Recent scientific developments have enabled the emergence of directed mutagenesis techniques which are novel techniques of genetic modification that produce GMOs in a faster, easier and cheaper way. Their legal status is controversial under Directive 2001/18.
Had Tony Ejimson’s claim for a residence right to stay with his daughter been adjudicated by the CJEU, not the ECtHR, the case would have ended differently. This begs the question, why does EU law treat the unity of multi-national families more favourably?
Quite quickly national considerations are taking priority over collective agreements. Who would have thought the European Union would be challenged by Brexit? And who would have thought trade wars, such as the one between China and the US would re-emerge?
Gone are the days when the worst thing on the Internet to be afraid of was a pesky virus. The current highly sophisticated malware looks for software vulnerabilities which can result in fatal damage to the opponent’s entire computer network.
In November 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued Advisory Opinion OC-23, which highlighted the relationship of interdependence and indivisibility that exists between human rights, the environment and sustainable development.
The ECHR recently delivered its first Advisory Opinion in a case on gestational surrogacy. The case is noteworthy in terms of the novel procedural dimension as well as in substance. Again, the Court examined France’s rigid stance on surrogate motherhood.