The United Kingdom is a land of welcome for European academics and this is also true for public law specialists. But for how much longer? Among those who have settled here, some are choosing to leave the UK since the Brexit. It is not necessarily a question of returning to their country of birth. My … Continue reading Academic Global Trotters: Comparison of the Italian and French Public Law Academics in the UK, by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau
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
“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
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.
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
The British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) invites submissions for its blog on the theme “The regulation of fake news and its enforcement” (click here for BACL blog). Fake news has been brought to prominent attention with recent election campaigns such as the presidential electoral campaign in the USA in 2016 and again in 2020, … Continue reading CALL FOR BLOG POSTS – REGULATION OF FAKE NEWS AND ITS ENFORCEMENT
The current covid-19 pandemic is bringing into sharp focus two key questions at the core of comparative law research: first, globalisation and how increasing and intense are our political, social, cultural and economic interactions with countries, public and private organisations and fellow humans across the world; secondly, the distinctiveness of national reactions to this shared … Continue reading Covid-19 in comparative perspective – CALL FOR BLOG CONTRIBUTIONS