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Steve Peers

Steve Peers

Steve Peers received a B.A. (Hons.) in history from McMaster University (Canada) in 1988, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1991, an LL.M. in EU Law from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a Ph.D from the University of Essex in 2001.

His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations, Human Rights, Internal Market and Social Law.

He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law in journals including the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Yearbook of European Law and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europe and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Law expert: where the Brexit battles over the Repeal Bill will be fought in parliament

Jul 14, 2017 13:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

The most important national law governing the Brexit process has been tabled before parliament by the UK government. The proposed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill previously known as the Great Repeal Bill is likely to...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How the Great Repeal Bill could turn into a major government power grab

Apr 02, 2017 01:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The next step in Britains departure from the EU is the UK governments white paper on what it is calling the Great Repeal Bill. This is the vehicle through which the UK will extricate itself from EU laws and create its own....

Briferendum Aftermath Series

The great repeal bill: why you should keep an eye on the legal side of Brexit

Oct 04, 2016 09:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As she began outlining her vision for Brexit at the Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Theresa May stated her intention to propose a great repeal bill to replace the European Communities Act the main law...

Briferendum Series

Can the EU force the pace of Brexit?

Jun 26, 2016 18:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The tussle for power in the aftermath of the UKs Brexit vote has begun. Now that Britons have voted, the government must decide about negotiating the countrys exit from the European Union. While both the UK prime minister...

Briferendum Series

How would Brexit affect data protection, privacy and surveillance laws in Britain?

May 05, 2016 16:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Successive British governments have passed or tried to pass laws granting wide data sharing and surveillance powers, only for them to founder in the European courts due to conflicts with European directives and laws such...

Migrant Crisis Series

A law professor assesses the EU plan to send asylum seekers back to Turkey

Mar 21, 2016 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The EU and Turkey have finally reached an agreement to reduce the number of migrants and refugees coming to the European Union. The central pillar of the deal is that anyone arriving in Greece across the sea from Turkey...

Briferendum Series

The UK deal with the EU explained: what it says and what it means

Feb 22, 2016 15:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The late-night deal struck between national leaders in Brussels on February 19 will change the UKs future relationship with the European Union. British voters will decide if they want to remain in the EU or leave in a...

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Economy

German bunds surge ahead of October manufacturing PMI, ECB policy rate decision

The German bunds surged Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of October, scheduled to be released on October 24 by 07:30GMT. Also, markets await the European Central Banks (ECB)...

Singapore headline consumer inflation stabilizes in September, in line with estimates

Singapores headline inflation stabilized at 0.4 percent in September, in line with market estimates. Core inflation edged up slightly due to an increase in services costs and telecommunications fees in particular. As...

US dollar likely to advance against EM Asian currencies in weeks ahead, says Scotiabank

The US dollar is expected to advance against the emerging market currencies over the coming weeks, according to a report from Scotiabank. The US Senate approved a Republican-backed 2018 budget on a 51-49 vote last Thursday...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 23rd October 2017

Few economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: China: House price index is up 6.3 percent y/y in...

JGBs little changed despite PM Abe’s tumultuous snap election win

The Japanese government bonds remained little changed at the start of the trading week Monday even as the countrys snap elections held over the weekend yielded results as per market expectations, with Prime Minister Shinzo...

Politics

As China prepares for its Communist Party congress, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Of Chinese President Xi Jinpings many achievements in his time in office about which much will be made in the official propaganda one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy...

What it's like to transition on to Universal Credit

Originally designed with the intention of making work pay by smoothing out transitions between paid work and welfare, Universal Credit is now being widely criticised for failing to deliver on its promises. Despite calls by...

Theresa May's speech and the challenge to expand English social housing

Amid the drama of Theresa Mays conference speech was the announcement of new funding for social housing and a new generation of council houses in England. This follows long-term under-investment in social and affordable...

Las Vegas: the US is racked with impossible divisions over rights and freedoms

In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre the USs 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone it seems neither President Donald Trump nor his Republican colleagues will entertain a review of current gun...

Catalonia's referendum unmasks authoritarianism in Spain

I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish governments violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge EU institutions....

Science

New Treatment For Blindness Gets FDA Panel Recommendation, First Of Its Kind

Providing hope to thousands of people suffering from hereditary blindness, advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration just gave a critical recommendation to a new type of treatment. Using gene therapy, the treatment...

VP Mike Pence Heads NASA’s Revived Moon Council, SpaceX To Do The Heavy Lifting

After months of hinting that a Lunar mission is in the works, US vice-president Mike Pence announced via The Wall Street Journal op-ed that NASA would be sending humans to the moon. The article was published just before...

Scientists Makes Hydrogen Fuel Production Cheaper With Seawater And New Nanomaterial

Solar and wind energy might be the renewable resources that are growing in popularity, but hydrogen fuel has proven to be incredibly reliable and powerful as well. Now, a University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist has...

Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just won a Nobel Prize

Many people will never have heard of cryo-electron microscopy before the announcement that Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson had won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work developing this...

Ikea Now Has Indoor Vertical Farm, Huge Potential For Solar Partnership

With the worlds climate constantly becoming hotter by the year, industries such as farming are going to experience massive problems such as drought and daylight heat thats too much for plants to handle. Thats why products...

Technology

The Evil Within 2 Can Be Played In First-Person Via PC Console Command

The Evil Within 2 is the recently launched horror-survival shooter sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Evil Within. Launched for all major platforms, it seems the PC version has another advantage over its console...

Three Leaked Steam Sale Dates Confirmed By Devs

No matter the time of year, Steam Sales are events that PC gamers cant help but look forward to. There are three Steam Sales lined up before Christmas, which include Halloween, Autumn, and Winter. The dates of these events...

Razer Made Webcam Specifically For Live Streamers, Gamers And YouTubers Alike

Although the company is mostly known for making high-quality gaming computers, Razer is also famous for producing some of the best peripherals in the business. Among its latest lineup are a web camera and a microphone that...

Apple Gets Amazon Studio Veteran, Shows It’s Serious About Scripted Shows

For months now, the tech industry has been wondering just how serious Apple was at creating original, scripted content and how far it was willing to go. Recently, the Cupertino firm just announced that it was hiring Morgan...

Apple Sued Over Animoji Trademark By Japanese Company

During the most recent Apple event where the company showed off its latest gadgets and gizmos, the Cupertino firm tried to put hype behind a new type of messaging feature called Animoji. Its basically an emoji that mimics...
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