In the news

Our complaint concerning France’s systematic breach of residence formalities has been discussed in

Our letter to the European Council calling for further protection of citizens rights in the second phase of Brexit negotiations has been covered in Europe Street News.

As part of National Pro Bono Week, one of our volunteer lawyers, Nick Gore, has been interviewed by the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society on the volunteering work he’s been undertaking for the EU Rights Clinic.

Our complaint to the Commission concerning the refusal of the Swedish authorities to issue personal identification numbers to EU citizens and their family members has also been reported in Europe Street News, Euractiv and the Swiss publication Neue Zürcher Zeitung. We also posted an opinion piece in

In a report focusing on Brexit, Europe Street News provides an overview of free legal advice services available to EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU including the EU Rights Clinic.

EU Rights Clinic’s Supervising Solicitor, Anthony Valcke, on BBC News discussing the UK’s Brexit offer to EU citizens and how it compares to the EU’s position.

Channel 4 Dispatches documentary interviewed our Supervising Solicitor on the problems which EU citizens face in applying for naturalisation as British citizens (no longer available).

Belgium says Europeans not welcome if they don’t take on work. Euronews reports on efforts by the EU Rights Clinic to assist EU citizens fight against their expulsion from Belgium through its joint Expulsion Helpdesk with its partner Europe4People.

Procedura di infrazione UE contro il Belgio per l’espulsione di cittadini comunitari. EUnews reports on a joint complaint by INCA CGILFGTB/ABVV, Bruxelles Laïque and the EU Rights Clinic filed with the European Commission concerning the wrongful expulsion of an EU worker by the Belgian authorities. Find out more about the complaint here.

University Law Clinics and the Growing Demand for EU Law. The Open Society Justice Initiative reports on the emergence of law clinics specialising in EU law, most notably the EU Rights Clinic.

Spotlight on Clinical Legal Education in Western Europe. The Open Society Foundations reports on the growth of law clinics in Western Europe featuring the EU Rights Clinic.

Delays on Gibraltar/Spain border. The EU Rights Clinic’s Legal Supervisor Anthony Valcke was quoted on EurActiv and Public Service Europe published a piece from the EU Rights Clinic setting out the background to the border dispute which can be found here.

EU migration today. The Austrian TV broadcaster ORF interviewed the EU Rights Clinic’s Legal Supervisor on challenges facing migrants in Europe today. The news report was broadcast on “Zeit im Bild” on 10 August 2013.

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In May 2013, Euronews released a broadcast on the work of the EU Rights Clinic with a focus on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. The news report can be watched here and is also available in French.

British Opt Out from EU Charter. The EU Rights Clinic was successfully involved in obtaining the release of documents relating to the UK’s Opt-Out from the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights. This case was reported by the EU Observer, EuroPolitics, Open Europe, New Europe, the Parliament Magazine, the UK Human Rights Blog and StateWatch among others. We produced a background note on the case.

Formal Launch. The EU Rights Clinic was formally launched at the Brussels Press Club on 10 January 2013 to coincide with the start of the European Year of Citizens (see our press release). The event was reported by the Italian press agency (ANSA), on French radio (EU-radio-Nantes) and on the On the Move and EuroPolitics websites. The launch was also welcomed by the Secretariat of the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament.

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  1. I am sending this e mail from Dublin Ireland.

    There is a net work of service called the Citizens Information Centres here in Ireland and wondering if u have any network connection with them .

    Also I am a solicitor and wondering if there are or will be opportunities of say paid internships or stage to EU citizens who are interested in leaning about the centre work and services. Sounds interesting.

    Best of luck in this endeavour and trust u will be able to hook up with a service like citizens advise here in Ireland think it will be very very helpful.

    M Ward.

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