A Check Move for the Principle of Mutual Trust from Dublin: The Celmer Case

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Abstract: This Insight comments on the recent referral for a preliminary ruling by the Irish High Court Minister of Justice and Equality v. Celmer (judgment of 12 March 2018, no. 2017 EXT 291) in the case concerning a Polish citizen sought by the Republic of Poland pursuant to the European Arrest Warrant. The key problem relates to...

Minister for Justice v. O'Connor: A Decisive Moment for the Future of the EAW in the UK

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Abstract: The Irish Supreme Court (IESC) decided to lodge a request for a preliminary ruling with the CJEU in Minister for Justice v. O’Connor on February 1st. The IESC enquired the CJEU about the possibility of surrendering individuals to the UK who will be imprisoned beyond the date on which this country will withdraw from the...

L’arrêt de la Grande Chambre de la CJUE du 6 mars 2018 dans l’affaire Achmea: la fin des TBI européens?

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Abstract: The Achmea case (Court of Justice, judgment of 6 March 2018, case C-284/16) gave the opportunity to the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice to settle a longstanding controversy: investment arbitration is contrary to the principle of the autonomy of the European Union legal order. The reach of the decision, which was delivered in...

It Is not Just About Investor-State Arbitration: 
A Look at Case C-284/16, Achmea BV

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Abstract: In the much-awaited Achmea judgment (of 6 March 2018, case C-284/16 [GC]), the Court of Justice held that investor-state tribunals (ISTs), “such as” the one under the Netherlands-Slovakia intra-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) are incompatible with EU law. In this arguably short judgment, the Court of Justice consolidated its...

Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses:
 The Court of Justice and Athena’s Dilemma

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Abstract: This Insight comments on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses (judgment of 27 February 2018, case C-64/16). The Court took advantage of this case to emphasise the potential of EU law to consolidate and defend the rule of law structures in the Member States. The Court...

The First Ever Interpretative Preliminary Ruling Concerning the Validity of an International Agreement Between EU Member States: The Achmea Case

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Abstract: In its judgment of 6 March 2018, in Achmea (case C-284/16 [GC]), the CJEU for the first time ruled on the validity, in light of EU law, of an international agreement between Member States. The judgment raises several important legal questions. This Insight concentrates exclusively on those related to...

Recommandations à l’attention des juridictions nationales: changement et continuité

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Abstract: The latest version (published on the 25 November 2016) of the recommendations of the Court of Justice of the European Union to national courts and tribunals, in relation to the initiation of preliminary ruling proceedings, is the actualisation of the former version of 2012. This new version introduces little change, in both the substance...

L’office du juge interne pour moduler les effets de l’annulation d’un acte contraire au droit de l’Union. Réflexions sur l’arrêt Association France Nature Environnement du Conseil d’Etat français

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Abstract: This Insight focuses on the decision Association France Nature Environnement (judgment of 3 November 2016, n. 360212) adopted by French Conseil d’Etat on the basis of a preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice. The combined effect of the two decisions – the preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice (judgment of 28 July...

Protecting the Jewel in the Crown: The Ognyanov Case and the Preliminary Reference Procedure

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Abstract: In Ognyanov (judgment of 5 July 2016, case C-614/14), the Court of Justice held that Bulgarian courts have to set aside a national rule aimed at protecting fundamental rights of the parties that has the effect of automatically disqualifying a court that refers questions for a preliminary ruling along with the factual and legal...

Inter-Environnement Expanded: Another Brick Out of the Wall of EU Law Supremacy?

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Abstract: In Association France Nature Environnement (judgment of 28 July 2016, case C-379/15), the Court of Justice dealt with two issues. First, is it possible for national courts to limit the effects of a judicial decision annulling national law contrary to EU law in the field of environmental protection? Second, are national courts...

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