Edinburgh Law School academic awarded Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust

Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne has been awarded funding for a research project entitled: “(Con)Founding the Union: Equal Treatment in an Unequal Europe”.

Professor Nic Shuibne has been successful in her application the Leverhulme Trust for a major research project. Its intention is to evaluate the legal framework guaranteeing equal treatment for EU citizens. It assesses whether the legal concepts and definitions – for example, of ‘work’ and ‘worker’ – that are currently applied in EU law are adequate to cope with the diverse problems that citizens who exercise free movement rights face in reality. The project also explores whether a move away from insistence upon the uniform application of EU law might, counter-intuitively, advance the level of equal protection actually enjoyed by EU citizens.

Professor Nic Shuibne is Chair of European Union Law and the project will commence on 1 September 2016, for three years. We are delighted to share this news and look forward to the results of the project.