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ABA Journal Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica     Open Access  
Actualidad Jurídica Ambiental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Administrative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal on Conflict Resolution     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Afrilex     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Air and Space Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Akron Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al Ihkam : Jurnal Hukum & Pranata Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Ahkam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alaska Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Albany Law Review     Free   (Followers: 6)
Alberta Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Alternative Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Amazon's Research and Environmental Law     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Comparative Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
American Journal of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American journal of legal history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Trial Advocacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
American University National Security Law Brief     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Amicus Curiae     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Amsterdam Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annual Survey of South African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANZSLA Commentator, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appeal : Review of Current Law and Law Reform     Open Access  
Arbitration Law Monthly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Hukum     Open Access  
Arizona Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arizona State Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 2)
Arkansas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 5)
Ars Aequi Maandblad     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Art + Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asian Pacific American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Feminist Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Ave Maria Law Review     Free   (Followers: 2)
Badamai Law Journal     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bar News: The Journal of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Beijing Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Berkeley Technology Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 11)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Boston College Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Boston University Law Review     Free   (Followers: 10)
BRICS Law Journal     Open Access  
Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Brigham Young University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
British Journal of American Legal Studies     Open Access  
Brooklyn Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos de Dereito Actual     Open Access  
Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Ibero-Americanos de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
California Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
California Lawyer     Free  
California Western Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cambridge Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Campbell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Case Western Reserve Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi     Open Access  
Časopis zdravotnického práva a bioetiky     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chicago-Kent Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Law & Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cleveland State Law Review     Free   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (Followers: 10)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Columbia Law Review (Sidebar)     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Con-texto     Open Access  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Danube : The Journal of European Association Comenius - EACO     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
De Jure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription  
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Defense Counsel Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
DePaul Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Derecho PUCP     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Direito e Liberdade     Open Access  
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dixi     Open Access  
Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Drug Science, Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Duke Law & Technology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
DULR Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecology Law Quarterly     Free   (Followers: 3)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Energy Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
EU agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Europaisches Journal fur Minderheitenfragen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 121)
European Public Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
European Review of Contract Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Review of Private Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Faulkner Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Federal Communication Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Federal Probation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
feminists@law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fiat Justisia     Open Access  
First Amendment Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Florida Bar News     Free  
Florida Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Florida State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Fordham Environmental Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Fordham Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
George Washington Law Review     Free   (Followers: 7)
Georgia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Georgia State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Global Labour Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Golden Gate University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Griffith Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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   ISSN (Print) 1863-9038 - ISSN (Online) 1612-3093
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2329 journals]
  • Environmental protection and European Union energy policy: Energy
           transition after the Paris Agreement
    • Authors: Patrick Thieffry
      Abstract: The European Union’s “Road to the Paris Agreement” did not include unilateral legislative instruments such as those it adopted before previous conferences pursuant to its exemplarity policy in climate negotiations. Rather, the Member States agreed in principle on new targets, some binding on both the European Union and Member States, such as those concerning greenhouse gas emissions from both emissions trading scheme and non-emissions trading scheme sectors, and others binding only on the European Union, concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency. In order to allow the European Union to meet its targets in the absence of corresponding national commitments, the Commission proposes an Energy Union Governance as a substitute for an obliterated energy policy which the Treaty does not allow to interfere with a Member State’s energy mix.
      PubDate: 2017-05-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0453-8
       
  • Strengthening mutual trust between European financial supervisors
    • Authors: Christopher P. Buttigieg
      Abstract: This paper posits the view that mutual trust between national financial supervisors in the EU is presently weak. This has an impact on the level of cooperation and coordination between these supervisors, resulting in barriers to cross-border business and failures in the supervision of cross-border financial group structures. The central argument of the paper is that these serious concerns may be addressed if mutual trust between national financial supervisors is strengthened through specific measures, such as: (i) broader and better initiatives for supervisory convergence, including convergence of the institutional models for national financial supervision, preferably by more direct involvement of central banks in micro-prudential and conduct supervision; and (ii) the setting up of a European Academy for Financial Supervisors.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0456-5
       
  • State aid assessments in the aviation and ports sectors: The role for
           economic and financial analysis
    • Authors: Nicole Robins
      Abstract: State aid issues in the aviation and port sectors are growing, with an increasing number of high-profile cases. The introduction of the 2014 Aviation Guidelines has led to greater potential for sophisticated economic and financial analysis in state aid assessments. As this trend is mirrored in the ports sector, the evidence required to demonstrate compliance with the market economy operator principle or the compatibility of aid is now much greater. Given this backdrop, this article discusses a number of topical issues in state aid assessments in these sectors, illustrated by reference to key decisions from the European Commission.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0457-4
       
  • The application of international environmental law principles in Latin
           America: a world apart from the EU?
    • Authors: Virgínia Torresan Sanfelice; Geert Van Calster; Leonie Reins
      Abstract: This paper presents a comparative discussion of the application of principles of international environmental law in the Latin American region and the European Union. The question we seek to answer is how (international) environmental principles are employed by Supreme Courts in Latin America, with a brief comparison with the approach by the European Court of Justice. This research presents an illustrative sample of Court of Justice cases and Supreme Court cases in Latin American countries to create an overview of different principles and approaches in practice. We construct a database and an illustrative sample of cases related to the environment since the Rio Declaration of 1992. This sample shows a wide range of principles of and approaches to environmental law in Latin America. Preliminary findings point to strong harmonization in the application of the principle of public participation and participation of indigenous groups in development projects. However, other principles, such as participation by women, are not widely disseminated or regularly deployed in arguments in court or in rulings. Others international environmental principles such as the precautionary principle, the polluter pays principle and the principle of sustainable development are also part of our analysis. This paper concludes that the application of environmental law principles in the regions needs to be integrated and strengthened.
      PubDate: 2017-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0455-6
       
  • Choice of law agreements in property regimes, divorce, and succession:
           stress-testing the new EU Regulations
    • Authors: Ilaria Viarengo
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to assess whether the party autonomy provided in the EU Regulations on family matters and on successions may overcome the uncertainties arising from the fragmentation of the EU family law. Currently, this legislation is spread over multiple Regulations that regulate different relationships, but are interconnected in a fragmentary manner. Unitary treatment of these relationships would be convenient. In practice all these matters are often addressed in the same proceedings. Therefore, there is the expectation that the same law will govern all of them.
      PubDate: 2017-04-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0452-9
       
  • Issuers’ duty to disclose inside information
    • Authors: Jesper Lau Hansen
      Abstract: Issuers are under an obligation to disclose inside information as soon as possible according to the disclosure regime in Art 17 of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The article explores what and when an issuer must disclose. The threshold for determining what constitutes inside information is low, which ensures an early application of the insider dealing regime of MAR Art 8. The low threshold includes information of an intermediate nature, which is often uncertain and consequently likely to mislead the public if disclosed. However, the disclosure regime allows for delay to avoid this.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0454-7
       
  • The evolving face of European criminal justice in an ever-changing world
    • Authors: Ramin Farinpour
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-017-0450-y
       
  • Equal members of the human family: disabled people’s right to a fair
           legal hearing
    • Authors: John Horan
      Abstract: UK barrister John Horan, who was disabled as the result of a stroke, uses the example of his own case to argue that discrimination on the grounds of disability in courts, tribunals and regulatory panels will only be stopped if judges and their peers take a realistic approach based on morality and humanity. He supports his argument with references to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Equal Treatment Bench Book developed by the Judiciary of the UK and other sources. This is his personal view.
      PubDate: 2017-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0443-2
       
  • Case Law of the European Union Courts
    • Authors: Karolina Rokicka; Angelika Fuchs; Renáta Kiss
      PubDate: 2016-12-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0449-9
       
  • Transparency in EU law-making
    • Authors: Anaïs Berthier
      Abstract: EU Treaties, Regulation 1049/2001 and the CJEU’s case law require the highest standard of transparency for EU law-making. Yet, some pivotal stages of the legislative process remain completely opaque until the relevant decisions are adopted. This paper focuses on three different stages of this process, namely the adoption of the Commission’s impact assessment, of the European Parliament’s report by MEPs in the relevant committee within shadow meetings and the adoption of the final text of legislation within trilogue meetings. It concludes that opposing efficiency to transparency is a misguided approach.
      PubDate: 2016-12-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0445-0
       
  • Reinforcing EU testing methods of air emissions and the approval processes
           of vehicle compliance in the wake of the VW scandal
    • Authors: N. de Sadeleer
      Abstract: Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. In the wake of the VW scandal (Dieselgate), the regulatory techniques aiming at tackling air pollution in the frame of the EU type-approval procedure are subject to significant changes. The article provides an analysis of the current emission standards and the improvements flowing from recent European Commission Regulations aiming at improving control of the emissions.
      PubDate: 2016-12-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0448-x
       
  • How to stand up for clean air: a practitioner’s view on air quality
           litigation
    • Authors: Matthias Keller
      Abstract: The right to an air quality plan is recognised by the Janecek judgement of the Court of Justice. However, if a claimant brings an action to a domestic court and argues for an injunction that would require the competent public entity to draw up an air quality plan, the national judge is confronted with various legal issues. General EU law questions may be raised which concern EU competence, legal bases, the Air Quality Directive, air quality plans, limit values of NOx and PM 10, individual rights, court remedies and the principle of effectiveness. Furthermore, domestic judges have to use traditional categories of admissibility (administrative act, standing and administrative silence) in the light of EU law. Deciding on the merits is a challenge as well. Here, the domestic judge has to take into account the discretion of the administration when issuing an order against public administration.
      PubDate: 2016-11-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0442-3
       
  • Terror won’t kill the privacy star – tackling terrorism propaganda
           online in a data protection compliant manner
    • Authors: Jan Ellermann
      Abstract: Reacting to a series of terrorist attacks, the European Union has tasked Europol to establish an Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) to counter terrorist propaganda. The political statement entailed a clear commitment to fundamental rights including data protection. This paper analyses the present and future applicable legal bases and elaborates on challenges connected to the practical implementation of the EU IRU. It also explains why Europol is often referred to as “the most controlled police agency in the world”. The paper concludes that it is possible to tackle terrorism propaganda online in a data protection compliant manner.
      PubDate: 2016-11-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0446-z
       
  • The role of the Industrial Emissions Directive in the European Union and
           beyond
    • Authors: Peter Vajda
      Abstract: The fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Industrial Emissions Directive came in December 2015. Consolidating seven previously existing pieces of the environmental acquis, the Industrial Emissions Directive became the command-and-control type cornerstone of EU policy on industrial activities. At the time of its adoption, it marked an important step towards a flexible and coherent legislative framework for industries that emit into air, water and soil. In the past five years, the Industrial Emissions Directive’s provisions for large combustion plants have become applicable outside the EU as well via their gradual incorporation into the environmental acquis of the Energy Community Treaty.
      PubDate: 2016-11-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0441-4
       
  • Enforcement of criminal sanctions for market abuse: practicalities,
           problem solving and pitfalls
    • Authors: David Kirk
      Abstract: An outline of the main provisions relating to the regulation of Market Abuse in European financial markets; the limitations of the regulations; the problems facing investigators and prosecutors in UK cases; the principal tools used by enforcers to detect and investigate Market Abuse; the importance of deterring Market Abuse; the outcomes of the current regime.
      PubDate: 2016-09-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0438-z
       
  • The confiscation and recovery of criminal property: a European Union state
           of the art
    • Authors: Michaël Fernandez-Bertier
      Abstract: Since the late twentieth century, new criminal policies have emerged which have substantially restructured the global effort to fight crime. These anti-crime strategies eschew traditional approaches to fighting illicit behaviours in favour of a new paradigmatic shift towards the asset recovery strategy. The newly established mechanisms aim at tackling the criminals where it hurts the most, i.e. their property, with a view to ensuring that crime does not pay. This contribution succinctly analyses the birth and evolution of modern confiscation mechanisms, the prevailing models for efficient recovery of criminal property, and the European Union state of the art on the matter.
      PubDate: 2016-09-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0436-1
       
  • Money laundering, confiscation, freezing and seizing of proceeds of crime.
           Romanian perspective. Human rights issues
    • Authors: Claudia Jderu
      Abstract: This paper offers an analysis from the human rights point of view of Romanian legal provisions and judicial practice on money laundering, extended confiscation and freezing orders relating to money laundering.
      PubDate: 2016-09-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0437-0
       
  • Fighting cybercrime between legal challenges and practical difficulties:
           EU and national approaches
    • Authors: Laviero Buono
      Abstract: As the use of the internet and other computer networks has grown exponentially in recent years, so has the opportunity for online unlawful activities. Criminals can trade and share information masking their identity, identify their victims and communicate with co-conspirators online. This article will look at the latest EU initiatives (legal instruments and policy developments) which have been launched to fight cybercrime during the past two-three years, and at the first main findings of the national reports on the seventh round of mutual evaluations carried out by the Council of the European Union. On that basis, some conclusions will be drawn.
      PubDate: 2016-08-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0432-5
       
  • The relevance of the Mandela Rules in Europe
    • Authors: Andrea Huber
      Abstract: On 17 December 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted, unanimously, the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, completing a four-year process of review and deciding that they should become known as the Nelson Mandela Rules. This article provides an illustration of the standards provided by the Nelson Mandela Rules in comparison to the European Prison Rules, demonstrating the added value of the Mandela Rules for guidance on prisoner file management, healthcare, disciplinary sanctions and restrictions, solitary confinement as well as inspection and monitoring. At the same time, the European Prison Rules remain more detailed and progressive in areas such as classification, sentence planning, rehabilitation programmes and preparation for release. In light of the new developments, an update to the 2006 European Prison Rules or at least its commentary seems advisable, including to address the lack of gender-sensitivity and the overdue removal of the term “mental disorder or abnormality”. Meanwhile practitioners will need to familiarise themselves with the Nelson Mandela Rules and apply the “superior” standard in each case.
      PubDate: 2016-08-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0427-2
       
  • Cybercrime investigations of mobile phone devices and the cloud in the
           light of EU safe harbour rulings
    • Authors: Damir Kahvedžić
      Abstract: The adoption of cloud services has been driven in part by the continuing and increasing use of mobile devices. Recently, privacy and security of data stored on these devices has been in the forefront of the public debate. In the last year, concerns have been raised by the European Union on the privacy implications of cloud data and cross border data transfers culminating in the Schrems ruling and a new EU-US data transfer agreement. At the same time, developers of mobile devices and clouds have taken more care with the privacy of their user’s data and have begun to encrypt the data the devices store. In criminal cases, the success of an investigation hinges on the ability of the forensic investigator to access the evidence stored in both of the mobile device and the cloud. This article will discuss how the mobile devices and clouds are investigated in digital forensics and what effects the new privacy developments have had on the field. The article provides context by illustrating how data on the smartphone and cloud is investigated, and the challenges brought on by the privacy rulings.
      PubDate: 2016-08-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12027-016-0425-4
       
 
 
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