Research Law and Governance
Just as society changes when the law changes, so too the law is continually changing along with society. Globalization, technological developments, pluralism and the need to live more sustainably pose major challenges in the 21st century. At the same time, we are confronted with poverty, inequality, insecurity, crime and injustice. The research at Tilburg Law School focuses on understanding these developments and its impact on interpersonal and institutional relationships and the law.
The research profile of Tilburg Law School is constituted by four signature plans. The signature plans represent state-of-the-art research lines, connecting the key areas of expertise of Tilburg Law School. The current signature plans run from 2019 – 2024.
Connecting Organizations: Private, Tax and Technology-Driven Legal Relations in a Sustainable Society
Global Law and Governance
Law and Security
Regulating Socio-Technical Change
Special research projects
Tilburg Law School conducts three research projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, to boost Dutch study programs in law as well as societal debate on pressing issues regarding law and governance. The research projects are integrated in the signature plans.
Digital Legal Studies: From regulating human behavior to regulating data
Transformative effects of Global Law: Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
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- Research on law
- Research on governance
- Our researchers
Global Law Bachelor students win Comparative Law in Action Competition12th April 2021
Tilburg Law School’s Global Law Team has won the IE Univeristy Comparative Law in Action Competition overall as well as the best group oralist award.
Podcast BBC with Arie Trouwborst: On how to coax cats to harm wildlife less01st April 2021
Cats are blamed for killing an estimated 100million prey in the UK each year. Miranda Krestovnikoff of BBC Radio 4 looks at the research to see how they might be coaxed to harm wildlife less. Environmental law researcher Arie Trouwborst is on the show.
Too many legal obstacles to address human rights abuses at mega-sporting events01st April 2021
Virtually every international mega-sporting event comes with human rights abuses. But to hold all contributing actors responsible, parallel proceedings under various legal systems need to be initiated which is highly inefficient and allows for those responsible to escape their responsibility.