Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Morag Goodwin is an Associate Professor in International Law.
Morag's primary research interest lies in the field of international law, in particular critical approaches to international law. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of development, participation, non-state actors and human rights in norm generation and implementation. She is interested in questions of legitimacy, in relation to the exclusion of non-state actors, the dominance of human rights, technology regulation and issues of global law.
Her current research concerns questions of global law, including the contours and ethics of global legal scholarship. She is currently writing an article to give shape to her ideas on how we should understand global law through a number of case-studies.
Additionally, her research focuses on the Roma, examining questions of the role of law in maintaining and enforcing exclusion and of legal empowerment. In particular, she is interested in the way in which Romani individuals and communities interact with and are acted upon by the law. Additional aspects of her research in relation to the Roma are focused on European Union integration efforts.
A further strand of her research relates to the regulation of technology, notably in the area of technology transfer, and human rights and ethics in relation to technology regulation questions. She is the co-author (with Roger Brownsword) of the CUP Law in Context book, Law and the Techologies of the Twenty-First Century (2012) and is currently preparing a contribution to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology and a review of the Spike Jonze film Her. She is particularly interested in technology transfer within law and development and international law more broadly.
Morag is also leader of the Erasmus Mundus Curriculum Development funded project EDOLAD ('European Doctorate in Law and Development'), heading a consortium of European and non-European partners. In addition, she is involved in Tilburg Law School's global law project.
Morag is the project co-ordinator of EDOLAD (European Doctorate Law and Development) - an EU Erasmus Mundus funded project to establish a joint doctoral programme in the field of Law & Development between the participating institutions of Tilburg University (NL), Tartu University (EE), Deusto University (E), the University of Edinburgh (UK), Oslo University (N) and North-West University Potchefstroom (ZA). More information about the EDOLAD project is available from the project website: http://edolad.eu
Morag holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence (2006) in the area of international law, more specifically the recognition and participation of non-state actors in international governance. She holds an LL.M. (distinction) in International Law from the University of Nottingham (2000) and an M.A. Hons. (1st) in History from the University of Edinburgh (1995-96; 1997-9). She also pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where she studied history and German (1996-7).Prior to taking up her doctoral studies, she worked for the European Roma Rights Center, Budapest, as a researcher in the Research and Publications Dept. (2000-2001). Morag worked at Maastricht University from 2004-2008, combining research and teaching obligations with the position of Executive Editor of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. She has sat on the Editorial Board of the internationally-renowned German Law Journal (www.germanlawjournal.com) since 2002.
EDOLAD - European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development: a three year (2011-2014) project funded by a 388.000 euro grant from the Erasmus Mundus scheme of the European Union, specifically a Curriculum Development grant. Partners: Tilburg Law School (co-ordinating partner), University of Tartu (EE), University of Edinburgh (UK), Deusto University (E), Oslo University (N) and North-West University Potchefstroom (ZA). The aim of the project is to create a joint doctorate in the field of law & development that trains doctoral candidates in a knowledge-based approach. To that end, the emphasis in the curriculum is on core knowledge, an inter-disciplinary approach, fieldwork, practical skills training, and mobility of both students and staff. More information is available at the project website: http://edolad.eu
Direct and indirect funding
Opsporing en cloud computing: de grenzen en kansen van het internationale recht, 8 months, Ministry of Security and Justice
Visiting fellow, European Centre of Excellence, York University, Toronto, 1-8 March 2011
I provide doctoral supervision in the following fields: international law, law & development (broadly conceived), corruption, technology & innovation in the development context, human rights, Roma, global law.
mr. Hanna Weijers, a graduate of the faculty's Research Master. Hanna is working within TILT, researching the role of law in establishing conditions of absorptive capacity for internationally-transferred technology. For more information on Hanna's project, see Hanna's profile page at http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/webwijs/show/?uid=h.weijers . Co-supervised with Prof. Corien Prins.
Jobien Monster. Jobien's research is a study of legal reasoning in ADR mechanisms in Cambodia and Rwanda. For more information on Jobien's research: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/?uid=j.monster. Co-supervised with Prof. Willem Witteveen.
Susan Mathews. Susan's research project is entitled 'Development, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and Human Rights' and takes a critical approach to the development industry. Co-supervised with Prof. Willem van Genugten.
Tihitina Getaneh. Tihitina's research concerns the promotion of technology transfer in Ethiopia through investment laws. Co-supervised with Dr. Angelos Dimopoulos.
Vikas Kathuria. Vikas is a lecturer at Jindahl Global Law School, India. His research takes a critical approach to competition law in the context of development in relation to three countries: India, Brazil and South Africa. Co-supervised with Prof. Pierre Larouche.
Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet. Mrs. Ochieng Pernet's research examines the impact of international food standardization on the access of developing countries to global agricultural markets and, more broadly, on poverty reduction. Co-supervised with Prof. Panos Delimatsis.
Lulu Wei: Ms Wei's research examines the legitimacy of internet regulation in China, and in particular the role played by gatekeeper actors, by applying a rights-based frame. Co-supervised with Prof. Bert-Jaap Koops.
Ms. Nilufarkhon Karimova, a Ph.D. student at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa defended her thesis in May 2012(external supervisor). Her work concerned the human-rights based approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the specific context of Georgia and Uzbekistan.
In the Bachelor programme, Dr. Goodwin teaches and co-ordinates:
In the Master programme, she teaches in the course:
Information on all courses is available via electronic blackboard.
Teaching activities elsewhere
In November 2012, Dr. Goodwin was a visiting professor in the global law program at Direito GV, Sao Paolo, where she taught a course entitled 'Human Rights in Development'.
Dr. Goodwin has previously taught courses on general human rights, practical experience in human rights, law & development, minority rights, and foreign policy making and collective security at Maastricht University. These courses were taught both within the Law Faculty and within other faculties at Maastricht. Morag has also taught at Hogeschools in Maastricht.
Dr. Goodwin has taught at a summer course at the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia in July 2007; as well as participating in various courses at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, in the context of her visiting fellowship in 2008.
Morag is a senior member of the editorial board of the German Law Journal (www.germanlawjournal.com). As the first English-language legal periodical to comment on developments in German, European & international jurisprudence, the German Law Journal has become the leading peer-reviewed, online law review in the world.
She is also a member of the editorial committee of the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (formerly R&R).
She is a member of the Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy (CLPE) net-work, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; individual project component: ?The Role of legitimacy-based non-state actors in decision-making beyond the state?. Visiting Fellow 2008 and 2011.
Morag participates in the working group on corruption within the Law Schools' Global League.
Morag is the Tilburg Law School advisor to the student-run Tilburg Law Review: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/schools/law/about/tlr/
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Last amended: 24 March 2014