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When States Steal Christmas: the Citizens’ Right to Return to the Country of Citizenship in Time of Pandemic

January 07, 2021

By Andrea Preziosi (University of Birmingham – School of Law) Prologue When I started writing this post, I was stuck in Birmingham few days before Christmas instead of being on a flight to Italy to spend the holiday break with my family. Needless to say, it was not my decision, but the result of the […]

The EU Court in Luxembourg is raising the bar on LGBT rights

February 23, 2018

By Sam MacMahon Baldwin, Attorney-at-law (Advokat) at Gorrissen Federspiel 2017 ended with the Strasbourg Court reaffirming the decision from Orlandi and Others v. Italy that Member States must recognize and protect same-sex unions – although the Court did not require recognition of actual same-sex marriage. Now well into the new year, it is the EU […]