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11.03.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
de Frouville, Olivier Enforce Disappearances in International Law: some recent developments
30 Minuten
Tuchtfeld, Erik
No Human Rights Violations Through the Backdoor: The European Court of Human Rights' Protection of the Right to Encrypted Communication

Bulk data retention is the evergreen of European security policy. On February 13, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) – once again – ruled in Podchasov on Russia’s collection of and access to citizens’ private communication. In the midst of the ongoing debate about the alleged dangers of encrypted communication, leaving law enforcement authorities “in the dark”, the Court made it clear that weakening the encryption of all citizens cannot be justified. Although the Court declined to take the opportunity to make a general ruling on the legality of blanket data retention of communication content, it did emphasize its procedural approach and found that the lack of legal safeguards for access to communication data violated the right to privacy.

I will present the judgment and its implicatons for the ongoing debate regarding the introduction of “backdoors” in encrypted messengers.

Best,
Erik

 

15 Minuten
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45 Minuten

18.03.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Seidl, Leon
The 13th WTO Ministerial Conference: Where do we stand and what comes next?

The World Trade Organization is holding its 13th biannual Ministerial Conference (MC13) on the 26-29 February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Although MC12 in 2022 has been an unexpected success story, there remain doubts among many observers whether the WTO is still relevant and capable of addressing the many challenges of our time. While the Members and the Secretariat have shown an unprecedented capacity for adaptation in recent years, the Appellate Body remains gridlocked and there are conflicting visions of where the priorities of the WTO should lie. I would like to take the opportunity of MC13 to take stock of the state of negotiations on institutional reform and new substantive rules, like fisheries and e-commerce.

I look forward to discussing these recent developments and the possible path forward for the WTO with you.

Best, Leon

15 Minuten
Zhang, Yueyao
South Korea-Japan tension over forced labour compensation
20 Minuten
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35 Minuten

25.03.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Mazzotti, Paolo
Fundamental Rights as Limitations on Mutual Trust: European Constitutional Dilemmas in AG Szpunar’s Opinion in Case C-633/22

On 8th February 2024, First Advocate General (AG) Szpunar delivered to the ECJ his Opinion in Case C-633/22 – Real Madrid Club de Fútbol v. Société Éditrice du Monde SA.

The case concerns the seemingly trite question of the limits placed by the Brussels I Regulation (now repealed) on the obligation to recognise and enforce a judgement rendered in another EU Member State, in cases where such recognition or enforcement would breach the requested State’s public policy.

Yet, the analytical framework deployed in the AG’s Opinion places the case in a much more-far-reaching context, which expands on several hints already provided in the ECJ’s case law throughout the last decade. The core constitutional question thereby addressed is the following: To what extent do EU fundamental rights, viewed against the background of the relationship with the ECHR’s system, allow for (or even mandate) derogations from the principle of mutual trust? The solution envisaged by the AG holds considerable transformative potential for the way in which this topic is addressed in the EU’s legal system at large. It also highlights the difficulties implicit in the ECJ's current conceptualisation of the matter as one involving a tension between different facets of the core constitutional provision of Art. 2 TEU.

In this Monday meeting, I would like to present the case and the AG’s reasoning by placing them in their broader constitutional context, and to reflect with you on the possible implications of this case.

20 Minuten
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20 Minuten

08.04.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Alvarez, José E. Titel folgt
15 Minuten
Bogdandy, Armin von
CJEU: C-157/21 - Poland v Parliament and Council
15 Minuten
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30 Minuten

15.04.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Peters, Anne
ECtHR, aff. Executief van de Moslims van Belgiȅ et autres c. Belgique (nos 16760/22 et 10 autres), judgment of the second section, 13 February 2024

The ECtHR (chamber) rejected the joined complaints by religious institutions and individuals (Muslim and Jewish) against a decree of the region of Flanders that abolished the religious exception for the legal prohibition of slaughter without stunning.

The Chamber found that the interference with the freedom to exercise one’s religion (Art. 9 ECHR) was justified by the legitimate aim to protect “public morals”, and also proportionate to that end.

The talk will compare this judgment to prior judgments by the ECtHR and the CJEU (the last one, Centraal Israëlitisch Consistorie (2020) on the very same Belgian decree). I place it in the context of the trend to upgrade animal welfare as a (European) public interest, and to increase the animals’ protection against suffering ─ in some tension with the protection of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities. 

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20 Minuten
Wójcik, Anna Restoring the rule of law in Poland in the judicial independence dimension. An assessment of promise and practice.
20 Minuten
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40 Minuten

22.04.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Lohrum, Marie
Die Möglichkeiten von Parteiverbot, Streichung der Parteifinanzierung und Vereinsverbot in Deutschland

Nach den Recherchen des investigativen Recherchenetzwerkes Correctiv zu Geheimtreffen zwischen Mitgliedern der Identitären Bewegung, anderen Rechtsextremen und Offiziellen der AfD ist es in den letzten Wochen wieder vermehrt zu Diskussionen rund um ein Parteiverbotsverfahren gegen die AfD gekommen. Zusätzlich befeuert wurde die Debatte durch das Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts (2 BvB 1/19) zur Streichung der Parteifinanzierung der Partei „Die Heimat“ (vormals NPD). In dieser Montagsrunde möchten wir diese Debatten aufnehmen und sie juristisch sowie politisch einordnen und diskutieren. Leon Seidl wird uns in die Normen zu Parteiverbot, Streichung der Parteifinanzierung und Vereinsverbot, insbesondere im Lichte der neueren Rechtsprechung, einführen. Marie Lohrum wird die gesellschaftliche Debatte rund um diese Aspekte erläutern und auch auf politische Konsequenzen und Probleme eingehen. Wir hoffen, dass diese interdisziplinäre Montagsrunde so einen guten Einblick in die Komplexität demokratischer Parteienkontrolle gibt.

Leon Seidl und Marie Lohrum

15 Minuten
Seidl, Leon
Die Möglichkeiten von Parteiverbot, Streichung der Parteifinanzierung und Vereinsverbot in Deutschland

Nach den Recherchen des investigativen Recherchenetzwerkes Correctiv zu Geheimtreffen zwischen Mitgliedern der Identitären Bewegung, anderen Rechtsextremen und Offiziellen der AfD ist es in den letzten Wochen wieder vermehrt zu Diskussionen rund um ein Parteiverbotsverfahren gegen die AfD gekommen. Zusätzlich befeuert wurde die Debatte durch das Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts (2 BvB 1/19) zur Streichung der Parteifinanzierung der Partei „Die Heimat“ (vormals NPD). In dieser Montagsrunde möchten wir diese Debatten aufnehmen und sie juristisch sowie politisch einordnen und diskutieren. Leon Seidl wird uns in die Normen zu Parteiverbot, Streichung der Parteifinanzierung und Vereinsverbot, insbesondere im Lichte der neueren Rechtsprechung, einführen. Marie Lohrum wird die gesellschaftliche Debatte rund um diese Aspekte erläutern und auch auf politische Konsequenzen und Probleme eingehen. Wir hoffen, dass diese interdisziplinäre Montagsrunde so einen guten Einblick in die Komplexität demokratischer Parteienkontrolle gibt.

Marie Lohrum und Leon Seidl

15 Minuten
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30 Minuten

29.04.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Hering, Laura
Beamtenstreik vor dem EGMR - Humpert and Others v. Germany, App. nos. 59433/18, 59477/18, 59481/18, and 59494/18
15 Minuten
Stosch, Valentin von
Wer hütet die Hüter? Grundgesetzänderung zum Schutz des BVerfG

Im Angesicht des Erstarkens extremistischer Parteien streben die Ampel-Fraktionen gemeinsam mit der Union eine Änderung des Grundgesetzes an, um die Unabhängigkeit des Bundesverfassungsgerichts als Kontrollorgan zu gewährleisten. So warnte Nancy Faeser: „Autoritäre Kräfte wollen die Demokratie und den Rechtsstaat von innen zerstören, indem sie die unabhängige Justiz und die demokratischen Institutionen angreifen“. Felix und Ich werden euch in die Diskussion in Wissenschaft und Politik einführen.

Wir freuen uns auf eine spannende Diskussion!

Felix und Valentin

15 Minuten
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30 Minuten

06.05.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
von Bogdandy/Tal Mimran Legal Aspects of the Israeli/Hamas War
20 Minuten
von Bogdandy/Tal Mimran Artificial Intelligence and International Law
20 Minuten
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40 Minuten

13.05.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Mende, Janne
Gender Talks: Bias in Academia

We have an amazing guest for this upcoming presentation in the “gender talks” series. Dr. Sabine Blackmore will talk about the various forms of bias in academia, including unconscious and unintended mechanisms of bias, and strategies to deal with them.

25 Minuten
Viveros Uehara, Thalia
Leveraging Latin America’s Transformative Constitutionalism to Protect the Environment: Top Three 2023 Judicial Developments

In this meeting, I intend to highlight three significant judicial decisions from 2023 in Panama, Mexico, and Peru (discussed in chronological order) within the broader context of transformative constitutionalism in Latin America. These rulings leveraged the interpretive framework established by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and regional treaties to reinforce environmental protections.

On November 27, the Supreme Court of Justice in Panama declared Law 406 unconstitutional. This law had enabled a Canadian corporation to engage in copper exploration and exploitation within the territory of Panama.

On November 29, the Supreme Court of Mexico established jurisprudence by applying the conventionality control doctrine to extend legal standing within the country's amparo (constitutional protection mechanism), in alignment with the principles set forth in the Escazú Agreement.

In Peru, on December 13, a Civil Judicial Chamber compelled the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to recognize an environmental crisis in the Huancavelica region, primarily due to heavy metal contamination, and to initiate appropriate remedial actions.

The presentation will examine the judicial reasoning employed by each court and foster a discussion on the critical role of the human rights communities of practice in initiating these legal processes.

15 Minuten
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40 Minuten

27.05.2024 14:30 h

Name Thema Dauer
Hering, Laura
The right to abortion in France and Germany – a comparative constitutional law analysis in light of recent developments

By Carolyn Moser and Laura Hering

15 Minuten
Akaslan, Imge
EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Recent Developments, Potential Promises and Challenges

On December 14, 2023 European legislators reached a provisional deal on the long-awaited EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). With this directive, large companies in EU will be required to identify and address the impacts they have on human rights and the environment in their own operations and through their business relationships. On February 9, EU member states were set to pass a critical vote on the final text for a common EU framework for responsible business conduct. However, following a last-minute intervention by German liberal party FDP, Germany announced that they will abstain and couple other EU members joined in. Thus, the directive has been taken off the agenda of the meeting on February 9 since it was not expected to reach a majority among EU countries. Despite significant efforts by supporters, it seems that the CSDDD won’t be included to European Council’s agenda until the election in June.

In this Monday meeting, I would like to discuss these recent developments as well as possible application of the CSDDD and its substance scope concerning human rights, the due diligence requirement, and the coverage of supply chains.  

Best regards,

Imge Akaslan

15 Minuten
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30 Minuten