The Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, in cooperation with the Department of Legal Theory and the Department of Administrative Law & Public Administration of the University of Groningen, organized a one-day international conference in Groningen on 17 November 2009 marking the official launch of the GCL. At this conference two new books were presented in manuscript. On the website of GCL you can read a short report of the day, along with some pictures to give an impression.
Professor of Public Order Law Michel Vols has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his research into the extent to which national and international laws protect people from eviction.
A proposal on the legal constraints and opportunities for the European Union to further its ambitions as an international diplomatic actor has been selected by the European Commission.
Second-year LLB students Reet Varma & Helena Rasch and LLM Public International Law students Jessica Appelmann & Dominique Mollet represented the University of Groningen at the 8th European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.