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2017.11.02 | Research news

Assistant Professor awarded grant for research project in EU law

Graham Butler, Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, has been awarded grant of 1,25 million DKK from the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) on access to justice issues within the scope of European Union law.

2017.01.17 | Research news

Researcher: War robots are not illegal

New legal research concludes that weapons systems with autonomous attack capabilities capable of selecting and engaging a target without human interference are not illegal in and of themselves. However, a political decision should be made regarding their use, says the researcher.

2016.12.06 | People

Negotiation expert appointed honorary associate professor

For almost a decade, he has introduced law students and lawyers to the noble art of negotiation. Now, Executive VP Mikkel Gudsøe has been appointed honorary associate professor at the Department of Law.

2016.12.05 | Public/media

The Department of Law gets its own courtroom

Students and employees at Aarhus BSS - Aarhus University can now simulate and train their skills at legal proceedings in real-life surroundings.

From the play “Welcome to Denmark”, where the audience was forced to consider specific asylum cases.

2016.10.12 | Public/media

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen appointed honorary professor in law

He has arranged theatre plays in front of the City Hall, invited refugees to take part in his classes, and is actually a political science graduate. Now Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, an unorthodox and internationally recognised researcher, has been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Law in Aarhus.

Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe will be an honorary professor at the Department of Law until 2021.

2016.08.24 | People

The Department of Law appoints Advocate General Henrik Øe

Previously he has battled giants such as Google and Apple to protect consumers. Now the former consumer ombudsman and current Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU, Henrik Øe, has been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Law.

2015.10.19 | Research news

International rights rarely make it to Danish workers

Several EU rules meant to protect the rights of Danish workers have not been properly implemented in the Danish labour market. In various cases, Danes suffering from e.g. physical or mental disabilities have been caught in the middle. Researcher from Aarhus University has received DKK 1.7 million to explore the extent of the problem.

The Competition Council makes decisions within the scope of the Danish Competition Act in cases of either fundamental or major importance e.g. in connection with major mergers, anti-competitive agreements or when companies abuse their dominant positionPhoto: Colourbox
Pernille Wegener Jessen
Philipp Schröder

2015.10.02 | People

New and trimmed down Competition Council with no less than two researchers from Aarhus BSS

Professor of economics Philipp Schröder and associate professor of law Pernille Wegener Jessen are both at the table in the new Danish Competition Council which has trimmed down from 18 to only seven members.

2015.09.09 | Business and finance

Establishing a framework for European business and industry

Professor Paul Krüger Andersen has headed the first comparative analysis of company laws in the EU member states and have formulated a series of best practice recommendations. Several EU countries have already implemented parts of the recommendations which are expected to strengthen European business and industry.

2015.05.20 | Society and politics

Aarhus University assumes chairmanship of the UN centre for children’s rights

The rights of children have been described in the UN’s Convention of the Rights of the Child. But given that the convention must accommodate 194 countries with widely different cultural practices, the convention is too unspecific and allows for the rules to be interpreted differently. This is one among the many aspects that AU’s children and…

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Fri 13 Oct
10:15-12:00 | Vandrehallen, Building 1410, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C
The preliminary ruling procedure in a changing environment: A view from the European Court of Justice
Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Allan Rosas, delivers a lecture on recent developments in the legal, political and economic environment, and their implications for the Court. Furthermore, the lecture will address the ways, if any, that national courts in Member States and the Court of Justice have adapted to these developments.
Thu 28 Sep
11:00-18:00 | Aarhus University
INTRAlaw Conference: Law in transition (28-29 September)
To an increasing extent, legal norms are established as a result of activities in international and supranational organizations, transnational corporations and through collaboration between public law and private law entities at all levels. The aim of the conference is to shed light on the impact of these new tendencies.
Thu 07 Sep
17:00-18:00 | Bygning 1414, lokale 311/312 (frokoststuen), Juridisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet
Thinking about doing a PhD in Law?
Come to the information meeting at the Department of Law and find out more about the PhD degree programme in law, hear current PhD students talk about their experiences, and get inspiration for subjects, projects and the PhD process. The next application deadline is 9 October 2017.
Tue 20 Jun
08:55-08:56 | Aarhus University
Extended Call for Papers: The Responsibility of Home States, the European Union, and International Organizations in the area of Business and Human Rights and Testimonies from Communities and Individuals Impacted by Business Activities
This call for papers concerns the second day of the workshop, which takes place on 2-3 October 2017.
Thu 15 Jun
17:30-22:00 |
Hugo Sinzheimer Moot - Aarhus 2017
From the 15 to 17 June 2017, approximately 100 ambitious people within European labour law will gather in Aarhus for the second edition of the Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition.
Thu 15 Jun
09:06-09:06 | Aarhus University
Extended Call for Papers: The Responsibility of Home States, the European Union, and International Organizations in the area of Business and Human Rights and Testimonies from Communities and Individuals Impacted by Business Activi
This call for papers concerns the first day of the workshop, which takes place on 2-3 October 2017.
Thu 01 Jun
12:02-12:02 |
Call for papers: Conference on Law in transition
Call for papers for the conference ‘Law in transition – Interacting legal orders and changing actors' arranged by the INTRAlaw (INternational and TRAnsnational tendencies in LAW) Research Centre taking place on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Aarhus.
Mon 15 May
00:01-23:59 |
Call for Papers: Business and Human Rights workshop in Aarhus in October
Call for Papers for the workshop at Aarhus University on 2-3 October about the Responsibility of Home States, the European Union, and International Organizations in the area of Business and Human Rights and Testimonies from Communities and Individuals Impacted by Business Activities
Fri 24 Mar
10:00-13:00 | Mogens Zieler Stuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, Aarhus University
Perspectives on Children’s Rights in Denmark
Joint event for UNCRC Policy Center and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Fri 06 Jan
13:00-15:30 | Aarhus University, building 1342, lecture hall 455
PhD Defence: The Obligation to Investigate in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations
Vito Todeschini defends his PhD thesis about the scope and content of the obligation to investigate – what should be investigated and how? – and the differences in armed conflict and peace operations.

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