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Exercising remedies other than constitutional: the principles (Civil Court, Constitutional jurisdiction)

30 September 2010, Valletta (Ref: Applic. No. 31/2010). The First Hall of the Civil Court in its constitutional jurisdiction, in the process of declining a claim for breach of Human Rights under art. 46(2) of the Constitution and art. 4(2) of the European Convention Act, listed in detail the principles to be considered when deciding whether there existed an alternative effective remedy.

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The in-house lawyer and professional privilege (EUCJ)

14 September 2010, Luxembourg. The European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) confirmed Advocate General Kokott's opinion on whether communications with an in-house lawyer are privileged material under EU law.

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Factsheets (ECHR)

30 September 2010, Strasbourg. The Court's Registry is launching a series of thematic information sheets on the Court's case-law.

International Anti-corruption Academy (IACA) opened

2 September 2010, Austria.  The IACA opened its doors on Thursday 2 September, and is offering a number of courses. It is a joint venture between a number of entities including the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office).

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Employed fathers' entitlement to 'breastfeeding' leave (EUCJ)

30 September 2010 Luxembourg (Case C-104/09). The European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled that employed fathers are entitled to ‘breastfeeding’ leave irrespective of the professional status of their child’s mother.  Spanish legislation, according to which an employed father is only entitled to make use of the leave in place of the mother of his child if she is an employee, amounts to discrimination on grounds of sex.

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Commissioner Hammarberg's first ever third party oral intervention

1 September 2010, Strasbourg. Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg made his first-ever oral intervention, as a third party before the European Court of Human Rights.

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