Advancing Public Interests in International and European Law
The research strand on Advancing Public Interests in International and European law aims to critically examine how International and European law may further the protection of public interests in a globalising (and privatising) world. Research within this strand will engage with a large set of questions centred on the potential synergies and trade-offs between different public interests and private interests. The case studies envisaged cover both transnational public and private regulation: the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change; the development of corporate social responsibility and the use of private standards to further the public interest; and the operation and legitimacy of the lex sportiva (or transnational sports regulations).
Dr Antoine Duval