2017 Call for Papers

Dear All,

the KSLR EU Law Blog hereby invites you to submit blogposts in any field of EU law.

We are looking for papers between 1000 and 1500 words focusing on EU law related issues such as the implications of the UK referendum, possible reforms of the EU constitutional framework ad the role of the EU as a global actor.

We also invite submissions on:

  • Coverage of EU law-related events
  • Reviews of recently published EU law-related books as well as
  • Recent developments of EU case law.

Please submit abstracts or articles to giulia.gentile@kcl.ac.uk and giorgia.sangiuolo@kcl.ac.uk.

The deadline for the submission is the 1st of June 2017.

Please refer to our style guidelines.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Giulia Gentile                   Giorgia Sangiuolo

Konstanstina Perifanou    Angel Kaloyanov

 

The EU’s Investment Court System. A possible solution to conflicts of interest in Investment Arbitration.

Elisabeth Talbourdet – King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law Alumnus (‘16)

The future of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is uncertain at best. Although it may never come to an existence, one of the most important novelties introduced by the TTIP, and which seems destined to stay, is its new Investor-State dispute resolution mechanism, the ‘Investment Court System’ (ICS). Indeed, even if not included in the TTIP, the idea of an ICS is present in other investment treaties, such as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[1]

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Europe.think.again – Call for Ideas

Dear All,

The KSLR EU Law Blog is pleased to share with you a EU-related project managed by “Foraus Global”, a Swiss think tank on foreign policy.

In view of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community on 25 March 2017, Foraus Global is publishing a short collection of ideas to reform European cooperation.

For more information, please visit the following page: europe.think.again project.

If you are interested in participating or you have further questions, please contact Laura Knopfel (laura.knopfel@kcl.ac.uk). 

We look forward to hearing from you!

The KSLR EU Law Blog editorial team

 

Refusal to refer for a preliminary ruling and a right to a fair trial: Strasbourg court’s position

Agne Limante (MA, PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Law Institute of Lithuania.

The duty of last instance national courts to submit preliminary references to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is analysed by academics almost exclusively in the light of the Luxembourg Court’s case law. However, the case law of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) also appears to be relevant in this context. In several instances the ECtHR was asked whether non-referral of preliminary questions to the CJEU constituted a breach of Article 6 ECHR, guaranteeing the right to a fair trial.[1] This post aims at providing some reference in this regard. First, it briefly describes the rules governing the preliminary reference procedure. Then, it analyses the ECtHR’s judgements relevant to this subject. Some conclusions will follow.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The KSLR EU Law Blog hereby invites you to submit abstracts for blog posts on

 any area of EU law

(including but not limited to internal market, financial regulation, human rights, data-protection, environment).

Submissions covering any of the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • UK Referendum’s effects on EU law and European integration
  • EU migration law and refugees’ crisis
  • EU law and institutional balances
  • Developments on the relationship between EU law and International law
  • Recent developments of EU social policies

We also invite submissions on:

  • Coverage of EU law-related events
  • Reviews of recently published EU law-related books as well as
  • Recent developments of EU case law

Ideally we are looking for 1000 – 1500 words articles.

Please refer to our style guidelines.

Please send an abstract or full articles to giulia.gentile@kcl.ac.uk and giorgia.sangiuolo@kcl.ac.uk by 31 January 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!