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Article 13 of the Copyright Directive: Is the EU Really Banning Memes?

Copyright law has, in the internet age, lagged behind technological advances. However, the most recent attempt of the European Parliament to catch up with technology - the newly proposed Copyright Directive - has sparked fierce opposition online, mostly for its alleged attempts to 'ban memes'.

12:00, 18th December 2018
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Revoking Article 50: Explaining the Possibility to Stop Brexit

As more and more evidence points to the fact that Brexit could become a catastrophic failure, the question of whether the notification of Article 50 can be reversed has arisen. This article explains the vital CJEU judgment, and AG Campos Sánchez-Bordona's Opinion, on the matter.

12:00, 11th December 2018
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Secession and the EU: Brave New World or Continuation of Membership?

Recent events throughout Europe - perhaps most notably in Catalonia, Spain - has seen rising tensions in many regions regarding the possibility of secession. However, whether a secession will permit the new state to remain part of the European Union is a largely uncertain area of law.

12:00, 4th December 2018
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The Refugee Crisis and Human Rights: Where Are We Now?

The Dublin Regulation determines member state responsibility for asylum applications. Its aim was efficiency but it has faced various human rights challenges. Reform can achieve both efficiency and human rights compatibility by re-distributing the burden of applications more fairly

12:00, 30th November 2018
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May's Draft Brexit Deal: A True Challenge to UK Sovereignty?

Following the referendum in June 2016, politics in the UK has been dominated by Brexit negotiations over the past two years. Finally, May has proposed a draft Brexit deal. However, regardless of political leanings, there is one aspect which is wholly unacceptable: the 'joint agreement clause'.

12:00, 27th November 2018
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Scotch Whiskey v Lord Advocate: A Neat Solution or The Law on the Rocks?

The tension between protecting public health and the free movement of goods - and the broader tension between Member States and the EU - was brought into sharp focus in a Supreme Court case last year that raised questions about a reconsideration of the ambit of Article 34 of the TFEU is needed.

12:00, 23rd November 2018
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Constitution & Convention: What’s Stopping A Second Brexit Referendum?

The vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 has proven difficult for many to accept. As such, there is an increasingly popular movement of citizens campaigning for a second referendum. Such a vote, however, may prove politically and legally impossible.

12:00, 9th November 2018
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Non-Taxation of McDonald's: Illegal State Aid or Valid Loophole?

McDonald's has ruled the fast food game for decades on end and might be expected to have paid millions of dollars around the world in corporate tax payments. The European Commission recently considered whether its failure to pay corporate tax regarding Luxembourg royalties is valid or illegal.

12:00, 6th November 2018
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The EU v Hungary: The Failures of Article 7 of the TEU

The European Parliament recently voted to initiate the Article 7 procedure against Hungary and Viktor Orban's controversial far-right government. However, the highly political nature of Article 7 of the TEU means Hungary will likely be allowed to continue on the same path. A change is necessary.

12:00, 30th October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt II: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

11:00, 16th October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt I: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

11:00, 9th October 2018
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Financial Fair Play in Football: Curbing the Excess or the Enthusiasm?

Football, a favourite pastime of the nation, is also the basis for truly ludicrious levels of investment, winnings and spending. As such, UEFA introduced Financial Fair Play Regulations to discourage football team insolvency. This article assess the compatibility of the Regulations with EU law.

11:00, 25th September 2018
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Britain: A Tax Haven After Brexit?

The EU has expressed concern that the UK will embrace the opportunity afforded through the loosening of regulations post-Brexit to become more competitive by significantly lowering taxes, thereby becoming a tax haven. An investigation must be made into whether this should or could happen.

11:00, 21st September 2018
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The Beatles Duo: Applying Precedent to a Human Rights and Judicial Review Claim

A recent leaked letter by Sajid Javid MP to the American Attorney General demonstrated Javid is not seeking assurance the US will not use the death penalty on the Isis 'Beatles duo'. This move has been called ‘unprincipled, incompetent, and almost certainly unlawful.’

11:00, 18th September 2018
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