BACL Newsletter 2020-21

In this newsletter, we look back at an extraordinary academic year. It is striking that among many uncertainties and difficulties, BACL as an institution grew stronger. It has reached new audiences online and provides an increasingly popular platform for discussion and dissemination of comparative law research. We will strive to make it continue, and let … Continue reading BACL Newsletter 2020-21

Guillaume Tusseau, Contentieux constitutionnel comparé. Une introduction critique au droit processuel constitutionnel, Paris La Défense, Lextenso, 2021, 1452 p.

In the last few months, several constitutional judges have made the headlines. Among others, the German Federal Constitutional Court has opposed the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme, leading the European Commission to issue a formal notice to Germany for breaching fundamental EU law principles. The Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal has annulled former President … Continue reading Guillaume Tusseau, Contentieux constitutionnel comparé. Une introduction critique au droit processuel constitutionnel, Paris La Défense, Lextenso, 2021, 1452 p.

A comparative study of the right to freedom of thought in the context of emerging technologies, by Bethany Shiner and Patrick O’Callaghan

This blog post is based on a comparative study of the right to freedom of thought co-edited by the authors and published in a double special issue of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. The blog post draws in particular on the introduction to the special issue and the article on the right to freedom of thought in the … Continue reading A comparative study of the right to freedom of thought in the context of emerging technologies, by Bethany Shiner and Patrick O’Callaghan

A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete

Does it make any sense to study the history of legal scholarship in the 21st century? The answer is not self-evident at all. Our age is definitely fascinated by contemporariness, we are inclined to think in the present tense mostly. In light of this apparent confidence in the present, history seems to be an auxiliary … Continue reading A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete

In Search of a Third Way Beyond the Public and the Private Options, by Thomas Perroud

In a recent post on LPE Blog, professor Jon Michaels warns against the dangers that State intervention in the economy may carry. Indeed, as the State is likely to come back as never before in the regulation of the economy as a reaction to the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, with nationalisations programs being … Continue reading In Search of a Third Way Beyond the Public and the Private Options, by Thomas Perroud

COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

On 29th and 30th March 2021, the British Association of Comparative Law organised two webinars entitled respectively Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable source of … Continue reading COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Regulators around the world are grappling with the problem of hate speech online. Regional differences in conceptions of dignity, equality, and liberty, rooted in different historical experience, are reflected in conceptions of hate speech, harm, and the appropriate role of state and private actors. In light of these historical regional differences, and their continuing relevance, … Continue reading BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives, by Ivano ALOGNA

The title refers both to our presentation during the last BACL Annual Seminar and our newly published edited volume (I. Alogna, C. Bakker and J.-P. Gauci (eds), Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives, Brill, 2021). This research builds on an event (see its report) held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives, by Ivano ALOGNA

Egyptian law and Contractual Justice, by Yousra Chaaban

My doctoral thesis compares three legal systems are concerned, the French, the English and the Egyptian one. The choice of English law, in particular, is justified by the fact, that in practice, in recent years, English law has begun to take place on the Egyptian legal scene, especially in matters of arbitration and commercial contracts. … Continue reading Egyptian law and Contractual Justice, by Yousra Chaaban

Social Media, Fundamental Rights and Courts in Europe, by Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Federica Casarosa

Social media has become the means of communication of our time: it is the means through which online users interact, express their opinions, get information and even find jobs. Social media has been mostly praised for its role in enhancing free speech and the freedom to exchange views and ideas by providing for a forum … Continue reading Social Media, Fundamental Rights and Courts in Europe, by Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Federica Casarosa