In this Policy Brief, Professor of French Government and Politics David S Bell analyses the French presidential election and the constitution of the French Fifth Republic. He charts the extraordinary fall from grace of Republican presidential candidate Francois Fillon, following the scandal known as 'Penelopegate', in which he allegedly paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros of public money for little or no work.
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.
This Policy Brief summarizes the findings of a joint project between Oxford University and the Catholic University of Leuven aimed at evaluating different mechanisms for delivering collective redress. It identifies eleven principles for market regulation, and the three principal goals for collective redress of delivering compensation, affecting the future behaviour of markets, and achieving these goals in a timely and cost-efficient way.
This policy brief, published in conjunction with the University of Warwick Politics of Papua Project, presents 14 recommendations for the United Kingdom and the international community to help bring an end to the political and constitutional conflict in the West Papua Region of Indonesia.
This policy brief reports on the main conclusions from an international conference held at Wolfson College, Oxford, at which representatives from seven governments, ombudsmen, and academic experts assessed efforts to implement new dispute resolution mechanisms across EU Member States.
To improve access to justice for consumers in the European single market, an EU Directive on consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (2013/11/EU) was introduced in May 2013, and came into force in every EU member state on 9 July 2015.
Matthew Nelson, Reader in Politics at SOAS, presents a deeper understanding of competing constitutional approaches to the relationship between Islamic law and parliamentary power in Pakistan, in order to shed light on the relationship between Islam and democracy more generally.