Archive for the ‘Publications & Case Law’ Category

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of University London launches Law Reform Project

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of University London has recently created a project on Law Reform, under the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies. The Law Reform Project will be co-led by Dr Enrico Albanesi (University of Genoa lecturer in constitutional law) and Jonathan Teasdale (Sir William Dale associate research fellow at […]

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IAL contributes to Irish Law Reform

The International Association of Legislation has recently prepared a report for the Irish Law Reform Commision’s Public Consultation on the Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation. The IAL report includes information on the matter prepared by scholars and specialists of different countries and jurisdictions such as Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, […]

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Professional Legislative Drafters

This book edited by Felix Uhlmann and Stefan Höfler includes articles by scholars and professionals about the status, roles and education of legislative drafters across different countries and legal systems. Several countries and legal systems have comprehensive educational pro­grammes for professional legislative drafters. In Switzerland, there is no such education: training in legislative drafting is […]

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IAL members edit new book on Legislation in Europe

The book named “Legislation in Europe: A Handbook for Scholars and Practitioners”, edited by IAL members Prof. Ulrich Karpen and Prof. Helen Xanthaki (eds), was recently published by Hart. The book provides a practical handbook for legislation. Written by a team of experts, practitioners and scholars, it invites national institutions to apply its teachings in the context of […]

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New publication: Regulatory Reforms, Implementation and Compliance – proceedings of the IAL Congress 2012

Regulatory reforms and the quality of legislation are nowadays important issues discussed among legal scholars, legislative lawyers and politicians. In many countries and also at the level of the European Union efforts are made to improve regulations and to introduce new standards or to strengthen existing good practices. Reforms include substantial aspects (content of norms […]

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New Zealand official legislation online

From 6 January 2014, the New Zealand Legislation website (legislation.govt.nz) will become a source of official legislation, making New Zealand one of the few comparable jurisdictions to provide free official up-to-date online legislation to the public, New Zealand Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson says. The change is a result of the Legislation Act 2012, which up-dates and […]

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Recording talk The advantages of obscurity: the drafting of EU legislation and judgments

At the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London by the Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann, a former judge of the ECJ, has given a talk on ‘The advantages of obscurity: the drafting of EU legislation and judgments’. There are recordings available of the talk. Recording talk ‘The advantages of obscurity: the drafting of EU legislation […]

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Public Consultation on Enforcement and Inspections

The OECD is launching a public consultation on draft Best Practice Principles for Improving Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections. The goal of this consultation document is to present a basis for discussion on key issues as well as some key principles on which effective and efficient regulatory enforcement and inspections should be based in pursuit of […]

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Motive-based Compliance

What can public authorities do in order to promote regulatory compliance? This latest paper of professor Wim Voermans (Leiden University, IAL) argues that understanding the compliance motives is key to any enforcement strategy. Simply stepping up the enforcement effort or stiffening penalties is – most of the time – quite ineffective. Especially attempts at engineering […]

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