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Editorial: The UK Taken in Adultery. Who Will Cast the First Stone?

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,[t]hey say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? So…He lifted up himself and said unto them, he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8:3 et seq) It should come as no great surprise that the UK Government, in putting before Parliament the UK Internal Market Bill, is now spicing with illegality its torrid  meal  of irresponsibility and incompetence in the manner in which Brexit was managed –from the Cameron hors d’oeuvres, through the Theresa May main course and, now, the Boris dessert. And nota bene: I am not calling into question the Brexit decision itself. It is the amateurism of the process which is so stupefying. Were any of the issues now being raised by HMG –…

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Editorial – A Modest Proposal on Zoom Teaching

No preliminaries are necessary here. One result of Covid-19 has been a shift to online teaching by Zoom (or similar platforms). In some law faculties all teaching is online. In most faculties most teaching is online with some hybrid teaching, and in a few (privileged) places in-person teaching remains viable. It is also a commonplace that…

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Gender in Academic Publishing

Editor's Note: The footnotes to this article have been omitted. The full version can be found here. The authors would like to emphasize that this Editorial relies heavily on research, ideas, and arguments made by other scholars and readers are encouraged to read the full text. Some of the COVID-19…

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In This Issue

The article section of this issue opens with a contribution by Maria Laura Marceddu and Pietro Ortolani, who pose the question: What is wrong with investment arbitration? That there is something wrong with investment arbitration is now well-rehearsed; less well understood is what explains the public aversion. Marceddu and Ortolani offer an empirically grounded answer. Also utilizing experimental…

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Anthony P. Lester

When lawyers tell of the making of European law, they usually speak of statespersons like Jean Monnet, cases like van Gend & Loos and judges like Koen Lenaerts. But in that pantheon belongs one of the legal architects of the now-vibrant fields of European Union and Human Rights Law,…

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