Prof. Dimitry Kochenov (EU Constitutional Law) will take plart in a meeting of legal experts at the European Parliament on January 22, assisting the Federal Union of European Nationalities in launching an EU citizens' initiative aimed at improving the legal climate for ethnic minority protection in the European Union. The meeting will be attended by a handful of scholars working in the field of law and culture and EU minority protection law, as well as the Members of the European Parliament representing minority constituences. Prof. Kochenov's latest work on minority protection is appearing later this year in an Oxford University Press volume on 'International Approaches to Managing Ethnic Diversity' edited by Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden.
On Tuesday 4 February 2020 Laurence Gormley, Emeritus Professor of European Law at Groningen, was called as a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple in London.
Vanaf 2020 onderscheidt de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen bijzondere prestaties op het gebied van kennisbenutting met de RUG Impact Award. De prijs wordt uitgereikt in de categorieën onderzoekers en studenten.
The Boards of the NWO domains Science and Social Science and Humanities have approved a project proposal, coordinated by professor of Energy Law Martha Roggenkamp, in the PhD@sea programme.