NAS urged to set benchmark standards

“There are calls for the National Autistic Society (NAS) to rethink its involvement in the care sector if it cannot set the highest standards. The move follows the national charity’s failure to protect residents in its care against abuse.

Steve Broach, barrister and leading disability rights campaigner, has highlighted the need for the charity to set a benchmark. He was speaking out after reports of abuse at the NAS-run Mendip House in Somerset.”

The full article is available on AutismEye.

 

Professor Panos Koutrakos – International and Comparative Law Quarterly

Professor Panos Koutrakos‘ article – “Judicial Review in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy”, opens the latest issue of International and Comparative Law Quarterly (67(1), 1-35).

Abstract

The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) was conceived of as an area ill-suited for full judicial review by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Lisbon Treaty confers on the Court limited jurisdiction which the recent case law has interpreted in broad terms. This article will place this case law in the broader constitutional setting of the EU legal order and will provide a critical analysis of its implications for both the EU’s and domestic courts. The analysis is structured on the basis of three main themes. The first is about the position of CFSP in the EU’s constitutional architecture: the article will analyse the constitutional ambivalence that characterizes this position and how it is conveyed by the provisions of the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union governing the Court’s jurisdiction. The second theme is about the recent case law, and the integrationist approach that the Court of Justice has adopted to the scope of its jurisdiction. The third theme is about national courts: the article will argue that recent case law has been too quick to dismiss them, and that primary law renders them an essential part of the judicial review system governing CFSP.

To access the article please click here.

 

George Peretz QC quoted in PaRR

George Peretz QC quoted in “UK raid warrant challenge ruling could exert ‘chilling effect’ on CMA – lawyers” (24 November 2017) and “EFTA Court president touts UK ‘docking’ to courtas post-Brexit dispute mechanism” (27 November 2017).

To read the articles please click here.