EWLA and the UK Law Societies Office are looking for papers and speakers on developing legal tools to assess and challenge member state action in situations where there is indirect gender discrimination. The deadline for application is 30 April.
On 21 March 2018, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office, took part in an exchange of information on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU at the constitutional affairs committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament. Beginning with a presentation, Dr Raulus provided insights into, inter alia, the recently approved transition agreement, confirming the Law Societies’ neutral stance in calling for an orderly withdrawal of the UK.
An unpaid traineeship of approximately 3 months will be available in the Chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg from 7th January 2019 to 29th March 2019.
This month it’s Fundamental Rights February and our articles will be focussed on this theme. We have viewpoint articles from Patrick Henry, Chair of the CCBE Human Rights Committee, Italian NGO ‘Hands off Cain’ and Cris McCurley, Partner at Ben Hoare Bell LLP and member of The Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee. They have contributed articles on the CCBE Human Rights Award, Italian Moratorium on Executions and Developments in Legal Aid for victims of domestic abuse.
After a relaxing winter break, we are kick starting 2018 with an edition on the topical issue of free movement.