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Michael Olatokun

Biography Michael is a researcher and project manager focused on exploring the connection between rights, citizenship and education. He leads the Centre's strategic area of focus on Citizenship and the Rule of Law. He is the Coordinator of 'The Rule of Law for Citizenship Education', a nationwide programme in which young people are taught about the rule of law and human rights. As a result of the success of this work, Michael was asked to join the Solicitor General's Public Legal Education…

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Lucy Moxham

Biography Lucy Moxham joined the Bingham Centre in January 2012 as a Research Fellow in the Rule of Law. She holds a MA Law Degree (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge and a BCL Master's Degree from the University of Oxford, where she focused on human rights law and international development. Lucy completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School and a two-year training contract at Clifford Chance LLP, including time on secondment to the human rights organisation…

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Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Biography Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen joined BIICL on 1 September 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow and the director of the Competition Law Forum. Her role at BIICL is to lead the Competition Law Forum, host events for its members and get the Forum involved in national and international competition policy debates and be engaged in competition law research. Liza is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, appointed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority. She is a…

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Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London with research that focused on trafficking based asylum claims. He also holds a Doctor of Laws…

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Oliver Garner

Biography Dr. Oliver Garner is the Brexit Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International laws and a Doctorate in Laws from the European University Institute (EUI). His Ph.D. thesis analyses the constitutional mechanisms for Member State withdrawal and opt-outs from the European Union. His work has been…

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Julinda Beqiraj

Biography Dr. Julinda Beqiraj is the Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law. She works on a number of projects, including one on the role of the rule of law in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and one on barriers and solutions to access to justice across jurisdictions. She is also involved in the organization of Bingham Centre events on these issues. Julinda also works as an expert consultant for the Council of Europe, Commission on the Efficiency of Justice…

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Ivano Alogna

Biography Ivano Alogna is Arthur Watts Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL. He is also PhD candidate at the Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris. He has been appointed General Rapporteur of the Project "Global Pact for the Environment" (UN General Assembly resolutions 72/277 of 10.05.2018 and 73/333 of 5.09.2019, globalpactenvironment.org), coordinated by the French Constitutional Council and the Club des Juristes. He is member…

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Call for Papers: 29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law

CALL FOR PAPERS 29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law:  Celebrating the 'Historical Turn': International Law in Global Histories Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with the Society of Legal scholars       Event details Over the last two…

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Unity and Diversity in National Understandings of the Rule of Law in the EU (Reconnect deliverable 7.1)

The working paper aims to show that the rule of law is not only one amongst the few overarching constitutional principles that can together be regarded as undergirding all legal systems in Europe, but it is also a constitutional principle whose core meaning is consensual and well-defined.  The paper submits that there is now a broad legal consensus in Europe on the core meaning of this principle, its minimum components, and how it relates to other key values such as democracy and…

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Meaning and Scope of the EU Rule of Law (Reconnect deliverable 7.2)

The Working Paper addresses the key questions surrounding the meaning and scope of the EU rule of law: primarily whether, and the extent to which, supranational understandings of the rule of law differ, if at all, from the national understandings. The paper also examines the European minimum standards of the rule of law, and whether the EU has promoted or applied different understandings for instrumental reasons. The paper concludes that the rule of law can and should be considered…

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European Parliament in-depth analysis on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation

This In-Depth Analysis on "Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation", authored by Bert Keirsbilck, Evelyne Terryn, Anaïs Michel (KU Leuven) and Ivano Alogna (BIICL), was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), in order to provide the Members of the European Parliament with evidence and recommendations for the own-initiative report entitled "Towards a more sustainable…

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European Parliament in-depth analysis on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation

This In-Depth Analysis on "Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation", authored by Bert Keirsbilck, Evelyne Terryn, Anaïs Michel (KU Leuven) and Ivano Alogna (BIICL), was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), in order to provide the Members of the European Parliament with evidence and recommendations for the own-initiative report entitled "Towards a more sustainable…

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The EU-UK Future Relationship and the Rule of Law

Executive Summary The EU and the UK have begun negotiating their future relationship. The two sides disagree over the structure of the agreement(s), the legal form of any commitments to maintain common standards, and dispute resolution. Each of these disagreements highlights the unprecedented nature of these negotiations: this is the first time the EU has negotiated an international agreement with a state after it has withdrawn from the EU through Article 50 TEU . The condensed timetable…

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Divergence and alignment: The Rule of Law implications of the future relationship with the EU

EVENTS Divergence and alignment: The Rule of Law implications of the future relationship with the EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details On Tuesday 25 February the EU published their negotiating directives for the future relationship following adoption by the Member States in…

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Is the rule of law too vague a notion to be monitored and enforced by the EU against backsliding Member States?

EVENTS Is the rule of law too vague a notion to be monitored and enforced by the EU against backsliding Member States? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with  Event Details The rule of law is considered as a driver of legitimacy in the EU and the Member States. However, its…

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The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and the Rule of Law

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (WAB) is a Bill of paramount constitutional importance. The aim of this report is to examine a number of Rule of Law issues raised by the WAB. This report uses the Rule of Law checklist adopted by the Venice Commission in 2016 to inform its analysis of the WAB. These Rule of Law standards provide a guide to the core elements of the Rule of Law, for which consensus can be found amongst the 47 States of the Council of Europe. The Venice Commission's…

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'The future of Europe' conference (Bucharest)

EVENTS 'The future of Europe' conference (Bucharest) former recently taking measures to protect judges from political influence. Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Rule of Law backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe remains worrisome. Recently, the Venice Commission expressed serious…

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The 58th London-Leiden Conference: The European Union and International Law

Time: 09.30-17.30 (registration from 09.00) Venue: King's College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG Sponsored by Now in its 58th year, this year's London-Leiden conference will discuss the role of the European Union in the broader international law framework. Article 3(5) of the Treaty on the European Union, requires the Union to contribute to the strict observance and development of international law. In this conference, we will explore whether and how the European Union is…

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28th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law

EVENTS 28th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Spaces beyond Sovereignty: International Law Outside of Territorial Jurisdiction 4th December 2017, the UN General Assembly decided to convene an intergovernmental conference to negotiate a treaty on the conservation and sustainable…

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How to tackle Rule of Law backsliding in the EU?

Time: 9.30-11.30 CET (registration with coffee opens at 9.00) Venue: Info Point Europa - Schuman, Rond-point Schuman / Schuman Plein, Rue Archimède, 1 - B-1000 Brussels, Belgium There have been important developments and decisions taken in the past few months with respect to the Rule of Law in the European Union (EU). This includes, for example, the European Commission's proposal on the protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the Rule of Law, which would…

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BIICL acts as the UK Hub of the European Law Institute

ELI UK Hub BIICL acts as the UK Hub of the European Law Institute. The UK Hub will be officially launched in autumn 2020. It aims at encouraging UK based ELI Members to participate in various ELI projects and to organise events in cooperation with the European Law Institute. The European Law Institute Founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, the European Law Institute (ELI) aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to…

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Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law (RECONNECT)

BIICL is one of 18 partner organisations participating in a Horizon 2020 EU-funded project, 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law' (RECONNECT). This four-year multidisciplinary project focuses on strengthening the EU's legitimacy throughout Europe and seeks to assist the EU in becoming more attuned to the expectations of its citizens. BIICL has a multifaceted role in RECONNECT. Along with the University of Leuven, we are co-leading the Communication,…

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The EU and the Proliferation of Integration Principles under the Lisbon Treaty, Routledge, 2019.

Animal Welfare by Julinda Beqiraj  in The EU and the Proliferation of Integration Principles under the Lisbon Treaty, Routledge, 2019. Edited by Francesca Ippolito, Maria Eugenia Bartoloni and Massimo Condinanzi  Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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The Rule of Law Implications of the Withdrawal Agreement, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

As the UK stands poised to leave the European Union at the end of March 2019, this meeting has been convened to assist parliamentarians in grappling with the large number of complex political and constitutional questions that must be navigated in order to ensure that Brexit is compatible with principles of the Rule of Law. The meeting will focus on the impact of the Brexit Agreements on citizens' rights, the role of the courts and Parliament, common rulebooks and Northern Ireland. The expert…

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57th Leiden-London Meeting: Agencies, Accountability and Association: Legal issues of agencies in the EU legal order and in relations with neighbouring States

Venue: Europa Institute, University of Leiden, Netherlands Time: Full day conference The Europa Instituut of the University of Leiden and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law annually organise a conference to discuss current developments in European Union Law. This year will be the fifty-seventh Leiden-London Meeting; it will take place in Leiden on Saturday 30th June 2018. In the EU system of governance, administrative powers are increasingly granted to bodies other…

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China’s market economy status’, Italian practice relating to international law,

China's market economy status', Italian practice relating to international law,  in the Italian Yearbook of International Law 2017 Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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