Disciplining Judges: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2021), by Richard Devlin & Sheila Wildeman (eds)

Governance of the judiciary has long been marked by a level of public impenetrability that is reinforced by judicial independence. However, the institution is also premised on a political criterion: upholding public confidence. Given this, what happens when judges are alleged to have failed to meet their duties? Judicial complaints and discipline processes may be … Continue reading Disciplining Judges: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2021), by Richard Devlin & Sheila Wildeman (eds)

Takings for Climate Justice and Resilience, Groningen (NL) & Online, 29-30 September – Call for Papers

PLEASE SEND YOUR ABSTRACT TO b.hoops@rug.nl BY FEBRUARY 28th, 2022. Dear colleague, The Expropriation Expert Group, founded in 2013 as a collaborative effort of the universities of Cape Town, Groningen, and Nijmegen, is inviting original and innovative contributions to our sixth international conference and the fourth part of our Rethinking Expropriation Law series. We are … Continue reading Takings for Climate Justice and Resilience, Groningen (NL) & Online, 29-30 September – Call for Papers

Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions – CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts due: No later than 13:00 (BST) on 11th February 2022 (link below)Conference: 7 June 2022 10:00-16:30 (BST) (online) Background Traditionally the legislator attempted to assimilate legal persons to humans for the purpose of criminal liability. The result is an anthropomorphic model of criminal liability which is not always capable of properly criminalising and punishing … Continue reading Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions – CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking the Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Times of Crisis, by Emilie Ghio

1. The research group 1.1 The IRC Team At the end of 2020, academics and industry professionals came together to form a research group looking at the way in which the COVID-19 has created new challenges for transnational civil and commercial law. The project and research group were granted the status of International Research Collaborative … Continue reading Rethinking the Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Times of Crisis, by Emilie Ghio

Coronavirus and the Law in Europe, by Pablo Salvador Coderch, Ignacio Garcia-Perrote Martinez, and Tomas Gabriel Garcia-Mico

By October 2021, the Coronavirus disease has caused more than 200 million infections and more than 5 million deaths all over the world. The reaction of the scientific community, world governments and pharmaceutical laboratories has been doubtless fast. Nevertheless, one of the main lessons learned from this case is the absolute need of designing, developing … Continue reading Coronavirus and the Law in Europe, by Pablo Salvador Coderch, Ignacio Garcia-Perrote Martinez, and Tomas Gabriel Garcia-Mico

Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) (2n edn Economica 2021), by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

“Comparative constitutional law" is a difficult subject to grasp. Such a statement may surprise or even confuse readers, especially students. The new edition of Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) sets to unpack this difficult subject. Why such a statement? Because "constitutional law" refers not only to the body of positive law rules that have a power within the legal … Continue reading Droit(s) constitutionnel(s) comparé(s) (2n edn Economica 2021), by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

Some food for comparative thinking on the disclosure of reasons for administrative action: using comparative lenses to examine the French law of giving reasons, by Dominique Custos

The 40th anniversary of the French Act of 11th July 1979 relating to the statement of reasons of administrative decisions was the occasion for a special comparative issue of The Cahiers de la Recherche sur les Droits Fondamentaux (17 CahRDF 2019) published by the University of Caen Normandy Press (France). This issue is now available … Continue reading Some food for comparative thinking on the disclosure of reasons for administrative action: using comparative lenses to examine the French law of giving reasons, by Dominique Custos

Civil Enforcement in Comparative Perspective: A Public Management Challenge (Intersentia 2021), by Dr Wendy Kennett

Introduction This book has had a long gestation period. My interest in civil enforcement originated in the late 1990s. I was teaching an LLM module on International Litigation and conducting research on the international aspects of the various phases of the litigation process. When it was time to turn to the enforcement of judgments, I was requested to … Continue reading Civil Enforcement in Comparative Perspective: A Public Management Challenge (Intersentia 2021), by Dr Wendy Kennett

The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

The BACL Annual Seminar at the SLS Annual Conference took place on 31st August 2021 (the recording is available by clicking here). The panel was formed following a call for papers concerning the definition of hate speech, the appropriate balance between rights and interests in this field, and the different modes of regulation found across … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

Judging regulators: The political economy of Anglo-American Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020), by Eric C. Ip

We tend to think of administrative law as an external constraint on politics, regulation, and public administration, and forget the fact that administrative law actually rests upon political foundations and is part and parcel of the political system. The overall insight of Judging Regulators is that administrative law is not an exogenous determinant of administrative behaviour. Administrative … Continue reading Judging regulators: The political economy of Anglo-American Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020), by Eric C. Ip