Recent Publications

A crisis of democratic legitimacy? It's about legitimation, stupid!

Severs, E. & Mattelaer, A. 2014 The European Elections: What is at Stake for the Citizen?: An Analysis of the EU's Legitimacy and Policy Challenges. Lepoivre, M. & Verhelst, S. (eds.). Gent: Academia Press, p. 25-38 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Elections: What is at Stake for the Citizen?
Subtitle of host publicationAn Analysis of the EU's Legitimacy and Policy Challenges
EditorsMarc Lepoivre, Stijn Verhelst
Place of PublicationGent
PublisherAcademia Press
Pages25-38
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-90-382-2362-9
StatePublished - 2014

EU Peacekeeping in Africa: Towards an Indirect Approach

Mattelaer, A. & Marijnen, E. 2014 Peacekeeping in Africa: The evolving security architecture. Tardy, T. & Wyss, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 54-72 19 p. (CSS Studies in Security and International Relations)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeacekeeping in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationThe evolving security architecture
EditorsThierry Tardy, Marco Wyss
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages54-72
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-71572-0
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCSS Studies in Security and International Relations
PublisherRoutledge

Who is in Charge? Natural Friction in the CSDP Decision-Making Process

Mattelaer, A. 2014 Handbook for Decision-Makers: The Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. Rehrl, J. (ed.). Vienna: Directorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, p. 48-51 4 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook for Decision-Makers
Subtitle of host publicationThe Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union
EditorsJochen Rehrl
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherDirectorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria
Pages48-51
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)987-3-902275-35-6
StatePublished - 2014

Strategic Insurance: The Future of the Belgian Armed Forces.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 Brussels: Institute for European Studies. (IES Policy Brief 2014/04)

Research output: ResearchOther report

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherInstitute for European Studies
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIES Policy Brief 2014/04

Preparing NATO for the Next Defence-Planning Cycle.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 In : RUSI Journal. 159, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalRUSI Journal
Volume159
StatePublished - 2014

Planning and launching military operations.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 In : Expert panel report on the EUMS & EU-ISS conference 'Learning by doing: military lessons learnt within the comprehensive approach', Brussels, 19-20 June 2014.

Research output: ResearchEditorial

Original languageEnglish
JournalExpert panel report on the EUMS & EU-ISS conference 'Learning by doing: military lessons learnt within the comprehensive approach', Brussels, 19-20 June 2014
StatePublished - 2014

Interview with General Jean-Paul Perruche.

Mattelaer, A. & Fiott, D. 19 Dec 2013 In : European Geostrategy.

Research output: ResearchOther scientific journal contribution

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Geostrategy
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2013
November 2013
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Jorge Torres Hidalgo

The use of export restrictions has become more and more common in recent years, evidencing the substantial loopholes existing in the WTO regulation on the matter. As a result of this deficient legal framework, the WTO membership experiences important losses of welfare and increasing political tensions. The multilateral negotiations for an updated discipline on export restrictions, in the context of the Doha Development Round, are blocked. Consequently, members have established a set of preferential bilateral and multilateral agreements to relieve the negative effects of these measures. Likewise, some recent WTO members have committed to stricter regulations as part of their Accession Protocols. Nevertheless, these methods have evidenced some important flaws, and the multilateral scene remains the optimum forum to address export restrictions. This Working Paper proposes a number of measures to improve the legal framework of the quantitative export restrictions and export duties, as well as their notification procedures.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jorge Torres Hidalgo holds an LL.M. in International and European Law (IES-VUB) and a degree in law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also qualified as a lawyer in Spain and is currently part of the international trade team of Hogan Lovells' Brussels office. He was formerly a trainee at the Trade Commission of the Spanish Embassy in Morocco and the Energy Charter Secretariat.

The African Union (AU), a union consisting of 54 African States, held an Extraordinary Summit on 11-12 October 2013, to discuss its relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court). The meeting took place just weeks before the trial of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to begin, and was clearly intended to voice discontent and put on hold the ongoing ICC proceedings against Kenyatta as well as his deputy, Vice-President William Ruto. Before the Summit, there were even widespread rumors that the Assembly of the AU would call for a mass withdrawal of African States Parties from the ICC Statute. Eventually, the Assembly did not go that far and took two important, but less controversial decisions. It called for the granting of immunities to Heads of States from prosecutions by international criminal tribunals and requested a deferral of the ICC cases against Kenyatta and Ruto through a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council (UNSC). After providing a background to the Kenya cases, this policy brief aims to evaluate what the position of the EU and its Member States as outspoken supporters of the ICC and the fight against impunity should be, especially given the fact that France and the UK, as permanent UNSC members, could block a UNSC deferral at any time.