The editors are pleased to present issue 2021/I of the Pécs Journal of International and European Law, published by the Centre for European Research and Education of the Faculty of Law of the
University of Pécs.
The editorial comments of the current issue delve into the renewed impetus in the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights.
In the Articles section, Cherry James looks into the possibilities of student mobility post-Brexit, analysing inter alia the potential of the Turing Scheme. Attila Pánovics elaborates on the rules of the Escazú Agreement – which entered into force in April 2021 – pertaining to environmental human rights defenders. Zsuzsanna Rutai gives a comprehensive comparative analysis of how national human rights institutions engage with UN human rights monitoring mechanisms.
In the Case notes and Analysis section, Marcin Górski looks at how restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic affect the freedom of expression. István Szijártó examines case law touching upon the corelation between the application of the European Investigation Order and fundamental rights guarantees.
In the Reviews section, Mihály Maczonkai reviews the monograph ‘Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice: Rethinking the Landmark Decisions of the Foundational Period’ by William Phelan (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Finally, Ágoston Mohay and István Szijártó give account of the International Workshop organized in Pécs on Utilizing the E4J Training Modules developed by the UNODC.
As always, a word of sincere gratitude is due to the anonymous peer reviewers of the current issue.
We encourage the reader, also on behalf of the editorial board, to consider the PJIEL as a venue for publications. With your contributions, PJIEL aims to remain a trustworthy and up-to-date journal of international and European law issues. The next formal deadline for submission of articles is 15 October 2021, though submissions are welcomed at any time.