Same-sex marriage: Ireland and the US

On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters.  A month later the US Supreme Court established  a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell v. Hodges the […]

Library trial access to ‘Sole 24 Ore’ and ‘Banca Dati 24’

The Library hosts a trial of Banca Dati 24 – including the ePaper version of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore – until 14 July 2015. Access the daily and weekend editions at the lower right of the homepage at ‘Quotidiano digitale di oggi’. Click on the image for the digital edition. The platform also includes modules on Italian law, taxes and public administration including dossiers; Codici, Contratti, Famiglia, Lex24, Mediazione, Banche Dati Online and other topics. Access the trial via this Library link. Feedback is very welcome.

Competition and antitrust journals in the library

e-Competitions is the latest addition to the many journals  and e-journals on competition and antitrust law and policy available in the Library. It is a database on antitrust case law: more than 12000 case summaries  can be found from 2600 experts in 55 countries. It includes a weekly bulletin  with the latest case law published in English. […]

Historical treaties online: 1648 – 1919

The EUI Library has subscribed to Oxford Historical Treaties (OHT) , the full-text online version of the The Consolidated Treaty Series, the only comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919. Available via the Oxford Public International Law platform, OHT is cross-searchable with Oxford’s leading public international law resources and benefits from a modern, intuitive interface and […]

Italy condemned twice in one week by the European Court of Human Rights

In Cestaro v Italy ( 7 April 2015) the European Court of Human Rights held that the ill-treatment sustained by the applicant when the police stormed the Diaz-Pertini school amounted to “torture” within the meaning of Article 3 of the Convention.  This refers to the events which occurred at the end of the G8 summit in Genoa in […]

Report on access to law

The European Commission has issued a Report on Access to Law (2015/C 97/03 of 24.3.2015). This report gives an extensive description of  tools and platforms that have been developed to facilitate and extend access to law for citizens,   at Member State and EU level. The central database for EU law is EUR-Lex. The report discusses translations, EU […]