Kunst & Recht (IV): Free South Africa

‘Free South Africa’ – Keith Haring

In de blogreeks Kunst & Recht maakt elke blogpost de sprong van een element uit de wereld van de kunst in ruime zin naar de wereld van het recht. Vertrekkend van bijvoorbeeld een lied of een schilderij wordt de lezer geleid naar rechtspraak van het EHRM. In deze blogpost doet het kunstwerk Free South Africa van Keith Haring ons nadenken over de Zuid-Afrikaanse rassendiscriminatie. 

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The role of lawyers: the crucial but overlooked actor in triggering Article 267 TFEU

Preliminary references are an important feature of EU law. While scholarly literature has focused on the role of judges in the process of judicial dialogue in the EU (more specifically, with regard to triggering Article 267 TFEU), that of lawyers and other non-state actors in the process has been overlooked. To date, little has been said about the motivations of these different actors who have triggered Article 267 TFEU. In this post, Angelina Atanasova draws attention to the context and the role of lawyers with regard to the preliminary reference procedure, based on a case study of Denmark.
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Positive Obligations in the Field of Racial Discrimination – When is a court of law not enough or when is it too much?

Combatting racial discrimination has been a key objective of international human rights law since the adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in the 1960s. However, as societies evolve, as new treaties are adopted, and as there is a greater cross-pollinization among several protection systems, how should the law operate to combat this scourge, in present-days conditions? Continue reading “Positive Obligations in the Field of Racial Discrimination – When is a court of law not enough or when is it too much?”