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Maurice Wohl Fellowship


The Maurice Wohl Fellowship in European Law was first established in 2010 through the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation. The Foundation's longstanding funding has allowed successive Maurice Wohl Fellows at BIICL to develop and sustain a programme of work addressing the most pressing European legal issues as they have emerged.

From the outset, the Maurice Wohl Fellowship has addressed issues such as migration and Rule of Law standards that are still of central importance today. The programme has later expanded to deal with Brexit and other major developments, including Rule of Law backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe, the challenges of strengthening public and youth engagement with the Rule of Law and European institutions, the increasing importance of legal issues in international trade (including the EU-UK relationship as well as trade with third countries) and the regulation of artificial intelligence and other new technologies at European level. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme of research and events also covered assessments of the compliance of governmental responses in Europe and abroad with Rule of Law and human rights standards.

Our work on European law is broadly defined and includes the law of the European Union (EU), and other regional frameworks such as the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Our ability to provide independent expertise on these issues reflects the unique position of BIICL as a London-based independent institute in the fields of comparative and international law, which is deeply embedded within European networks.

The Maurice Wohl Fellowship is currently held by two researchers:

Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law
Dr Oliver Garner, Maurice Wohl Research Leader in European Rule of Law

Global challenges 

Dealing with emergencies: preparedness and resilience in Europe

Rule of Law 

Rule of Law and human rights in Europe and the EU

Post-Brexit issues 

The UK-EU relationship and beyond

Justice systems 

Strengthening access to justice, efficiency, and quality of justice in Europe

Trade and the EU single market 

Trade solutions to promote public policy goals (health, environment, human rights etc.)

Technology and the law 

Data protection, ROL and digital technologies

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