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UN Migration Compact in the Domestic Debate

8th November, 2018

Migration is cross-border phenomenon that can be better managed when states cooperate. The UN’s Migration Compact, which will be formally adopted in December, follows that rationale. Nonetheless, its detailed prescriptions are the subject of public debates in Germany and other countries. In an open ed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and in an interview with the regional “Schwäbischen Zeitung”, Daniel Thym explains why much of the criticism is ill-founded, even though...

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Death Sentence for Autonomous Investment Tribunals

March 8, 2018

There was much debate about the investment protection provisions in international trade agreements such as CETA or TTIP, while many observers seems not to have realised immediately that the recent ECJ ruling on the Dutch-Slovak arbitration tribunal will have broader repercussions: Daniel Thym explains on the EULawAnalysis that it amount to a death sentence for autonomous investment arbitration worldwide.

Special Issue: Searching for Solidarity

December 2017

Solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility is emerging as one of the key constitutional principles in the EU asylum, migration and border policies. While its importance is often proclaimed, including in Article 80 TFEU, its meaning, scope and precise implications for EU legislation and practice remain confounded. In its fifth issue of 2017, the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law published a collection of eight articles, with Daniel Thym and Lilian Tsourdi as...

Questioning EU Citizenship

December 2017

Supranational citizenship is controversial: it is politically contested, the object of prominent court rulings and the subject of intense academic debates. A collection with prominent authors from across Europe, which was published with Bloomsbury/Hart, examines this vexed question, paying particular attention to the Court of Justice. Offering analytical readings of the key cases, it also examines those political, social and normative factors which influence the evolution of...

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