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Visit to the European Court of Human Rights

2019

On 7 February 2019 Dr Páll Hreinsson, President of the EFTA Court, Dr Per Christiansen and Dr Bernd Hammermann, judges at the EFTA Court, and Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson, Registrar of the EFTA Court, along with the six legal secretaries of the Court, visited the European Court of Human Rights. They were greeted by Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos and Angelika Nussberger Vice-Presidents of the European Court of Human Rights, Carlo Ranzoni, Arnfinn Bårdsen and Róbert Spanó judges at the European Court of Human Rights, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights. The Presidents, judges and registrars of both Courts spoke about current legal issues regarding human rights and EEA law, inter alia about the legal status of human rights in EEA law and the new Protocol 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights. The talk was followed by an engaging discussion.

Visit to the Icelandic Court of Appeals

2019

On 25 January 2019 Dr Páll Hreinsson, President of the EFTA Court, and Ólafur Jóhannes Einarsson, Registrar of the EFTA Court, along with two legal secretaries, Ólafur Ísberg Hannesson and Sindri M. Stephensen, visited the Icelandic Court of Appeals (Landsréttur) which was established on 1 January 2018. They met with the 15 judges of the Court of Appeals and their legal secretaries. The Registrar gave a lecture on how and when national courts request advisory opinions from the EFTA Court. The President spoke about current legal issues with regard to the EEA Agreement and the Icelandic legal system. The talk was followed by an engaging discussion.

Lunchtime talk with Dr. Federico Fabbrini

2018

On 3 December 2018, Dr. Federico Fabbrini, Full Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of Dublin City University (DCU), where he is also the founding director of the DCU Brexit Institute, gave a lunchtime talk entitled “Brexit, the Future of EU-UK Relations and the Future of Europe”. In his talk, Dr. Fabbrini initiated a discussion by offering historical perspective on Brexit. In light of that, he proceeded to discuss recent developments in the EU-UK negotiations, in particular the Withdrawal Agreement of 14th and 22nd of November 2018, alongside highlighting some remaining challenges, in particular regarding the Northern Irish border. Finally, Dr. Fabbrini reflected on the future of EU-UK Relations and the future of European integration. His talk was followed by an engaging discussion.

 

 

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Court Diary

April 2019

  1. 8th
    Case E-02/19 - D v E

    Deadline for written observations from Governments and relevant institutions (cf. Article 20 of the Statute): Monday, 8 April 2019.

Hearings & Sittings

May 2019