Monday 20. September 2021

How to deal with cross-border succession in Europe ?

European Union

In the context of the increasing mobility of EU citizens and of their family members, the legal difficulties that arise with regard to succession when a death sadly occurs are a harsh reality to be addressed.

Reinforcing religious freedom through asylum

European Court of Justice

Religious freedom cannot be reduced to its private dimension, but its various manifestations in the public space are also an essential component.

Registration of births – a basis for safeguarding children’s rights

EU Commission

51 million children born worldwide in 2007 were not registered. It may seem to be a mere formality, but it is the factual basis for claiming their rights.

Freedom of movement in a divided Cyprus

EU Commission

Respect for International Law and Human Rights should be the priority in the EU approach towards the Cypriot question.

Religious persecution: a serious ground for granting asylum

European Court of Justice

When the public expression of religion entails serious risk to life, integrity or freedom of a person, the victim is entitled to obtain asylum in the EU, the ECJ Advocate General proposes.

A promising European Citizens’ Initiative launched for the protection of human life

European Commission

The registration of the Initiative opens up the expectation that the Commission will propose concrete legislation in this field.

The reform of the European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Approximately 150,000 cases sit on the desks of the European Court of Human Rights, waiting for a decision.

The Protection of human rights in the face of terrorism

European Parliament

The European Parliament has discussed human rights in contexts where governments are tempted to set them aside – in the struggle against terrorism.

Family reunification Directive: a common Christian concern

European Commission

In February 2012, COMECE and other Christian organisations published their Comments on the European Commission´s Green Paper on the right of family reunification of third-country nationals living in the European Union.

European Citizens’ Initiative: The Countdown has begun!

European Commission

On 1 April the big day will finally be here! That is the date on which the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative will enter into force.

A Global Approach to Migration

European Commission

The “Global Approach to Migration” has been expanded and now includes Mobility in a more migrant-centred approach.


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