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Verfassungsblog: “Muddling through Mutation Times or the Return of Federalism in Austria”

published on May 10, 2021

Konrad Lachmayer wrote a post on http://verfassungsblog.de/ about “Muddling through Mutation Times or the Return of Federalism in Austria. From Covid-19 Response to the Vaccination Campaign”.

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While Austria went into lockdown immediately after Christmas (26 December 2020) for another six weeks, the skiing season had only just started. Hotels were closed, but locals and persons with secondary residences could enjoy skiing and keep Austrian winter tourism alive. Although many measures were taken since then, skiing and ski tours were never forbidden again. …

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JUST PUBLISHED – Formalism and Judicial Self-Restraint as Tools Against Populism?

published on April 29, 2021

Konrad Lachmayer wrote a chapter about “Formalism and Judicial Self-Restraint as Tools Against Populism? Considerations Regarding Recent Developments of the Austrian Constitutional Court”, which was published in Gárdos-Orosz/Szente (eds), “Populist Challenges to Constitutional Interpretation in Europe and Beyond”, Routledge  (2021).

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”.

See the full analysis below.

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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