Institute for the Study of European Laws

Daithi Mac Sithigh (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


'Death of a Convention: Competition between the Council of Europe and European Union in the Regulation of Broadcasting' Abstract: This article considers a recent dispute between the European Union and Council of Europe on the roles of each with respect to the regulation of broadcasting, the culmination of a dispute dating to the adoption of the first EEC Directive and Council Directive on this subject in 1989. It is argued that the expansion of the scope of EU broadcasting law and the consolidation of the Commission’s role in external affairs left little room for the Council to continue to exercise influence over the regulation of the electronic media in the way it has done for some time. The exact nature of the dispute between the institutions, and the response of a vocal member state, is ascertained through detailed consideration of published minutes and internal correspondence, set in the context of doctrinal and political developments. The article concludes with analysis of possible future actions for the Council.
Period10 Oct 2012
Event typeSeminar
LocationLondon, United Kingdom