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...

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...

Scotland and Brexit: Brave Heart or Timorous Beastie?

At the Scottish National Party (SNP) party conference yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon) announced that the Scottish Government would issue a draft of a second independence...

CJEU rejects Schrems class action against Facebook Ireland before Austrian courts

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJECU) has ruled that privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, does not have standing to bring a class action against Facebook...

The great repeal bill: why you should keep an eye on the legal side...

As she began outlining her vision for Brexit at the Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Theresa May stated her intention to propose a “great repeal bill” to...