The Faculty of Law has a strong and distinct international profile both in education and research. Our faculty is an inspiring and lively place where enthusiastic and inquisitive researchers attempt to find answers to the important legal issues of today. Researchers are able to flourish in the faculty’s vibrant academic community. They develop their own research projects, within the contours set by the faculty’s research programme. Research is focused on the study of the role of law in an increasingly globalised society.

Research involves studying both institutional and substantive developments in the process of Europeanisation and globalisation and the role of the national legal order therein. This takes place by means of comparative research and research in the field of European law, international economic law and human rights in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context. To this end, various research methods are applied whereby more traditional methods are combined with empirical research methods.




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    An almost hattrick: team Maastricht wins silver in national VAR moot court 2018

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Only available in Dutch!

    Het was bijna gelukt: driemaal op rij de prestigieuze bestuursrechtelijke VAR-pleitwedstrijd op onze naam schrijven! Het Maastrichtse pleitteam heeft op woensdag 16 mei in Groningen een prachtige tweede plaats behaald.

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    Theo van Boven - Maastricht Human Rights Research Prize 2018 - Call for nominations

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    The Prize will be awarded to an excellent young researcher in the field of human rights laws, international criminal law or international humanitarian law.

    Please send in your nominations by 15 September 2018 atthe latest.

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  • Joost à Campo appointed clinical professor of Transforensic Psychiatry

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    On 1 June 2018, Joost à Campo will be appointed clinical professor of Transforensic Psychiatry (0.2 fte) at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology. The chair position was created by Mondriaan.

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    Dr Suzan van der Aa appointed Professor of Criminal and Procedural Law

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    As from 1 May, Dr Suzan van der Aa succeeded emeritus professor Gerard Mols as Professor of Criminal and Procedural Law at our faculty.

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    Marie Curie Post-Doc positions within EIPIN Innovation Society

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    EIPIN Innovation Society, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on the role of intellectual property in innovation, offers its network as the basis for individual fellowships under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

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    XVI Blischenko Conference on Public International Law

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Upon invitation of the Department of International Law from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Moscow, MCEL member Prof. Dr. Marjan Peeters attended the XVI Blischenko Conference on Public International Law.

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Social media

    • Today Thu Nguyen defended her PhD on power aymmetries between national parliaments in #EU, an uneven balance? Congratiolations Thu! Read more >>

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      On power asymmetries between national parliaments in the EU. An uneven balance? Book and blog post by Thu Nguyen about the on-going discussions on the EU’s democratic credentials and on the role of parliaments therein. Congratulations Thu. @MontesquieuInst

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      The sun in shining and tomorrow @meet_maastricht festival will take place! 😎They organize three days full of tours and workshops. If you are interested in art, heritage, local food, nature, music – the Festival is a must!
      Visit their profile @meet_maastricht and make sure that you register for the events🙌🏻🎉
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