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Retained EU Law is dead! Long live assimilated law!

Simon Usherwood |

During the Christmas break, the UK got rid of all its Retained EU Law (REUL). But not really. The entry into force of the Retained EU Law Act at New Year’s Eve meant that all that “Retained EU Law” got relabelled as “assimilated law”. As I discussed in my previous post, the Act also resulted […]

The sun goes down in Retained EU Law, sort of

Simon Usherwood |

Christmas is, of course, the most Brexit-y time of year. Who can forget such classic moments as reading treaties under the tinsel in 2019 and 2020, or pondering the no-confidence vote in 2018 over a glass of eggnog? Obviously keen to keep up the tradition after a couple of fallow years, this time we get […]

The Powers of the Council of the EU Presidency to shape the Art.7 agenda

JCMS |

by Gisela Hernández Liberal democracy has been systematically dismantled in Poland and Hungary. Despite a wide arsenal of enforcement instruments, the European Union (EU) institutions have not been able to tackle this rule of law (RoL) crisis. Indeed, Article 7, the Treaty provision designed to address systemic violations of fundamental values, has been dragging on […]

The Polish Rule of Law Breakdown Through Pink Glasses: Gender-based Consequences of the Polish Crisis

Kaja Anastazja Ippel |

In March 2023, women’s rights activist Justyna Wydzyńska was sentenced to eight months of community service for providing a woman in a violent relationship with abortion pills. The very same day, the judge who sentenced Wydzyńska was promoted by the Minister of Justice. This blog post aims to address this gap and argue for a renewed focus on the founding values of Article 2 Treaty on European Union (TEU).

"Leaving the ECHR" and other confusions

Simon Usherwood |

A mild detour for me before the summer holidays kick in: the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Part of the wider logic of ‘taking back control’ was the need to unshackle the UK from other constraints on its freedom to do as it will, in order to address situations it faces. Just as leaving […]

Overview of Turkish Political History Ahead of May 2023 Elections (I) -- #2023TurkishElections

Gulay Icoz |

Turkey has faced significant challenges in achieving democratic governance since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Although Turkey transitioned to democracy in the 1920s, it has experienced setbacks, including recent declines in democracy and moves towards autocracy. Turkish political history differs from its neighbours and Western European countries in that there is a […]

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