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Verfassungsblog: “Austria’s Ongoing Legal Struggle in the Fight Against the Pandemic”

published on December 3, 2020

Konrad Lachmayer wrote together with Susanne Gstöttner a post on http://verfassungsblog.de/ about “No Benefit of Hindsight. Austria’s Ongoing Legal Struggle in the Fight Against the Pandemic”.

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Austria is currently in the midst of a second hard lockdown. This move came after a somewhat carefree summertime that ended rather chaotic. Since then, the government has reacted late, the public was informed at short notice, coordination of the administration was poor and the enacted legislation and enforcement of measures are constitutionally problematic. …

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Just Published – Legitimacy Deficits of Austrian Legal Covid-19 Measures. From Emergency Action to Economic Crisis Governance

published on August 25, 2020

Konrad Lachmayer published an article about Legitimacy Deficits of Austrian Legal Covid-19 Measures in the Law and Economics Yearly Review (2020, vol.9, part 1).

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Verfassungsrechtsblog: “Rule of Law Lacking in Times of Crisis”

published on April 28, 2020

Konrad Lachmayer wrote a post on http://verfassungsblog.de/ about “Rule of Law Lacking in Times of Crisis”.

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In the middle of April 2020 the overall impression of the COVID-Crisis communicated by the Austrian Government is that Austria is doing well, the government reacted on time, the capacity of hospital and intensive care beds was always sufficient and that the number of infections is decreasing. …

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Lecture – “Codification of Administrative Law in Austria”

published on January 29, 2020

Konrad Lachmayer held a lecture on “Codification of Administrative Law in Austria” at the International Workshop „Codification of Administrative Law“.

Venue: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 23–24 January 2020

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Lecture – “Formalism and judicial self-restraint as tools against populism?”

published on December 13, 2019

Konrad Lachmayer held a lecture on “Formalism and judicial self-restraint as tools against populism? Considerations to recent developments of the
Austrian Constitutional Court” at the Conference “Constitutional Interpretation in European Populist Regimes” organised by the IACL Working Group on Constitutional Interpretation.

Venue: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 5.-6. December 2019

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