Dutch prosecutorial guidelines contribute to consistency in judicial decision-making by providing a starting point for thinking, but with room for individualization: an inspiration for other countries in structuring prosecutorial decision-making?
In its recent judgment Commission v. France (C-416/17), the CJEU indicates that it is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the integrity of EU law – a strong for European judicial dialogue in times of worrying judicial developments across the EU.
The recent UN climate report and the Urgenda appeal case reflect hopeful developments with regard to dealing with climate change. But there are alternative views, reaching beyond the emphasis on numbers and statistics, that deserve attention as well.
The Hague Court of Appeals has confirmed that the Dutch state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Could such a precise obligation be inferred from human rights norms, and Articles 2 and 8 ECHR in particular?