The Global Compact on Migration: The document that divides States?

Author: Daniele Grippo Representatives of 164 UN countries, meeting in Marrakech on December 10th and 11th, adopted the Global Compact, the UN pact on migration. The pact is intended to strengthen international collaboration for a safe, orderly and regular migration. The text, criticized by nationalists and anti-migrant forces, was adopted by acclamation with a hammer… Continue reading The Global Compact on Migration: The document that divides States?

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Hungary’s judicial reforms, efficient or an expansion of governmental power?

Author: Annelieke Mooij, PhD student at DCU School of Law & Government. During his period as an opposition leader, Prime Minister Orban claimed he would make Hungarians real Hungarians again. Since his election into office in 2010 Orban has been introducing policies that demonstrate his version of Hungary. Following this line, today (12 December) Orban… Continue reading Hungary’s judicial reforms, efficient or an expansion of governmental power?

Netherlands Today, Ireland Tomorrow?

Threats to the Dutch Embassy in Pakistan and Implications for the European Union Annelieke Mooij & Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, PhD Candidates at the School of Law and Government, DCU The Netherlands and Pakistan are talking about temporarily withdrawing the ambassador from Pakistan. The relationship between the two countries, however, does not seem to be fundamentally disrupted. The… Continue reading Netherlands Today, Ireland Tomorrow?

Conference Report: Irish Postgraduate Research Conference 2018.

The Irish Postgraduate Research Conference (www.iprc.ie) was hosted by DCU at the 8th and 9th of November. The conference attracted over 120 delegates from universities in Ireland and abroad. The theme of this year's event was Research Contributing to Society aimed at improving interdisciplinary research communication. The conference gave students a platform to present their research and ideas… Continue reading Conference Report: Irish Postgraduate Research Conference 2018.

The Legal and Political Consequences of the Discontinuation of the ‘Iran-Deal’

Authors: Annelieke Mooij & Mohsen Moheimany Both Mohsen and Annelieke are PhD students at the School of Law & Government of DCU President Trump is threatening to pull the United States out of various Nuclear Treaties, amongst which the Iran Deal. This statement has caused a wave of international response from various parties. This analysis… Continue reading The Legal and Political Consequences of the Discontinuation of the ‘Iran-Deal’