CJEU ruling: dedicated meta-search engine infringes database right

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released an important decision concerning the sui generis right under Article 7 of the Directive 96/9 on the legal protection of databases. The court held that an internet operator that provides a dedicated meta-search engine (which in turn uses search engines provided by other websites to … Continue reading

Exceptions from EU movement law: Derogation, Justification, and Proportionality

Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Law at The City Law School has hosted a workshop on a cutting-edge topic of European Union law.  The workshop entitled, ‘Exceptions from EU movement law: Derogation, Justification, and Proportionality’ took place on 20th and 21st February.  It was organized jointly with Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne from the University of … Continue reading

The EU’s Financial Supervisory Authorities: Mind the Accountability Gap

Dr Marios Costa comments on the recent European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) judgement on the EU Law Analysis blog.  The judgment raises significant questions about the accountability of EU’s newly created financial agencies. Read Dr Costa’s full piece.

The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists

On 11 December 2013, the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) hosted Professor Alexander Somek, Charles E. Floete Chair in Law at the College of Law, The University of Iowa, USA. The topic of his seminar was ‘The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists’. Professor Somek examined the belief that national democracies are inherently deficient on democratic … Continue reading

The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists

Speaker: Professor Alexander Somek Date: 11th December 2013 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Venue: D112, Social Sciences Building We are excited to announce that Professor Somek will join us in December for an extraordinary seminar on ‘The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists’. The presentation will examine the belief that national democracies are inherently deficient on … Continue reading

A tremendous start to the ISEL seminar season

Dr Steven Truxal – steven.truxal.1@city.ac.uk On 16th October 2013, the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) convened its first event in the 2013—2014 seminar season. Two distinguished scholars joined us, one from academia and the other from practice, to share their research and experience with pressing issues in the EU ‘lawspace’ First up … Continue reading

Upcoming Publication by Dr Paul Gragl: “The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights”

After more than 30 years of discussion, negotiations between the Council of Europe and the European Union on the   EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights have resulted in a Draft Accession Agreement. This will allow the EU to accede to the Convention within the next couple of years. As a consequence, … Continue reading

ISEL Meeting, 10 October 2012: Recent Developments in EU External Relations Law and the Competition between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the Regulation of Broadcasting

This week’s ISEL Meeting (Institute for the Study of European Laws) was dedicated to the most recent developments in the European Union’s external relations and saw presentations on both the general aspects of this field of law (including the interinstitutional strife between the Union’s organs about questions of competence) and a very particular legal issue … Continue reading

Murphy v Media Protection Services: not a clearcut victory

By Judith Townend (cross-post from Law Justice and Journalism) One view seemed to dominate last night’s  City Law School event: the implications of the ECJ judgment in combined cases FA Premier League & Ors v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services were unclear. As Professor Lorna Woods, City Law School, wrote ahead of the event, “The long-awaited Murphy judgment … has been heralded in the … Continue reading

Football, Broadcasting and the Internal Market

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Institute for the Study of European Laws’ legal panel discussion ‘Football, Broadcasting and the Internal Market: Is a new audio-visual space in sight?’ on 11 October 2011. It proved to be a fascinating discussion of various aspects of the ECJ’s judgment in FA Premier League b QC … Continue reading