The very recent ruling of the CJEU in DK (C-653/19 PPU, 28 November 2019) confirms the limited applicability of Directive 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence and fails to deal with overuse of pre-trial detention across the EU.
Had Tony Ejimson’s claim for a residence right to stay with his daughter been adjudicated by the CJEU, not the ECtHR, the case would have ended differently. This begs the question, why does EU law treat the unity of multi-national families more favourably?
On 7 August, 46 countries signed the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. These states have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced. After a promising start, there are doubts as to its future implementation.
In November 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued Advisory Opinion OC-23, which highlighted the relationship of interdependence and indivisibility that exists between human rights, the environment and sustainable development.
The HCCH has adopted a new convention that offers a facilitated regime of global circulation of court decisions in civil and commercial matters aiming to foster international trade. Care is needed to coherently shape the treaty’s place in existing regimes.