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Philippe Billiet
Hammonds LLP.

Giuseppe Martinico
Lecturer in Law at the University of Pisa; PhD, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. I would like to thank Emanuele Pollio for his comments and Andrea Serafino and Alberto Montagner for their help in preparing a preliminary version of this work.

Talia Einhorn
Visiting Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

Catherine Skinner
LL.M., University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Ulrich Karpen
Prof. Dr. iur., Universitätsprofessor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Gerrmany.

La Toya James
Crown Counsel, Government of the Virgin Islands, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Marta Simoncini

Hannes Rösler
Dr. iur. (Marburg), LL.M. (Harvard), Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany. The article is based on a talk given by the author at a conference in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as an expert of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ-Stiftung).

Zafar Gondal
Director, Sustainable Law Institute, London.

Geetha Mazarelo
Masters student at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 2008. The content of this article was completed in August 2008 and does not cover developments after this time, for example the full passage of the Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 (Counter-Terrorism Act 2008) is not analysed..

Giuseppe Martinico

Oreste Pollicino

Vincenzo Sciarabba
Paragraphs B and D have been written by Giuseppe Martinico (STALS Senior Assistant Editor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna); paragraphs C and F by Oreste Pollicino (Associate Professor in Comparative Public Law, Bocconi University, Milan); paragraphs A and E by Vincenzo Sciarabba (Post-doc Researcher in Comparative Public Law, University of Pavia). For the idea of the “untouchable core” see, N. Lavranos, Revisiting Article 307 EC: The Untouchable Core of Fundamental European Constitutional Law Values, in F. Fontanelli, G. Martinico & P. Carrozza, (Eds.), Shaping Rule of Law Through Dialogue: International and Supranational Experiences (forthcoming).

Delia Ferri
Dr. in European and Italian Constitutional Law (University of Verona), Registered Attorney at Law (Verona Bar)
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Cultural Diversity ‘Under Review’ The Fachverband der Buch- und Medienwirtschaft Case

Case C-531/07, Fachverband der Buch- und Medienwirtschaft v. LIBRO Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 30 April 2009

Journal European Journal of Law Reform, Issue 4 2009
Authors Delia Ferri
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Delia Ferri
Dr. in European and Italian Constitutional Law (University of Verona); Registered Attorney at Law (Verona Bar).

Filippo Fontanelli
f.fontanelli@sssup.it. PhD candidate, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Global Hauser Scholar, NYU Law School. Many thanks to N. Walker, N. Lavranos and G. Martinico for their valuable comments. Usual disclaimer applies.

Fjoralba Caka
Fjoralba Caka is lecturer in European Union law at the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana.

Steven Blockmans
Dr. Steven Blockmans is head of the research department at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague), academic coordinator of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), and associate fellow at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies.
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EPA’s: Welkome stimulans voor samenwerking of mogelijke bron voor desintegratie?

De perceptie van de Oost-Afrikaanse politieke elite

Journal Res Publica, Issue 4 2009
Keywords European Union, EU external policy, EPAs, regional integration, external images
Authors Sarah Delputte
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    This article addresses the controversial impact of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union (EU) and its former colonies in Africa. The policy turn of the EU goes along with a sharp debate in which the EU portrays itself as a friend of the development countries while NGOs depict the Union as a wolf in sheepskin. Both sides defend strong arguments in favour and against EPAs. But how do the ACPs themselves look at the EPAs? By scrutinizing the images of ACP representatives we go beyond the polarised EPA debate. More specifically, the article deals with the question whether EPAs will stimulate or hinder regional integration in Eastern Africa. First, we summarize the diverging positions in the academic debate on this issue, structured around three dimensions: the impact of the EPA negotiation process, the consequences of implementation of these agreements, and the EU’s putative normative objectives in this area. Second, we explore each of these dimensions by analyzing the perception from Eastern African policy-makers on the basis of semi-structured interviews and a survey questionnaire. Researching the external perception of the EU’s policies provides an alternative way to gauge the possible consequences of EPAs on regional integration in Eastern Africa. The final section contains some tentative conclusions, which suggest that the view of East African diplomats is largely in line with the more ‘positive’ EU discourse, while parliamentarians make a more ‘negative’ assessment of the impact of EPAs for regional integration. In addition, members of the East African Community are more convinced of beneficial effects of EPAs on regional integration. The article ends with some explanations for these findings and some orientations for further research.


Sarah Delputte
Sarah Delputte (1984) werkte als stagiaire bij de Europese Commissie en startte in oktober 2009 een VLIR-UOS doctoraatsonderzoek aan de Universiteit Gent naar de externe perceptie van de Europese Unie in Afrika.
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Subnationale overheden in governance voor duurzame ontwikkeling

Inter-subnationale netwerken als route voor Vlaanderen naar multilaterale besluitvorming?

Journal Res Publica, Issue 4 2009
Keywords governance for sustainable development, Multi-Level Governance, networks, subnational entities, multilateral decision-making, Flanders
Authors Sander Happaerts, Karoline Van den Brande and Hans Bruyninckx
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    Although subnational entities play an important role in governance for sustainable development, they are often not recognized as decision-making actors in multilateral bodies, where an important part of the policy debate takes place. Adopting a Multi-Level Governance perspective, this article presents four alternative routes they can use to be involved in multilateral decision-making. It further zooms in on inter-subnational networks, an application of one particular route, called the direct route. Inter-subnational networks are associations between subnational entities based upon common interests. They have both external and internal objectives. On the one hand, they want to represent their members at multilateral organizations and influence decisionmaking. On the other hand, they are aimed at fostering cooperation between their members and at stimulating policy learning. This article focuses on the participation of Flanders in two networks in the area of sustainable development: nrg4SD and ENCORE. Flanders is an interesting case because of its exceptional degree of autonomy. The analysis concludes that Flanders is mainly (but not exclusively) interested in the internal dimension of the networks. It further reveals a low political involvement, which seems due to the subject of sustainable development itself.


Sander Happaerts
Sander Happaerts (1983) is doctoraatsonderzoeker aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven en onderzoeker bij het Steunpunt Duurzame Ontwikkeling (2007-2011). Hij onderzoekt het duurzameontwikkelingsbeleid van subnationale overheden en bekijkt daarbij het Vlaamse beleid in comparatief perspectief.

Karoline Van den Brande
Karoline Van den Brande (1983) is doctoraatsonderzoekster aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven en onderzoekster bij het Steunpunt Duurzame Ontwikkeling (2007-2011). Haar onderzoek focust op de betrokkenheid van Vlaanderen bij multilaterale besluitvorming inzake duurzame ontwikkeling in de VN, de OESO en de EU.

Hans Bruyninckx
Hans Bruyninckx (1964) doctoreerde aan Colorado State University met een specialiteit in International Environmental Politics. Daarna werkte hij aan het Hoger Instituut voor de Arbeid (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) en aan de Wageningen Universiteit, Nederland. Sinds 2005 is hij professor internationale betrekkingen en internationaal milieubeleid aan de Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen van de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Zijn huidig onderzoek focust op de invloed van globaliseringsprocessen op mondiaal milieubeleid en duurzame ontwikkeling, op de rol van de EU in internationaal milieubeleid en op het milieubeleid van China. Hans Bruyninckx is ook promotor-coördinator van het Steunpunt Duurzame Ontwikkeling (2007-2011).
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Access_open Collective Responsibility, National Peoples, and the International Order

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2009
Keywords collective responsibility, international legitimacy, global justice
Authors prof. Ronald Tinnevelt
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    This paper critically scrutinizes Pettit’s defence of corporate and collective responsibility in the light three questions. First, does Pettit successfully argue the passage from corporate responsibility to the responsibility of embryonic group agents, in particular nations? Second, are representation and the authorial and editorial dimensions of democratic control sufficient to ensure that a state is under the effective and equally shared control of its citizens? Third, what kind of international order is required to prevent states from being dominated?


prof. Ronald Tinnevelt
Ronald Tinnevelt is Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
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Access_open Lettres Persanes 13

Res publica en rechtsstaat: vrijheid in een onvolmaakte samenleving – Pleidooi voor een functionele (niet te bevlogen) grondwet

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2009
Keywords Vlaanderen, constitutie, Grondwet, fundamentele vrijheden
Authors Matthias Storme
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    In light of the possibility that Belgium could fall apart in coming years this contribution argues that it is time to reflect on a constitution for Flanders: What are the characteristics of a good constitution? A good constitution would entrench fundamental freedoms, which are historically rooted in society. Moreover, it obliges the government to maintain and enforce the laws, preventing abuse of power and corruption. Finally, a functioning constitution stands above temporary interests of partisan politics, and should not be used as a means to encumber future generations with our ideological choices.


Matthias Storme
Matthias Storme is advocaat aan de balie van Brussel en buitengewoon hoogleraar aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven en aan de Universiteit Antwerpen.
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Access_open Prevention, precaution, logic and law

The relationship between the precautionary principle and the preventative principle in international law and associated questions

Journal Erasmus Law Review, Issue 2 2009
Authors Arie Trouwborst
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Arie Trouwborst
Arie Trouwborst is a lecturer in environmental law at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
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