Staff members with discipline Law
Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.
Social reactions to criminality.
Women, crime and justice.
Feminist criminology and gendered aspects of cirme.
Participation in public decision making
Adm. law of the Caribbean countries and territories of the Kingdom of the Neth.
Selected publications (for a complete publication list see 'Research'):
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2019). Rediscovering the Public/Private Divide in EU Private Law. European Law Journal (ELJ), pp. 1-21.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2019). EU Financial Regulation, Contract Law and Sustainable Consumer Finance. In E. van Schagen & S. Weatherill (Eds.), Better Regulation in EU Contract Law: The Fitness Check and the New Deal for Consumers. (Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford: Hart Publishing), pp. 61-91.
Cherednychenko, O.O. & Meindertsma, J.M. (2019). Irresponsible Lending in the Post-Crisis Era: Is the EU Consumer Credit Directive Fit for Its Purpose? Journal of Consumer Policy (JCP), 42 (4), pp. 483-519.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2017). Fundamental Freedoms, Fundamental Rights and the Many Faces of Freedom of Contract in the EU. In M. Andenas, T. Bekkedal & L. Pantaleo (Eds.), The Reach of Free Movement. (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press), pp. 273-292.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2016). Cooperative or Competitive? Private Regulators and Public Supervisors in the Post-Crisis European Financial Services Landscape. Policy and Society, 35 (1), pp. 103-114.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2015). Contract Governance in the EU: Conceptualising the Relationship between Investor Protection Regulation and Private Law. European Law Journal (ELJ), 21 (4), pp. 500-520.
Cherednychenko, O.O. & Reich, N. (2015). The Constitutionalization of European Private Law: Gateways, Constraints, and Challenges. European Review of Private Law (ERPL), 23 (5), pp. 797-827.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2015). Public and Private Enforcement of European Private Law in the Financial Services Sector. European Review of Private Law (ERPL), 23 (4) (Special Issue on Public and Private Enforcement of European Private Law: Perspectives and Challenges), pp. 621-647.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2014). Fundamental Rights, European Private Law, and Financial Services. In H.-W. Micklitz (Ed.), Constitutionalization of European Private Law. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 170-209.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2014). Freedom of Contract in the Post-Crisis Era: Quo Vadis? European Review of Contract Law, 10 (3), pp. 390-421.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2014). Public Supervision over Private Relationships: Towards European Supervision Private Law? European Review of Private Law, 22 (1), pp. 37-67.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2013). Private Law Discourse and Scholarship in the Wake of the Europeanisation of Private Law. In J. Devenney, & M. Kenny (Eds.), The Transformation of European Private Law: Harmonisation, Consolidation, Codification or Chaos? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 148-171.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2011). Full Harmonisation of Retail Financial Services Contract Law in Europe: A Success or a Failure? In S. Grundmann, & Y. M. Atamer (Eds.), Financial Services, Financial Crisis and General European Contract Law: Failure and Challenges of Contracting (pp. 221-258). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2007). Fundamental Rights and Private Law: A Relationship of Subordination or Complementarity? Utrecht Law Review, 3 (2), 1-25.
Cherednychenko, O.O. (2007). Fundamental Rights, Contract Law and the Protection of the Weaker Party: A Comparative Analysis of the Constitutionalisation of Contract Law, with Emphasis on Risky Financial Transactions. München: Sellier, European Law Publishers, 629 p.
- International and European human rights law
- Socio-economic human rights law
- Access to modern energy services / energy poverty
- Disaster management / international disaster law
- Environment/climate change (litigation)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Extra-territorial/transnational human rights law
- New/critical approaches to IL / feminist approaches
- Advertising and Food Law
- Behavioural Finance
- Protecting consumers by means of information
IT & private law
Teaching: Public international law; International human rights law; Legal English
Publics and Counterpublics
Human Rights Law
Morality & Values
Law & Religion: Anthropological Approaches
Religion and the Politics of Human Rights
Religion in the Public Domain
Cultural Impact of Religion: Working with Sources
Cultural Impact of Religion: BA Thesis Seminar
Religion and Politics
Religion, Conflict and Globalisation: Critical Issues
Forthcoming with Princeton University Press. Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England. (First monograph; working title.)
2019. Rights and Relationships: Rhetorics of Religious Freedom among English Evangelicals. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 87(3): 860-888 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfz029 ).
2019. Human Rights and Broken Cisterns: Counterpublic Christianity and Rights-Based Discourse in Contemporary England. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 84(2): 323-343. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1420671).
2019. Social Anthropology. In Handbook of the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press, pgs. 243-259.
2018. Religious Freedom and the Politics of Empire. Religious Studies Review 44(1): 57-63 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rsr.13410).
2018. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom: ‘Legal Religion’ and its Discontents. In Law and Religion – Leading Works. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pgs. 97-113.
2017. Emoji Dei: Religious Iconography in the Digital Age. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 56-61 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.32715.)
2017. Nothing Outside the Text? Religion and its Others in Emoji Discourse. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 64-65 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.34261.)
2015. Carnal Exhibitions: Material Religion and the European Court of Human Rights. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 17(1): 3-14 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0956618X14000866 ).
2019. Witch Talk in Brexit Britain. Religion and its Publics (URL: http://relpubs.as.virginia.edu/witch-talk-in-brexit-britain-by-meadhbh-mcivor/).
2019. Religion, Sexuality and Value Conflicts. Teaching Law and Religion (URL: https://sites.northwestern.edu/lawreligion/project/religion-sexuality-value/.)
2018. Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall. Public Books (URL: https://www.publicbooks.org/something-there-is-that-doesnt-love-a-wall/ ).
2018. Good Publicity? Public Theology in an Age of Public Shame. Political Theology Network (URL: https://politicaltheology.com/good-publicity-public-theology-in-an-age-of-public-shame/?fbclid=IwAR3u4Z0DfI02936RsaAcnIVROsXSun2eMeleVrsR3gnXCKD6DrRVzm2lub4 ).
2018. Circumscribing the Body Politic: Circumcision, Religious Freedom, and Identity in Europe. The Religion Factor ( URL : https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/religion-conflict-globalization/blog/circumscribing-the-body-politic-circumcision-religious-freedom-and-identity-in-europe-29-03-2018 ).
2017. Boredom in the Court. Religion: Going Public (URL: http://religiongoingpublic.com/archive/2017/boredom-in-the-court/ ).
2016. The Rise of Religious Litigation: Courts and the Generation of Religious Publicity. LSE Religion and the Public Sphere Blog. (URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/2016/08/01/the-rise-of-litigious-religion-courts-and-the-generation-of-religious-publicity/ ).
Customary International Law
recht van decentrale overheden
International dispute settlement
Dr Mando Rahcovitsa holds an Assistant Professorship in International Law at the University of Groningen since August 2016. She read for her PhD at the School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK) on the topic of fragmentation of international law. Upon completion of her PhD thesis, she took up an Assistant Professorship in International Law at Qatar University where she taught international law and human rights (2013-2016).
She was the Lecturer of the Year (Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, 2017) making her the first woman, international member of staff and non-Dutch speaker to get this award in the Faculty of Law. She was a visiting scholar at Melbourne Law School, Institute for International Law and the Humanities (July 2019). She is a barrister and solicitor (Greece, 2006 - present) (currently non-practicing). Dr Rachovitsa has advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Ministry of Interior of Qatar on Internet regulation and policy. She has given expert feedback to the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy regarding the draft legal instrument on government surveillance and privacy and provided written comments. She is a participant to the Research Group on Human Rights Protocols Considerations (Internet Research Task Force) drafting human rights related guidelines to be considered by the engineering community when creating and updating Internet standards.
Overview of Research
Her research interests lie in the area of public international law and international human rights law. Her research straddles on two main areas. In the first strand of research she explores judicial dispute settlement, including interpretational and jurisdictional issues across international courts and the expertise of judges. The second strand of research addresses the relevance of international law and human rights to Internet regulation. She writes on international transfers of data, and how public interest considerations may inform law-making and the institutional design of Internet global governance bodies. At the moment she is working on the research project “Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance” funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) (March 2020 - March 2024). For more details please see Projects on this webpage.
a) Administrative law and digitalization: smart cities, legal challenges of data-driven regulation and governance; impact of digitalization on the principles of good administration;
b) Regulation of online platforms and social media: in this context, she studies the challenges of regulating the so-called platform economy; the regulatory role of online rating and reputational mechanisms; and the disruptive effect of social media on traditional regulation;
c) Digital democracy;
d) Temporary legislation and constitutional change: temporary and experimental legislation, free-zones ('regelluwe zones'), legislative entrenchment, sunset and sunrise clause.
For more information see www.sofiaranchordas.com
Research Ethics/ Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Maternal-fetal surgery.
Voorlichting en begeleiding van premasterstudenten
(European) Environmental law
European Consumer Law
Legal: labour law and human rights in private law, legal history.
General: writing skills
In 2013, she was awarded a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at University of Groningen Faculty of Law, which led to her appointment in the Chair Health Law in a Global Context in 2018. She is the initiator of Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre, which hosts around fifteen researchers who focus on various dimensions of health and human rights.
Brigit has published widely in legal, public health and multidisciplinary journals, including Human Rights Quarterly, Harvard Health and Human Rights, the BMJ, and Tobacco Control. She participates in several international and domestic bodies, including as co-chair of the Global Health Law Committee of the International Law Association, as board member of the Dutch Association of Health Law, and as Coordinator of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.
With funding from the Dutch Cancer Society/Lung Foundation she conducts research in the field of tobacco control since 2016, looking at tobacco concerns particularly through a human rights lens. Brigit was member of the Committee on vaccination for childcare (Commissie Vermeij), and acts as a consultant to various international bodies, including the WHO and UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. More recently, Brigit is engaging with international standard-setting, including regarding the adoption of an international standard protecting healthy diets.
Public order, urban safety, anti-social behaviour and nuisance law.
I am especially interested in infrastructures (digital and urban) and the socio-political nature of technology.
Project development, regulation, and transactions