Centre of Expertise Global Governance

Research group Multilevel Regulation

The research group Multilevel Regulation is a new research group at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) established in August 2018.

About the research group

What is our focus?

The main aim of the research group is to investigate the emerging practical developments in the field of multilevel regulation that have been transforming ways in which standards, rules, and laws are being made, complied with, and practiced.

Specifically, the research group aims at getting ahead of emerging trends in the research and practice of informal dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) in the Netherlands, Europe, and the world.

Politicians, governments, courts, service providers, and local communities all use informal techniques to improve relationships and increase compliance. We research how those informal techniques affect the contemporary legal systems, professional practice, education, and the modern society.

How?

We aim at creating a network of academics, practitioners, representatives of local and central governments, and students to work together towards improving contemporary multilevel regulation and informal dispute resolution through innovation and experimentation.

Partners and network

The research group works towards increasing the local presence in The Netherlands and entering into international collaborations and partnerships in the field of multilevel regulation and dispute resolution.

About the professor

dr. Barbara Warwas

Dr. Barbara Warwas is a professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Barbara is also a lecturer in arbitration and coordinator of the minor in dispute resolution at the LAW Programme at THUAS. Prior to her position as professor she was a coordinator of the Comparative Law Line and Commercial Law Specialization at the LAW Programme. Barbara is the author of The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Responses published by Springer, 2016. In 2014, she worked as a drafter, researcher, and administrator for the ground-breaking study on the Legal Instruments and Practices of Arbitration in the EU and Switzerland, commissioned by the European Parliament. Barbara has a Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Prior to joining The Hague University, Barbara worked as visiting counsel in the litigation department at GE Oil & Gas in Florence and in the Italian law firm Studio Legale Calabresi Guadalupi.

b.a.warwas@hhs.nl
Contemporary regulation requires experimentation and innovative solutions.
Projects

Projects

Young-OGEMID contributions - Arbitration and beyond

Young-OGEMID contributions - Arbitration and beyond

Regional rapporteurs of the Young-OGEMID (Oil-Gas-Energy-Mining-Infrastructure Dispute Management) provide information to the listserv on breaking developments across the globe in the relevant legal field. Emphasis is put on ADR-related news. Dr. Artemis Malliaropoulou is one of the Young-OGEMID reporters. Her posts are republished here. Enjoy the reading!

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Trust MEdiators: Developing a student-driven mediation lab to learn and practice how to be trustworthy mediators

Trust MEdiators: Developing a student-driven mediation lab to learn and practice how to be trustworthy mediators

Most disputes are not settled in courts, they are settled by informal means such as mediation. Recently, civil law countries—including the Netherlands—have begun encouraging mediation due to its time and cost-effective features. This has led to the proliferation of courses on mediation.
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TRIIAL: Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability

TRIIAL: Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability

In 2019-2020, the lectoraat joined an international consortium for the project on TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of judges and arbitrators under the EU Charter (TRIIAL). The project, for which the research group was a co-applicant, was awarded funding from the European Commission (Horizon 2020).
Project no. 853832, JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2018

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International Labor Rights Case Law (BRILL) Journal

International Labor Rights Case Law (BRILL) Journal

THUAS and Leiden University signed a collaboration agreement in relation to the Journal on International Labor Rights Case Law (ILaRC). As a result of the collaboration Ms. Stefania Marassi (THUAS, LAW) became a managing editor of ILaRC and Dr. Barbara Warwas joined Prof. Paul van der Heijden (Leiden University) as a co-editor in chief.
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MLR Student projects

MLR Student projects

Since the establishment of the research group, student engagement is at the core of our research activities. Students developed their own website dedicated to their projects.
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