Online discussion – Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action – 13 July 2021, 2pm (UCT + 2)

REALaw (Review of European Administrative Law) warmly invites you to an online discussion on the edited collection Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action (Hart 2019) on 13rd July 2021, 2pm (Rome/Amsterdam time).   This casebook asked the question whether a ius commune of administrative law of judicial review was developing in Europe on the basis of … Continue reading Online discussion – Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action – 13 July 2021, 2pm (UCT + 2)

Civil Courts Coping with Covid-19, by Bart Krans and Anna Nylund

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in civil courts - experiences in 23 countries Reports from 23 countries across the globe The unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic has propelled unprecedented transformations in civil proceedings. Numerous countries across the globe have faced and continue to face the question of how to enable courts to handle civil cases despite restrictions … Continue reading Civil Courts Coping with Covid-19, by Bart Krans and Anna Nylund

Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Vicarious liability, that is strict liability imposed on one party for the torts of another, remains controversial.  If the role of tort law is to make one party accountable to another for his or her wrongful and harmful behaviour, why should one party (usually an employer) be held strictly liable for the torts of another … Continue reading Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Known Unknowns: Legal Responses to Intractable Factual Uncertainties, by Andrew J. Bell and Joanna McCunn

In arguments relating to General Stanwix’s Case, heard in the English Court of Chancery in 1772, one lawyer posed the following question: ‘Do not facts, in their very nature, precede laws? Is it not to them the creation and necessity of laws are owing? … If laws, therefore, were made for facts, and not facts … Continue reading Known Unknowns: Legal Responses to Intractable Factual Uncertainties, by Andrew J. Bell and Joanna McCunn

Social Media Bans: What Platforms Can Learn From National Courts, by Edoardo Celeste

The recent decision by Facebook and Twitter to deplatform former US President Trump after the January 6th Capitol Hill events has generated much public attention. However, social media bans as a form of digital punishment adopted by online platforms are not new. Today, the phenomenon of social media exclusion, arising when individuals are prevented from … Continue reading Social Media Bans: What Platforms Can Learn From National Courts, by Edoardo Celeste

Transgender birth, birth registration and the rights of the child, by Julia Sloth-Nielsen and Rachel Sloth-Nielsen

Our article, Mothers and others: Transgender birth, birth registration and the rights of the child, with a focus on the United Kingdom and South Africa, centred around the case The Queen (on the application of TT) v. Registrar General for England and Wales [2019] EWHC 2384 (Fam). TT, the applicant and a trans man, brought … Continue reading Transgender birth, birth registration and the rights of the child, by Julia Sloth-Nielsen and Rachel Sloth-Nielsen

Call for Papers – Droit Public Comparé – Comparative Public Law

Droit Public Comparé - Comparative Public Law (DPC-CPL) is a biannual peer-reviewed journal entirely dedicated to Comparative Public Law. Its aim is to develop and to promote the study and comparison of national and supranational public laws. The publication will be exclusively digital, and offer open access. DPC-CPL will be supported by two committees, whose … Continue reading Call for Papers – Droit Public Comparé – Comparative Public Law

Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Tort law (or la responsabilité extra-contractuelle, Delikt, la responsabilidad extracontractual … in civil law) represents a dynamic part of private law. In setting out rules of fault and strict liability, tort law is expected to respond to social and economic change. This requires it to reflect social mores and be flexible enough to respond to innovation (for … Continue reading Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Call for papers

Decolonial comparative legal history: indigenous and global South law prior to colonialism - 9-10 September 2022, Oxford, United Kingdom Paper submission deadline: 9 February 2022                              Decisions: 9 May 2022   THEME: The second Decolonial Comparative Law Workshop will focus on comparing indigenous law and pre-colonial law, both in settler-colonial regions of the global North and … Continue reading Call for papers