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ECPR General Conference 2020, University of Innsbruck

Judicial Activism

Civil Society
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Carlo Ruzza
Università degli Studi di Trento
Panel Discussant
Michelle Cini
University of Bristol

13/06/2018 14:00 - 15:45
Building: 27SG Floor: Second Room: 26
This Panel focuses on the uses of litigation in contentious politics with particular reference to anti-discrimination policy and environmental policy. It considers the strategies and the actors involved in legal mobilization with particular reference to social movement organizations. Its focus includes the trajectory of EU equality legislation and assesses its effectiveness in providing protection against xenophobia and racism. It considers factors that facilitate access to court for collective actors acting in support or on behalf of victims of discrimination. In this context, and with particular reference to the EU level, it focuses on types and levels of resources available to civil society groups promoting forms of judicial activism.

Paper List

Title Details
#Demandjustice and Dieselgate: How a Transnational Civil Society Coalition Rocks the Legal Systems in Europe View Paper Details
Advancing EU Equality Law in Italy: Between Unsystematic Implementation and Decentralized Enforcement View Paper Details
Is the Litigation before the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights under the Influence of Private Foundations? View Paper Details
New Policy, New Interest Group Politics? Policy Feedback, Interest Representation, and the EU Emissions Trading System View Paper Details
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