The European Court of Justice rules on discrimination on the ground of sex

On 18th October 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement in the case Ypourgos Esoterikon, Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v. Maria-Eleni Kalliri. In this case, the ECJ evaluated the possibility of sex discrimination within the recruitment practices of the Greek Police forces. Ms. Kallinri was refused in the application process for…

The European Court of Justice rules on delayed flights

On 7th September 2017 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement on the case of Birgit Bossen and Others v Brussels Airlines SA/NV. In this case, the ECJ discusses the concept of ‘distance’ that has to be interpreted when the route has connecting flights. The applicants of the case booked a trip from Rome…

ECJ decided that actions by armed conflicts can constitute terrorists acts

On 14th of March 2017 the European Court of Justice(ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling in the case C-158/14, A and Others v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken. The Court decided that actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflicts, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute ‘terrorist acts’. According to the Netherlands authorities “A…

Twelve things everyone should know about the European Court of Justice

“Twelve things everyone should know about the European Court of Justice” is a new book written by British author Hugo Brady. The book, published thanks to the Centre for European Reform think-tank, deals with the functions of the one of the most important, but often underestimated institution of the European Union – the European Court of…