The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding legal education at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD-level. A true pioneer in small-scale teaching and teaching of skills. The clear focus in research on European and international aspects of the law, human rights, migration and the empirical setting in which the law operates, provides an exceptionally inspiring environment for both students and staff.
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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.
ITEM’s main task is to help remove border barriers within the EU. That is why we publish a detailed annual report on which we regard as the key issues that could create such barriers.
Cees Mulder, Topic-Related Index to the EPC and PCT. Quick Reference for Daily Practice and EQE Paper D and Pre-Exam
1st edition (2020) issued by Helze BV Publisher
The Maastricht team, consisting of Julie Dorval, David Gruber, Claire De Neve and Francesca Rinaudo, obtained a well-deserved second place in the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court competition. Besides their strong pleading and legal reasoning skills, their coaches underline the devotion and resilience which each member of the Team showed during both the preparation and the competition.
Cees Mulder, The Cross-Referenced Patent Cooperation Treaty
18th edition (2020) issued by Helze BV Publisher
Many of us interact every day with Siri, Apple's voice-activated digital personal assistant. The machines are getting smarter, but experts are divided as to when we'll move from basic AI to the scarey stuff of science fiction, if at all. Almost 50% of American jobs are under threat over the next 15 years, and health care will probably get more expensive as AI increasingly gets involved in keeping us alive. But besides the benefits, what are the risks?Read more
On 27 January 2020, the ninth edition of the Maastricht Pensions Seminar took place. The theme of the seminar was 'Pensions: Outside In - The old age: a new role for the pension sector towards more prosperity, or more well-being?Read more
After four high-quality and competitive preliminary rounds, the team advanced to the final. They were successful against the team from the University of Amsterdam and won the Dutch National Rounds of the Jessup competition. Nga Janda was also awarded 2nd best speaker in the competition, and the team won the 3rd place prize for their memorials.Read more
MCEL scholar Ellen Vos together with Natassa Athanasiadou and Laura Dohmen carried out a study on EU agencies and conflicts of interests, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Petitions.Read more
The first workshop on Digitalisation, Ethics and EU Fundamental Rights of the NOVA-EU Project took place on January 2020. Be on the lookout for the next workshops on Migration and Borders, the Internal and External Dimension of Sustainable Europe, and EU Rule of Law and Democracy!Read more
The course “Training Human Rights Defenders in the Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court” was organised by Fabián Raimondo, Associate Professor of Public International Law, supported by Mundo.Read more
One of the scientific directors of M-EPLI, Caroline Cauffman, has joined the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Handelspraktijken- en Consumentenrecht (TvC), the most influential Dutch consumer law journal.Read more
PhD thesis written by Mai Kaneko-Iwase.
Are your parents really 'unknown'? Assessment of 'foundinghood' under international law to avoid statelessness. While the scholarly body of knowledge on statelessness in general has expaned in recent years, little has been written on foundlings in general. The objective of this study is to address the gaps in the existing literature.
A Belgian resident successfully brought a case to court with the help of the ITEM Expertise Centre, because she did not receive a DigiD.Read more
Cees Mulder and Nyske Blokhuis (EP&C), Tactics for D - A methodology for EQE Paper D
5th edition (2020) issued by Helze BV Publisher
Marcus Müller (EPO - Munchen) and Cees Mulder, Proceedings before the European Patent Office - A practical guide to success in opposition and appeal (Elgar Practical Guides, 2020).Read more
For the research group led by Susan Rutten, professor of Islamic Family Law in a European Context at Maastricht University (UM), in recent weeks, everything has fallen into place. Partly in response to the recommendations of their MARICAP study, the Dutch minister of legal protection Sander Dekker recently proposed a bill to make it possible to bring a swifter end to marital captivity.Read more
As ‘grant PhD students’ are not paid by the university but receive funding via an external (foreign) scholarship, they are not entitled to a child care allowance in the Netherlands.Read more
On Friday 24 January 2020, the Faculty of Law at the Maastricht University will host the International Symposium ‘’Consumer and data privacy: the digital revolution of legal, social and economic interaction’’, with the support of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL, the Faculty of Law at the Maastricht University, and the Maastricht, Working on Europe Research Agenda.Read more
Fake news isn’t fake news – it’s really a real issue. Then again, you can’t trust anything you read on the internet, including this. Legal scholar Maja Brkan on her efforts to understand and communicate the impact of political advertising and disinformation on democracy.Read more
On 6 December 2019, a delegation of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) visited METRO, to discuss digital governments, government information disclosure and economics of regulation.Read more
PhD thesis written by Thomas Kipka.
Comparative Analysis of the Treatment of Soft-Intangibles in Business Restructurings in Germany, the United States and according to the OECD.
The province of Limburg will support expertise centre ITEM with a grant of 3 million euros over the next 5 years.Read more
The consultation round on the upcoming ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 has been launched.Read more
Jacques Claessen (Associate Professor of Criminal Law, UM Faculty of Law) will be appointed as endowed professor of Restorative Justice on 15 December 2019. The chair was established by the Netherlands Restorative Justice Foundation and has been placed within the Criminal Law & Criminology Department, where Jacques has been working since 2003. The chair was made possible with financial support from the Bianchi Restorative Justice Foundation.Read more
PhD thesis written by Shuo Li.
Competition law gained a lot of attention all over the world because of its natural relation to economy and market. With the background that the pace of globalization nowadays is faster than ever before, this research will focus on the internationalization of competition law, including basic concepts, historical development, present situation and future possibilities of international competition law.
On 21 and 22 November, the fifth annual conference, so an anniversary edition, of ITEM took place in the Province of Overijssel. Policy makers, politicians and scientists came together in Enschede to build cross-border cooperation.Read more
PhD thesis written by Harry Weinberg.
The area on both sides of the Meuse river covered by the present Dutch and Belgian provinces called Limburg was characterised by a significant degree of territorial fragmentation in the early modern period. This study focuses on the constitutional status of these so-called 'free imperial lordships' in relation to the Holy Roman Empire as a political entity and in relation to the territorial lordships.
The ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2019 has been published. With its annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment, the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM provides more insight into European and national legislative and policy initiatives and its border-effects.Read more
PhD thesis written by Bastiaan Didden.
Bastiaan, PhD candidate in tax law, looked into how the EU borders affect pensions, social security and taxes when working across a border. He has found out that there are quite some uncertainties when it comes to these subjects. This is because the EU-member states are in large part independent concerning their taxes, pensions and social security rules.
It started with an international phone call from the lawyers of the Norton Simon Museum in California. Not long after that, assistant professor Lars van Vliet served as an expert witness in a important court case. The stakes: a diptych by Lucas Cranach the Elder, which the heiress of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker claimed had been looted. After a court case lasting 12 years, she came away empty-handed – partly due to the research of Lars van Vliet.Read more
The free movement of workers is an important idea that the EU is built upon. Maastricht University researcher Bastiaan Didden, studied how the free movement of workers in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany works in practice. He looked into how the EU borders affect pensions, social security and taxes when working across a border.
After entering the top 50 in the THE Law ranking last year, our faculty progressed considerably and climbed from the 46th to the 40th place. Of all Dutch law faculties, only Maastricht, Leiden, Amsterdam and Utrecht were able to reach the top 40 of this prestigious ranking. Our faculty also rises in the ranking of European law faculties from place 16 in 2019 to place 9 in 2020.Read more
On Thursday 10 October, a report concerning migration of asylum permission holders was published by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This report is co-authored by Marloes de Hoon, a PhD candidate who is conducting research into mobility of refugees under the umbrella of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) at Maastricht University and affiliated to Statistics Netherlands. The report is co-authored with Arjen Leerkes, professor at Maastricht University and research fellow at WODC.Read more
PhD thesis written by Anna Bolz. Authencity, forgery and the role of art experts. To a certain extent, the art market has been complicit in forgery schemes being successful. The peculiarities which distinguish the art market from other sectors are exactly thefeatures on which the business thrives (for instance information assymmetry and insider trading).Read more
PhD thesis written by Sieb Kingma. After the 2008 global financial crisis, the international tax landscape really changed. Intergovernmental organizations such as the G20, OECD and UN are working on a fundamental reform of the international tax regime to make multinational enterprises and rich individuals pay their ‘fair share’.Read more
Lawyers are often seen as ‘bookworms’, who are not averse to combing through the literature. But searching through ten thousand court rulings for the one that is most relevant can be too much for even the hungriest bookworm. The pilot project Web of Laws is therefore working to develop tools that quickly filter the relevant rulings for lawyers—with FAIR data use and open science as important anchors.Read more
At the Aurora ceremony in Yerevan (Armenia) on 9 October 2019, the prestigious (fourth) annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to Mirza Dinnayi, co-founder and director of Luftbrücke Irak (Air Bridge Iraq).Read more
(This news item is only available in Dutch). Rechterlijke autoriteiten moeten bij het uitvaardigen en uitvoeren van Europese aanhoudingsbevelen (EAB’s) met betrekking tot verstekveroordelingen niet van hun nationale recht, maar van het Europese recht uitgaan. Dat is een van de belangrijkste conclusies van een rechtsvergelijkend onderzoek van de Internationale Rechtshulpkamer (IRK) van de Rechtbank Amsterdam en de Universiteit Maastricht.Read more
Research on the legal issues surrounding new technologies has become a fixture at most universities. What has received less attention is how AI itself can be applied in the study and practice of law. This is where the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab comes in.Read more
PhD thesis written by Tom Mennicken.
This research contains an empirical assessment of the pleas raised in recent EU antitrust cases. It analyses all EU competition law judgments issued between May 2004 and December 2016, which deal with Article 101 or 102 TFEU decisions involving restrivtive practises.
The conference 'Populism and Democracy' brings together scholars of constitutional law and political science from around the world to discuss the influence of populist politics on constitutional developments, the reasons for success or failure of constitutional defences, and potential ways out of the global crisis of liberal democracy. The conference will take place on Friday, 24 April 2020 at UM Campus Brussels.Read more
Jacques Claessen, criminal lawyer from Maastricht University’s law faculty, still thinks the European Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October is important.Read more
PhD thesis written by Aline Larroyed.
This research brought a contribution on the roles, features and future perspectives of patent translation and dissemination of disclosure of patent information in patent law. It brings a thorough analysis of patent cases through the perspective of translation, by showing the influence of translation in the different stages of a patent.
PhD thesis written by Shahram Dana.
Key theoretical and doctrinal aspects of punishing atrocities remain underdeveloped. This study contributes to the normative maturation of atrocity sentencing and punishment through doctrinal development of nulla poena sine lege in international law and theoratical advancement of the enabler factor.
PhD thesis written by Alphonse GbossouRead more
PhD thesis written by Dersim Yabasun.
This book focuses on the recast Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and the rights of vulnerable asylum applicants in the asylum procedure.
The digital society begs new questions about how innovative technologies interact with law and justice. The interaction between law and technology essentially goes in two directions: Technology for Law, and Law for Technology. For this reason the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab has been recently set up at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law.Read more
The team continued Maastricht’s history of success at the competition, finishing third out of 120 teams. Maastricht received outstanding scores in the preliminary rounds and excellent feedback throughout. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost (3-2) in the semi-finals against the eventual winners of the competition. The team, consisting of law students Lisa Bosser, Nora Christiansen, Catalina Birsanu, and Danuta Palarczyk was coached by Craig Eggett (lecturer and researcher in Public International Law).Read more
The Faculties of Law of Airlangga University in Surabaya and Maastricht University, the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) have been awarded a grant under the Orange Knowledge Programme to embark on the important mission of strengthening skills, ethics, and integrity in Indonesian legal education. This newsletter aims to provide you with the latest update on the project.Read more
Comparative Constitutional Law Documents contains a selection of constitutions and fundamental legislative instruments from five Western democracies: the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.Read more
After an initial inventory conducted by ITEM, the Dutch and Flemish governments have decided to follow up by investigating possible solutions for border barriers that are faced by the cross-border North Sea Port, which is a merged Belgian-Dutch company.Read more
Andrea Ott and Thomas Biermeyer, together with Justine Yansenne, have again managed to secure funding from the EU. This time for a project on ‘Innovating the European Union and transforming Europe’, respectively their ‘European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course’. The funding was secured from within the Erasmus Plus programme, Jean Monnet Action.Read more
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr Zvezda Vankova of the Faculty of Law a Rubicon grant that allows her to conduct research at the University of Lund (Sweden) for a period of 24 months. The Rubicon programme is intended to give young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.Read more
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to eight young, highly promising UM scientists.Read more
This year’s Annual Research Day on 20 and 21 June (Toogdag) revolved around the theme of efficiency of human rights, and provided for valuable presentations and discussions from many different angles.Read more
The Faculty of law is very pleased with the award of more than 4 million euros by the Ministry of education, culture and science (MOCW) for strengthening its legal research. The Faculty will use this amount to create two new interdisciplinary research groups.Read more
Heeft de Nederlandse democratie en rechtsstaat groot, achterstallig onderhoud nodig, of blijft het beperkt tot kruimelwerk? Zorgt het advies van Staatscommissie Remkes voor te hoge constitutionele verwachtingen? Dit is de vraag die centraal staat in de nieuwste bundel van het Montesquieu Instituut die op 3 juli werd uitgereikt aan minister Ollongren van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties.
Marjan Peeters, hoogleraar klimaatbeleid & -recht, in gesprek met Roelof Hemmen van BNR over het Europese klimaatbeleid m.b.t. de big five van de Europese uitdagingen.Read more
In a letter to the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Wouter Koolmees, the Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) of the Dutch Upper House of Parliament refers to the cross-border impact assessment, which is conducted by ITEM, as an instrument to help prevent border problems.Read more
How to reconcile science, innovation and precaution? Follow RECIPES to keep abreast of ongoing discussions, learn about case study findings and get engaged in the development of new tools that help policymakers to make sound decisions.Read more
As part of our series Maastricht, reflecting on Europe, Aalt Willem Heringa, professor of (Comparative) Constitutional and Administrative Law, calls for more powers to the European Parliament.Read more
End of May, NUFFIC awarded a grant to Fabián Raimondo, Associate Professor of Public International Law, following his application for Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor Made Training.Read more
The United Nations agency for intellectual property has invited Ana Ramalho to speak at the Korea’s International Forum for Women Inventors. Ana delivered presentations on how to empower women through intellectual property, and how to use intellectual property tools to help women entrepreneurs strive. Read more
The third report of the ITEM/ICGI project on ‘Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ has now been published. The report builds upon the earlier reporting on cross-border corporate activity and features a comprehensive country-by-country reporting to provide a fuller picture of cross-border company mobility in the EU.Read more
PhD thesis written by Matteo Bonelli.
The cases of constitutional backsliding in Hungary and Poland, as well as other national threats to democracy, the rule of law and human rights, call for reflecting on how the EU can protect its founding values in the Member States. This is the main research question analysed in the book.
PhD thesis written by Nicole Adams.
Research has demonstrated that interviewer beliefs about a suspect's guilt can initiate a cycle of confirmation bias. This occurs when the behavior and responses of the suspect are interpreted by the interviewer as endorsing their beliefs about suspect guilt.
We are happy to report that a large project, Indonesia legal education and legal society, under NUFFIC’s Orange Knowledge Programme has been awarded to our faculty.Read more
Richard Chancellor, the English Willem Barentsz, discovered the North Cape during the first English expedition to attempt to find a northeast passage. But the ship, the Edward Bonaventure, was ‘robbed by Flemings on its return in 1554.’ Historian Louis Sicking and legal expert Remco van Rhee found the details of this attack in archives in Brussels.Read more
The student team of the UM Faculty of Law reached the semi-finals of the International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition. A fantastic result in a very challenging competition.Read more
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (hereafter: A-G) E. Sharpston has come to the conclusion that Dutch frontier workers living in the Netherlands and working in so-called mini-jobs in Germany are still entitled to Dutch retirement pensions and child benefits.Read more
Maja Brkan appeared on Slovenian national TV in an interview for the programme 'Slovenia and Europe'.Read more
On 14 May 2019 the jury of ‘Stichting Beer impuls’ awarded the 2019 thesis prize to author Valérie Beulen and the winning department, Maastricht University. More information only available in Dutch.Read more
On the eve of Europe Day, to celebrate awareness and cooperation in Europe, ITEM (UM) and UHasselt signed their cooperation covenant.Read more
PhD thesis written by Elvira Loibl.
The last half-century has witnessed the emergence of a transnational illegal market in adoptable children. Numerous cases have been uncovered whereby children from the Global South were purchased or kidnapped from their families or orphanages in order to meet the high demand for adoption among couples and individuals in the Global North.
Thursday 9 May 2019 Marieke Hopman successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled: 'Looking at law through children's eyes'.Read more
PhD thesis written by Marieke Hopman.
Athough all children are supposed to have rights, and children’s rights are considered universal with the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child being the most ratified human rights convention to date, children’s rights are grossly violated on a daily basis and on a global scale.
The newest edition of the Montesquieu reeks no 12 "Europa, Europa: op weg naar de verkiezingen van mei 2019" ("Europe, Europe: on the way to the May 2019 elections") is out!Read more
On 8 May, the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) of Maastricht University (UM) and UHasselt sign a cooperation agreement in the field of cross-border research in the presence of the governors of the provinces of Belgian and Dutch Limburg.Read more
PhD thesis written by Anna Pivaty.
Criminal defence at the investigative stage attracts growing attention due to the shifting focus of the criminal process onto pre-trial stages, and the recent European regulations adopted in this area. Increasingly, justice practitioners and legislators across the EU have begun to realise that ‘the trial happens at the police station’.
Maastricht University was the only one out of all teams representing Dutch Universities that qualified for the final round. In Strasbourg, our team made it all the way to the semi-finals.Read more
On Friday 3 May 2019, Mariolina Eliantonio, appointed as professor ‘European and Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure’ in the Faculty of Law, will accept this position with the delivery of an inaugural lecture at 16:30 precisely, in the Aula of Maastricht University, Minderbroedersberg, 4-6, Maastricht.Read more
Paolo Balboni has been appointed as Professor of ’Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law’ in the Faculty of Law. He will deliver his inaugural lecture on Friday 10 May 2019 at 16:30 precisely, in the Aula of Maastricht University (Minderbroedersberg 4-6).Read more
The Maastricht team did a very good job in the semifinal of the René Cassin moot court competition and reached a 16th place (out of 52 competing teams).Read more
Dilek Kurban has been awarded one of the five Research Prizes from the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for her PhD dissertation titled ‘The Limits of Transnational Justice: The European Court of Human Rights, Turkey and the Kurdish Conflict’. Dilek earned his doctorate from the Faculty of Law on 23 February 2018. The prize comes with a €3,000 grant and a certificate.Read more
As of 1 March 2019, Prof. Britta Böhler has been appointed Professor of Legal Professions & Ethics. The chair is part of the Department of Foundations and Methods of Law. The establishment of this chair is in line with the faculty’s policy to further strengthen the range of skills of our graduates by systematically focusing on the increasingly important ethical aspects of professional practice by gownsmen.Read more
PhD thesis written by Benedicta Deogratias.
Marital captivity describes a situation in which one or both spouses are unable to dissolve their marriage due to religious reasons. The consequence is that they are essentially forced to remain married. The aim of this research was to contribute to the ongoing efforts of finding effective solutions by investigating how human rights law can contribute to addressing marital captivity.
PhD thesis written by Sebastián Espinosa Velasco.
The little relevance of a developing country such as Ecuador in the geopolitical arena contrasts with its high exposure to investment disputes and its unprecedented proposals to react to the foreign investment protection regime.
METRO is proud to present the book 'Smart Mixes for Transboundary Environmental Harm', edited by Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen, together with André Nollkaemper (University of Amsterdam) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht University).Read more
In the EU, the mobility of many professionals is governed by the Professional Qualifications Directive. The instrument was introduced in 2005 and adapted in 2013. Due to be implemented on 18 January 2016, the directive’s transposition apparently leaves much to be desired. On 7 March 2019 the Commission issued a large number of infringement proceedings against the Member States for having incorrectly transposed the directive.Read more
Gijs van Dijck and Marcel Schaper, together with colleagues from IDS and two of our students, applied last year for funding of education innovation within a course at the NRO. They just received news that their application is granted and that they can start with the project.Read more
As of 1 April 2019, Prof.mr. Steef M. Bartman will be appointed Professor of Corporate Group Liability within the faculty. The chair is part of the Private Law department.Read more
The book provides a comprehensive legal analysis of power asymmetries that exist between national parliaments in the EU.Read more
It has appeared in several cases already: PhD candidates with a scholarship who do not receive childcare allowance. Recently, Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science answered parliamentary questions about the right to childcare allowance for PhD candidates. The answers she gives are in line with the well-known arguments of the Dutch Tax Administration. Expertise centre ITEM questions these arguments on the basis of European law.Read more
Although things have improved for people with disabilities in Europe in the past decades, the work is far from done. Professor Lisa Waddington coordinates Maastricht University’s involvement in a new project: Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE). This new Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) provides funding for 15 early-stage researchers to conduct their PhD research.Read more
From 28th of February until 2nd of March, the Maastricht team has successful participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.Read more
In September, Ruben Tans, Florentina Pircher, Alexandra Nadasan and Emilia Klebanowski were selected to represent Maastricht University in the ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC). The aim of this moot court competition is to simulate litigation during the trial of the European Court of Human Rights. As part of the competition, in February they had the chance to participate in the official pre-round of the EHRMCC in Odessa, Ukraine.Read more
Migration and EU borders
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An experience day allows you to experience what it is like to be a law student.
The workshop will bring together political scientists, legal scholars, economists and practitioners. It aims to map out and analyse how the turbulent times which the EU has weathered since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty have had an impact on the institutional balance.
Tax Law Courses in Spanish, location Brussels.
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A conference to identify the impediments to improving cooperation in the area of criminal matters by bringing together experts from various disciplines to discuss the challenges in the ‘harmonisation’ of the criminal procedural systems of the EU Member States by means of legislation.
Sustainable Europe and its global reach
The conference will present the results and discuss the implications of a self-reported survey of police investigators concerning suspect interviews in Europe. The survey was conducted across six countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
Cross-border non-coordination Yesterday I was in Maastricht at the Belgian border which is no more than 1 km behind my house. I wanted to see it with my own eyes: the border was closed. The Belgian government has put up barriers to prevent us from entering their country. For five years we at ITEM...
Trademark squatting has been a serious issue in China now, especially for foreign companies planning to enter the Chinese market. On November 4 th 2019, Beijing Municipal High People's Court issued a second-instance judgment on the “...
The grant of gene patents has been a highly contentious issue in the EU and US for many years. A new bill in the US proposes to lift the currently banned subject matter, with potentially severe effects.
Comparative law and multiculturalism can evolve together in the classroom at schools of law and result in a fruitful combination. Their interplay should be encouraged.
With the prevailing Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is recommended to work from home as much as possible. For frontier workers, however, working from home can be disadvantageous. This is because they then work in another country from one day to the next. International and European rules on the...
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