The Principle of Legality in Administrative Law and Legislative Studies

15. Annual Conference of the Centre for Legislative Studies




The principle of legality is a key concept of the state under the rule of law. It is important both to the application of law and to legislation. Legislators and regulators face the difficult task to issue legal norms at the appropriate level (act, ordinance) and with an adequate degree of specificity. If they fail to do so, they run the risk of the courts repealing the law, which in turn may lead to a potentially damaging regulatory gap. If, on the other hand, they issue high-level norms that are too specific, they run the risk that their provisions are not flexible enough and thus need to be revised in short intervals of time.

The 15. Conference of the Centre for Legislative Studies will be dedicated to this difficult balancing act. As usual, the training provided will include a number of keynote addresses and specialised workshops. (The conference will be in German.)

Date Friday, 09 September 2016
Time 09.15 – 17.00 hrs
Location University of Zurich
Costs CHF 250.–
Documents Programme (PDF, 313 KB)

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Deadline: 15/08/2016