Professor Lock argues that the European Commission’s decision to commence legal proceedings against the United Kingdom for unilaterally extending certain grace periods for the movement of goods in contravention to the Northern Ireland Protocol is legally sound, but politically tricky. In legal terms, the decision to launch both infringement proceedings and take first steps towards arbitration is the most promising avenue towards UK compliance with the Protocol. Yet it brings with it a political risk of further escalating the tensions around the Protocol within Northern Ireland and between the EU and the UK.
Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights
Prof Lock publishes blog on EU's legal action over Northern Ireland
Jean Monnet Chair co-organises 4th Maynooth-Leuven-Edinburgh Workshop
Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Prof Lock, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights, delivers EU law update at Scottish Public Law Group.
Date: Monday, 06 June 2022
EXTENDED DEADLINE 25 APRIL: The State of the Unions - Seminar on the EU-UK legal relationship(s), Maynooth 24-25 June 2022
Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Professor Tobias Lock was interviewed by Euronews about the Court of Justice’s ruling in the case of Graham Dwyer
Professor Tobias Lock of Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology was interviewed by Euronews about the Court of Justice’s ruling in the case of Graham Dwyer. The Court held that the indiscriminate retention of communication data.
Date: Wednesday, 06 April 2022
Professor Tobias Lock gave a presentation on the Common Travel Area on the island of Ireland in a post-Brexit context.
Date: Thursday, 31 March 2022
Professor Tobias Lock, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights, delivered CPD training to the Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association on Thursday, 24 February.
Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022
Professor Lock addressed a meeting of the Legal Affairs Commission of COMECE (Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union) on 17 February 2022.
Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Maynooth Law students participated in an international online debate in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe facilitated by the Jean Monnet Chair.
Date: Friday, 11 February 2022
Professor Tobias Lock was appointed an adviser to the Scottish Parliament Constitution, Europe, External Affairs & Culture Committee.
Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021
Together with the European Parliament Office in Dublin, the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights hosted the annual Sakharov Debate at Maynooth University.
Date: Monday, 18 October 2021