European Union Law
Who Will Stand Up (in Court) for the Ospreys?
The Ospreys of the title are not the Welsh rugby franchise (often engaged in fierce competition with my home province of Munster), but rather the fish-eating birds of prey found near water. When unlawful government action threatens such creatures, they cannot go to court to defend themselves. Who can? The UK Supreme Court recently had […] Read more
Principles of (European) Good Administration
The Working Group on EU Administrative Law of Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs recently reported on the desirability of an EU-wide code of administrative procedure along the lines of America’s Administrative Procedure Act (or Ontario’s Statutory Powers Procedure Act).Interestingly, the Committee accepts that ‘soft law’ — internal policy, expressed in a variety of non-binding forms […] Read more