Latest blog articles in the blog group Law

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    Jean Monnet

    22 June 2020
    Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is, in some ways, an unlikely person to be honoured by having a university hall called after him. Indeed, Monnet left school at the age of sixteen, never obtained a university degree, and indeed never started university studies. He grew up in the city of Cognac as the son of a négociant , a trader in the famous local fortified wines. From the age of 19, the young Jean started to travel across the world to sell the ‘cognac Monnet’ (a brand that still exists today). He had no time to undertake university studies. So, if he was not a ‘great...
  • Law blog by igir photographer paparazzo

    Paparazzo photos: copyright protected works or an intrusion into the celebrity’s private life?

    22 June 2020
    IGIR in Law
    To get photos of celebrities, paparazzi photographers wait for their targets to end up in the frame. They believe that the minute they released the shutter, the pictures are copyright protected. They don’t know that they might (un)knowingly or (un)intentionally breach someone’s right to privacy.
  • Brexit blog NL 2019 - welke opties zijn er - Aalt Willem Heringa

    Analysis: “Brexit, CSDP and the Arbitration Clause”

    19 June 2020
    Sometimes cases come along in which several unusual suspects come together. JF v EUCAP Somalia (T-194/20), for which the notification was published last Monday in the Official Journal, is one of them. In this case, a British national’s contract with the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission, EUCAP Somalia, was terminated in January 2020 by the Head of Mission citing the UK’s imminent withdrawal from the EU. JF, the British national, challenges that decision arguing that, at least during the transition period, he should be treated like all other...
  • Simone Veil - a most remarkable woman

    Simone Veil, née Jacob; a most remarkable woman

    15 June 2020
    Simone Veil passed away on 30 June 2017, just two weeks shy of her 90 th birthday. The fact that her funeral was a national ceremony at the Hȏtel des Invalides, and that her remains have been interred in the Panthéon - as one of the four women who have been bestowed with this honour because of their merits - is an indication of her importance for France, but also for Europe.
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