Tag Archives: European Court of Justice

The ECJ Rules in Favour of Privacy

In a crucial judgement, the European Court of Justice has ruled invalid the Data Retention Directive, prohibiting mass surveillance and marking a stark victory for privacy organisations. By Charles Howard

The Rule of Law and the Eurozone Crisis

The rule of law is a foundation principle of the European Union, yet the banking and sovereign debt crises of recent years threaten to undermine it. By Sophie Thurner

A Delicate Path: the EU and the ECHR

In Britain, the European Union is often conflated with the maligned influence of the European Convention on Human Rights, yet the two are distinct and share an increasingly complex relationship. By Emily Jennings

Human Rights: A British Bill of Rights is Not Good Enough!

At the Conservative Party conference last month, British Home Secretary Theresa May pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act and so withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, replacing it with a British Bill…

War Criminals Should Have Nowhere to Hide in a Federal Europe

PDU looks at a case that shows how Europe is in need of further cooperation in bringing war criminals to justice. By Oscar Clarke At the age of 98, Laszlo Csatary, once the sadistic chief of…

The Ghosts of Christmas Past: EU Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Greece’s Asylum System

  On 21 December 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a landmark ruling that seemed to force Member States to cooperate on asylum claims. But Europe is still lacking a coherent strategy to deal with…

ECJ hearing on the validity of the Data Retention Directive

Recent deliberations in the European Court of Justice raise fundamental questions over the future of blanket data retention, its legality and whether it’s in breach of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. By Charles Howard.