Retshistorie. Retslære/retsfilosofi. Retssociologi. Retsantropologi

Menneskerettigheder i kommunerne

Peter Kristian Hjaltason

Københavns Universitet, Det Juridiske Fakultet og Institut for Menneskerettigheder   

  +45 35 33 09 50   

Startdato: 01.10.2017

Slutdato:  30.09.2020


Projektet undersøger, hvordan de danske kommuner arbejder inden for en menneskeretlig tænkning og diskurs. Det har særligt fokus på børneområdet, herunder bl.a. reglerne om tvangsadoption og videreført anbringelse mv. Undersøgelsen vil både bestå af en retsdogmatisk analyse og en retssociologisk undersøgelse. 

Excessive Pharmaceutical prices as an anti-competitive practice in TRIPS & European Competition Law

Behrang Kianzad

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, CeBIL, Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law  

  +45 35 33 39 07 

Starting date: 1 September 2017

Completion date:  31 August 2020


An investigation of the triangular dilemma of strong Intellectual Property protection, contra high prices of medicines as result of the global Intellectual Property regime and finally the legal-economic rationales and discourses underlying Intellectual Property Law / competition law / intervention. The aim is to establish what constitutes anti-competitive practices such as excessive prices in TRIPS & EU Competition Law, by making the case for the excessiveness of prices as an anti-competitive practice in and out of themselves from a legal-economic / competition law perspective.

Towards an Effective Right to Vote: On the Path of Internationalization and Instrumentalisation?

Dmitry Kurnosov

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law 

 +45 71 51 51 90 

Starting date: 01.09.2016

Completion date: 31.08.2019

Project description:

In contemporary politics a near universal institutional embrace of the right to a free and fair vote contrasts with widespread unfree and unfair electoral practices and growing skepticism towards electoral procedures even in so called 'mature democracies'. My project will analyze whether the international courts have institutional power and political will to arrest or correct these trends. To reach that aim I will develop a theory of how international courts perceive different dimensions of democracy and interact with other external and internal actors with a stake in electoral process.

Inklusion i velfærdsstaten: Interaktionen mellem langtidsledige borgere og kommunernes sagsbehandlere

Stine Piilgaard Porner Nielsen

Syddansk Universitet, Juridisk Institut 

  65 50 15 23 

Startdato: 01.06.2016

Slutdato:  31.05.2019


Projektet undersøger, hvordan sociale problemer håndteres retligt i interaktionen mellem sagsbehandlere, der er ansat i den kommunale forvaltning, og langtidsledige borgere. Ph.d.-projektet er retssociologisk og undersøger juraens og den retlige bevidstheds betydning i interaktionen mellem langtidsledige borgere og sagsbehandlere, der arbejder med at hjælpe langtidsledige borgere i beskæftigelse. Formålet med projektet er at belyse sagsbehandlingens processer og virkning ved at kortælle borgeres og sagsbehandleres praksis og erfaringer. 

Reconciling the Right to Privacy with Freedom of Expression

Anja Møller Pedersen

University of Copenhagen and Danish Institute for Human Rights   

 +45 22 98 86 15 

Starting date: 1 April 2016

Completion date:  31 March 2019


In C-131/12, Google Spain, an ordinary Spanish citizen requested that Google removed or concealed on the list of results from a search based on his name certain information about him lawfully published in a newspaper several years earlier. The European Court of Justice pronounced that the rights to privacy and data protection in Art. 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as ’rule’ override not only the economic interest of the search engine in processing the data, but also the interest of the general public in having access to it, unless a ’preponderant’ public interest is demonstrated. It thereby indicated that these rights are superior to that of freedom of expression in Art. 11, not only violating the strong interdependency between the rights according to international human rights law, but also consistent case law from the European Court of Human Rights.

Against this background and with a view to explore and understand the interrelation between the rights, the project seeks to tease out the underlying rationales behind the rights to privacy, data protection and freedom of expression and explore how they are reflected in EU legislation and case law, and determine the criteria behind each of them. These analyses will then serve as a foundation for exploring how the rights may be reconciled, and which of the identified rationales and criteria may determine the outcome in cases of conflict between them.

The PhD project is co-funded by University of Copenhagen, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) and Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Kerneopgaver i hhv. politiet og den private sikkerhedsbranche

Mette Volquartzen

Københavns Universitet, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Center for Offentlig Regulering og Administration (CORA)

  +45 60 51 47 93


Startdato: 01.03.2016

Slutdato:  29.02.2019


I projektet vil jeg analysere, hvad der i dag og den umiddelbare fremtid kan defineres som politiets kerneopgaver - herunder en præcisering af, hvad begrebet "kerneopgaver"  eller opgaver med "politimæssig relevans"  nærmere vil sige. Samtidig vil jeg analysere den private sikkerhedsbranche  virksomhed som "privat politi" - således at det retsgrundlag, der regulerer branchens virksomhed som "privat politi" kan blive opdateret, også med hensyn til, hvad der er og bør være branchens kerneopgaver. Både tekniske, materielle og bemandingsmæssige perspektiver vil blive taget  i betragtning.

Private and public property in land: Resolving property disputes in Iceland and beyond

Valgerdur Solnes

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law / University of Iceland, Faculty of Law

 +45 31 52 72 27

Starting date: 01.09.2015

Completion date: 31.08.2018

Project description:

The research examines the Icelandic Supreme Court’s case law on account of a 1998 legislation. The legislation granted administrative power (subject to judicial review) to determine boundaries between private and public land in Iceland. The legislature opted out of enacting special evidentiary rules, and chose to adopt procedural rules to safeguard the human rights of all relevant parties. This approach was tested by the ECtHR, who concluded that the 1998 legislation, and the case law are not in violation of the ECHR (right to property, and right to a fair trial).

The politics and law of cooperative non-entree

Nikolas David Feith Tan

Aarhus University, Department of Law

 +45 87 16 51 84

Starting date: 15 January 2015

Completion date: 14 January 2018

Project description:

States are increasingly cooperating to prevent access to asylum in more affluent parts of the world. Perhaps intentionally, these policies significantly challenge the existing refugee and human rights protection regime, still largely tied to notions of territory and (single) state responsibility. This project will investigate the policies of the European Union, United States and Australia. It raises two main questions. The first is legal: to what extent can international refugee and human rights law be brought to bear on international cooperation in the field of migration control and asylum processing? The second is more theoretical: what does the interplay between normative commitments and policy practices in this area tell us about the role of international law in shaping refugee policy?


Lokal accept og regulering af vindmøller

Marie Leer Jørgensen

Department of Food and Ressource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen

+45 35 33 16 32 (private mobile: 25 36 72 70)

Starting date: 01.09.2014

Completion date: 31.08.2017

Project description:

The main objective of the project is to analyse and evaluate the effects on local acceptance of wind power projects of the specific Danish policy measures in the Act on renewable energy (Consolidated Act no. 1330, Nov. 25, 2013). The project will in particular focus on the compensation scheme to neighbours, the co-ownership scheme and the community benefit scheme. These three schemes were adopted in 2008 with the purpose to increase local acceptance of wind power projects. There is, however, only limited knowledge about the actual effects of such schemes on local acceptance. The PhD project will analyse to what degree, how and why the different policy measures affect local acceptance of wind power projects. This will be valuable knowledge for the future development of such policy measures for renewable energy projects at national and international level. Recommendations to adjustments of the Danish measures may be suggested.

The PhD project is part of a multidisciplinary research project on local acceptance of wind power projects (Wind2050) funded by the Strategic Research Council.