Justice & Home Affairs Blog


19th April 2018

Criminal Evidence on the Internet

Which country has the authority to investigate crimes committed with the use of the internet where the evidence is located in different states?
23rd March 2018

Referrals and Reactions: Poland and the Rule of Law

The Irish High Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule on whether the changes to Poland’s judiciary undermine its independence and jeopardise the cooperation between Members States on the European Arrest Warrant.
18th July 2017

Conflict over the Code of Conduct

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying in the Central Mediterranean, if the European Commission’s plan for a Code of Conduct for NGOs is improperly conducted. The Code of Conduct for NGOs was first announced by the European Commission on 6 July 2017, as part of an EU Action Plan, which aims to support Italy and reduce migratory pressure of illegal migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route. In the first six months of 2017, Italy received over 82,000 migrants, which has stretched its capacities to the limit.
7th February 2017

Musings in the Mediterranean – The Valletta Summit

Migration was a priority issue at the informal summit of EU leaders in Valletta, which took place in the historic parliament building, Fort Elmo, on 3 February 2017, just over a month since Malta assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU, on 1 January 2017.
9th January 2017

Brexit, the Good Friday Agreement and the European Convention on Human Rights

Among the many complexities of Brexit is Prime Minister Theresa May’s determination to pull the United Kingdom out of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (EHCR).