By Aleydis Nissen
Financial Sponsors: Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research, Institutions for Conflict Resolution theme (Dutch Legal Sector Plan), Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) postdoc grant Nr 12Z8921N and Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS) chargée de recherche grant Nr FC38129.
Women experience the impacts of corporate activities – including the flexibilization of labour and the privatisation of public services – differently and disproportionally. Women have historically suffered discrimination, and remedies (inside and outside the courtroom) have often consolidated (p. 75) such exclusions. They have subordinated women by reproducing stereotypes and other obstacles that exist in society as a whole. More...
The Right to an Effective Remedy in International Personal Data Transfers
By Dr Irene Kamara (Tilburg University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Prof. Dr. Eleni Kosta (Tilburg University), Prof. Dr. Sofia Ranchordas (University of Groningen & Luiss Guido Carli University)
In July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU or the Court) annulled for the second time a Commission Decision which found that the US offers a (partially) adequate level of protection to individuals whose data are transferred to that country. The Commission Decision was based on the so-called Privacy Shield, a US-EU bilateral agreement providing companies a mechanism to comply with legal requirements for the transfer of personal data. More...
The illusion of self-reliance in the legal system: the childcare benefits scandal
By Nathalie Schnabl
The so-called ‘childcare benefits scandal’ in the Netherlands, which unfairly targeted parents for fraud with childcare allowance, has dominated the national and international newspapers from 2019 onwards. Over 26.000 parents are involved in a legal struggle with the tax authorities about the withdrawal and reclaiming of (large amounts) of childcare allowance. A small administrative mistake was enough for the tax authorities to label these parents as fraudulent.