Dr. Ulad Belavusau

Senior researcher

  • Department:
    Research Department
  • Main field of interest: EU Law Human Rights Anti-discrimination law Comparative constitutional law Law and society studies

Summary

Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau is Senior Researcher in European Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, under secondment with the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Previously, he was Assistant Professor in EU law and human rights at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2011-2015) and the University of Amsterdam (2016). He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LL.M. from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

Dr. Belavusau has held visiting fellowships at the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, USA), the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg, Germany), York University (Toronto, Canada), and Tel Aviv University (Israel). In addition, he has guest lectured at the Amsterdam University CollegeTilburg University, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), York University (Canada), Masaryk University (the Czech Republic), Central European University (Hungary), Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), Academy of European Law in Trier (Germany), at a summer training at the EUI in Florence and, most recently, at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy).

In 2016, the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) awarded him a three-year research grant to conduct a study within a four-nation MELA consortium ('Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives'). In 2015, the International Association of Labour Law Journals conferred him Marco Biagi Award for the best paper in labour law (published in Columbia Journal of European Law). Dr. Belavusau is author of a monograph “Freedom of Speech” (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor of a book “Law and Memory" (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is currently co-editing a new volume "EU Anti-Discrimination Law" (Oxford: Hart, 2018).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Articles, working papers and case-notes

  • Memory Laws: Mapping A New Subject in Comparative Law and Transitional Justice (co-authored with Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias), T.M.C. Asser Institute Research Paper, 3, 2017. 3-28.
  • Introductory Note to Perinçek v. Switzerland (2015): Judgement of the Grand Chamber (ECtHR), International Legal Materials, 55, 2016. 627-629
  • Towards EU Sexual Risk Regulation: Restrictions on Blood Donation as Ingringement of Active Citizenship, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7, 4, 2016. 801-809.
  • Kirchberg Dispensing the Punishment: Inflicting “Civil Death” on Prisoners in Onuekwere (C-387/12) and M.G. (C-400/12) (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), European Law Review, 41, 4,2016. 557-577.
  • On the ‘Entry’ Options for the ‘Right to Love’: Federalizing Litigation Opportunities for LGBT Plaintiffs in Europe” (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), EUI Working Paper, 9, 2016. 1-16.
  • Az emlékezettörvények és a szólásszabadság: A történelem jogi szabályozása az európai jogban (translated into Hungarian), In Medias Res, 2, 2015. 248-269.
  • A Penalty for Homophobia from EU Non-Discrimination Law: Asociatia ACCEPT,Columbia Journal of European Law, 21, 2 2015. 353-381. 

Marco Biagi Award for the best paper in labour law from the International Association of Labour Law Journals.

  • Sex beyond the Internal Market: Towards EU Sexual Citizenship, EUI Working Paper, 6, 2015. 1-18.
  • Hate Speech and Constitutional Democracy in Eastern Europe: Transitional and Militant?, Israel Law Review (published by Cambridge University Press), 47, 1, 2014. 27-61.
  • Historical Revisionism in Comparative Perspective: Law, Politics, and Surrogate Mourning, EUI Working Paper, 12, 2013. 1-31.
  • Commission v. Hungary: On Age Discrimination and Beating Dead Dogs, Common Market Law Review, 50, 4, 2013. 1145–1160.
  • Fighting Hate Speech through EU Law, Amsterdam Law Forum, 4,1, 2012. 20-45.
  • Baltic Interests before the European Court of Justice, in Tatjana Evas (ed.), European Integration from the Baltic Perspective, RECON Report, 2011. 66-77.
  • Art, Pornography and Foucauldian Reconstruction of Comparative Law,Maastricht Journal of European & Comparative Law, 17, 3, 2010. 252-280.
  • Instrumentalisation of Freedom of Expression in Postmodern Legal Discourses, European Journal of Legal Studies, 3, 1, 2010. 147-170.
  • Sex in the Union: EU Law, Taxation and the Adult Industry, European Law Reporter, 4, 2010. 144-150.
  • A Dernier Cri From Strasbourg: An Ever Formidable Challenge of Hate Speech, European Public Law, 16, 3, 2010. 373-389.
  • Judicial Epistemology of Free Speech through the Lenses of Ancient Rhetoric, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 23, 2, 2010. 165-183.
  • From Lëtzebuerg to Luxembourg: EU Law, Non-Discrimination and Pregnancy, European Law Reporter, 2, 2010. 45-49.
  • The Case of Laval in the Context of the Post-Enlargement EC Law Development, German Law Journal, 9, 12, 2008. 1279-1308.

Book chapters

  •  “EU Sexual Citizenship: Sex Beyond the Internal Market”, in Dimitry Kochenov (ed.), EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights, Cambridge University Press, 2017. 417-442.
  • "Pornografia i Prawo: od Drugiego Przykazania do Pierwszej Poprawki”, in Mateusz M. Bieczynski & Andrzej Jakubowski (eds.), Prawo wobec erotyki w sztuce oraz pornografii, Silva Rerum, 2016. 77-122 (in Polish).
  • “Federalizing Litigation Opportunities for LGBT Plaintiffs in Europe” (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), in Koen Slootmaeckers, Peter Vermeersch & Heleen Touquet (eds.), The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics: The Impact of Eastern Enlargement On Rights, Activism and Prejudice, Palgrave, 2016. 69-96. 
  • "Arte, Pornografia e a Reconstrução Foucaultiano do Direito Comparado”, in José Adércio Leite Sampaio (ed.), Liberdade de Expressão no Século XXI, Del Rey, 2016. 185-227 (translated into Portuguese).
  • “Memory Laws and Freedom of Speech: Governance of History in European Law”, in András Koltay (ed.), Comparative Perspectives on The Fundamental Freedom of Expression, Wolters Kluwer, 2015. 537-558.
  • “Experts in Hate Speech Cases: Towards a Higher Standard of Proof in Strasbourg?”, in Lukasz Gruszczynski & Wouter Werner (eds.), Deference in International Courts and Tribunals: Standard of Review and Margin of Appreciation, Oxford University Press, 2014. 254-271.
  • “Anti-Roma Hate Speech in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland”, in Morag Goodwin & Paul De Hert (eds.), European Roma Integration Efforts – A Snapshot, Brussels University Press, 2013. 141-181.
  • “Fighting Hate Speech through EU Law”, in Evelyn Ellis & Kristín Benediktsdóttir (eds.), Equality into Reality: Action for Diversity and Non-Discrimination, University of Iceland Press, 2012. 189-204.
  • The Emerging Concepts of Social Rights in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, Prague Yearbook of Comparative Law 2010, 2011. 137-157.

Book reviews

  •  Book review of Moshe Cohen-Eliya & Iddo Porat, Proportionality and Constitutional Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Common Market Law Review, 51, 4, 2014. 1305-1307. 

Encyclopaedic entries

  • Hate Speech, in Raine Grote, Rüdiger Wolfrum & Frauke Lachenmann (eds.), The Max Plank Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Pornography, in Andreas Joh. Wiesand, Kalliopi Chainoglou, Anna Sledzinska-Simon, Yvonne Donders (eds.), Culture and Human Rights – The Wroclaw Commentaries, De Gruyter, 2016.

Academic blogging

A short translation into Armenian is available in Aravot, 2015: http://www.aravot.am/2015/11/10/627279/ 

Publications available on SSRN:

http://ssrn.com/author=1442386