Martin Scheinin provides expert opinion on UK surveillance bill


On Wednesday 27 April law professor Martin Scheinin appeared before the joint committee of human rights of the UK parliament. He was invited by the committee to comment on and reply to their queries regarding the investigatory powers bill, which is a post-Snowden effort to legislate on surveillance powers in the UK [...]

EUI Times: The Easter Rising 100 years on


This year marks the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916, a rebellion which heralded a momentous new chapter in modern Irish history. Its effects are still keenly felt in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this interview for EUI Times, Prof. Jennifer Todd, EUI Fernand Braudel Fellow, and HEC Researcher Dieter Reinisch, reflect upon the significance of the Easter Rising in Irish society and politics today. Read the article in EUI Times.

The Turn to Ethics


The fields of International Law and International Relations have overlapping concerns, entangled histories and a striking divergence in their sense of purpose. However there are also recent signs of rapprochement. International relations theory has experienced a much discussed 'turn to practice,' and a turn to ethics. This lecture explores why nothing comparable seems to have taken place in International legal theory. A lecture by Nicholas Onuf, Florida International University. 5 May 2016.

Call for Papers: EU Border Care Annual Conference – 1st edition 2016


The transnational research project EU BORDER CARE is inviting paper proposals for a two-day conference on undocumented migration and maternity care, which will take place at the EUI at the end of June 2016. Papers based on ethnographic studies of undocumented maternity in any area of the world are welcome. Deadline for the call for papers: 1 May 2016.



How Europeans view and evaluate democracy

Edited by Hanspeter Kriesi and Mónica Ferrín

Based on a new data-set covering 29 European and neighboring countries, this volume shows how Europeans view and evaluate democracy.  What are their conceptions of democracy, how do they assess the quality of democracy in their own country, and to what extent do they consider their country's democracy as legitimate? The study shows that Europeans share a common view of liberal democracy. The level of their demands in terms of democracy varies, however, considerably across Europe.

Global economy report : March-April 2016

Edited by Daniele Limonta, Massimiliano Marcellino, Alessandro Stanzini, Alberta Martino

The objective of the Report is to provide an analysis of the current and expected macroeconomic and financial conditions at the global level, with also a focus on key economic areas such as Europe, the USA and ASIA.

The Habsburg Empire : a new history

By Pieter M. Judson

In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, the authors shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans. Across divides of language, religion, region, and history, ordinary women and men felt a common attachment to "their empire," while bureaucrats, soldiers, politicians, and academics devised inventive solutions to the challenges of governing Europe’s second largest state. In the decades before and after its dissolution, some observers belittled the Habsburg Empire as a dysfunctional patchwork of hostile ethnic groups and an anachronistic imperial relic. Judson examines their motives and explains just how wrong these rearguard critics were.

A companion to European Union law and international law

Edited by Dennis Patterson and Anna Södersten

This book presents a comprehensive and authoritative collection of essays that addresses all of the most important topics on European Union and international law. It integrates the fields of European Union law and international law, revealing both the similarities and differences. It covers a broad range of topical issues, including trade, institutional decision-making, the European Court of Justice, democracy, human rights, criminal law, the EMU, and many others.