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A fresh view on the hard/soft law divide: implications for international insolvency of enterprise groups (2019)
Journal Article
Mevorach, I. (2019). A fresh view on the hard/soft law divide: implications for international insolvency of enterprise groups. Michigan Journal of International Law, 40(3), 505-530

It is the orthodox belief that treaties and—within the EU—directly applicable regulations represent hard, binding international law, while other international instruments-including model laws-are forms of soft law. In a previous publication 2 I discu... Read More

Public procurement and aid effectiveness: a roadmap under construction (2019)
Book
A. La Chimia, & P. Trepte (Eds.), (2019). Public procurement and aid effectiveness: a roadmap under construction

This edited book fills a crucial gap in the procurement literature by collecting contributions by the most prominent aid and procurement experts from both academia and practice. It explores the economic, political and legal relationship between procu... Read More

Remedies for Breaches of Rights to Light: Averting a Tragedy of the Anticommons (2019)
Book Chapter
Rotherham, C. (2019). Remedies for Breaches of Rights to Light: Averting a Tragedy of the Anticommons. In B. McFarlane, & S. Agnew (Eds.), Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 10, 145-166. Hart Publishing

An occupier who enjoys light through a window in England, Wales or Northern Ireland for 20 years acquires an easement, the breach of which will amount to a nuisance. While other common law jurisdictions inherited the English law on ‘ancient lights’,... Read More

An empirical analysis of the design case law of the EU Member States (2019)
Journal Article
Derclaye, E., Church, O., & Stupfler, G. (2019). An empirical analysis of the design case law of the EU Member States. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, doi:10.1007/s40319-019-00813-0

This article empirically examines the substantive decisions on all types of design rights from the courts of the 28 Member States since the entry into force of the Design Directive and the Design Regulation, up to and including August 2017. The artic... Read More

Peacekeeping Doctrine: An Autonomous Legal Order? (2019)
Journal Article
White, N. D. (2019). Peacekeeping Doctrine: An Autonomous Legal Order?. Nordic Journal of International Law, 88(1), 86-110. doi:10.1163/15718107-088010005

This article explores the legal bases of autonomy in peacekeeping and whether it has developed to such an extent that there are signs of a self-referential legal order governing peacekeeping, separate from other legal orders. Given that it will be sh... Read More

The Effects of Default, Transfer, and Withdrawal Provisions on JOA Exits: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2019)
Journal Article
Pereira, E., & Pappa, M. (in press). The Effects of Default, Transfer, and Withdrawal Provisions on JOA Exits: Should I Stay or Should I Go?. International Energy Law Review,

Default, transfer of interest or rights, and withdrawal are prima facie three distinct clauses in a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). They serve different purposes and are subject to different conditions. But at the same time, they may all lead to a p... Read More

Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores? (2019)
Journal Article
Conklin, K., Hyde, R., & Parente, F. (2019). Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores?. Legal Studies, doi:10.1017/lst.2018.25

Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 consumer contracts and consumer notices are required to be expressed in plain and intelligible language. This is a difficult concept to capture. Determining whether a contract is expressed in plain and intelligible... Read More

Overview: Human Rights (2018)
Book Chapter
Sargeant, C. (2018). Overview: Human Rights. In The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 6 - Legal Year 2014-2015Appellate Press

Ein horizontales Konzept der Öffentlichkeit – Facetten aus dem europäischen Urheberrecht (2018)
Journal Article
Jutte, B. (in press). Ein horizontales Konzept der Öffentlichkeit – Facetten aus dem europäischen Urheberrecht. UFITA,

Das Konzept der Öffentlichkeit tritt im harmonisierten europäischen Urheberecht am prominentesten beim Recht der öffentlichen Wiedergabe auf. Jedoch nehmen auch andere Ausschließlichkeitsrechte und einige Schrankenbestimmungen Bezug auf einen Öffentl... Read More

Biopolitical Borders and the State of Exception in the European Migration ‘Crisis’ (2018)
Journal Article
Davitti, D. (2018). Biopolitical Borders and the State of Exception in the European Migration ‘Crisis’. European Journal of International Law, 29(4), 1173-1196. doi:10.1093/ejil/chy065

This article examines the current European refugee ‘crisis’ by challenging, from a theoretical perspective, the way in which the European Union (EU) has used the increased number of deaths in the Mediterranean as an opportunity to frame recent migrat... Read More

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability through Reform? (2018)
Book
M. Stockdale, & P. Roberts (Eds.), (2018). Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability through Reform?

Forensic science evidence plays a pivotal role in modern criminal proceedings. Yet such evidence poses intense practical and theoretical challenges. It can be unreliable or misleading and has been associated with miscarriages of justice. In this orig... Read More

Autonomous and collective sanctions in the international legal order (2018)
Book Chapter
White, N. D. (2018). Autonomous and collective sanctions in the international legal order. In Italian yearbook of international law 27 (2017)Brill

The UK government is currently proposing the enactment of a “Sanctions Act” upon the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in 2019, embodying a right to impose “autonomous sanctions” against other states and non-state actors, on the basis that the UK will no l... Read More

Global non-profit chains and the challenges of development aid contracting (2018)
Journal Article
Burger, R., Owens, T., & Prakash, A. (2019). Global non-profit chains and the challenges of development aid contracting. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 9(4), 1-12. doi:10.1515/npf-2018-0026

This paper employs Oliver Williamson’s transaction cost approach to assess contracting. We find that donor contracting with global non-profit chains is conducive to NPO opportunism due to the asset specificity of the contracts, infrequent contracting... Read More

The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies in European Union Migration Policies: Implications under the UNGPs (2018)
Journal Article
Davitti, D. (2019). The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies in European Union Migration Policies: Implications under the UNGPs. Business and Human Rights Journal, 4(1), 33-53. doi:10.1017/bhj.2018.21

This article examines the involvement of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) in both shaping and implementing the European Agenda on Migration (European Agenda), launched by the European Union in May 2015. The migration policies which hav... Read More