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The Montesquieu Law review shall be available either to read or download via this page. It shall be published as a quarterly digital publication, including two special issues every year, showcasing the best of legal academic writing and research.

Taken together, the two general issues published annually will provide readers with a broad overview of developments in each specialism in French law over the course of each legal year, while the special issues will closely examine topical, often contentious subjects.

All articles featured in the Review will be available to view online and download free of charge. Further free content, such as newsletters, podcasts, videos and discussion forums, will be added over time to complement the general and special issues. We hope that this approach to making French law accessible to a wider, non-French-speaking audience, making full use of evolving internet technologies and techniques, will help to make the Montesquieu Law Review innovative and appeal to a wide audience.

This new digital publication will therefore seek to break new ground on a number of levels: French law presented in English from a perspective that will be of interest to an extensive readership; establishing the intrinsic value of French national law on an international level; giving French law a place in engaging in and expanding international legal dialogue.

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Issue 5 March
2017

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Contents this issue

Developments in French Law

Administrative law:

Soft law in the hands of the courts
Professor Aude Rouyère, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
Full text (English)
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Business law:

The contributions made to French distribution law by the loi Macron
Professor Nicolas Ferrier, University of Montpellier
Full text (English)
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The contributions to company law made by the loi Macron of 6 August 2015
Professor Jean-Christophe Pagnucco
, University of Caen
Abstract
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Civil law:

Patients at end of life
Cécile Castaing
, Associate Professor, and
Marie Lamarche
, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Full text (English)
Full text (Français)

Constitutional law:

The utility of the QPC in light of the state of emergency
Florian Savonitto
, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Full text (English)
Full text (Français)

Criminal law:
End of life and criminal law
Murielle Bénéjat-Guerlin
, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
Full text (English)
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Life imprisonment and terrorism: the consolidation of a repressive subsystem
Amane Gogorza, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
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State of emergency and criminal law
Marion Lacaze, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
Full text (English)
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Dialogues:

Excerpt from Léon Duguit, Traité de droit constitutionnel
Commentary by Prof. Bernard Pacteau
Full text (English)
Full text (Français)

Environmental law:

Standing before French administrative courts: too restrictive to effectively enforce environmental rights?
Emilie Chevalier
, Associate Professor, University of Limoges, and
Mariolina Eliantonio
, Associate Professor, University of Maastricht
Full text (English)

European law (ECHR):

The delicate issue of criminalising revisionism in a democratic, pluralistic society
Marion Tissier, University of Limoges, and
Prof. David Szymczak, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
Full text (English)
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Intellectual property law:

The new French law on geographical indications
Philippe Mozas
, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Full text (English)
Full text (Français)

Legal history:


Zola, La Bête humaine and the scourge of justice
Sophie Delbrel, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux
Abstract
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Maritime law:

The concept of "ship" under French law
Professor Gaël Piette, University of Bordeaux
Full text (English)
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MLR Issue 5  March 2017


MLR Issue 3 October 2015
 
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Issue 4 March 2016

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Published in March 2016, Issue 4 contains a selection of articles on a variety of topics, including:

the new EU Regulation on insolvency proceedings;
counsel's right to criticise outside the courtroom;
Zola's perspective on female labour; damage arising from anxiety, as enshrined by the Conseil d'Etat;
the issue of applied global legal pluralism.


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Montesquieu law Review Edition 4   Issue 3 October 2015

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The third edition of the Montesquieu Law Review is now available as a free download from this website. Downloads of all the individual articles and of the complete third edition of the Montesquieu Law Review are available (in English and in French).

This second general issue of 2015 contains a selection of articles on a wide variety of topics, including: the ongoing task of reforming the French law of obligations; body perception and France’s health laws; the ECHR’s decision on the French ban on the concealment of the face in public places; trade union law and the French armed forces; the latest developments in the repression and prevention of terrorism under French criminal law; and a new translation of Prof. Alain Supiot’s seminal article on the importance of labour law.

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Montesquieu law Review Edition 3
 
Issue 2 July 2015 Special Edition

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Issue 2 published in July 2015 was a special issue on the subject of 'Privacy' including the right to a private life and the protection of personnel data in the age of the 'War on Terror'.

This Special Issue contains articles on
'The right to respect for private life: an effective tool in the right to be forgotten?' by Associate Professor Maryline Boizard, 'The personal life of the employee versus the interests of the company ' by Associate Professor Chantal Mathieu, 'The war on terror and the protection of personal data' by Professor Philippe Ch.-A. Guillot and 'The fatal metamorphoses of image rights ' by Professor Isabelle Tricot-Chamard among others.

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Montesquieu law Review Edition 2  
Issue 1 January 2015

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The first 'General' issue of the Montesuieu Law Review was released in January 2015, and contained articles on many aspects of French law, including subjects as diverse as 'The Dieudonné case: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and public order requirements' by Professor Aude Rouyère, 'End of life: on the Vincent Lambert case' by Associate Professor Cécile Castaing and Associate Professor Marie Lamarche and 'The introduction of class actions in French law' by Associate Professor Françoise Gonthier, 'The curious process reforming France's law of obligations' by Professor Hélène Boucard and much more besides, with Editorials by Professor Jean-Bernard Auby and Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty, as well as Professor Olivier Dubos.

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Montesquieu law Review Edition 1
 
   
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