A report of a workshop exploring popular attitudes to law in contemporary Russia. The analysis covers two research projects into the changing perceptions, increasing workload, and other challenges faced by the courts that deal with the vast majority of cases in Russia - the Justices of the Peace courts.
Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Research Fellow, Sciences Po, Paris
In this policy brief, human rights and criminal lawyer Mikołaj Pietrzak argues that Poland's ruling party is implementing a programme of deep constitutional, social, and political change, including limitations on the role of the judiciary, which poses a threat to the constitutionally enshrined separation of powers in the fledgling democracy.
In this policy brief, Dr Bill Kissane of LSE examines the Turkish referendum on the most ambitious changes to the Turkish constitution yet seen, which was called in the aftermath of the failed military coup of 2016.
If passed, the referendum will allow President Erdoğan to dissolve the parliament and to declare a state of emergency.
The second report from our three-part series on Russian legal culture traces the evolution of the socio-legal tradition from imperial times to the present, to shed new light on everyday life and legal practices in order to overcome existing preconceptions about the role of the law in Russia.
When the European Commission launched its public consultation on gender imbalance on corporate boards, the predominant rhetoric was that improving gender balance in corporate leadership would be good for business and bring economic benefits to help member states recover from the economic crisis of 2008.