Verfassung und Recht in Übersee (VRÜ) / World Comparative Law (WCL)

Michael Riegner is managing co-editor of the journal “Verfassung und Recht in Übersee / World Comparative Law” (VRÜ/WCL)

VÜR/WCL analyses developments in constitutional and public law in states and regions outside Europe and North America (in what used be called the ‘Third World’) as well as their regional and international integration. Founded in 1968 and inspired by the ideals of ‘decolonization’ and fair cooperation, the Journal also has a special interest in the entanglements between ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’, including the presence of the ‘South in the North’. Looking beyond the surface of globalization, ‘World Comparative Law / VRU’ promotes scholarship that uncovers the particularities of legal configurations as well as their interdependencies in an interconnected world. More information can be found here.

The journal is supported by the World Comparative Law Network, which holds annual conferences throughout Germany - 2022 in Erfurt. Read more about the annual conference under News.  You can also find more information on the homepage .

VRÜ/WCL Conference 2023:

From 29th-30th of June the VRÜ/WCL Annual Conference 2023 will take place in Erlangen! Get more Information about the event here!

VRÜ/WCL Conference 2022:

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, the annual meeting of the journal “Verfassung und Recht in Übersee / World Comparative Law” (VRÜ/WCL) took place in Erfurt. Supporters of the journal, professors and researchers from Germany, Brazil, India, Kenya, England and Switzerland got together and discussed current challenges for constitutionalism with a focus on the Global South. The Krüger Lecture keynote speech was given by Prof. Dr. Conrado Hubner Mendes, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, on the topic contemporary contestations of liberal constitutionalism and autocratic illegalism in Brazil. You can find the programme here.