News & Events Archive

published on July 2, 2017

Fiscal Federalism in the European Union: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

5th July, Lauterpacht Centre, Cambridge

The European Union is often seen as a legislative giant on clay feet, and many would argue that one of the reasons for this feebleness is the lack of a proper fiscal capacity at the Union level. This debate needs to be placed against the background of the current state of fiscal federalism or distribution of fiscal powers between the Member States and the Union. This workshop hopes to provide a much-needed overview and critique of the current state of affairs in this area, as well as an analysis of the problematic of, and proposals for, future developments.

Workshop Conveners: Dr Alicia Hinarejos (Cambridge) & Prof Robert Schütze (Durham).

People interested in attending should please sign up with Mrs Felicity Eves-Rey (<>).


published on October 27, 2016

Scaling Global Governance – Durham Symposium

9th November 2016, 09:00 to 10th November 2016, 13:00, IAS Seminar, Palace Green

This interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars from Law, International Relations and Geography, to interrogate the role of ‘scale’ in international legal and governance scholarship. The symposium will explore the utility of a scalar approach, what the different scales represent, and whether there are lessons to be learnt about norm transfer and the legitimisation of governance across different scales. The symposium will consider whether the way we measure, label and conceptualise scales influences our approaches to law and global governance. Engaging with ‘scale’ beyond disciplinary silos will further scholarly understanding of the impact of scale in global governance.


published on May 17, 2016

Workshop: “Objectives and Methods of a Contextual Analysis in Comparative Law”

Date: May 19, 2016

Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary


published on March 29, 2016

published on March 28, 2016

Forthcoming publications

Barbara Guastaferro, Sincere Cooperation and Respect for National Identities. The Unitary and Pluralist Twist of the European Integration Process, in R. Schuetze e T. Tridimas (eds.) “The Oxford Principles of EU Law”, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016

Maria Anna Corvaglia, Public Procurement and Private Standards: Ensuring Sustainability under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, Journal of International Economic Law


published on October 29, 2015

Conference “Thinking about Federalism(s) Beyond the United States Experience”

Date: October 29-31, 2015

Venue: Yale Law School

The conference brings together federalism scholars from around the world, including Canada, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Scotland, England, Spain and Belgium. It will also involve scholars from several leading American universities, including Yale, Harvard, New York, Columbia, Michigan, Berkeley, Vanderbilt and Northwestern.

published on June 9, 2015

Federalism and Foreign Affairs: Comparative Constitutional Perspectives

EU Law Discussion Group

Speaker: Professor Robert Schuetze, Durham Law School

Venue: Oxford Law Faculty Seminar Room D (with lunch from 12.30 in the Foyer of the IECL)


published on February 18, 2015

Lecture: ‘EU Federalism: the EU as an (Inter) National Phenomenon’

Prof. Robert Schütze, Durham University

Wednesday, 18th February 2015 17.15-18.45
University of Fribourg, Miséricorde
Room Jäggi (MIS 4112), Avenue de l’Europe 20


published on February 10, 2015

Upcoming: GPI Seminar Series: Prof. Douglas-Scott

3rd March 2015, 17:00 to 18:30
Senate Suite, Durham Castle, Prof. Douglas-Scott

Contact for more information about this event.


published on July 4, 2014

Governance and Globalization: International and European Answers

Friday, 4 July 2014 – 11:30am
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
University of Cambridge