Impact assessment of EU non-legislative rule-making: the missing link in "new comitology"

A. Meuwese, A. ALEMANNO

European Law Journal

janvier 2013, vol. 19, n°1, pp.76-92

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : EU law, Rulemaking, delegated acts, implementing measures, Better Regulation, Regulatory oversight, Judicial Review, EU Courts

Impact assessment (IA) has gone from an innocuous technical tool typically used in the pre-legislative phase to an instrument at the heart of the European institutional machinery. However ' in deviation from its roots as a tool governing delegated rulemaking in the US ' most experience with IA in the EU has been gathered in a legislative context. Against the background of the recent evolution of the EU's old 'comitology' system into a two-track system of delegated acts and implementing measures, this contribution discusses in three parts the 'whys', 'whats' and 'hows' of extending IA to 'non-legislative rulemaking'. It explores various aspects of the rulemaking process that IA ' if properly applied ' could strengthen: consultation, control and quality

L'île de la Tentation : quelle valeur juridique pour le caractère artificiel des situations filmées ?


Dalloz Actualité, Le Droit en débats

3 mai 2013

Départements : Droit et fiscalité

La place des codes de conduite dans l’évaluation des pratiques commerciales déloyales


European Consumer Law Journal / Revue européenne de droit de la consommation (R.E.D.C.)

novembre 2013, n°2, pp.185-211

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

La proposta di modifica del Regolamento sulle procedure d’insolvenza / The Proposal of Modification of the Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings


Diritto del Commercio Internazionale

2013, vol. 27, pp.141-165

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Le famiglie omogenitoriali all’esame della Corte di Strasburgo: il caso della secondparent adoption


La nuova giurisprudenza civile commentata

2013, vol. 29, n°6, pp.525-529

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Le Groupement européen d’intérêt économique, facilitateur de la coopération au sein de l’Union européenne


La Nouvelle Revue Géopolitique

juillet-août-septembre 2013, pp.88-90

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

L’évolution du droit européen de la concurrence : défis et transformations de la méthode communautaire


Cahiers de Droit Européen

2013, n°2, pp.395-443

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

The Emergence of an EU Lifestyle Policy - The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets


Common Market Law Review

décembre 2013, vol. 50, n°6, pp.1745-1786

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Public health, European Union wHO, NCD, Tobacco, Alcohol, Unhealthy diets, Competence, Subsidiarity, Proportionality, Impact Assessment

The Emergence of Evidence-based Judicial Reflex: A Response to Bar-Siman-Tov's Semiprocedural Review


The Theory and Practice of Legislation

novembre 2013, vol. 1, n°2, pp.327-340

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Behavioural Regulation, Evidence-Based Judicial Review, Judicial Humility, Judicial Review, Legitimacy, Legitimate Expectations, Proof and Evidence, Proportionality, Regulatory Reform, Semiprocedural Review

There is an incipient debate as to whether courts across jurisdictions are embracing new forms of judicial review characterized by greater scrutiny of the political process that accompanies the adoption of the contested act. This article responds to Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov’s theorization of semiprocedural review as a ‘new, distinct model of review’ that, by merging procedural and substantive review, could do justice to this mounting trend. While this article recognizes the emergence of a global ‘procedural trend’ towards greater rationality review in the case law of several national and international courts, it contends that this phenomenon cannot be straightforwardly captured under an autonomous model of judicial review. Rather, after contextualizing this ‘judicial trend’ within a broader process of ‘rationalization of law-making’ that has gradually been occurring, this article demotes this phenomenon as an inevitable and not intrinsically controversial development. In particular, by connecting it to the rapid expansion of regulatory reform programs and the progressive emancipation of the social sciences within the legal system, this article suggests to apprehend the ever-increasing judicial attention towards the rationality of the policy process within a less ambitious and more nuanced categorization: the ‘evidence-based judicial reflex’. As soon as this new judicial trend is understood and downgraded from a ‘distinct form of judicial review’ to a mere (evidence-based) judicial reflex, the idea that courts may examine the legislature’s decision-making process as part of their determination of the substantive constitutionality of legislation appears less problematic and may entail positive implications for the judiciary and the entire legal system

The European economic interest grouping: origins and review of this transnational model


Journal of Business Law

2013, vol. 6, pp.598-613

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : European economic interest groupings; France