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CEPEJ: Guidelines on Videoconferencing in Judicial Proceedings 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 1 July 2021, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) published guidelines on videoconferencing in judicial proceedings. They were adopted at CEPEJ’s plenary meeting on 16 and 17 June 2021. Since the beginning of the health crisis, the courts have had … Read more

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European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
ECtHR: Judicial Reform in Ukraine Seriously Undermined Independence of the Judiciary 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
Following judicial reforms in Ukraine, the ECtHR dealt with the independence of the Ukrainian judiciary in a chamber judgment in the case of Gumenyuk and others v. Ukraine on 22 July 2021. The case concerned eight judges of the former Supreme Court of Ukraine, elected … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
ECtHR: Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court in Breach of the ECHR 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 22 July 2021, the ECtHR held in a chamber judgment in Reczkowicz v. Poland that the Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court is not a tribunal established by law within the meaning of the ECHR. The case is one of 38 applications against … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
ECtHR: Right of Access to a Court in Respect of Administrative Decisions 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 20 July 2021, the ECtHR held in a chamber judgment in Loquifer v. Belgium that the right of access to a court (Art. 6 § 1 ECHR) in respect of administrative decisions implies the possibility of remedy by a judicial body. The case involved … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
New Factsheet on ECtHR Case Law on Independence of Justice 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 28 July 2021, the ECtHR published a new factsheet on the independence of justice systems (available in English and French). The cases are broken down as follows:Key aspects of independence and the right to a fair trial;Independence criteria for a “tribunal … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
ECtHR: New Website for Applicants 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has launched a new website for applicants. It is available in all official languages of the CoE Member States. The site clearly explains the formalities of the application process, the admissibility requirements, and the procedure before the … Read more

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EU Human Rights Issues
Protocol No. 15 to ECHR Enters into Force 
17 November 2021
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 1 August 2021, Protocol No. 15 (adopted in 2013) amending the ECHR, entered into force. The Protocol amends the Preamble to the Convention, which now includes a reference to the subsidiarity principle and to the margin of appreciation doctrine (→eucrim 1/2021 p.39). … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Commission: 6th Evaluation of Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 7 October 2021, the European Commission released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. Since the introduction of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online on 31 May 2016 (→ … Read more

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Racism and Xenophobia
CJEU Rules on Obligation to Carry a Valid Identity Card when Traveling to Another Member State 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 6 October 2021, the CJEU decided that a Member State may require its nationals, on pain of sanctions, to carry a valid identity card or passport when travelling to another Member State, irrespective of the means of transport used and the route. In the … Read more

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Schengen European Court of Justice (ECJ)
AG: Reintroduction of Internal Border Checks for Longer than Six Months 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 6 October 2021, Advocate General (AG) Saugmandsgaard Øe presented his opinion in Joined Cases C-368/20 and C-369/20. According to the AG, “a Member State faced with persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security may reintroduce controls at its internal borders for … Read more

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Schengen European Court of Justice (ECJ)
EDPS Opinion on the Commission’s Proposed Regulation for a Stronger and More Resilient Schengen Area 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 27 July 2021, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his Opinion on the European Commission’s proposal for a “Council regulation on the establishment and operation of an evaluation and monitoring mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis and repealing Regulation (EU) … Read more

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Study on Biometric Recognition and Behavioural Detection 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
In August 2021, a study assessing the ethical aspects of biometric recognition and behavioural detection techniques with a focus on their current and future use in public spaces was released. The study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional … Read more

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Legislation
EP Resolution on AI in Criminal Law and Policing 
17 November 2021
Anna Pingen Anna Pingen
On 6 October 2021, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution regarding artificial intelligence (AI) in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters. The resolution was adopted by 377 to 248 votes with 62 abstentions.According to the … Read more

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Legislation
First Report from Frontex’s Fundamental Rights Office 
12 November 2021
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 27 August 2021, Frontex published its first Annual Report on the activities of its Fundamental Rights Office (FRO) and its Fundamental Rights Officer in 2020. The report gives a situational overview of migration data and fundamental rights at the EU’s borders. It looks at … Read more

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Budget for Frontex Partly Frozen 
12 November 2021
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the end of September 2021, the Budget Control Committee of the European Parliament recommended granting Frontext discharge for its 2019 budget but asked for part of the budget to be frozen. Looking at a number of outstanding issues, the Committee asked to freeze part … Read more

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Frontex
ETIAS and EES Progress 
12 November 2021
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the beginning of October 2021, Frontex welcomed 41 new staff members joining the Agency to work at the ETIAS Central Unit. They will contribute to developing the European Travel Authorisation and Information System (ETIAS) (→news of 16 January 2019). Since the beginning of … Read more

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