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...

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the...

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...

Irish Court of Appeal upholds reversal of burden of proof in corruption cases

The Irish Court of Appeal has upheld a provision that establishes a reverse burden of proof in certain bribery cases. The case involved a former Fine Gael Councillor...

Charity takes legal action against Home Office over child refugees

Lawyers for a leading refugee charity have begun legal proceedings against the Home Office, arguing that ministers have failed in obligations to give sanctuary to some of...

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...

“Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees”

AS EU LEADERS were meeting in Bratislava last week, European People’s Party (EPP) local government members met in northern Greece to discuss how the EU should respond to...