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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?”
PhD thesis written by Minzhen Jiang.
Based on a law and economics approach, observations are made on the efficiency of the legal regime to evaluate if the existing rules are in line with economic starting points. Following the limitations of the Chinese legal system as specified, the study ends with policy recommendations based upon a functional comparative study with several selected countries.
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!
With this overview we would like to tell you about what happened last year in the field of education, research and our faculty as a whole.
In our new story of science series, we also look ahead through a window of opportunity for grant recipients Nasrat and Arif and once again we like to show that we are innovative LAW.next: new wind for post-academic education. Furthermore, the review has been supplemented by a fascinating story about how the EU will get on with Poland and in the showcases, we focus on recent developments, events and special achievements of our teaching and research activities.
Read our Law review 2021
We aim at educating excellent jurists who are well prepared to take up the various roles they will fulfil in their future professional career. Maastricht is a special place to study law. The international classroom, focus on small-scale teaching, staff-student contact and skills are widely praised.
Our research profile specialises in the role of law in a Europeanising and globalising society. It is implemented in one common faculty research programme and offers space for talented researchers. There is always a close link between teaching and research.
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