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Looking back on the Kadi saga: the coming of age of judicial review

Event Name Looking back on the Kadi saga: the coming of age of judicial review
Start Date 5th Feb 2014 1:00pm
End Date 5th Feb 2014 3:00pm
Duration 2 hours

nullThe Kadi proceedings kept the courts of the European Union busy from 2001 to 2013. This presentation offers a tour d'horizon of the decisions and opinions that have preceded the 2013 judgment, as well as an analysis of the latter. It also isolates the discussion on judicial review and provides a mapping of the various standards ventilated by the parties, the Advocates General, the judges, the scholars. The result is the portrayal of a slow but inevitable progression, which spanned from the "no review" standard of the Court of First Instance to the "full review" performed by the Court of Justice in 2013, which has uncertain boundaries and appears to border de novo review.

About the speaker

Dr Filippo Fontanelli read Law at the University of Pisa (Law Degree and Advanced Law Degree, in 2004 and 2006) and at the Sant'Anna School (Diploma di Licenza, 2008), and worked in the Rome office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton LLP, from 2007 to 2009. He is admitted to the bar in Italy (Rome).

Dr Fontanelli joined the School of Law of the University of Surrey in February 2012, after receiving a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. In 2010, he completed an LLM at the New York University School of Law, where he served as Hauser Global LLM Fellow and was awarded the Jerome Lipper Prize for his achievements in the field of International Law. In September 2010, he embarked on a one-year clerkship as NYU university trainee at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), working for H.E. Judge Cançado Trindade and H.E. Keith.