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Dr. Jasper Verstappen awarded Embassy Science Fellowship by Dutch Research Council
Posted on:18 July 2024

Jasper Verstappen, associate professor of IT law at our Faculty, has been awarded the Embassy Science Fellowship by the Dutch Research Council. He will receive a €25,000 fellowship to conduct research on AI policy and law in Singapore.

Veni-grants for ten researchers
Posted on:17 July 2024

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant of up to €320,000 each to ten researchers of the University of Groningen and the UMCG. The Veni grants are designed for outstanding researchers who have recently gained a PhD.

Dr Michelle Bruijn and Dr Kostia Gorobets receive Veni grant from Dutch Research Council
Posted on:17 July 2024

Dr Michelle Bruijn and Dr Kostia Gorobets have been awarded a Veni grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Bruijn will spend the grant on research into protection against evictions. Gorobets will use the awarded amount for legal philosophical research on an alternative version of international law in Russia.

Dr. Ceciel Nieuwenhout awarded funding for energy system market regulation research toward carbon-neutral future
Posted on:16 July 2024

The research project ‘Market Organisation of the Dutch Energy System (MODES)’, in which Dr Ceciel Nieuwenhout of the Faculty of Law is participating, has been awarded funding from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

More human touch in Social Security laws?
Posted on:15 July 2024

The Department of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration (Maarten Bouwmeester, LL.M., Prof. Kars de Graaf, Prof. Bert Marseille and Dr Marc Wever) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen will conduct research commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. They will investigate the consequences of the anticipated amendments to the strengthening of the safeguarding function of the Dutch General Administrative Law Act (Awb).

12 million euros for research into the impact of green hydrogen
Posted on:15 July 2024

A consortium to study the socio-economic impact of hydrogen, including three researchers at the University of Groningen, has been granted 12 million euros from the NWO.

Sovereign citizens hold up a mirror to the government
Posted on:09 July 2024

Luuk de Boer studies ‘sovereign citizens’, people who reject the government’s authority. For his research, he is staying in St. Louis, one of the most segregated cities in the US. The gap between rich and poor is immense. De Boer is not there for his sovereigns research specifically, although the US is certainly an interesting place in that respect, because the group of sovereign citizens on the other side of the pond is huge.

Dr Evgeni Moyakine wins Jantina Tammes School Early Career Researcher Prize
Posted on:08 July 2024

On 19 June 2024, the Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology and AI (JTS) celebrated its birthday that concluded with the presentation of the JTS Early Career Researcher Prize. The prize was awarded to five winners, including associate professor of IT law Evgeni Moyakine.

Prof. Fatih Ibili installed as Advocate General at Supreme Court
Posted on:04 July 2024

On Tuesday 2 July, Prof. Fatih Ibili was installed as Advocate General at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. He combines his new position with the professorship at the UG.

Prof. Bert Marseille appointed chairman of WODC research supervisory committee
Posted on:04 July 2024

Bert Marseille, Professor of Public Administration at our Faculty, has been appointed chairman of the supervisory committee for the WODC study 'Evaluation of Foundation for Consumer Disputes Committee (SGC)'.

Collective quizzing to improve knowledge retention
Posted on:01 July 2024

Nina Mileva, Associate Professor of Public International Law, talks about her mini-quiz recap strategy, called the "Quick Review Quiz.

Dr Marlies Hesselman serves as advisor to report of the National Human Rights Institute
Posted on:26 June 2024

Marlies Hesselman, assistant professor of international law at our Faculty, acted as a consultant for the National Human Rights Institute on their first report on the Dutch, regional and international legal framework for the 'right to a healthy environment' in the Netherlands. The report was published on 20 June.

Researchers explain right to demonstrate to all and sundry
Posted on:18 June 2024

What exactly does the right to demonstrate entail? What may and must the government do in the event of demonstrations, and what rights and obligations do protesters have? Demonstration expert Berend Roorda receives questions on this subject almost daily from the media and legal practitioners, especially now that protests are very topical in the Netherlands. With a new website, he makes all knowledge and regulations accessible to everyone.

Maarten Bouwmeester, LL.M., awarded Culture Fund scholarship for research stay in Australia
Posted on:18 June 2024

Maarten Bouwmeester, PhD candidate at our Faculty’s Department of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration, has been awarded a Cultural Fund grant for a research stay. He will be spending three months in Australia next year thanks to the scholarship to work on his doctoral research ‘System failure in the digital welfare state’.

The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members
Posted on:17 June 2024

After summer, the Young Academy Groningen will again welcome seven new members. Their research covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from speech technology to the philosophy of ethics and politics and polymer chemistry.

State commission on rule of law issues advisory report on operation of rule of law
Posted on:12 June 2024

On 10 June, the State Commission on the Rule of Law, of which Prof. Marc Hertogh of our faculty is a member, published its advisory report on the functioning of the rule of law. In the report, titled 'The Broken Promise of the Rule of Law: Ten Proposals for Improvement with an Eye on the Citizen', the State Commission concludes that the rule of law has been long neglected by the government.

Delegation from Macquarie University visits Faculty of Law
Posted on:11 June 2024

On 6 and 7 June, the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen hosted a delegation from the Arts Faculty of Macquarie University (which also houses the Law branch at that university). The focus of the strategic partnership between the UG and Macquarie University is on joint doctorates.

MDMA State Committee, led by prof. Brigit Toebes, publishes first report
Posted on:06 June 2024

Today, the report “Beyond Ecstasy” by the State Committee on MDMA was presented to outgoing Medical Care Minister Pia Dijkstra. In the report, the State Committee calls for larger-scale research into the use of MDMA in therapy for people suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Researchers Faculty of Law launch new website on the right to protest
Posted on:05 June 2024

With this initiative, the researchers aim to meet the growing need for information about the right to freedom of peaceful assembly (the right to protest). The website consists of an extensive list of answers to frequently asked questions, a knowledge base with the most recent case law and an advice tool on the basis of which free customized legal advice can be obtained. To develop the website and keep it up-to-date for three years, funding was granted by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the fall of 2023. The website is independent; the Ministry has not interfered with its content. All information on the website is available in Dutch and freely accessible to everyone.

Prof. Willem Janssen gives his vision on the future of public procurement at meeting of the European Commission and Member States
Posted on:29 May 2024

Prof. Willem Janssen, Extraordinary Professor of Procurement Law at our Faculty, has been invited by the European Commission to share his expertise. He will give his views on future public procurement at the meeting on 30 May 2024, where all EU member states are represented.

Dr Marlies Hesselman and colleagues awarded funding for Women in Solidarity for Energy (WISE) project
Posted on:28 May 2024

The Women in Solidarity for Energy (WISE) project, led by Dr Marlies Hesselman of the Faculty of Law among others, has been awarded funding from the European Union's Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) funding system.

Dr Aurélie Villanueva wins ELFA Proxime Accessit prize
Posted on:27 May 2024

Aurélie Villanueva, assistant professor European Union Law at our Faculty, has been awarded the Proxime Accessit Prize of the European law Faculties Association (ELFA). She received the prize for her dissertation titled ‘Culture in European Union Law: Between Market and Society’, which she defended last year at the European University Institute in Florence.

Delegation from Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia visits Faculty of Law
Posted on:22 May 2024

On 17 May 2024, the Faculty of Law was honoured to receive a delegation from Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia.

Dr Lolke Braaksma wins Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize
Posted on:22 May 2024

Lolke Braaksma, assistant professor of environmental law at our Faculty, has won one of the five Research Prizes of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation. He was awarded the prize for his PhD thesis 'The programmatic approach in environmental law: Towards a legal design in the European Union and the Netherlands that pursues sustainability'.

Prof. Brigit Toebes and Dr Michelle Bruijn awarded Zonmw grant for research on alcohol regulation
Posted on:08 May 2024

Prof. Brigit Toebes and Dr Michelle Bruijn have been awarded a grant from funding organization Zonmw. The project is titled 'Alcohol regulation: navigating between allowing and prohibiting'.

Prof. Aline Klingenberg appointed member Temporary Committee on Student Data and present at two roundtable discussions Lower House of Parliament
Posted on:07 May 2024

Aline Klingenberg, professor of IT-Law at the Faculty of Law, was recently appointed by the Executive Board of the University of Groningen as a member of the Temporary Committee on Student Data.

Dr Marlies Hesselman and David Patterson, LL.M., co-author article in The Lancet
Posted on:06 May 2024

Dr Marlies Hesselman and David Patterson, LL.M., are co-authors of a publication in the leading health journal The Lancet. The article they co-authored is titled “Collective action and legal mobilisation for the right to health in the climate crisis”.

Prof. Marc Hertogh appointed as faculty professor at Utrecht University
Posted on:02 May 2024

Marc Hertogh has been appointed as faculty professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University as of 1 May 2024. He will fill the position part-time and will also remain Professor of Law and Society at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen.

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