• News

    A new Chapter

    snoopy.com As of today, two new authors will join me in writing this blog: Anna van Duin and Laura Burgers, who are both working on PhD research within the Judges in Utopia project. Anna van Duin’s research concerns the role of Article 47 of the EU Charter…

  • Event

    Secola conference 2015

    The Society of European Contract Law (Secola) announced that the theme of its annual conference will be ‘EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and European Contract Law’.  Save the dates: the conference will take place in Oxford on 26 and 27 June…

  • Blog

    The constitutional imagination

    European private law scholarship can learn a lot from European constitutional theory. Where constitutional rights and principles determine the framework within which modern societies (have) develop(ed), private legal rights and principles also form important building blocks in the architecture of…

  • Reading recommendation

    Faith in public debate

    Some recommended reading on why limits to freedom of expression in respect to, inter alia, religion should be set through legislatures and courts rather than guns. Ivan Hare and James Weinstein (eds), Extreme Speech and Democracy (OUP, 2009; including a chapter…

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    Welcome

    Source: europa.eu Welcome to my blog on judicial law-making in European private law, which aims to present results of my new research project ‘Judges in Utopia’. The research project, which will run till November 2019, concerns the interaction among national…