oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Ulrike Müßig Recht und Justizhoheit - Der gesetzliche Richter im historischen Vergleich von der Kanonistik biz zur Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtsentwicklung in Deutschland, England und Frankreich, M. Schermaier, R. Schulze, E. Wadle (Hrsgb.) : book review

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Prof Dr Ulrike Müßig, presently the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Passau, needs no introduction amongst legal historians in Europe and locally. The topics of her research interests and publications vary from European constitutional history (twelfth to the twenty first century) to contemporary European legal history; history of the legal integration in Europe and Roman-canon law of succession, to name but a few. The second edition of her monograph on judicial authority and a legal historical comparison of the role of the legally competent or lawful judge ("gesetzlicher Richter") from canon law to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was published in 2009. This second edition contains new legal developments, such as a discussion on the impact of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 in the United Kingdom (which brought to an end the judicial role of the House of Lords as the highest appeal court in the United Kingdom). This act also provides for the creation of a new Supreme Court outside Parliament, with the Law Lords as the first Justices of the new Supreme Court (in the process losing their seats in the House of Lords).

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