Freedom and Proportionality: A Workshop

Image via Shutterstock We are delighted to announce the details of a fascinating workshop taking place on 29-30 August 2022 in Molyvos, Greece. This international workshop aims to explore the relationship between freedom and proportionality, bringing together human rights law doctrine and philosophical theorising. It will do so by pursuing two main themes: Is there … Continue reading Freedom and Proportionality: A Workshop

Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World: a Conversation

Image via Shutterstock Earlier this year, in March 2022, the Law School's Public Law Cluster held a fascinating meeting to discuss Prof. Paul Daly’s book Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World, published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Daly (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa) talked about the fresh framework his book offers for … Continue reading Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World: a Conversation

Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts

Photo by Hermes Rivera Dr. Marija Jovanovic’s work was selected for presentation at the 2021 Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law. The meeting, which will be held on 11-12 November 2021, encompasses several events, including the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors and is open … Continue reading Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts

Constitutional Pluralism and Loyal Opposition

Image by Udo Pohlmann Dr. Tom Flynn, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has recently had an article published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON) as part of a symposium on last year’s controversial PSPP judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC). In that judgment, the GFCC for the first … Continue reading Constitutional Pluralism and Loyal Opposition

National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law: The Pivotal Role of National Courts in the EU Legal Order

Image by David Mark Prof. Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex and Dr. Anastasia Karatzia, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Prof. Theodore Konstadinides and Dr. Anastasia Karatzia acted as the UK national rapporteurs for the Fédération Internationale Pour Le Droit Européen (FIDE) Congress 2020, one of the most significant conferences on EU … Continue reading National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law: The Pivotal Role of National Courts in the EU Legal Order

Tackling Online Hate Speech in France – Quo Vadis?

The main entrance of the French Constitutional Council, Palais-Royal, Paris, France (source: Wikipedia Commons) Dr Clotilde Pegorier, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Note: the hyperlinks to the relevant webpages are in their original languages – French and German. On 13 May 2020, the French Parliament passed a new bill geared to combatting online hate … Continue reading Tackling Online Hate Speech in France – Quo Vadis?

Delayed Publication of Coronavirus Regulations and Legal Certainty – Concerns and Protections

Liverpool Street Station, London; photo by Ben Garratt Lee Marsons, PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Law, University of Essex As part of my compilation of resources on Covid-19 for the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), I have been paying close attention to the publication of delegated legislation throughout this crisis. My main sources for … Continue reading Delayed Publication of Coronavirus Regulations and Legal Certainty – Concerns and Protections

The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

The Federal Constitutional Court Professor Theodore Konstadinides, School of Law, University of Essex The 5th of May 2020 will be remembered as a strange day for EU law and German constitutionalism. The German Constitutional Court upheld the constitutional complaints by several groups of individuals against the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP). As explained in yesterday’s … Continue reading The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

Photo by Markus Spiske Lee Marsons, GTA in Public Law and PhD candidate at the University of Essex Though lawyers normally loathe sweeping statements, it is fair to say that Covid-19 has affected virtually everything and everyone in the British state. As part of my work for the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), I have been recording the response to … Continue reading Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Photo by Marcelo Leal Maurice Sunkin QC (Hon), Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, University of Essex and Dr Susan McPherson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex have published an article entitled 'The Dobson-Rawlings pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Impact of … Continue reading The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence