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The European Union and International Law under the Treaty of Lisbon

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of post on the Treaty of Lisbon. The first post in the series was by Laurent Pech and can be found here Now that Ireland has voted yes in a referendum earlier this month - remarkable how democracy swings! - the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon looks set to enter into force over the next couple of months.  Barring any further upheaval, such as a recalcitrant Czech President refusing to sign, or further delay allowing the UK Conservative Party (if they win the next general election in the UK) to set up their referendum, the curtain will fall over the European Union's [EU] long constitutional episode which followed the Treaty of Nice.  It is by no means the end of the play though.  The curtain may fall for the general public, but behind the scenes much of the work remains to be done.  The entry into force of Lisbon will not close institutional reform.  Quite the contrary, it will…

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty: Some thoughts on the “Irish Legal Guarantees”

Dr. Laurent Pech is Jean Monnet Lecturer in EU Public Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has recently been Emile Noel Fellow at New York University School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's EU Center of Excellence.  As is well-known, EU Treaties, to enter into force, must be ratified…

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Investment Treaties and EU law

Piet Eeckhout is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for European Law at King's College London. In two parallel decisions of March of this year (Case C-249/06 Commission v Sweden and Case C-205/06 Commission v…

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A House of Kadis? Recent Challenges to the UN Sanctions Regime and the Continuing Response to the ECJ Decision in Kadi

Devika Hovell is a DPhil Candidate in international law at the University of Oxford, and Associate Fellow  at Chatham House. She worked formerly as Director of the International Law Project and Lecturer in International Law at the University of New South Wales. Her doctoral thesis applies a procedural fairness framework to Security Council …

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Kadi and Al Barakaat: Luxembourg is not Texas – or Washington DC

Piet Eeckhout is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for European Law at King's College London. He was a member of the legal team for the applicant Yassin Kadi. The European Court of Justice's approach in the Kadi decision has already been described as sharply dualist (see,Professor Joseph Weiler's…

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