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Law and Legislation

Conflict resolution, human rights or the internationalization of law: Research at the Faculty of Law mainly investigates prevailing law, explores its foundations and basic principles, and critically examines the existing jurisprudence.

News From Our Research

  • “The next crisis can’t be prevented through regulation alone”

    Financial market law can’t prevent a bank going bankrupt – nor should it – but it should effectively limit the impact on systemic stability and stop

  • Flying High with Carl

    Marc Thommen was presented with the UZH teaching award at this year’s Dies academicus. With his interactive approach to teaching, the criminal law

  • Bribery and Brutality

    Oliver Diggelmann has written about the upheavals in post-socialist Hungary, Felix Uhlmann about the logic of senseless violence. Both UZH legal

  • Heart Defects, the World of Work, and Algorithms

    Melanie Ehrler, Simon Walo and Regina Weder are being honored with this year’s FAN Awards in recognition of their outstanding research work. Their

  • When the Private Becomes Public

    Next week, the elite of science and politics will meet at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to talk about current global challenges.

  • “AI is no wonder tool”

    Artificial intelligence can make our lives easier in many ways. But the technology also harbors many dangers. Legal scholar Florent Thouvenin is

  • In Service of Country

    UZH alumna Livia Leu grew up the daughter of a hotelier in the Graubünden Alps. Now she’s Switzerland’s highest-ranking diplomat. We visited the

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