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Hedley Christ


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Research interests

Current EU funded research involves the Rule of Law and science and how the law deals with failure.  My focus is to consider how the Rule of Law can include soft law principles, i.e. non-binding law, within the Rule of Law framework. My research involved a number of Rule of Law issues within international public and private economic law and international intellectual property law.  In particular I am interested in using linguistics and economics as tool for examining law.

Recently completed research involves the issues of the rule of law, in relation to laws (International, European and National), and science and medicine.  This is an European Union (EU) funded programme, recently awarded.  My main focus, in collaboration with the European Research Institute and other European universities, principally the University of Regensburg, relates to the regulation of genetic databases and how this may encompass a conflict between laws related to patient provision of genetic data and information, which will be stored and accessible for research.  The nature of privacy, confidentiality and potential commercial exploitation of the information provided is also explored.

I am also interest in Ancient Law, particularly that of Mesopotamia (Sumer and Akkad), Assyria and Persia.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Oct 201631 Aug 2020

Master, Cardiff University

Master, University of Sussex

External positions

Researcher of National Research Council, IFAC Institute.

2018 → …

La Faculté de Droit canonique, Université de Paris.

2014 → …

International Jurist for the Integration of the South Americas.

2013 → …

Jean Monnet Centre, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Perugia

2010 → …

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constitutional state Social Sciences
right to privacy Social Sciences
global governance Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
intellectual property Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
international regime Social Sciences

Research Output 2010 2018

Global Governance in Genetic, and Proteomic Databases – A Right to Privacy against a Societal Good

Christ, H., 1 Jan 2018, Genetic Information and Individual Rights. Arnold, R., Cippitani, R. & Colcelli, V. (eds.). Regensburg: Regensburg University Press, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

right to privacy
global governance
international regime
patient's rights

Individual Genetic Status

Christ, H., 1 Jan 2018, Dictionary of Statutes within EU Law. Bartolini, A., Colcelli, V. & Cippitani, R. (eds.). New York, USA: Springer International

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

health status

The meaning of the rule of law within the European Union: a corpus linguistic approach

Christ, H., 1 Jun 2010, In : Diritto e Processo. 2010, p. 79-94 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

constitutional state

Compensation for Damage: The Non-Contractual Liability of Member States and EU Institutions for Breaches of EU Law

Christ, H., 1 Jan 2015, Europeanization through Private Law Instruments. Arnold, R. & Colcelli, V. (eds.). Regensburg: Regensburg University Press, p. 195-208 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

How is the Rule of Law Experienced

Christ, H., 2012, In : Diritto e Processo. 2012, p. 57-80

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle