Globalization & Law Network


The Globalization & Law Network is composed by a group of researchers of Maastricht University, coming from different backgrounds, who study the role that law plays in a globalizing society from a holistic perspective. We are interested in understanding how globalization is challenging legal systems, the societal consequences of these changes, and how legal actors and instruments should be adapted to respond to these challenges. 


GLaw-Net aims at studying the changing role of law in a globalizing society, and, in particular, how globalization is challenging the potential of the law to regulate, protect and solve disputes.

Our Research focuses on two main themes: 
1. Legitimacy issues created by Globalization and
2. Judicial Protection and Conflict Resolution.

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GLaw-Net’s research is part of the Law Faculty​ research programme and
its members belong to the various research institutes.

GLaw-Net news

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    GLaw-Net Seminar with Lucas Carlos Lima

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    On 23 November 2022, the Glaw-Net held the hybrid seminar featuring Lucas Carlos Lima, Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil. During the seminar, Professor Lima presented his paper “Is the IACtHR advancing the notion of regional jus cogens or a certain regional approach to jus cogens in its case law?” 

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    ERC Starting Grant for Anna Beckers on CHAINLAW

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    The faculty welcomes the excellent news that our colleague Anna Beckers has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for her research project on "CHAINLAW, Responsive Law for Global Value Chains". We like to congratulate Anna Beckers!

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  • Effective judicial protection in the EU: reality or illusion?

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    On 15 and 16 April 2021, the GLaw Research Network held the online workshop ‘Article 47 of the EU Charter and effective judicial protection: The Court of Justice’s perspective’. The two-day workshop has brought together the authors of the first of two volumes edited by Mariolina Eliantonio, Matteo Bonelli and Giulia Gentile, all members of the MCEL, on the interpretation and application of Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The two volumes are forthcoming with Hart Publishing in 2022.

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  • Legal theory

    What can legal logic and social ontology teach us about international cooperation?

    Monday, March 22, 2021

    On 18 March 2021, Henrique Marcos, Dr Antonia Waltermann, and Prof Dr Jaap Hage (Foundations and Methods of Law, Faculty of Law, UM) presented their paper "From Sovereignty to International Cooperation: Lessons from Legal Logic and Social Ontology" at the 10th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference.

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  • Global disputes, local courts?

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

    Why would environmental damage in Nigeria be litigated in The Hague, The Netherlands? Or a worldwide Volkswagen “Dieselgate” in Amsterdam? Are Dutch courts better equipped to deal with complex litigation arising out of multinationals’ activities? Against the backdrop of recent Dutch case law, the online seminar “The Netherlands: a forum conveniens for collective redress?” was held on 5 February 2021.

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  • Matteo Bonelli won the UM Dissertation Prize

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Dr Matteo Bonelli has become the winner of the UM Dissertation Prize for his thesis "A Union of Values: Safeguarding Democracy, the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the EU Member States". 

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  • GLaw-Net online seminars: success despite difficult times

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Summary of online research seminars held by the Globalisation & Law Network (GLaw-Net) in the academic year 2019 - 2020.

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  • Ongoing GLaw-Net research meetings

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    On Thursday 16 April, GLaw-Net inaugurated a series of bi-weekly meetings, where the members present their ongoing research in an informal setting.

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GLaw-Net events

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