Advancing Public Interests in International and European Law

Research strand

Coordinator: Dr Antoine Duval

The law’s function is to balance public and private interests in a coherent and just manner. In general, normative coherence is a structural factor in the creation of trust. This Research Strand examines how international and European law may further the protection of public interests in a globalizing (and privatizing) world. Research engages with questions centered on the potential synergies and trade-offs between different public interests and private interests. The case studies 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 transnational sports regulations.



Research themes

Doing Business Right

The 'Doing Business Right' project focuses on investigating the role of law in securing the public interest in the context of transnational economic activities. The Doing Business Right Blog offers an academic platform for scholars and practitioners interested in questions related to Doing Business Right. More information about the project can be found here.

Global Europe

The 'Global Europe' project explores the European Union's identity as a global actor, the global effects of EU law as well as the external and internal challenges that may affect the Union's aspirations as a global actor and the reach of its regulatory power outside its territory. More information about the project can be found here.

Sports Law

Research in the field of international sports law is of an interdisciplinary as well as comparative law character, covering many fields of law in which the Asser Institute specialises. It is embedded in the Asser International Sports Law Centre (AISLC), which provides high quality research, services and products to the sports world at large.