This blog entry sheds some light on Council’s conclusions of 18 June 2019 in which any decision of opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia was postponed to October 2019. How to read this decision and what could its implications?
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.
Fragmentation occurs when international proceedings that involve the same parties and raise the same issues arrive at different conclusions. The conflict in the ICTY’s Tadic decision and the ICJ’s Bosnian Genocide decision – an issue or an exception?