Latest blog articles by Anne van der Mei

  • EU citizenship blog

    Brexit and citizenship II: Associate EU citizenship

    23 October 2018
    Why would the EU at all consider unilaterally offering a new status to British (or other former EU) citizens without there being any reciprocal status or legal protection for EU citizens living in the UK (or any other exiting Member State)?
  • Brexit and citizenship blog

    Brexit and citizenship I: retention of EU citizenship

    22 October 2018
    The entire structure of Article 50 TEU implies that it is up to a Member State to withdraw from the Union without there being any limitation imposed by EU law as to the reasons for the withdrawal, how this decision is taken or the extent to which that Member State takes into consideration the interests of its own nationals. If a Member State decides to exit the EU, and thus to strip their nationals of EU citizenship, it is perfectly entitled to do this. The EU, including its highest court cannot and should not alter this.
  • white house law blogs

    US Supreme Court orders the Gay-Marriage

    1 July 2015
    Last Friday, in Obergefell et al v. Hodges the United States Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote held that same-sex couples may exercise the right to marry in all US States. President Obama, a fervent supporter and promotor of the gay-marriage and gay rights, decided to light up the White House as a rainbow and twittered that “Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. # Love wins”.
  • On the Run for International Criminal Justice: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Escapes from South Africa

    On the Run for International Criminal Justice: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Escapes from South Africa

    17 June 2015
    In the last few days, the tension between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the African Union (AU) reached yet another climax in South Africa. Hosting the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg, the South African Government guaranteed all attending AU leaders, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, immunity. Not too long after al-Bashir’s arrival, however, an NGO, the South African Litigation Centre (SALC), started court proceedings demanding that South Africa would comply with its obligations under the ICC Statute and enforce two warrants for Al-Bashir’s...