International Law Bulletin / BREXIT

International Bulletin / August 2016  

Foundation Professor Elias Krispis

 

B  R  E  X  I  T

 

To Stay or not to Stay - That is the question

 

The European Union dates back over 50 years.  Its purpose was to unite the then European nations not only politically but economically with the hopes that such unification would bring about peace to the continent.  From the European Coal and Steel Community to the European Economic Community to the Current European Union, the original 6 members have now more than quadrupled in number making the current size of the union 28 Member States ranging from Balkan, to Anglo Saxon to Mediterranean States.

 

International Law Bulletin / 02_2016

International Law Bulletin / 02_2016

DEVELOPMENTS IN CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

Ratifications of the Paris Agreement

195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius

 

The Paris Agreement will enter into force on 4 November 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.

 

International Law Bulletin / 01_2016

International Law Bulletin / 01_2016

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

 

THE PARIS AGREEMENT

 

195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius

The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The 1.5 degree Celsius limit is a significantly safer defense line against the worst impacts of a changing climate. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious and important goals, appropriate financial flows will be put in place, thus making stronger action by developing countries and the most vulnerable possible, in line with their own national objectives.

International Law Bulletin / 02_2015

International Law Bulletin / 02_2015

LEGAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION

    
EU DEVELOPMENTS AND UPDATES 

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS 

 Austria: On 30th April 2015 the results of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) were presented in Austria. Overall, Austria’s integration policies were evaluated as being “halfway favourable”, however the results also showed that there is room for improvement in areas such as political participation and access to nationality.

 France: In order to improve the reception conditions of migrants, an internal memorandum has been sent to the competent services on March 12th 2015, to abolish the medical examination compulsory for certain categories of migrants, in particular foreign students applying for a change of status.

International Law Bulletin III

International Law Bulletin / 01_2015

European Court of Human Rights news

  
CASE OF KOTIY v. UKRAINE

28718/09 | 05/03/2015
Remainder inadmissible Violation of Article 5 - Right to liberty and security (Article 5-Deprivation of liberty Lawful arrest or detention) Violation of Article 5 - Right to liberty and security (Article 5-5 - Compensation) Violation of Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life (Article 8-1 - Respect for family life Respect for private life) Non-pecuniary damage - award (Article 41 - Non-pecuniary damage Just satisfaction)

CASE OF TSITSIRIGGOS v. GREECE (NO. 2)

18230/09 | 05/03/2015
Violation of Article 5 - Right to liberty and security (Article 5-4 - Procedural guarantees of review)

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