24th March 2017 – Comparative public law in Europe – British Academy

This conference “Comparative public law in Europe – Opportunities and Challenges” is organized by the Essex School of Law and financially supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. It is held at the British Academy (10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH) on 24th March 2017 (from 8:45 to 17:30).

This conference seeks to foster discussions about the contribution that comparative public law can offer to the current political and legal, constitutional, administrative and regulatory debates.

For more information on the conference: see here: https://europeancommonwealth.org/2017/01/26/conference-comparative-public-law-in-europe-24th-march-2017/


This conference is free of charge, but reservation is essential by 10th March 2017 as the number of places is limited. Please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comparative-public-law-in-europe-opportunities-and-challenges-tickets-31150174009


Friday 24th March – Morning

8:30-9:00           Registration 

9:00-9:15              Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Yseult Marique (Essex/Speyer)

9:15-10:30           Session 1) Paradigm Shifts in Traditional Interactions

  • Chair: Professor John Bell (Cambridge)
  • Ana Bobic (Oxford) and Dr Josephine Van Zeben (Oxford): ECJ Jurisprudence as Joint Venture of the ECJ and National Courts
  • Luigi Pedreschi (EUI): Public Services and EU Trade – Framing the Debate through Sector Analysis
  • Dr Mariolina Eliantonio (Maastricht): The Status and Effect of EU Soft Law in the National Legal Systems – A Survey amongst the National Judiciary and its Challenges
  • Discussions

10:30-10:45        Coffee Break

10:45-12:15        Session 2) Times of Changes, Times of Experimentation

  • Chair: Professor Herwig Hofmann (Luxembourg)
  • Dr Carlo Colombo (Tilburg): The Advent of the Collaborative State – Towards a New Paradigm for the Law on Administrative Procedures
  • Dr Emilie Chevallier (Limoges): Comparing Public Law in the Field of Social Rights – In Search of Purpose and Pathways
  • Dr Mary Guy (Lancaster): Sectoral Regulation in Dutch and English Healthcare – Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Times
  • Dr Akis Psygkas (Bristol): The EU as a Promoter of Regulatory Democracy – A Bottom-up Approach
  • Discussions

12:15-12:45        Lunch Break

Friday 24th March – Afternoon

12:45-13:45        Key note speech

  • Chair: Professor Gabriella Racca (Turin)
  • Professor Birkinshaw (Hull): The Future of Public Law
  • Discussant: Professor Herwig Hofmann (Luxembourg)
  • Discussions

13:45-15:15        Session 3) Time of Crises : Can the Hidden Potentialities Be Unlocked?

  • Chair: Professor Peter Cane (Cambridge)
  • Oliver Butler (Cambridge): The Public-Private Divide in UK Data Protection Law – Engagement during and after Brexit
  • Dr Marleen Zouteweij (Fribourg): Promoting Circular Movement – A Vicious CircleDr Liesbeth Todts (Antwerp): Freedom-restricting Public Order Powers in Belgian Administrative Law –Challenges and Opportunities of Engaging with Administrative and Criminal Authorities
  • Dr Nikos Skoutaris (UEA): State-Region Relations at the Time of the Euro-Crisis
  • Discussions

15:15-15:30        Coffee break

15:30-16:45        Session 4) Perspectives from Non-Academic Actors

  • Chair: Dr Carlo Panara (John Moore Liverpool)
  • Mr Louis Dutheillet de Lamothe (French Conseil d’Etat, Maître des requêtes)
  • Dr Chiara Chauvire (French Conseil d’Etat, Cellule de droit comparé)
  • Mr Miguel Tell Cremades (European Parliament, Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs – DG internal policies)
  • Discussions

16:45-17:00     Jus Publicum Prize

Professor John Bell (Cambridge), Professor Gabriella Racca (Turin)

17:00-17:30        Conclusions

  • Professor John Bell (Cambridge)