Paul Diamond in the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union

25th March 2019

Paul Diamond with Roger Kiska, solicitor appeared in the Grand Chamber of the European Union in Luxembourg on an important constitutional case on the powers and prerogatives of the European Commission. The Court of Justice is one of the most complex and intellectual courts in the world.

The European Citizens Initiative named ‘One of Us’ collected nearly 2 million signatures for the European Citizens Initiative pursuant to Regulation 211/2011; which secured the introduction of legislative measure into the European Parliament. The subject matter of the legislative measure was in relation to embryo destruction and abortion.

The European Commission exercised their powers under Article 17 of the Treaty on the Function of the European Union to prevent such a development due to political opposition to the subject matter.