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Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
Trinity’s Dr Donna Lyons outlines the historical background to war crimes charges and asks where Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sits under the law.
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Ireland's former chief justice blasts UK plans to override British and European court judgments
Frank Clarke said the UK Government’s proposals represented a ‘serious attack’ on the rule of law.
Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’
European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal
Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.
Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.
Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules
They ‘failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law,’ the ECJ held.
EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories
It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.
Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm
The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.
Starbucks wins appeal in EU court over €30 million European Commission tax fine
Ireland is also battling a similar fine levied against tech giant Apple over its Irish-based operations.
European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination
Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.
HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling
The case now returns to the English High Court for a final decision.
Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know
The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.
UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit
The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.
EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves
The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.
Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU
The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.
European court sides with the government over bank recapitalisation
The court found there is a greater public interest in protecting financial systems.
Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'
Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.
Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead
A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.
Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling
This will impact on employees without a fixed place of work.
'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner
Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.
Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it
A legal opinion has been issued to say that Ireland is breaching the EU Working Time Directive.
A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"
The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.
25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook
The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.
Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU
The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.
Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn't good for the Irish store
It’s a dispute over a woman’s top and shirt.
High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA
A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.
Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss
The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”
79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman
Paul Kenny’s report illustrates a significant increase in the number of difficulties experienced by the public.
ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass
The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.
ECJ rules Spain's eviction laws breach EU directive
The Spanish government has promised its law will now be “corrected” to comply with the ruling.
Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers
The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.
EU court makes latest ruling in Budweiser v Budweiser saga
Here’s our crash course on the marathon legal disputes between Anheuser-Busch and a Czech brewery over the name ‘Bud’.
Three-balled sex toy rejected by European judges
Yep, that’s an actual headline.
Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules
The ECJ also fines Ireland another €1.5 million for breach of European rules on environmental impact assessments.
ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines
The EU’s top court will rule later this month on whether Ireland’s new septic tank inspections are enough to avoid a fine.
Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss
The independent TD said that if the court decides he’s liable for a six figure sum he does not have the cash in hand to pay.
European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund is lawful.
CAP payments to be published again after privacy case
German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.