The Right to Reputation: a European human right?

Introduction There is no express provision guaranteeing the right to reputation in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). If there was such a right, at first sight, it would be protected by Article 8, which enshrines the right to respect of private and family life. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), from which… More The Right to Reputation: a European human right?

Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection, Amy F. W. Corcoran

Abstract (click to view) Conscientious objection has had a complicated history, and its legal position within both international and domestic systems remains far from concrete. This paper examines the recognition of a ‘right’ to conscientious objection within these frameworks, and notes that recent progressive developments in the international realm have increasingly supported the idea of conscientious… More Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection, Amy F. W. Corcoran

Recognition of English solvent Schemes of Arrangement in Germany, Arthur Swierczok

Abstract (click to view) English solvent Schemes of Arrangement under the Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 have proved to be a valid restructuring device for non-English companies. Since 2010 for example four German companies, Tele Columbus GmbH, Rodenstock GmbH, Primacom GmbH and Monier Group Services GmbH, which were all financially distressed but solvent,… More Recognition of English solvent Schemes of Arrangement in Germany, Arthur Swierczok

Maximising Utility: Applying Utilitarian Theory to International Patent Law, Emma Perot

Abstract (click to view)   This article attempts to strike a balance between the need of pharmaceutical companies to stay profitable and the need of developing countries to access life-saving medicines. It is proposed that this balance can be achieved by applying a utilitarian approach to patent law, taking into consideration how best to maximise… More Maximising Utility: Applying Utilitarian Theory to International Patent Law, Emma Perot

Do Children Require Special Protection Under International Human Rights Law?, Fiona Orr

Abstract (click to view) Human rights are universal; this is the precedent upon which all human rights discourse is based. Yet over the years, as international human rights law has developed, the rights of certain groups have been awarded particular attention and protection. Children are a particularly interesting group as there is unprecedented and unmatched… More Do Children Require Special Protection Under International Human Rights Law?, Fiona Orr

Freedom of Speech: A Pernicious Shroud for Homophobia, Conor McCormick

Abstract (click to view) Freedom of speech/expression is a legal principle central to any democratic society. However, it is argued in this paper that, in cases which implicate the law governing homophobic communications, deference to that principle is not always a favourable approach; despite its embedment in the ideology of democracy. A case study involving… More Freedom of Speech: A Pernicious Shroud for Homophobia, Conor McCormick

The lack of an effective remedy: how the Italian reform of dismissal breaches the EU Charter

Introduction The financial crisis had an huge impact not only on the economic system of EU Member States, but also on their legal framework, even if this aspect of it is usually unnoticed. The labour law field is one of the sector that has been stricken the most by the legal changes required to boost… More The lack of an effective remedy: how the Italian reform of dismissal breaches the EU Charter

Lord Neuberger’s Speech: UK’s Antagonism with the EU and the Consequences

Lord Neuberger’s recent speech concerning the relationship between the UK and the EU (and in particular the European Courts) is timely, although perhaps surprising. One on hand timely, due to the current calls for the UK to reconsider its relationship with Europe as allegations that it intrudes too much on the everyday lives of UK… More Lord Neuberger’s Speech: UK’s Antagonism with the EU and the Consequences

The United Kingdom as a Symbol of Constitutionalism

by Helin Maria Laufer Abstract: The article focuses on the doctrines underlying the constitution in the United Kingdom and their significance internationally. _____________________ The United Kingdom is considered as a constitutional monarchy. Although the nature of the United Kingdom’s constitution is to some extent unclear as it is not codified, there is no doubt that… More The United Kingdom as a Symbol of Constitutionalism