ECtHR decides Hungarian anti-terrorist legislation lacks safeguards against abuse

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held, unanimously, that there was a violation of the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention...

CJEU finds UK legislation unlawfully allowed for general and indiscriminate retention of data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the UK’s Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA), a temporary emergency law which...

Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50

Justices rule by eight to three against government over EU exit, but ministers do not need devolved assemblies’ consent The government has lost its fast-tracked appeal to the...

Denmark’s Supreme Court sets aside CJEU preliminary ruling in employment age discrimination case

The Danish Supreme Court has chosen to set aside a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which held that the Danish...

Woman entitled to damages over eviction by council

Supreme Court rules Ann Moore thrown out of home in a ‘fundamentally defective’ manner A woman is entited to damages over her unlawful eviction from her local authority...

US District Court allows constitutional challenge proceed to protect future generations from climate change

A District Court Judge in Oregon has accused the federal government of failing to protect future generations from climate change, in rejecting a motion to dismiss a...

The constitutional equivalent of breaking the space-time continuum

Referring Brexit to the Court of Justice of the European Union: Why Revoking an Article 50 Notice Should be Left to the United Kingdom An Encore to (R)Miller...

Belfast court rejects two challenges to Brexit

Two of the first legal challenges to Brexit have been rejected by a Belfast court. A high court judge ruled that the Good Friday agreement in 1998 could...

EU adopts new rules to guarantee legal aid in criminal proceedings

A set of new rules and regulations for criminal legal aid proposed by the European Commission in 2013 have finally been agreed and are to be put...

Brexit: can the ECJ get involved?

Today’s ruling by the High Court requires the government to obtain approval from Parliament if it wishes to trigger ‘Article 50’, ie the process of withdrawing from...