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No nursing benefit for premature retiree. Case goes to Strasbourg

♦ A carer for an adult with a disability is unable to claim a nursing benefit on account of receiving a minimum early retirement pension.   ♦ Helsinki Foundation lawyers say the carer has been discriminated against. The case was brought before the European Court of Human Rights. ♦ The ECtHR application was drafted by […]

Amicus curiae: achievements, prospects, challenges

The international conference Amicus Curiae: Achievements, Perspectives, Challenges took place on 14-15 October 2019. The conference aimed to promote the institution of amicus curiae, present best practices regarding the application of the amicus curiae mechanism in domestic and international proceedings, discuss existing problems and challenges related to the application of this legal instrument, as well […]

Open Letter to the President of the European Commission regarding Poland’s disciplinary regime for judges and the urgent need for interim measures in Commission v Poland (C-791/19)

Ever since the European Commission initiated a third infringement procedure in respect to the recurrent attacks on the rule of law by Polish authorities last April, the situation has continued to seriously deteriorate. We have now reached the unprecedented and frightening stage where Polish judges are being subject to harassment tactics in the form of […]


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