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    Putin and Russia must answer for war crimes in Ukraine


    Human life has little to no value to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies. The widespread war crimes and crimes against humanity that continue to be perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine are a testament to this. Those responsible, including Putin himself, must be held to account, no matter ...

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    Ukraine: Is a chemical or biological attack likely?


    Exploring key questions about chemical and biological weapons as, although large-scale use in Ukraine appears unlikely, concerns remain about targeted attacks. 

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    The European Chips initiative: EU industrial policy or a competition to create national champions?


    The crucial importance of electronic chips for modern industries has been amply illustrated by the way a shortage of chips has held back European automobile production over the last year. The full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia has then shown the critical importance of access to technology. 

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    Lessons learnt on the rule of law from COVID


    As governments throughout Europe responded to the pandemic through the implementation of emergency measures, it became increasingly clear that there was a fine balance between the protection of the public from the threat of the virus and a breach of individual’s rights. As we start to see a decline in ...

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    Commission publishes the proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence


    On 23 February, the Commission published its proposal for a directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (see also here). The aim of the proposed law is to encourage sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour and to apply human rights and environmental considerations in companies’ activities and corporate governance.

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    Case Law Digest March 2022


    The first quarter of 2022 has seen some very interesting cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In this edition of case digest, we take a look at summaries of recent decisions from the CJEU from January to March 2022 . These cases cover the following ...

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    WTO announces agreement on rules on domestic regulation


    On Thursday 2 December, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced an agreement between 67 WTO members on rules for domestic regulation of services. The deal is an important achievement of the multilateral trading system as it is the first agreement on services in 24 years at the WTO.

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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digitalisation - the challenges and opportunities


    The following article looks at both the positives and the drawbacks of AI and digitalisation technologies potential roles in combating climate challenges. In particular, the article spotlights several environmental wins and AI opportunities in humanitarian issues as well as discusses environmental and social inequality challenges COP26 goals may be faced ...

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    Recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters in the UK jurisdictions


    This article aims to provide information on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters in the UK jurisdictions. One of the consequences of Brexit is that the Brussels I Regulation and the Lugano Convention are no longer available to assist with the near-automatic recognition and enforcement ...