ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pedro Cruz VillalónPedro Cruz Villalón is a Professor of Public Law at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was a judge at the Spanish Constitutional Court from 1992 to 1998 and from 1998 to 2001 its president. From 2009 to 2015 he was an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice.
POSTS BY Pedro Cruz Villalón
12 Oktober 2020Pedro Cruz Villalón
Rule of (German) Law?As I see it, the central question is whether Germany, just as it is an economic and a political power in the EU, is also a legal power. This would, of course, beg the question whether this notion makes sense by itself. Is it permitted to speak of legal power in the way it is preached for other forms of power? And supposing the notion applies to Germany as a Member State of the EU, may this national condition be aptly described as hegemonic? The ultimate question behind the questions just mentioned would be ‘How can this problem be tackled?’, assuming that it indeed turns out to be a problem. Continue reading >>
23 September 2020Stanisław Biernat, Pedro Cruz Villalón, Michaela Hailbronner, Maximilian Steinbeis
LawRules #1: We need to talk about Constitutional CourtsConstitutional courts are under attack in many countries in Europe and beyond. Why? And why now? What can be done to protect them, and what are the most important conditions for constitutional courts to function? These are the questions we discuss in the first episode of our new podcast with three guests, two of them former constitutional judges with first-hand experience on these matters, and one a scholar who has written an outstanding book on the German Bundesverfassungsgericht. Continue reading >>
06 Mai 2016Pedro Cruz Villalón, Yoan Vilain, Maximilian Steinbeis