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Just published: Autumn 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies

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The new Autumn 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies is now online.

Founded in 2007, the EJLS celebrates with the publication of issue 10 (1) its 10th anniversary. The articles in this issue once again reflect the EJLS’ long-standing commitment to young, contextual and critical legal scholarship that also engages with a discussion of timely and topical socio-political issues.

The topics tackled in this issue range from the recent diplomatic feud between the Turkey and the Netherlands in the run-up to this year’s Turkish constitutional referendum, over the controversial EU-Turkey Migration Agreement, the role of national parliaments in controlling EU legislation’s compliance with the principle of subsidiarity, as well as Montesquieu’s legal philosophy, to the Court of Justice of the European Union’s free movement case law, and the WTO case law on the interpretation of the public morals exemption under Article XX(a) GATT.

This issue also prominently features an article by Benjamin Bricker, which uses quantitative social sciences methods to analyse the underlying factors that explain the establishment and maintenance of a powerful independent judiciary. This article reflects once more the EJLS’ commitment to promote innovative and cutting-edge research in the field of empirical legal studies.

This issue’s New Voices section, which promotes young talented scholars who challenge mainstream legal assumptions in a concise and provocative way, includes an essay by Marina Aksenova on the definition of ‘international terrorism’ under international law. In another essay, Guilherme Del Negro challenges the established principle that non-military coercion does not vitiate the validity of international treaties. Together with the New Voices essays published in our previous issue 9 (2), both articles compete for this year’s ‘EJLS New Voices Prize’ which has been generously funded by the Law Department of the European University Institute. The winner of the prize will be announced soon.

The issue also contains two book reviews. Elena Brodeală discusses Barbara Havelková’s monograph ‘Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism’ (Hart 2017) and Rūta Liepiņa, revisits Geoffrey Samuel’s ‘A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016)’.

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