The winds do not carry them home – the praxis of neglect and the plight of the Climate Refugees

By: Chandril Chattopadhyay [1]& Satyaki Paul [2] “Shifting house during floods or river erosion is hard but losing your land is a completely different experience, it is indescribable pain”[3] -Kestiar Char, Sariakandi, India Environmentalist, Mr. Lester R. Brown introduced the term “Environmental Refugees” in 1923 which was later adapted as “Environmental Migrants”. According to him, … Continue reading The winds do not carry them home – the praxis of neglect and the plight of the Climate Refugees

Ode to solidarity

The 9th May is celebrated by the European Union like a national day, as it would have officially been if the European Constitution Treaty were successful.[1] The date commemorates the speech held on the same day in 1950 by Robert Schuman, now often designated as one of the founding fathers of the EU. Regarded as … Continue reading Ode to solidarity

The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

After the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as 9/11, the need for tackling terrorism on a global scale was imminent. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) therefore acted under its powers vested in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and adopted a series of resolutions aimed at … Continue reading The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain

The case concerns a dispute related to the issue of intra-EU objection. In the past years, EU Member States have increasingly started to contest the ability of international tribunals to rule on intra-EU disputes. This comes as a result of CJEU’s Achmea decision, whereupon the Court ruled that arbitral tribunals constituted under intra-EU investment agreements … Continue reading The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain

The Draft Guidelines on self-employed persons: Understanding the context

The European Commission recently published Draft Guidelines on the application of competition law to collective agreements of self-employed persons.[1] These guidelines are part of a proposed package to improve working conditions of people doing platform work. The number of self-employed workers has risen considerably in recent years, owing partially to the introduction of the ‘platform … Continue reading The Draft Guidelines on self-employed persons: Understanding the context

The Yazidi genocide: Is justice finally being served?

Trigger warning: graphic descriptions and discussion of abuse On 30 November 2021, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt convicted a former fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for the enslavement and abuse of members of the Yazidi community in the city of Fallujah, … Continue reading The Yazidi genocide: Is justice finally being served?

The Open Data Directive: what the introduction of high-value datasets means for data re-users

On 30 September 2021, the European Commission announced that it opened infringement proceedings against 19 Member States for failing to notify to the Commission the measures transposing into their national laws the Directive 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of public sector information, also known as the Open Data Directive.[1] The Directive aims to … Continue reading The Open Data Directive: what the introduction of high-value datasets means for data re-users