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Issue 4, 2008
Article

From the Constitutional Treaty to the Reform Treaty

Authors Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias
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Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias
Director, Real Instituto Elcano, Professor of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and former President of the European Court of Justice. I should like to thank the Editors of this Special Issue of the European Journal of Law Reform for their kind invitation to write this brief foreword. This gives me an opportunity to make up for my involuntary absence from the Conference on The Lisbon Treaty (and its rejection?): Internal and External Implications, organised by the Davis Institute for International Relations and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, in Jerusalem, on 12-14 July 2008.

Guy Harpaz
Jean Monnet Lecturer, Law Faculty and Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and President of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, gharpaz@mscc.huji.ac.il.

Lior Herman
European Institute, London School of Economics, l.e.herman@lse.ac.uk.

Sarah Seeger
Sarah Seeger is a researcher at the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the LMU Munich. This article is based on a paper presented at the international conference “The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications” at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 13-14 July 2008. I am grateful to Dr. Guy Harpaz, an anonymous referee, Dr. Carlos Closa and the participants of the conference for their helpful comments.

Sergio Fabbrini
Professor of Political Science at the University of Trento (Italy) where he directs the School of International Studies, and the editor of the Italian Journal of Political Science. Address: University of Trento, School of International Studies, via Verdi 8/10, I-38100 Trento, Italy, Sergio.Fabbrini@sis.unitn.it.

Luk Van Langenhove

Daniele Marchesi
Luk Van Langenhove, United Nations University - UNU-CRIS Bruges; Daniele Marchesi, European Commission (at the time of writing, United Nations University - UNU-CRIS Bruges). This article was presented at the international conference “The Lisbon Reform Treaty (and its rejection?): Internal and External Implications”, organized by the Hebrew University, IASEI and CAES in Jerusalem, on 12-14 July 2008.

Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu
PhD candidate, Department of Political Science and the European Forum, and Jean Monnet Lecturer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. I would like to thank Guy Harpaz and the anonymous readers for their useful and constructive comments. An early version of this article was presented at the conference The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications, 13-14 July 2008 in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Comments to mayasion@mscc.huji.ac.il are welcomed.

Claudio Mandrino
Reasercher at University of Turin (Italy). This paper was first presented at the international conference on “The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications” organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, by the Davis Institute for International Relations and by the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, 13-14 July 2008.

Anna-Lena Högenauer
B.A. King's College London, 2005; M.A. College of Europe, 2006; Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh. This paper was first presented at the international conference “The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications” organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration in Jerusalem on 13 and 14 July 2008. The author thanks Prof. Charlie Jeffery for his encouragement.

Eve Chava Landau
Professor of Law at Webster University Geneva, LL.B. (London) Docteur en droit (Paris), Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Frankfurt/Main). Senior Research Fellow of the L. Davis Institute (Jerusalem). Taught at the Universities of Luxembourg, Geneva, Tel-Aviv and the Hebrew University Jerusalem, published numerous legal books and articles on International and European legal topics.

Juan Santos Vara
Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Salamanca (Spain). PhD in Law from the University of Salamanca, Master in European Law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and Master in European Studies from the University Carlos III of Madrid. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School, at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University and at the King's College London. The paper was presented at the International Conference on “The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications,” organized by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Davis Institute for International Relations and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, July 13-14, 2008. The present paper has benefited from the support of the research project: “Las relaciones entre la UE y NU: hacia la defensa del multilateralismo eficaz,” DER2008-05419/JURI, financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Edith Drieskens
Edith Drieskens works at the Institute for International and European Policy at Leuven University, Belgium. A central question in her research is to what degree PA theory can explain the representation and coordination behavior of the EUMS in the UNSC, especially for sanctions decisions. From September through December 2007, she assisted the Belgian UNSC Team, interning at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN. From September 2007 through February 2008, she was also in residence at the Center on International Organization at Columbia University. This article is a revised version of a paper which was presented at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) on 14 July 2008 at the conference on ‘The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Internal and External Implications’, organized by the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration and the Czech Association of European Studies. The author would like to thank the participants as well as Tom Delreux, Bart Kerremans and Stephan Keukeleire for their comments on the original text.