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Experimenting with compulsory mediation: assessment and continuation, by Sophie Boyron

In administrative law, mediation remains unusual, and compulsory mediation even more so. This is particularly true regarding administrative mediation in France. Despite being introduced in administrative law years back, it has taken several decades to see this method of dispute resolution take root. For this reason, a French experiment in compulsory mediation deserves attention. InContinue reading “Experimenting with compulsory mediation: assessment and continuation, by Sophie Boyron”

How do you say “Amtshilfe” in Portuguese? A legal transfer that did not work, by Rui Lanceiro

This blog post is part of a series on failed legal transplants in European countries (for the overall presentation: here). In this case, a legal institute from Germany was transplanted to Portugal but was left mainly without implementation by the administration. The Portuguese Code of Administrative Procedure (Código do Procedimento Administrativo, CPA) follows the EuropeanContinue reading “How do you say “Amtshilfe” in Portuguese? A legal transfer that did not work, by Rui Lanceiro”

EU Agencies before the Court of Justice, 2nd & 3rd June

The rise of EU agencies constitutes one of the most important developments of the EU administration. Nonetheless, an effective judicial review of the exercise of their powers is still faced with significant hurdles posed by the complexity of the assessments carried out by these bodies, as well as by the composite and unsettled institutional positionContinue reading “EU Agencies before the Court of Justice, 2nd & 3rd June”