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I know it’s wrong but I just can’t do right. First impressions on judgment no. 238 of 2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court

By on October 28, 2014

 
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On 22 October 2014, the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) delivered the judgment no. 238 of 2014. This ruling reignited the fire of Ferrini (a 2004 judgment of the Italian…

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Siragusa and the eternal recurrence. Reviving old tests to apply the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to national measures.

By on May 26, 2014

 
On 6 March 2014, the Court delivered the order in the Siragusa case. This decision sheds new light on the old question of the application of the Charter…

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Kadi II, or the happy ending of K’s trial – Court of Justice of the European Union, 18 July 2013

By on July 29, 2013

On July 18, 2013, the Grand Chamber
of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the Court”) handed down the judgment
in the so-called Kadi II dispute.
With this decision, the…

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Anti-terror Database, the German Constitutional Court reaction to Åkerberg Fransson – From the spring/summer 2013 Solange collection: reverse consistent interpretation.

By on May 3, 2013

In a previous
post, I maintained that the judgment in the Åkerberg Fransson case
did not extend the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights beyond
the familiar area derived from…

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Fransson and the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to State measures – nothing new under the sun of Luxembourg

By on March 1, 2013

In
case C-617/10 Fransson, the elusive
matter of the application of the Charter to national measures came to the
forefront once more (see this
previous post that touched on the issue). The Swedish…