Maria Luísa Ribeiro Lourenço

Z and CD

The opinions on cases Case C‑363/12, Z (by AG Wahl) and Case C‑167/12, C.D. (by AG Kokott) were published yesterday. Both concern the question of maternity and/or adoption leaves in surrogacy cases, a sometimes grey area in the legislation of Member States. The conclusions can be found here and here.

A Autumn of Social Rights!

The Fundamental Rights in Europe WG invites you to AN AUTUMN OF SOCIAL RIGHTS!     October : Three-part session   Social Rights Across the Life Cycle in the Midst of a Crisis Learn About Your European Social Rights   Sala Belvedere, Wednesday 23 October, 4.30-7 p.m.  1. Entering the Labour Market Nicola Countouris on Case C‑290/12, Della Rocca (Precarious work and social rights)    2. Creating a Family Marzia Barbera on Case C-7/12, […]

Nada V. Switzerland (ECtHR)

Joint event with the RELEX WG: Joris Larik and Heko Scheltema on Case Nada v Switzerland – ECtHR Judgment of 12 September 2012 ( The UN Security Council Resolutions and EU Law in the Light of the Accession of the EU to the ECHR

Springtime for Fundamental Rights!

Cases C-399/11 Melloni and C-917/10 Åkerberg Fransson The scope of the Charter and its relationship with the ECHR – by Dominique Ritleng, on March 20th The horizontal provisions of the Charter in the context of constitutional pluralism – by Daniel Sarmiento, on April 8th

Kadzoev, El Dridi and Achughbabian

Philippe De Bruycker on Cases C-357/09 PPU Kadzoev (, C-61/11 PPU El Dridi ( and C-329/11 Achughbabian ( Detention and removal of illegally staying third-country nationals