September 16, 2014
by Ann Schober
Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday ratified an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, furthering its goal of reforming the country according to European standards and values. The agreement, "On Ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, on the one part, and the European ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Amnesty International (AI) called upon the European Union (EU) on Thursday to end discrimination against Roma communities throughout Europe. There are roughly six million Roma throughout the EU, many of whom face abject poverty, substandard education, violent attacks and other forms of ...[read more]
September 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 20, 2011, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia violated Yukos Oil's business rights by forcing the company into liquidation through unfair taxation practices. Yukos Oil's owner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and his partner Platon Lebedev were arrested on charges of tax ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Michael Micsky
JURIST Guest Columnist Dmytro Vorobey is an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and has interned at the district prosecutor's office and the district court in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine. In the second entry of a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of ...[read more]
July 10, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 10, 2008, the European Parliament voted to adopt a resolution calling on member states to "review and repeal laws and policies that discriminate against the Roma on the basis of race and ethnicity." The resolution followed Italy's decision to implement a controversial plan to fingerprint ...[read more]
February 26, 2011
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Volker Behr of the University of Augsburg says the European Community has unified many areas of international civil procedure and private international law over a short period of time. Many stakeholders will benefit from the changes and lawmakers worldwide should take note... ...[read more]
January 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 18, 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the militant Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) can appeal the 2002 decision of the Council of the European Union to include the PKK on its list of terrorist organizations. The court set aside a lower court ruling which held that ...[read more]
October 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 4, 2005, the EU officially opened accession negotiations with Turkey after member states overcame a deadlock on whether to offer Turkey full membership. The Austrian government withdrew its opposition to full membership and the Turkish government agreed to the conditions included in the ...[read more]
September 15, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday denied an appeal by the Danish company Lego to restore its EU trademark for its interlocking toy bricks. The court held that the company's red eight-stud brick is not registrable as a community trademark and "is a sign consisting exclusively of the ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Delphine Perrin: "In July 2010, the death of a young man killed by gendarmes when he was trying to break a roadblock was followed by two days of riots by members of the gypsy community to which he belonged. After the riots, French President Sarkozy announced a series of repressive measures ...[read more]

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