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RESEARCH

PANDEMIC LAW

Book

Articles and Chapters

Policy Papers and Reports

Legal Commentary

Building on global comparative research led by Dr Grogan, this body of work examines the impact of the pandemic on legal systems and governance worldwide from the perspective of the rule of law, democracy and human rights. It examines the use of emergency, ordinary and soft powers during crisis; and the relative strength and weakness displayed by both autocratic and democratic systems.

RULE OF LAW CRISIS IN THE EU

Publications

The rule of law crisis refers to the increasing democratic deconsolidation and 'rule of law backsliding' by certain EU Member States. 'Rule of law backsliding' is "the process through which elected public authorities deliberately implement governmental blueprints which aim to systematically weaken, annihilate or capture internal checks on power with the view of dismantling the liberal democratic state and entrenching the long-term rule of the dominant party” (Pech and Scheppele 2017). This research examines the crisis, and forwards actions which should be taken at national and EU levels.

  • J Grogan and JCA van Dam, 'Soft Law and the Rule of Law Crisis', in Emilia Korkea-aho, Ulrika Mörth and Mariolina Eliantonio (eds) Handbook on Soft Law in the EU (2022)

  • L Pech and J Grogan, ‘EU External Relations and Human Rights’ in Ramses Wessel, and Joris Larik (eds), EU External Relations Law: Text, Cases and Materials (Hart Publishing 2020) 

  • L Pech and J Grogan, ‘Upholding the Rule of law in the EU: What Role for the EUFRA?’ in R Byrne, G Quinn & H Entzinger (eds), Building Trust on Human Rights (Routledge 2019) 

  • J Grogan, L Pech et al, 'The crystallisation of a core EU meaning of the rule of law and its (limited) normative influence beyond the EU' RECONNECT Working Paper 7.3 (May 2021) 

  • L Pech, J Grogan et al, ‘Unity and Diversity in National Understandings of the Rule of Law in the EU’ RECONNECT Working Paper 7.1 (May 2020) https://reconnect-europe.eu/publications/ 

  • L Pech, J Grogan et al, ‘Meaning and Scope of the EU Rule of Law’ RECONNECT Working Paper 7.2 (May 2020) https://reconnect-europe.eu/publications/ 

BREXIT

Articles and Chapters

Legal Commentary

Examining how Brexit has impacted constitutional law and the protection of rights in the UK, this research examines the questions of power, the execuitve and the role of parliament.

  • J Grogan, ‘Rights and Remedies at Risk: Implications of the Brexit Process on the Future of Rights in the UK’ [2019] Public Law 683 

  • J Grogan, ‘The Injustice of Uncertainty’ in Elaine Fahey and Tawhida Ahmed, Brexit, Justice and Injustice (Elgar Publishing 2019) 

  • J Grogan, ‘How Democratic is the Brexit Process?’ in P Dunleavey and A Parks (eds), The 2018 Audit of UK Democracy (LSE 2019) 

  • J Grogan, ‘How Democratic is the Brexit Process?’ in P Dunleavey and R Taylor (eds), The 2017 Audit of UK Democracy (LSE 2018)