Advancing Public Interests in International and European Law

The research strand 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 engages with questions centred 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 the lex sportiva (or transnational sports regulations).

Coordinator 
Dr. Antoine Duval

Researchers

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. In particular, it aims to address the function of law in ensuring that economic globalisation is reflective of its publics. The Doing Business Right Blog offers an academic platform for scholars and practitioners interested in the 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, ultimately answering questions of trust pertaining to the EU as an international legal actor. More information about the project can be found here.