The Role of Standards of Review in Labour Law-
Admission FREE, no booking required. Abstract: A distinction can be drawn between employment rights expressed as (i) rules and (ii) standards of review. The observation that not all labour laws are directed towards the correction of general labour market failures is taken as a point of entry to engage in further research...
Values and Decisions: Division in the Supreme Court-
This research draws on theories and techniques from psychology to explore the influence of personal values on the exercise of judicial discretion and judicial decision making in the Supreme Court. This paper will argue, that although law frames and constraints decision making, in hard cases personal values play a role....
A Multi-Speed European Union, Brexit, and the Future of Judicial Cooperation-
EU measures in the area of civil justice cooperation cover many areas. However, they leave the impression of a patchwork. On the one hand, they do not necessarily cover all Member States. On the other hand, some measures are extended to third States. Also, there are countries in the midst...
Cross-border portability of refugees' personal status - Bridging private international law and migration law-
Admission FREE, no booking required. Speaker: Professor Jinske Verhellen, Ghent University, Belgium Abstract: The EU member States seem to have prioritised the reception of asylum seekers and the development of short-term assistance programmes. Yet strategies to tackle the long-term legal consequences of the refugee flows into Europe are less clear. While those short-term interventions...
Courting Environmental Justice: The Adjudicatory Dimensions of the National Green Tribunal India-
Admission FREE, no booking required. Abstract: A role of the judiciary is to shape and facilitate environmental laws, policies and principles. India’s green judiciary, particularly the National Green Tribunal (NGT), is an example of its transitional move through substantive and procedural creativity in the current socio-ecological crisis. The juristic and scientific interventions...
North Korea and the Use of Force-
The ongoing launch of missiles combined with the test of large nuclear bombs by North Korea causes great concern around the world. Although North Korea is no longer subject to the Non-Proliferation Treaty it remains subject to international law obligations including various UN Security Council resolutions. However, to date, the...
The Right to Self-Determination and its Limitations - Scotland and Catalonia Compared-
In light of the Scottish position regarding Brexit on the one hand and the Catalonian independence movement on the other, new light is shed on the question as to how parts of a country may legally react to developments at the central level that they (by a majority) disagree with....
Using Blockchain for International Payments: Opportunities and Challenges Faced by International Trade
A new payment method has emerged in the recent years and started to be widely used in international trade. It enables the transfer of funds across borders in virtual/crypto currencies based on a distributed ledger technology. Bitcoin is the most well-known example of this, using blockchain. The purpose of this...
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