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Happy weekend everybody! And happy long weekend for those in the US and UK!

I hope everyone in the EU has voted already, you know how I feel about voting. 🙂

It’s going to be a busy week for me, with loads of things to get done before I am heading to London the next weekend. I am very excited already! 🙂

Interestingly, I have only picked international law stories for this Sunday. Hope you’ll find them as interesting as I did.

Crimea after Cyprus v. Turkey: Just Satisfaction for Unlawful Annexation?

I have mentioned the European Court of Human Rights’ Cyprus v. Turkey decision last week. Now this one is a great post about what – if anything – it means for Ukraine.

The Court of Justice of EU’s Judgement on the “Right to be Forgotten”: An International Perspective

I wanted to post about this earlier as well. Do you think the European Court of Justice’s decision about the right to be forgotten (by internet search engines) actually holds more limitations than rights?

Court: Hungary should reform its system for reviewing whole life sentences

The question of whole life sentences is a controversial one in Hungary and around the world. Since it is given for killings committed with special cruelty and/or multiple times, half of the society says it’s still not serious enought to meet the weight of the crime, while the other half says it is inhumane. The ECHR now decided that Hungary should revise its system to allow these prisoners some kind of perspective to be considered for release. I might agree with this part, but it’s hard to accept that the Court granted monetary compensation for a criminal of the most serious crime. (On another note, decision is expected at the ECHR in another Hungarian case next week.)

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