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European Affairs Committee

The European Affairs Committee is comprised of a diverse range of practitioners from both private and public practice and academia that examines timely issues relating to European law and policy through speakers and discussion at monthly meetings and large public events.

For the upcoming term, the Committee expects to continue the examination begun last term of the institutions and fundamental rights of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. The future of migration into Europe and a possible common EU migration policy will be the subject of a public program in October; EU banking, data privacy or employment laws that affect NY lawyers and their clients and the basic architecture of the EU lawyers need to understand will be presented as a CLE course in mid-winter.

Recent Reports

Letter re: European Migration Agenda (July 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Migration

Letter to the United Nations urging Member States to make governance a stand-alone goal in the Sustainable Development Goals and throughout the Post-2015 Development Agenda (September 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Sustainable Development and Good Governance

Letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey expressing concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey (June 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Turkey

For the full list of committee reports click here

Of Interest

Event: The Future of Migration in Europe (October 15, 2014)