Misunderstanding Misinformation: why most ‘fake news’ regulation is doomed to failure, by Paul Bernal

The regulation of fake news has been fraught with problems from the outset – and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. There are a number of reasons for this, some connected with the nature of the internet and of social media in particular, some with the political climate around the world, … Continue reading Misunderstanding Misinformation: why most ‘fake news’ regulation is doomed to failure, by Paul Bernal

Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

The British Association of Comparative Law warmly invites you to two webinars on Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm on 29th and 30th March 2021. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable … Continue reading Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective

Call for Papers for the British Association of Comparative Law’s Annual Seminar Regulators around the world are grappling with the problem of hate speech online. Definitions of hate speech, the appropriate balance between regulation and freedom of expression, and the mode of regulation adopted, vary considerably across jurisdictions with distinct media and socio-political environments. The … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective

Call for contributions to an edited edition on white-collar crime

Draft book title: Corporate Economic Crime - A Contemporary Review of White-Collar Crime   Goal: Comparative analysis of various corporate economic crimes across jurisdictions, exploring international and European law    Proposed deadline for submission of draft chapter by 1 June 2022   Professor Nicholas Ryder of UWE and Ms Michala Meiselles, Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Derby are in the process of developing a … Continue reading Call for contributions to an edited edition on white-collar crime

Sabrina Germain – Justice and Profit in Health Care Law: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and United Kingdom (Hart Publishing 2019)

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with yet another example of the moral significance of health care resources in our societies. The indisputable seriousness of health care needs makes the distribution of health care resources stand out from any other good and mandates that it follows principles of justice. Unfortunately, even before the public health … Continue reading Sabrina Germain – Justice and Profit in Health Care Law: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and United Kingdom (Hart Publishing 2019)

Proportionality in Asia (Cambridge University Press 2020), edited by Po Jen Yap

In the 21st century, the Proportionality Analysis (PA)—in its varied manifestations and permutations—has emerged as the most ubiquitous legal doctrine relied upon by judges in rights-adjudication.  Typically, when applying PA, the judiciary would ensure that (i) the State is pursuing a legitimate objective; (ii) the governmental measure undertaken is rationally connected to the stipulated policy … Continue reading Proportionality in Asia (Cambridge University Press 2020), edited by Po Jen Yap

JCOERE’s Perspective on European Integration and the Scope of Mutual Trust and Cooperation between Courts: Testing Fairness, by Irene LYNCH FANNON and Jennifer L. L. GANT

Since the beginning of 2019, a team of researchers based principally at the School of Law, University College Cork in Ireland with partners at the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Italy, the Universitea Titu Maiorescu, and INSOL Europe has been working on a project enquiring into judicial cooperation as it supports economic recovery in … Continue reading JCOERE’s Perspective on European Integration and the Scope of Mutual Trust and Cooperation between Courts: Testing Fairness, by Irene LYNCH FANNON and Jennifer L. L. GANT

Collective bargaining in transition – a renewed role for legal comparison, by Ulla Liukkunen

Comparative law has been a notably neglected discipline in the field of labour law. The explanation appears to lie in the highlighted domestic nature of labour law but also in difficulties presented by entering into a foreign domain through comparative efforts. In the field of collective labour law, particular difficulties relate to paying heed to … Continue reading Collective bargaining in transition – a renewed role for legal comparison, by Ulla Liukkunen

Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Abstract Serial health risks are increasing in occurrence and have the capacity to affect large numbers of people living in different countries. Thalidomide, contaminated blood, Diethylstilboestrol (DES), asbestos and Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) are among some of the most well-known examples of serial health risks damaging human lives, but the recent Covid-19 outbreak reminds us … Continue reading Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Facing the Covid-19 in France: the renewal of the state of emergency, by Estelle Chambas

The Covid-19 crisis put national legal orders under stress by its new dimension as a pandemic. If some countries had already faced similar health crises in their recent history, this was not the case of France. This can explain why this country enacted hectic measures which, for some of them, were completely contradictory: the Government … Continue reading Facing the Covid-19 in France: the renewal of the state of emergency, by Estelle Chambas