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  • Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened 22 Feb 2017Press release Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened
    The mounting threats posed to the global environment by harmful human activities cannot be averted without effective legislation controlling those activities. However, the environmental laws designed for this purpose are themselves under global attack, warns an international team of scientists including Arie Trouwborst of Tilburg University in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

  • Report on Big Data and Security Policies 14 Feb 2017News Report on Big Data and Security Policies
    Big Data analytics in national security, law enforcement and the fight against fraud can reap great benefits for states, citizens, and society but require extra safeguards to protect citizens’ fundamental rights. This requires a crucial shift from regulating Big Data collection to regulating the phases of analysis and use.

  • Revision of the European Works Councils Directive 13 Feb 2017News Revision of the European Works Councils Directive

  • Leuven professor of Legal Psychology Geert Vervaeke new Dean of Tilburg Law School 30 Jan 2017Press release Leuven professor of Legal Psychology Geert Vervaeke new Dean of Tilburg Law School
    PRESS RELEASE 30 January, 2017 - Professor Geert Vervaeke has been appointed Dean of the Tilburg Law School as of April 1, 2017 by the Executive Board. This was announced earlier today by the Executive Board. Vervaeke will be succeeding Professor Corien Prins, who is to be the new Chair of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR)).

  • Lesaffer appointed fellow at Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law 25 Jan 2017News Lesaffer appointed fellow at Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
    The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge had exceptionally granted to Professor Randall Lesaffer a permanent visiting fellowship.



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