ELTE Law Journal

Editorial and Preface to the Legal Research Network – Autonomy Papers

  Krisztina Rozsnyai*   Editorial and Preface to the Legal Research Network – Autonomy Papers   In September 2019, the Faculty of Law of ELTE Budapest hosted the Annual Conference of the Legal Research Network (LRN). This cooperation was initially founded in 2006 by the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Groningen, Turku and […]

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Private Autonomy and Its Restrictions in Roman Law: An Overview Regarding the Law of Contracts and Succession

  Iván Siklósi*   Private Autonomy and Its Restrictions in Roman Law: An Overview Regarding the Law of Contracts and Succession   I Introduction According to the famous statement of Heinrich Heine, Corpus iuris is the ‘Bible of egoism’. Although Heine’s conclusion is somewhat excessive, it is out of question that private autonomy had great […]

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Do Human Rights Belong Exclusively to Humans?

  Lívia Granyák*   Do Human Rights Belong Exclusively to Humans? The Concept of the Organisation from a Human Rights Perspective   ‘a corporation […] has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked’ (Edward, First Baron Thurlow)   I Introduction The idea of an organisation holding human rights appears to be […]

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The Inclusion of Strategic Autonomy in the EU Law: Efficiency or Ambiguity?

  Quentin Loïez*   The Inclusion of Strategic Autonomy in the EU Law: Efficiency or Ambiguity?   The strategic autonomy (SA) of the European Union (EU) is a political concept that recently emerged in the field of the EU’s foreign policy. The concept was introduced by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs […]

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More Autonomy for Member States in So-called ‘Purely Internal Situations’?

  Herman Voogsgeerd*   More Autonomy for Member States in So-called ‘Purely Internal Situations’?   Recently, some member states of the EU have become more outspoken about their autonomy in an ever more completed internal market. The central focus of study in this contribution is the actual role and function of the ‘purely internal (or […]

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Party Autonomy in the Brussels I Recast Regulation and Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses

  Nischa Vreeling*   Party Autonomy in the Brussels I Recast Regulation and Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses   I Introduction Party autonomy is given and bound by law. It allows private parties to step outside default jurisdiction rules to choose the court that will decide their (future) disputes. They are, however, not completely free in their […]

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Reinterpretation of the Requirements to Preserve the Autonomy of the EU Legal Order in Opinion 1/17

  Aliz Káposznyák*   Reinterpretation of the Requirements to Preserve the Autonomy of the EU Legal Order in Opinion 1/17**   I Introduction On 30 April 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), sitting as a full court, delivered its long-awaited Opinion 1/17[1] on the compatibility of the new investor-State dispute settlement […]

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Challenges of Third Party Funding to Arbitral Autonomy: A Discussion of Possible Solutions in the Chinese Context

  Beibei Zhang*   Challenges of Third Party Funding to Arbitral Autonomy: A Discussion of Possible Solutions in the Chinese Context   Arbitration is an autonomous mechanism for solving disputes, which flows above the domestic procedural rules for litigation. In today’s world, the amendments to the domestic arbitration legislation have been directed at minimising the […]

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Africa–EU Trade Relations: Concise Legal Background to the West Africa – EU Economic Partnership Agreement

  Doris Folasade Akinyooye*   Africa–EU Trade Relations: Concise Legal Background to the West Africa – EU Economic Partnership Agreement   I Introduction There are three main types of European Union (EU) trade agreements: (i) Customs Unions; (ii) Association Agreements, Stabilisation Agreements, (Deep and Comprehensive) Free Trade Agreements (FTA), and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA); and […]

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The Rise and Fall of Daylight Saving Time: The Uncertainties of Internal Market Harmonisation

  Csenge Merkel*   The Rise and Fall of Daylight Saving Time: The Uncertainties of Internal Market Harmonisation   In 2018, the European Commission came out with a proposal to discontinue daylight saving time EU-wide. The Commission argued that the reason for this proposal was the apparent demand on the part of citizens, the European […]

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Expanded Judicial Review in International Commercial Arbitration: Which Jurisdictions Offer the Optimal Approach from the Private Parties’ Perspective?

  Boris Praštalo*   Expanded Judicial Review in International Commercial Arbitration: Which Jurisdictions Offer the Optimal Approach from the Private Parties’ Perspective?   The article at hand delves into the topic of ‘expanded judicial review’ in international commercial arbitration. The phrase ‘expanded judicial review’ refers to the situation when the parties in their arbitration agreement […]

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ELTE Law Journal 2019/2

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