnel ?

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Le sens des libertés économiques de circulation, dir./eds J.-S. Bergé et G.-C. Giorgini

Le sens des libertés économiques de circulation / The Sense of Economic Freedoms of Movement, dir./eds J.-S. Bergé et G.-C. Giorgini – Préface/Foreword B. Remiche Sommaire-Contents, éd. Bruylant – Coll. Droit Economie International – 2020, 422 p. Contributeurs / Contributors: Adrien Alaux, Jean-Pierre Allegret, Carlo Amatucci, Anne-Laurice André, Loïc Azoulai, Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Sergio M. Carbone, Lorenzo Cecchetti, Christophe Charlier, Jean Charriaud, Jacques Commaille, Grégory Fuster, … Continuer de lire Le sens des libertés économiques de circulation, dir./eds J.-S. Bergé et G.-C. Giorgini

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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

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Constitutional Courts under Article 6, paragraph 1 of the European Convention of Human Rights: The judgment of the European Court of Human Rights regarding the Portuguese Constitutional Court by Pierre-Emanuel Pignarre

On 31st March 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered an important judgment concerning the admissibility of a request before the Portuguese Constitutional Court (PCC). The ECHR found a violation of the right to an effective remedy because the dismissal of claims before the PCC was deemed excessively formalistic (Dos Santos Calado a. o. v. Portugal, 2020, judgment only available in French). The … Continuer de lire Constitutional Courts under Article 6, paragraph 1 of the European Convention of Human Rights: The judgment of the European Court of Human Rights regarding the Portuguese Constitutional Court by Pierre-Emanuel Pignarre

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Covid-19 in comparative perspective, British Association of Comparative Law call, Deadline for submission 15 May

Many blogs are currently putting together excellent insights and thoughts about this crisis. British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) would like to contribute to this discussion by bringing comparison more sharply in focus in order to understand where lessons can be learned, how far they can be learned and how important contextualising the discussions may be. BACL would thus be interested in short blog pieces … Continuer de lire Covid-19 in comparative perspective, British Association of Comparative Law call, Deadline for submission 15 May