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How It Started


Thank you for visiting this legal blog.

My name is Laure Driessen and I am a Belgian Master of Laws student currently completing LL.M. courses at Kyushu University, Japan.

I completed my Bachelor of Laws at Université Saint-Louis Brussels while gaining a huge interest in international and European Law, especially human rights law.  Many of the courses I followed had a main focus on international and European law,  the European Institutions, the case law of the CJEU  and the interaction of international and EU law with fundamental rights. 

Unfortunately these are mostly very complicated subjects that require intensive education. Consequently many of us are often unaware of their impact on our daily lives. Although many initiatives have been taken by the EU to educate people, I still feel like they fail to do so in a comprehensive way. 

Therefore, I decided to take matters into my own hands by publishing this legal blog. My goal is to explain the fundamental and basic principles of international and EU law in the most comprehensive way possible. Furthermore, I will look at the case law from a more practical point of view trying to illustrate the consequences of these judgements for “you and me” in an everyday legal context. Yet, some cases are mostly relevant from a legal point of view, thus I will stick to a (more simple) legal analysis by summarizing the facts and highlighting the most important effects of the decision. 

I encourage all of my readers to ask me questions when something is unclear or you require additional information (you can send them by mail in Dutch, French, English or German). This will certainly help me to ameliorate the content of the blog. 

I truly hope this legal blog will spark your interest in international law and the European Union as a whole, and as such bring it closer to our everyday lives.

Go and explore!

Yours sincerely,

Laure Driessen