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Renata Salecl, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law a the University of Ljubljana, and Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, will give a presentation titled “Law between Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis” onn Monday 23 June 2014, at VUB (7 pm – 9 pm, room 4B 302). The talk is organised by LSTS in the context of VUB L&C talks. To register, please contact:


9783319050232The book ‘The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU‘, by LSTS researcher Gloria González Fuster, has been published by Springer. The work explores the coming into being in European Union (EU) law of the fundamental right to personal data protection. Approaching legal evolution through the lens of law as text, it unearths the steps that led to the emergence of this new right, throwing light on the right’s significance, and revealing the intricacies of its relationship with privacy. More information at Springer.

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On Tuesday 17 December 2013, LSTS will welcome Kim Hendickx, of the Université de Liège’s Spiral Research Group, for a seminar around his work in progress on the subject of “Free circulating statements: anthropological notes on food-related health claims in the EU“. The event, organised in the context of VUB’s Food Law Hub activities, will take place at VUB’s room 4B302 from 12:00 to 14:00.

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Some recent LSTS publications:

– Baraliuc Irina, Sari Depreeuw and Serge Gutwirth, ‘Copyright enforcement in the digital age: a post-ACTA view on the balancing of fundamental rights‘, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, DOI: 10.1093/ijlit/eas024.

– Bellanova, Rocco and Gloria González Fuster, ‘Politics of Disappearance: Scanners and (Unobserved) Bodies as Mediators of Security Practices‘, International Political Sociology, Volume 7, Issue 2, 188 – 209, June 2013.

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On 3 July 2013 LSTS director Serge Gutwirth will give a presentation on ‘Les choses du droit, in the context of the Colloquium ‘Gestes spéculatifs‘. Taking place from 28 June to 5 July at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, the Colloquium is co-directed by Didier Debaise and Isabelle Stengers, and its list of speakers notably includes Bruno Latour and Donna Haraway. More information can be found here.

Edinburgh University Press has published Deleuze and Law, a book edited by LSTS researcher Laurent de Sutter and Kyle McGee. The collection of essays explores Deleuze’s universal jurisprudence, and the mutual becoming of law and philosophy. More information can be found here.

VUB L&C and LSTS talk on 7th November 2011, 12:30 – 14:00, Room 4C306, VUB: “Empirical ethics: empirical justice? How laws shape what is good care”, by Prof. Jeannette Pols.
Empirical studies into the workings of laws in health care usually take the shape of evaluation studies (where the workings of laws are evaluated according to the aims to which they were designed) and studies of cases treated under a certain law. In this meeting Pols will discuss the normativity of juridical measures when they are taken as a directive for what care should look like, what type of patient and caregiver is inscribed in the laws and how their relationship should be thought about. The presentation will depart from the use of the paper Pols, J. (2003) Enforcing patient rights or improving care? The interference of two modes of doing good in mental health care, Sociology of Health & Illness, vol 25, no 3, p 320-347.