CJEU holds hearing on “free movement rights” for sodomite couples

dpjka-yvoaau-aiIn times of increasing public resistance against their agenda, the LGBT lobby increasingly relies on the judicial activism of like-minded judges to impose what they cannot obtain through democratic means.

While the “strategic litigation” of the lobby so far has focused on the European Court of Human Rights (which, thanks to its relentless support for radical agendas on abortion and sodomy has by now depleted its once considerable prestige), it is now trying to involve the Court of Justice of the EU in its attempts to overturn the moral order. This is done through a legal action  (Case C – 673/16 Coman and others) in which, following a request from the Romanian Constitutional Court, the CJEU is being asked to interpret the word “spouse” in the context of EU law on freedom of movement. Continue reading “CJEU holds hearing on “free movement rights” for sodomite couples”

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CJEU: Advocate General opines that controversial EU mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers is legal

23117_y-botIn his Legal Opinion delivered today, Advocate General Yves Bot proposes that the Court should dismiss the legal actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against a controversial EU decision to mandatorily relocate asylum-seekers according to a fixed quota among the EU Member States. See the press release here. Continue reading “CJEU: Advocate General opines that controversial EU mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers is legal”

“One of Us” puts European Commission on the defensive

18581490_1494894630582932_1089524314007024045_n-e1495465089663.jpgThe hearing of the case One of Us vs. the European Commission was held on Tuesday 16 May 2017 before a Chamber of five judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg.

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “One of Us”, which had gathered nearly two million signatures in Europe in 2012/2013, calls for a ban on European funding for activities involving the destruction of human embryos, in particular in research and development aid cooperation. However, in a poorly argued Communication issued in May 2014, the European Commission refused to transmit the citizens’ initiative to the European Parliament for debate, thus effectively assuming for itself a right to block the process.

The hearing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, allowed Paul Diamond, the British lawyer speaking for the initiative, to set the focus the debate on the question of how the ECI can contribute to strengthening democracy if it can be arbitrarily turned down like this (see his plea: Oral argument). Continue reading ““One of Us” puts European Commission on the defensive”

CJEU: Member States not obliged to grant “humanitarian visas”

In the case of  X and X v. Belgium, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU Member States’ embassies and consulates do not have an obligation to grant so-called “humanitarian visas” to people who claim to be in danger of being persecuted in their countries of origin. With this decision, the Court has overruled the legal opinion issued by its Advocate General  Paolo Mengozzi.
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Advocate General: “Let everyone in”

el-abogado-general-del-tribunal-de-justicia-de-la-ue-paolo-mengozzi-efeFear of the consequences of uncontrolled mass immigration was one of the main reasons for Americans to elect Donald Trump as their new President, and for Brits to vote for Brexit.

But Paolo Mengozzi, an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, knows better.  In the  opinion he delivered to the Court in the case of  X and X v. Belgium — which could be reflected in the Court’s final ruling — he found that EU countries “must issue a visa” in cases where refusing one would place someone “at risk of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment.” Continue reading “Advocate General: “Let everyone in””

Save the date: Court to hear case of “One of Us v. the European Commission” on 14 March!

1-von-uns-7ea3da06It has been announced that on 14 March the General Court of the EU will hear the case of “One of Us v. the European Commission”, which the pro-life European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us” has brought against the European Commission in view of the Commission’s failure to provide an adequate response to the 2 million citizens who have requested that legislation be proposed and enacted to prevent EU taxpayers’ money to be spent on the murdering of children befor birth. Continue reading “Save the date: Court to hear case of “One of Us v. the European Commission” on 14 March!”