High Court finds against woman with disability seeking more appropriate housing

The High Court has found against a young woman with physical and mental disabilities in her appeal to be rehoused. The applicant, Elizabeth Mulhare, suffers from cerebral palsy...

UK Court of Appeal finds criminal record disclosure scheme breaches right to privacy

The UK Court of Appeal has found the UK system of requiring disclosure of previous criminal convictions in certain circumstances in breach of the right to privacy. The...

Think of the children: the ECJ clarifies the status of non-EU parents of EU...

What immigration rights do non-EU citizens have under EU law? There are three main areas of EU law that address this issue: EU immigration and asylum law;...

Court of justice – EU/Turkey statement

The General Court declares that it lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine the actions brought by three asylum seekers against the EU-Turkey statement which seeks to resolve...

CJEU rules that persons who facilitate terrorist groups can be excluded from refugee status

The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has interpreted EU law, coupled with the Geneva Convention, as meaning that persons...

New anti-terrorism powers passed by European Parliament

The European Parliament voted on Thursday 15 February to approve the controversial new Directive on combating terrorism, as well as amendments to the Schengen Borders Code that...

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...