THE ELSA BOOKS
The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit making organisation run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence in addition to their legal or law-related studies at university.
ELSA aims at providing its members a platform to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, to interact with fellow students and experienced practitioners from different states and legal systems around Europe, and to be equipped for a professional life in an international environment, through mutual understanding, intercultural cooperation and the large variety of activities and projects the Association offers.
PATIENT’S CONSENT TO TREATMENT - A NORDIC PERSPECTIVE ON MEDICAL SELF-DETERMINATION
ISBN: 978-94-6240-674-2 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-94-6240-675-9 (interactive pdf)
Samu-Ville Lampiranta, Tallinn University
Janica Juvonen, University of Helsinki
Sara Osmanağaoğlu, Queen Mary University of London
Eve Ahonen, University of Amsterdam
This comparative report provides a comprehensive insight into patient’s self-determination in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). The report focuses on a patient’s right to self-determination in the Nordic countries and aims to answer the questions of how issues of valid consent to or refusal of (somatic) medical interventions are regulated in the Nordic countries, and what the current regulatory challenges are.
The report answers a number of questions within a legal framework developed in collaboration with law students and academics. It begins with an introduction to international human rights law in healthcare, followed by each national report about the legal regulation of patient’s status and valid consent; including the regulation regarding emergency medical interventions. The report concludes with a comparison and suggestions for improvement of the law.
The Nordic Legal Research Group is a project initiative of four Nordic groups (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) in which 28 students gathered throughout 2020 to write this collective report. While written purely by students, the report is a product of close cooperation with 7 esteemed academics and experts of Nordic health law.
International Report on Internet Censorship
International Focus Programme on Law and Technology
Final Report of the International Legal Research Group on Internet Censorship (eds)
ISBN: 978-94-6240-645-2 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-94-6240-646-9 (e-version)
2 volumes total 1330 pages
Published: 1st of January
Editor in Chief: Sarah Ikast Kristoffersen
Deputy Editor in Chief: Nikola Ćirić
Director for Legal Writing: Fani Dimoska
International Linguistic Editor: Vanya Rakesh
International Technical Editor: Oļegs Sedjakins
The international report on Internet Censorship provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of regulation of freedom of expression online across 24 different European jurisdictions. The report discusses the concept of censorship and its boundaries with the right to information. The report explores regulation of blocking and takedown of internet content, particularly whether specific legislation on the issue exists and if the area is self-regulated in each country. Furthermore, the report includes analyses of the right to be forgotten in each of the participating countries and finally the regulation of the liability of internet intermediaries. Each analysis looks into both existing regulations and policy papers as well as any cases that may exist on the topic.
In addition to the analyses, the report assesses how the legislation regarding blocking and takedown of online content, liability of internet intermediaries and the right to be forgotten will develop in each country over the coming fiveyear period. Finally, the report assesses balancing issues in terms of reaching a balance between allowing freedom of expression online and protecting against online hate speech as well as protecting other rights online.
The report is an excellent tool for students, academics and practitioners who wish to gain an overview of European policies, regulation and case law regarding freedom of expression online. Furthermore, the report serves as a great starting point for further research as it contains tables with translation of relevant legislation, literature and jurisprudence.
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THE DIVISION OF PROPERTY BETWEEN UNMARRIED COHABITEES
A Nordic perspective on living together
Rasmus Engelsted Jonasen (ed.)
ISBN: 978-94-6240-569-1 (Papetback)
ISBN: 978-94-6240-589-9 (E-book)
This quadruple report provides comprehensive insight into the legal situation of unmarried cohabitees in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Cohabitees are unmarried couples living together similarly to spouses, but mostly without the same legal security and certainty, as their situation is only in two of four countries regulated in statutory law. Contrary to the intense cooperation that took place between Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the early 1910s preparing new marriage laws, there has been no cooperation at all regarding the legal status of unmarried cohabitees. That makes it an interesting area for comparative research especially.
The report begins with general depictions of the legal structure in each country and carries readers through to end with suggestions for improvement of the law. It illustrates how, in the status quo of the law, cohabitees meet various statutory limits when arranging their family life; most markedly in respect of property, contract and inheritance law. Touching upon the interplay between the status quo of the law and the personal autonomy of persons to organize their own family life, authors highlight the most problematic issues of the law applicable to unmarried cohabitants in each country. They provide qualified suggestions to meet these issues as they conclusively call for further statutory legislation to provide all the necessary tools to protect weaker cohabitees and exposed children.
The Nordic Legal Research Group is a project on initiative of four Nordic groups of The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) in which 11 students gathered throughout 2019 to author this collective report. While written purely by students, the report is a product of close cooperation with three university professors as well as three doctoral candidates specialized within Nordic family law. In particular, the research framework has been developed by esteemed Family law Professor Ingrid Lund-Andersen while a further group of academics have supervised the process. She pronounces it “an impressive research work prepared by students in their spare time [which] can be useful for legal practitioners, academics at universities as well as for politicians and lawmakers.”.
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH GROUP ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Publications
The International Legal Research Group on Renewable Energy sets out to analyse regulatory frameworks and renewable energy policies across Europe. It outlines and explains the regulation in both EU Member States and non-EU countries thus allowing for a comparison between EU and non-EU regulation. The purpose of such comparison is to ascertain what measures are being taken on the national and international level. In the report, readers will learn which energy policies each country has adopted and which treaties the countries are party to. In addition, relevant case law will be explained and analysed, thus giving the reader a thorough overview of cases on both national and international level. The report is an excellent tool for students, academics and practitioners who wish to gain an overview of European policies, regulation and case law regarding renewable energy. Furthermore, the report serves as a great starting point for further research as it contains tables with translation of relevant legislation, literature and jurisprudence.