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Panel – MASSEY CITIES SUMMIT: Constitutional Space for Cities

published on March 14, 2021

Prof. Lachmayer will present a paper about “Empowering Cities by Constitutional Pluralism. A Constitutional Concept of Glocal Cities” on the panel “Principles of Federalism” at the International Conference “MASSEY CITIES SUMMIT: Constitutional Space for Cities“,  organised by Massey College and the Canadian Urban Institute.
The panel with Prof. Lachmayer opens on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST.

Open Access – The Principle of Effective Legal Protection in Administrative Law

published on March 8, 2021

The book ‘The Principle of Effective Legal Protection in Administrative Law’ (edited by Zoltán Szente, Konrad Lachmayer) is now available as Open Access version under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License.

This collection presents a comparative analysis of the principle of effective legal protection in administrative law in Europe. It examines how European states consider and enforce the related requirements in their domestic administrative law.

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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”.

See the full analysis below.

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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