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Study of European Laws

Institute for the Study of European Laws

About us


ISEL provides an expert insight into the latest EU law developments and is proud to house a team of internationally renowned researchers and doctoral researchers, including Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor Tamara Hervey, Professor Daniel Wilsher, Professor Philippa Watson and former Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC.

ISEL researchers are the authors of leading research and they actively contribute to excellent scholarship, practice, Government and professional activities by making high-level contributions as to the legal, political and economic development of the EU and the relationship of the UK with the EU.

ISEL researchers also teach across a range of programmes at The City Law School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and professional practice programmes.

Our aims:

  • To shape cutting-edge research in European law
  • To convene an engaging public events programme to debate European law and policy
  • To provide expert analysis for practitioners and policy-makers across Europe
  • To develop the next generation of researchers in European law through research led teaching and PhD supervision

Our experts specialise in:

  • Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ)
  • Brexit
  • EU competition law and policy
  • EU constitutional and administrative law
  • EU external relations
  • EU global governance
  • EU internal market law
  • EU migration law
  • EU trade and investment law
  • EU-US transatlantic relations
  • European health law
  • European human rights law
  • Media and intellectual property law
  • Union citizenship.

Our scholars are interested in interdisciplinary collaborations and welcome opportunities for co-operation with experts in the academy and in practice. Our Visiting Fellows Scheme will be re-opening in 2020, further details will be announced in due course.

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Affiliated City Staff Members

Dr Tawhida Ahmed

Dr Tawhida Ahmed is a Reader in Law and Associate Dean (Research) at The City Law School. Her research interests are in EU law and human rights, specializing in minority rights protection.

Professor Nina Boeger

Professor Nina Boeger is Professor of Law at the City Law School. Her research and teaching areas include corporate governance, company law and ownership, social and cooperative enterprise, regulatory governance and EU law.

Dr Marios Costa

Dr Marios Costa is Senior Lecturer in Law at The City Law School. He is currently investigating legal accountability and the rules on standing of private parties seeking judicial review in the light of the Court's of Justice restrictive jurisprudence.

Professor Sir Alan Dashwood

Professor Sir Alan Dashwood is Professor of Law at City. He specialises in the law of the European Union, and appears regularly in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU. He was the founding Editor of European Law Review.

Professor Elaine Fahey

Professor Elaine Fahey is Professor of EU Law and Associate Dean (International) at The City Law School. Her research interests span the relationship between EU law and global governance, trade, transatlantic relations, the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and the study of law beyond the State.

Her publications, amongst others, include a monograph, The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016). She is co-investigator in the Marie Curie ITN on EU and Transatlantic Investment and Trade ('EUTIP') (2017-2021) and was awarded a British Academy/ Leverhulme Research Grant for the project Between Internal Laws and Global Practices: UN Instruments in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

She is an academic co-editor of the Routledge UACES book series, Associate Editor of European Papers and on the Editorial Board of CUP’s European Journal of Risk Regulation.

Dr Charlotte Godziewski

Dr Charlotte Godziewski is a Lecturer in International Politics at City, University of London. Her research explores the politics of health in the European Union. Her book, The Politics of Health Promotion in the European Union, was published in 2022 with Palgrave Macmillan.

Charlotte is one of the coordinators of ‘EUHealthGov’, the UACES-funded research network on EU Health Governance.

Professor Tamara Hervey

Professor Tamara Hervey is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law ad personam at the City Law School. Tamara is currently working in three broad areas: transnational, global and comparative health law; equality and diversity; and legal education. Current projects include an interdisciplinary Jean Monnet Network, led by Katherine Fierlbeck, Dalhousie, Canada, focused on European health policy; work on EU law and COVID-19 for the Covid Lex Atlas, led by King’s College London; collaboration with the Nuffield Trust on Health and Trade; work for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and comparative abortion law, led by Mary Ziegler, Florida State University, USA.  Tamara is the editor of the entries on EU health law for the OUP Online Encyclopaedia of EU Law, led by Laurence Gormley, Sacha Garben and Kai Purnhagen, and is co-editor, with Therese Murphy, of the Hart Publishing series on Law & Health.

Dr Maria Kendrick

Dr Maria Kendrick is Lecturer in Law at The City Law School. Her research areas cover: EU Law, including integration, differentiated integration and tax; UK Public Law; and Human Rights.

Professor Panos Koutrakos

Professor Panos Koutrakos is Professor of European Law at The City Law School. In addition to EU external relations, Panos writes on the law of the single market, with emphasis on the free movement of goods and services. He is the joint editor of the European Law Review.

Dr Jed Odermatt

Dr Jed Odermatt is a Lecturer at the City Law School, whose research interests include public international law, the law of international organizations, and EU external relations law. He has particular expertise in the interaction between the EU and international legal orders. His current research focuses on the law and practice of international courts, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Dr Sara Silvestri

Dr Sara Silvestri is Senior Lecturer in International Politics. She researches on religion and politics, including issues of freedom of religion and religious discrimination, religious engagement in the EU and global politics, as well as EU migration and refugee policies.

Dr Ryan Stones

Ryan Stones is a Senior Lecturer at the City Law School. Ryan's research interests lie at the intersection between competition law and legal theory. He is the module leader for the LLB Competition Law elective, and also teaches Public Law on the GDL programme.

Professor Francesca Strumia

Francesca Strumia is Professor of Law at the City Law School. Her research interests span the role of citizenship in its supranational and global dimension, the relation between free movement and international migration, cosmopolitan theories of sovereignty and the regulation of skilled migration.

She is currently leading a project on European Narratives with Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Oxford/EUI) and she is a member of the Transnational Democracy Initiative at the EUI School of Transnational Governance.

She has co-founded the Citizen Brexit Observatory with the European Citizen Action Service in Brussels and she is a member of the Embassy of Italy in the UK advisory group on Brexit and citizen rights.

Professor David Townend

Professor David Townend is a Professor of Law in the City Law School with expertise in the nature of the key concepts of privacy, confidentiality, property, and the public interest.

His theoretical work is focused on the relationship between individual and collective responsibility in relation to health and life science research; politeness and governance; and, on the concepts of privacy and property in research governance.

His practical work focuses on data protection and privacy in medical and health research (especially Big Data and data sharing issues), and on the creation of effective research governance.

Professor Philippa Watson

Professor Philippa Watson is Professor in Law at The City Law School. Her research interests lie in the sphere of EU social & employment law and competition law. She has recently published (with Evelyn Ellis) EU Antidiscrimination Law (OUP, November 2012). The second edition of her monograph EU Social and Employment law (OUP) will be published in March 2014. She is Secretary to the UK Association for European Lawy (UKAEL)

Dr Adrienne Yong

Dr Adrienne Yong is Senior Lecturer in Law at The City Law School. She researches EU citizenship law and European human rights, and is interested in the human rights effects of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU. Her monograph, The Rise and Decline of Fundamental Rights in EU Citizenship was published in 2019 with Hart Publishing.

Current and former City Law School PhD Students

Christos Karetsos

Christos Karetsos is a PhD researcher on a full-time City Law School Doctoral Studentship. Christos holds an LLM from the London School of Economics (Corporate and Commercial Law). His thesis is titled 'Navigating the Foreign Investment Control Landscape: FDI screening in the EU, US and the UK'.

Giulio Kowalski

Giulio Kowalski is a Law graduate (Master’s Degree) from the University of Trieste and holds an LLM in Competition Law from King’s College London. Before joining City University, Giulio also practised Data Protection Law, Competition Law and Media Law at two different international law firms in Milan and completed an internship in the field of merger control at the European Commission's DG Competition in Brussels.

Dr Anna Labedzka

Dr Anna Labedzka is working on a thesis entitled 'The European Union and shaping of its neighbourhood: in pursuit of stability, security and prosperity'.

Dr Isabella Mancini

Isabella Mancini is a research student under the Horizon 2020 project on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Innovative Training Network (TTIP-ITN). The working title of her thesis is “On Global Law: the Democratisation of Global Governance”.

Eva Pander Maat

Eva Pander Maat hold an LLM in Legal Research (cum laude) from Utrecht University. Her thesis focuses on the incorporation of the EU’s climate ambitions in EU trade policy and law. The European Green Deal sets unprecedented climate aims, most notably that of climate neutrality by 2050. The EU is intent to merge these aims with economic growth and the expansion of international trade. However, the incorporation of climate concerns and environmental protection in EU trade policy and law invokes political and legal challenges: climate concerns are often antithetical to trade interests and at tension with the rule-based multilateral trade order. Eva’s thesis will investigate how the EU faces these challenges whilst observing the coherence of EU external action and WTO law. Her PhD is funded by a Jean Monnet Scholarship.

Dr Eugenio Vaccari

Dr Eugenio Vaccari is a research student researching corporate and insolvency law. The working title of his thesis is "Insolvency Statutory Rules and Contractual Freedom: Two Sides of the Same Coin". This is a comparative thesis that will delve into some common and civil law countries, including some EU Member States.

Forthcoming Events

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Events 2022/23

Book launch: Understanding the EU as a Good Global Actor Ambitions, Values and Metrics (Edward Elgar 2022)

, 17:30 – 19:30

Location: Law School Building [T]

Rethinking EU Foreign Policy through a Decentring Approach: When the EU deals with the religious and the secular

, 17:30 – 18:45

Location: Hybrid, Room TG13, City Law School Building

Can Competition Law be “Sector-Specific”? The Example of Digital Markets Regulation


Location: Hybrid/City Law School Building

Past events


Towards a European Digital Citizenship? Building the ‘right to have rights’ in society online

, 18:00 – 19:15

Location: Room TG13, City Law School Building / Online

Speaker: Anastasia Iliopoulou-Penot, Professor of European Law, University Paris Panthéon-Assas, Centre for European Law

Book Discussion: International Law and the European Union

Date: Thursday, 17th November 2022 , 17:00 – 18:00


Location: City Law School Building

The UK-EU relationship: the way ahead

Date: Thursday, 17th November 2022 , 18:00 – 19:30

A joint seminar of the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at City, University of London & the European and International Analysts Group

Understanding EU legal integration/disintegration: in search of new perspectives

Date: , 08:45 – 18:00

Location: Hybrid

EUFUTURES Research Network Launch Workshop

Organisers: Elaine Fahey, Institute for the Study of European law, City Law School, Rebecca Zahn, Strathclyde Law School and Fabien Terpan, Sciences Po, Grenoble

Good Global Governance and the EU and US

, 12:00 – 17:00

Location: Online



Best Unexplained: the Charter, its Explanations, and the Right to Integrity

Date: Monday, 4th July 2022, 12:00-13:00

Location: Hybrid - TG13 and MS Teams

Chair: Dr Adrienne Yong, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School
Discussant: Professor Tamara Hervey, The City Law School
Speaker: Niall Coghlan, PhD Researcher at European University Institute (EUI)

The Regulation of AI in EU Law

Date: , 13:00 – 16:00

Location: Online

Two short panels presenting brief deep-dives into conceptual as well as policy fields from a range of inter and multidisciplinary experts on AI related fields.

Watch the event recording:

Digital Competition Law: The Central Elements of the Emerging Sub-Discipline

Date: , 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Online


  • Dr Oles Andriychuk, Senior Lecturer in Competition and Internet Law, University of Strathclyde



The Future of Transatlantic Data Flows

Date: Monday, 21st March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Online


  • Prof. Alex Joel, Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law American University, DC;
  • Prof. Peter Swire, Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair and Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and Associate Director for Policy of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy
  • Max Schrems, None of Your Business (NOYB), European Center for Digital Rights (non-profit organization based in Vienna)
  • William Echikson, Editor of the Center for European Policy Analysis's new tech policy Bandwidth.


The Future of the EU-UK Passenger Name Records (PNR) Law Post-Brexit: On Legality, Accountability and Enforcement

Date:, 17:00 – 18:30

Location: Online


  • Elaine Fahey, City Law School, City, University of London (Institutions and oversight in the UK-EU PNR title)
  • Prof. Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London (PNR, Criminal Justice or Border Control? Implications of the Commission’s Data Adequacy Decision)
  • Dr. Elif Mendos Kuskonmaz, Portsmouth Law School (Unlocking Data Adequacy for the UK-EU PNR: Lessons from Opinion 1/15)



Digital Competition Law: The Central Elements of the Emerging Sub-Discipline

Date: Monday, 14th February 2022, 17:00 – 18:30

Location: Online


  • Dr Oles Andriychuk, Senior Lecturer in Competition and Internet Law, University of Strathclyde


Book Launch - The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary

Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021,  17:30 – 19:00

Location: The City Law School Building, Sebastian Street


Transatlantic Perspectives on Populism: ‘Bugaric & Tushnet’s ‘Power to the People’

Date: Wednesday, 24th November 2021,  18:00 – 19:00

Location: Online




Contemporary Issues in EU-US Relations: the state of trade and technology

Date:, 17:00 – 18:30


  • Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law & Jean Monnet Chair, City Law School, City, University of London



Book Talk – Fundamental Rights and Mutual Trust in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – A Role for Proportionality?

Date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021



Post-Brexit Crime and Justice Co-operation Between the UK and the EU

Date:  27th October 2021

A joint webinar of The City Law School and the Senior European Experts Group.


  • Lord Peter Ricketts (former UK National Security Adviser and member of the House of Lords)
  • Professor Elspeth Guild (Jean Monnet Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London and legal counsel to the immigration team at Kingsley Napsley)
  • Sir Julian King (former UK Ambassador to France and to Ireland and EU Commissioner for the Security Union, 2016-19)

The Transatlantic Space Between Shifting Administrations

Date: 2 July , 2021

This webinar is organised by the Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations and Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL)



  • Chair: Elaine Fahey, Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations, City, University of London.

Please watch a recording of the event here.

Understanding the EU as a Good Global Governance Actor Workshop

Date: 1 July, 2021

The event is jointly organised by the City Law School Institute for the Study of European Law & the EUTIP network.


Book Launch - ‘The Interplay between the EU's Return Acquis and International Law’ by Tamás Molnár

Date: 16 June, 2021

This webinar is organised by the International Law and Affairs Group(ILAG) and the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL).

Presentation by the author Tamás Molnár.



Legal Challenges Faced by Coastal and Fishing Communities and the New British Fisheries Policy

Date: Tuesday, 8th June 2021

The “Legal challenges faced by coastal and fishing communities and the new British Fisheries Policy” is led by Dr Jonatan Echebarria Fernández of City Law School (Principal Investigator), Dr Tafsir Matin Johansson of World Maritime University (Senior Expert Consultant) and Mr Mitchell Lennan of the University of Strathclyde (Impact Assistant). The project is funded by the City Law School Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).

Institutionalising Global Challenges: A Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council

Date: 29 April, 2021

This webinar is organised by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) and Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations.


  • Susan Aaronson, Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Kristina Irion, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) University of Amsterdam
  • Eva van der Zee, Assistant Professor of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg
  • Kai Purnhagen, Chair of Food Law, Co-director of the Research unit on German and European Food law, Faculty of Life Sciences & Law and Economics, University of Bayreuth
  • Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution


  • Elaine Fahey , Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations, City Law School, City, University of London

Book Talk: The EU as a Global Regulator for Environmental Protection

Date: 20 April 2021, 5pm - 6:30pm

This webinar is organised by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) and Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations.

This book talk on The EU as a Global Regulator for Environment Protection (Hart 2019) by Ioanna Hadjiyianni considers how the EU has been understood to have global effects through its environmental laws. It was shortlisted for the prestigious SLS Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2020.

- Dr Katja Biedenkopf, Associate Professor of Sustainability Politics at Leuven International and European Studies (LINES), KU Leuven
- Dr Sanja Bogojević, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford Fellow and Tutor in Law, Lady Margaret Hall
- Professor Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State
- Dr Natalie Dobson, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law

Chair: Professor Elaine Fahey, City Law School

The City Law School Webinar: The Law of Facebook

Date: 14 April 2021, 5pm - 6:30pm

Organised by the Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations, City Law School & Institute for the Study of European Law, City Law School.

This event considers the state of the art as to Facebook and the law, as its subject and object and putting it into the broader context of the global law of ‘big Tech’. It considers the operation of the Facebook Oversight Board and its characterisation in public law, private law and global governance. The panel examines the Law of Facebook from a variety of perspective, following up from the 2020 City Law School Law of Facebook event.


  • Francisco De Abreu Duarte, PhD Researcher, Faculty of Law, European University Institute (EUI), EUI Digital Public Sphere Working Group
  • Bilyana Petkova, Full Professor in Law and Society in the Digital Age, Law Faculty, Institut für Rechtswissenschaftliche Grundlagen - Global Governance, University of Graz
  • Thomas Streinz, Inaugural Executive Director of Guarini Global Law & Tech, New York University (NYU) Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law, and Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ)
  • Peter Swire, Elizabeth & Tommy Holder Chair of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Elaine Fahey, Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations & Professor of Law, City Law School, City, University of London

City Law School Webinar: Citizens’ Rights and the EU Settlement Scheme – 3 Years On

Date: 29 March 2021, 5 - 6:30pm

Organised by the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL).

Three years on from the date that the UK did not withdraw officially from the EU but the EU Settlement Scheme was opened to the public, this event takes stock of the position of citizens’ rights in the UK and of the UK.

We will hear from experts who can speak to the experiences of EU citizens in the UK, British in the EU and even to some non-EU nationals in the UK.



  • Dr Michaela Benson, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London & Professor Nando Sigona, Chair of International Migration and Forced Displacement at the University of Birmingham (Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit (MIGZEN)
  • Rhys Davies, General Counsel at The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements
  • Professor Charlotte O’Brien, Professor in Law at York Law School & Dr Alice Welsh, Research Fellow at York Law School (EU Rights & Brexit Hub)
  • Andy Sirel, Legal Director at JustRight Scotland.

The City Law School Webinar: Post-Brexit UK-EU Parliamentary Cooperation: Whose representation?

Date: 4 March 2021, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Organised by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL).

This City Law School ISEL event explores the nature of parliamentary cooperation, communication and liaison under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), considering its broader institutional configurations. It considers institutional engagement generally between the EU and UK parliaments and topics of cooperation more generally and their parameters, reflecting upon legal, political, diplomatic and institutional perspectives on parliamentary cooperation.

- Dr. Davor Jancic, Senior Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University, London
- Claude Moraes, former Labour MEP for London, former chair of the EP LIBE Committee, Research Associate, City Law School
- Susanne Oberhauser, Head of European Parliament Liaison Office, London
- Lord Peter Ricketts, Crossbench Life peer, House of Lords; Chair EU Justice and Security Sub-Committee

- Elaine Fahey, City Law School

City Law School Roundtable: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA): Evaluating Brexit

Date: 22 February 2021,  5-6:30pm (webinar)

Organised by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL).

This City Law School event considers the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), with City Law School staff reflecting on its provisions as to investment, international economic law, EU law, intellectual property, digital trade, competition law and fisheries. The roundtable comprises a range of topics and provisions of the TCA of considerable interest and controversy. Staff consider key provisions, esoteric controversies, textual challenges, institutional arrangements and internationalisation issues concerning the TCA. The webinar is free and open to the public and will take place via zoom.



City Law School Book Launch: Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order

Date: 7 December 2020, 5-6pm GMT (webinar)

Jointly hosted by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations and Institute for International Law & Global Affairs (ILAG).

This recently published interdisciplinary book (Hart Publishing, October 2020) explores the concept of convergence of the EU with the global legal order. It captures the actions, law-making and practice of the EU as a cutting-edge actor in the world promoting convergence 'against the grain'. In a dynamic 'twist' the book uses methodology to reflect upon some of the most dramatically changing dimensions of current global affairs. Four key themes are probed:

  • framing EU convergence
  • global trade against convergence
  • the EU as the exceptional internationalist
  • positioning convergence through methodology.

Remarks by: Gerard Hogan, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)  and Elaine Fahey, City Law School (giving overview of book).

Webinar: Brexit and Citizenship

Date:13 October 2020 5.15-6.45pm BST (webinar)

This event considers the relationship between Brexit and citizenship, at EU and UK level. A leading litigant of citizenship rights under UK law and the Good Friday Agreement, Emma De Souza, recounts her high-profile litigation through the UK courts. The EU Citizen Settled Status Scheme is considered as to its impact on vulnerable and female applications.

The place of statelessness under international law is considered as to its salience for Brexit, for UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK. The panel also considers the role of the European Parliament in protecting EU citizen rights and the place of sovereignty and citizenship in contemporary debates.


A recording of the webinar is now available to view.

Webinar: Book Talk - Meet the author: Anu Bradford on The Brussels Effect

Date: 7 October 2020, 3.15-4.45pm BST (webinar)

This book talk hears a discussion by Prof. Anu Bradford from Columbia Law School about her iconic book on the success of EU laws globally, in The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World’ (OUP 2020).

Discussants with backgrounds in international economic law, EU External relations law and public international law debate with Prof. Bradford the framing of the travels, success and movement of EU law globally.


  • Prof. Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School, Book talk on ‘The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World’ OUP 2020


  • Prof. Christina Eckes, Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance, University of Amsterdam (perspective of EU external relations law)
  • Dr. Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Stanford Law School, University of Stanford/ London School of Economics (perspective of international economic law)
  • Prof. Cedric Ryngaert, Utrecht University School of Law (perspective of public international law)


  • Prof. Elaine Fahey, City Law School

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Public Engagement

Professor David Collins gave evidence to the UK Parliament’s European Scrutiny Committee for their inquiry on the institutional framework of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation agreement (12 July 2021).

Professors Elaine Fahey and David Collins are both cited in the House of Commons International Trade Committee’s report on digital trade and data (28 June 2021).

Dr Jed Odermatt research is cited in an Opinion of Advocate General Hogan on Opinion procedure 1/19 regarding the Istanbul Convention (11 March 2021).

Professor David Collins gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on data privacy protection in the UK's Free Trade Agreements (10 March 2021).

Professor Elaine Fahey was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on digital trade and data (27 January 2021).

Professor David Collins’s written evidence submitted to the House of Commons International Trade Committee’s inquiry on the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was cited in its second report (19 November 2020).

Professor Elaine Fahey wrote a research briefing for the Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru) on digital trade and data equivalency (20 April 2020) which was considered by the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee (16 June 2020).

Professor Panos Koutrakos’ research is cited in an Opinion of an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU, AG Pikamäe in Cases C‑225/19 and C‑226/19 R.N.N.S. & K.A.

Professor Panos Koutrakos’ research is cited in two Opinions by Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the EU, AG Tanchev in Case C‑730/18P SC v EULEx Kosovo and AG Bobek in Case C‑14/19P European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) (5 March 2020).

Dr Adrienne Yong is cited in the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee’s report on the EU Settlement Scheme (30 May 2019).

Professor Elaine Fahey was invited as an expert witness to give oral evidence to the International Trade Committee for their inquiry on EU trade policy (22 May 2019).

Professor Elaine Fahey is cited in the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution on Parliament Scrutiny of Treaties (30 April 2019).

Dr Adrienne Yong was invited as a witness to give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee for their inquiry on the EU Settlement Scheme (13 February 2019).

Professor Elaine Fahey submitted evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee's UK Trade Policy Transparency and Scrutiny inquiry, and was later cited in the UK trade policy transparency and scrutiny report (28 December 2018).

Professor Elaine Fahey was invited as a witness to give evidence to the Constitution Committee for their enquiry on the Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties (21 November 2018).

Dr Adrienne Yong speaks on France24 (18 October 2018) about the status of EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU and their human rights post-Brexit.

Source: France 24

Professor Panos Koutrakos gave evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee looking into the reduction of UK F-gas emissions including the impact Brexit will have on the UK's international agreements in connection with these emissions.

Dr Elaine Fahey on BBC Radio Five Live on December 8th 2017 discussing the recent Brexit agreement breakthrough and the guarantee of no hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland:

Funded projects

British Academy (BA)/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

Between Internal Laws and Global Practices: UN Instruments in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Dr Elaine Fahey was a 2016 recipient of a British Academy/Leverhulme research grant. The funding enabled her to carry out the research project titled, “Between Internal Laws and Global Practices: UN Instruments in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”, over 12 months, beginning in November 2016. Dr Fahey’s research assesses how the EU promotes and obtains its norms in its Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and its specific place in the global legal order. The project sought to generate transparency in understanding EU rule-making practices and develop an appreciation of the relationship between EU law and global governance. Find out more about the workshop hosted under the guises of this grant.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

ESRC and AHRC UK-Japan Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSH) Connections Scheme

Professor Elaine Fahey, Dr Luke McDonagh, Dr Enrico Bonadio, Professor David Collins and Anthony Rogers have been awarded funding for their project titled “TRILATTRADE: UK-EU-Japan Trade Relations: Modelling Trade, Regulation and IP.” The ESRC-funded TRILATTRADE research project seeks to model the legal framework of the trilateral UK-EU-Japan Trade, Regulation and IP relationship. Trade, regulation and IP constitute three core pillars of international, national and regional economic law and policy frameworks. This is relevant to the functional operation of trade and its innovation.

This project will address these core pillars with three interlocking thematic strands:

  • UK-Japan Trade;
  • UK-EU-Japan Regulatory Cooperation and Data Flows; and
  • UK-EU-Japan Intellectual Property.

The Health Foundation

Tamara Hervey is co-investigator in a long-term project on After Brexit: Health and International Relations Monitor, which has just secured funding from The Health Foundation. The principal investigator is Mark Dayan of the Nuffield Trust, and co-investigators are Nick Fahy, University of Oxford; Martha McCarey, the Nuffield Trust; and Holly Jarman & Scott L Greer, the University of Michigan. The project will track the unfolding effects on health and the NHS of the UK's changing international relations, and support policy decisions in the health sector.

Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)

The Brexit effect on individual human rights under Article 8 ECHR

Dr Adrienne Yong was awarded funding in 2017/18 and 2018/19 under HEIF, intended to fund projects that encourage research impact. This culminated in an event that sought to analyse the state-of-play of immigration in Brexit Britain, faced by the challenges that governance brings of almost 4 million individuals who have previously not needed governing. It gathered views from policy and legal practice to explain the current state of immigration in the UK post-referendum, views from the ground of experiences of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme through organisations representing citizens applying for settled status and evaluated the academic viewpoint of the Brexit effect on citizens’ rights.


EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP) Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

Professor Elaine Fahey and Isabella Mancini represent City as a partner institution and beneficiary of the Horizon2020 funded EUTIP ITN. Its aim is to foster interdisciplinary research into the evolving international trade policy of the EU with a view to create a significantly increased European knowledge base and research capacity on EU law and policy of the regulation of international trade through free trade agreements (FTAs) with third countries, thus helping Europe to safeguard the benefits of international trade (wealth, jobs, etc.) while addressing  the challenges of its regulation (competence, democracy, accountability, environmental- and labour, standards, etc.)

INBOTS CSA consortium

Dr Luke McDonagh and Dr Enrico Bonadio are the lead intellectual property law investigators within the EU-funded, Horizon2020 INBOTS (Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society) Consortium. The INBOTS CSA consortium, centred at the Cajal Institute in Spain, brings together 25 partners from 12 different countries on the basis of multidisciplinary expertise and trans-nationality. City, University of London is one of these partners, and is one of only two partners, the other being the University of Leeds, based in the UK. INBOTS aims to create a community hub bringing together experts to debate and develop a responsible research and innovation paradigm for interactive robotics – or robots that “interact in close proximity with humans”, such as those used in the fields of smart prosthetics, exoskeletons and robot workers.

Jean Monnet Chairs

A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union Studies for university professors. It can only be held by one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year over a period of three consecutive years. In addition, the Chair must carry out at least one additional activity per academic year.

Professor Elaine Fahey has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations. Professor Panos Koutrakos has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law.

Jean Monnet Network Grants

Tamara Hervey is co-investigator in a Jean Monnet Network Grants, led by Katherine Fierlbeck of Dalhousie, Canada. A sub-agreement with City will bring funding to City Law School to support a number of paid student research internships to work on the project. Work will include organising a blended seminar/webinar to bring together contributors to a new online Encyclopaedia of EU Law, to be published by OUP. The General Editors of the Encyclopaedia are Sacha Garben, Bruges; Laurence Gormley, Groningen, and Kai Purnhagen, Bayreuth. Tamara is the Editor for entries on EU Health Law.

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