Latest blog articles by William Bull

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    On the Importance of Teaching Critical Approaches

    26 January 2021
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    Thin in Law
    As it stands, we don’t teach critical theory as part of the general international law syllabus in this Faculty. This is why, in October last year, I (with the help of several colleagues, for which I am extremely grateful) set up a reading group for students on Critical Approaches to International Law. I sent out word and hoped that students would be as enthusiastic about this idea as I was.
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    New press publishers’ right: Dutch transposition

    25 January 2021
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    IGIR in Law
    Our world is digitalizing, meaning that nearly everything can be found on the Internet, such as press publications. This has led to some worrisome consequences for press publishers. The European legislator has created the press publishers’ right to address some of these effects.
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    Reforming the EU asylum policy: unilateralism, ‘coalitions of the willing’, and the new pact on migration and asylum

    22 January 2021
    Lack of fair responsibility sharing in asylum is one of the thorniest policy issues currently facing the EU. The EU’s responsibility allocation system, underpinned by the so-called Dublin Regulation , as designed undermines fair sharing of responsibility between the Member States. It allocates most responsibility to states at the EU’s external maritime borders in practice, notwithstanding that fair sharing in asylum is a legal requirement in EU law . More deeply, it fails to reflect asylum provision as a regional public good. Instead, once responsibility is...
  • Under the Modena sun: are compound GIs at risk?

    22 January 2021
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    IGIR in Law
    In a recent judgment, the CJEU determined that the geographical indication Aceto Balsamico di Modena is only protected as a whole. This means that the non-geographical components ‘Aceto’ and ‘Balsamico’ are not protected individually.