This report, commissioned by the European Parliament, focused on the legal and non-legal avenues by which transparency and participation have been ensured in EU law and practice, and assessed their strengths and weaknesses post - Lisbon. The Briefing Note was published in 2011.
Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this two-year research project explored, if and to what extent WTO trade rules give WTO members, especially the EU, the leeway to consider ethical, socio-economic, cultural, ecological and animal welfare concerns when regulating food. The project was finished in July 2014.
Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this doctoral research project, analysed the serious challenges faced by national administrations and judiciaries in determining who is stateless, and suggests improvements aimed at the effective achievement of international goals of protection.
In this research project, commissioned by the European Parliament, Leonard Besselink in cooperation with other researchers from UvA and Maastricht University, investigated national constitutional limits to further EU integration and explored ways to overcome them.
Requested and funded by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the briefing note prepared by ACELG researchers Madalina Busuioc and Deirdre Curtin, reflected on the EU policy cycle, identified some key elements of ongoing developments and proposed solutions for potential pitfalls. The briefing note was published in 2011.
In this research project, commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, the question was explored whether framework directives fundamentally impact the Dutch legal system. The project was carried out in 2010 by researchers from ACELG in collaboration with researchers from other research centres of the Faculty of Law.
Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this research project (2013 - 2016) examined the role of law in controlling discretion of EU administrative actors – Commission, Council, comitology committees, agencies – and assessed whether good administration standards can limit their power.