Ep 76: The university as a cradle for EU citizenship – Cherry James – Law Pod UK

Posted April 30th, 2019 in citizenship, EC law, education, news, universities by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to Cherry James about the Erasmus student programme, the European Commission’s ambitious project for building EU citizenship in higher education.’

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Law Pod UK, 23rd April 2019

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Home Office chaos and incompetence lead to unlawful detentions, claim whistleblowers – The Guardian

‘Chaos, incompetence and bullying of Home Office employees is resulting in failed deportations and the unlawful detention of vulnerable and desperate people, whistleblowers allege.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2019

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Meet The Campaigners Behind The UK’s First Social And Economic Rights Bill – Rights Info

Posted April 26th, 2019 in bills, brexit, consultations, EC law, education, health, housing, human rights, news by sally

‘Two years ago, human rights campaigners Koldo Casla and Peter Roderick first discussed creating a bill enshrining social and economic rights in the UK. With a draft version now out for consultation, their vision is creeping closer to reality. Ella Braidwood finds out more.’

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Rights Info, 25th April 2019

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Stephanie Reynolds: Brexit and the (Not Quite) Constitutionalised Status of EU Citizenship – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 24th, 2019 in brexit, citizenship, constitutional law, EC law, news by sally

‘Since its formal introduction in the Maastricht Treaty, EU citizenship has laid claim to a constitutional status. The Union Treaties – long described by the Court of Justice as the EU’s constitutional texts – explicitly confer the status of Union citizenship on all nationals of the Member States. The asserted significance of this was subsequently confirmed in the seminal Grzelczyk judgment, in which the Court famously declared that EU citizenship was ‘destined to be the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States’.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 24th April 2019

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New acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 18th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, brexit, EC law, legislation by tracey

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019

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Clean air zones: Where will UK drivers pay for polluting? – BBC News

‘Drivers of the most polluting vehicles now have to pay to drive into central London – and soon other towns and cities across the UK will follow suit.’

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BBC News. 12th April 2019

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EU law does not compel UK to participate in European Parliament elections – Brexit Law

Posted April 1st, 2019 in brexit, EC law, elections, news by sally

‘Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC, Marie Demetriou QC and Emma Mockford of Brick Court Chambers have today published an Opinion, along with two other QCs and Professor Piet Eeckhout, Dean of the Law Faculty at UCL, grappling with the controversial issue of whether the UK need hold European Parliamentary elections in the event that there is any further extension of Article 50 beyond April 2019.’

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Brexit Law, 28th March 2019

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Ep. 74: Brexit Delayed – Law Pod UK

Posted March 27th, 2019 in brexit, delay, EC law, news by sally

‘Professor Catherine Barnard, discusses the latest Brexit developments and looks at the options now with just four days to go before the UK was originally set to leave the EU.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th March 2019

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What do major copyright changes mean for internet freedom? – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2019 in copyright, EC law, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘The European parliament approved the largest, and most contentious, overhaul of copyright legislation in two decades on Monday. When the directive comes into effect, it will be the biggest change to internet regulation since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2019

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Pre-ticked ‘cookie’ consent boxes prohibited – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 26th, 2019 in consent, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘Online service providers cannot rely on pre-ticked agreements to place ‘cookies’ on the devices of internet users, a legal adviser to the EU’s highest court has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th March 2019

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Philip Allott: Unexpected Denouement. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 26th, 2019 in brexit, constitutional law, EC law, news, notification, time limits, treaties by sally

‘The two-year time-limit in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union has come and gone. It is now possible that no withdrawal agreement between the European Council and the UK will be concluded. This means that the UK would leave the EU in catastrophic circumstances on April 12. An interesting final irony would be that the UK would be leaving the EU on the basis of a legal howler.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th March 2019

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Sailing to Byzantium – Blockchain and the art market – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 20th, 2019 in artistic works, data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘One of the great frustrations of reading about blockchain is that many of those who set themselves the task of explaining it tell you what they believe it does, rather than explaining what it is, and often what they think it does is received wisdom, leading their expositions to founder on the Scylla of over-simplification. Others, who do understand what it is, often presume on the part of a general readership a level of familiarity with what might appear to be arcane technical concepts which such a readership does not possess: anyone for Byzantine Fault Tolerance? Their expositions thus founder on the Charybdis of incomprehensibility to all but fellow experts. Neither approach really facilitates a consideration of the benefits nor an appreciation of the risks involved in the use of blockchain technology.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 11th March 2019

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Kasey McCall-Smith: The Realities of Being Global: Treaty Law and Brexit – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 20th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘Throughout the two years of Brexit debates following Article 50 notification, the UK Government and Parliament consistently have failed to recognise that even if EU law is no longer applicable after Brexit, the UK is still bound to a broad gamut of rules under international law. Apparently attempting to appease Brexiteers, on 11 March Theresa May offered a unilateral statement to the EU on the UK interpretation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in relation to the backstop set out therein. In a similar vein, two days later, Geoffrey Cox MP argued that article 62 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Vienna Convention) offered an easy out of the Withdrawal Agreement and Northern Ireland backstop if a more acceptable arrangement could not be reached in the coming years. Now pundits, politicians, and academics alike are expending great energy trying to ascertain what effect the unilateral statement or article 62 may have on the Withdrawal Agreement in future. Put simply, the statement has no legal effect. Article 62 is not a panacea and both the UK government and Parliament would do well to stop relying on concepts in international law to cure all that is disagreeable with the Brexit process. International law supports the precise opposite positions asserted in both of these circumstances. If the aim in leaving the EU is to ‘be global’ without the filter of EU regulations, the application of the international rules (in which the UK had a heavy hand in drafting) must be understood as starting, rather than end, points for negotiating future relationships.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th March 2019

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GDPR: ‘e-Privacy’ breaches can be factored into fines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2019 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, fines, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU ‘e-Privacy’ rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2019

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Sam Fowles: Extending Article 50 – Key Legal Issues – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 15th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, news, parliament, referendums, time limits by sally

‘With the second defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the subsequent vote to reject a “no-deal” Brexit, and the proposed votes today to extend the Art. 50 period, we must consider the legal practicalities of such an extension.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th March 2019

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Digital Freedom: Are Your Rights At Risk? – Rights Info

Posted March 15th, 2019 in bills, copyright, data protection, EC law, human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘As propaganda, ‘fake news’ and other forms of disinformation become increasingly common from governments, individuals and powerful organisations across the world, it’s become harder than ever for the average person to discern facts from fiction.’

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Rights Info, 14th March 2019

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EU body granted permission to appeal ruling on Brexit and frustration of Canary Wharf lease – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 13th, 2019 in appeals, brexit, EC law, landlord & tenant, leases, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has granted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) permission to appeal in a dispute over whether its 25-year lease at Canary Wharf will be frustrated by Brexit.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2019

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Home Office to amend registration rules for vulnerable EU citizens – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has reached an out-of-court settlement with a charity that had threatened a judicial review over the registration system for EU citizens. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) agreed to drop its application for a judicial review after Sajid Javid’s department made changes to its guidance to caseworkers in relation to vulnerable citizens.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2019

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GDPR codes must meet admissibility requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in codes of practice, data protection, EC law, news, privacy by tracey

‘Trade bodies considering drawing up new codes of conduct to govern data privacy practices in their sector will be required to meet admissibility requirements before those codes will be assessed for their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data protection watchdog has said.’

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out-LAW.com, 21st February 2019

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Supreme Court: No right to sue untraced driver – Litigation Futures

‘Accident victims have no right to sue an untraced driver, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th February 2019

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