Dr Davor Jancic, LLB (Novi Sad), LLM (Amsterdam), PhD (Utrecht)
Lecturer in Law
Dr Davor Jancic is a Lecturer at the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London and teaches EU Law, Public Law and Elements of Contract Law. He was previously Senior Researcher in EU Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague and a British Academy Newton Fellow at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, where he taught courses in constitutional, European and human rights law. Dr Jancic holds a PhD in European constitutional law from Utrecht University and his doctorate analysed the role of national parliaments in EU decision making. He obtained his LLM in International and European Law cum laude from the University of Amsterdam and his LLB summa cum laude from the University of Novi Sad.
Dr Jancic has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Studies of Sciences Po Paris (2009), LSE Law Department (2009), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Lisbon (2010), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2011-2012, and the School of Leadership at the University of Johannesburg (2016).
In 2011, Dr Jancic won the Europe Award from the Montesquieu Institute, The Hague, and in 2010 an Honourable Mention from the Ius Commune Research School for an article published in Columbia Journal of European Law. In addition, Dr Jancic frequently participates in public engagement and policy-related consultancy.
From 2014-2016, Dr Jancic acted as a Guest Co-Editor of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy for a Special Issue on parliamentary diplomacy.
- National Parliaments in the EU. This project evaluates the evolution of the role of national parliaments in the European Union after the Lisbon treaty and the euro crisis in order to assess the extent they exhibit resilience or resignation in the constitutional setup of the EU. Following up on a conference I organised at LSE in April 2015, the project expanded into a book which I am editing with OUP (2017).
- Parliamentary Diplomacy. As a rising phenomenon in international politics, elected officials have been shaping a role for themselves in the globalised world. This project analyses the international functions of parliaments and parliamentarians in European and global governance. Grounded in a Special Issue I co-edited for the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the project has expanded into a co-edited volume with Brill Publishing (2017).
- Transatlantic Relations. I am working on a series of projects including:
- the roles of the US Congress, the European Parliament and national parliaments in the negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP);
- financial services regulation in EU-US relations, which is part of a broader research project on the institutionalisation of transatlantic relations.
Examples of research funding:
- Newton International Fellowship (2013-2014), awarded by the British Academy and Royal Society for postdoctoral research at LSE
- Max Planck Postdoc Research Fellowship, awarded by Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2011-2012)
- Wiarda Research Fellowship of Utrecht University (2009), awarded for doctoral research at LSE.
- “TTIP and Legislative-Executive Relations in EU Trade Policy”, West European Politics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2017, pp. 202-221
- “National Parliaments and EU Fiscal Integration", European Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2016. pp. 225-249
- “The Role of the European Parliament and the US Congress in Shaping Transatlantic Relations: TTIP, NSA Surveillance and CIA Renditions”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2016, pp. 896-912
- “World Diplomacy of the European Parliament”, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 11, Nos. 2&3, 2016, pp. 121-143
- “Introduction The Rise of Parliamentary Diplomacy in International Politics” (with Stelios Stavridis), The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 11, Nos. 2&3, 2016, pp. 105-120
- “Transatlantic Regulatory Interdependence, Law and Governance: The Evolving Roles of the EU and US Legislatures”, Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, Vol. 17, 2015, pp. 334-359
- “The Game of Cards: National Parliaments in the EU and the Future of the Early Warning Mechanism and the Political Dialogue”, Common Market Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4, 2015, pp. 939-976
- “Globalizing Representative Democracy: The Emergence of Multilayered International Parliamentarism”, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2015, pp. 197-242
- “The Juncker Commission's Better Regulation Agenda and Its Impact on National Parliaments", Special Issue 'Parliaments, Public Opinion and Parliamentary Elections in Europe' (ed. by Cristina Fasone et al.), EUI Working Paper MWP 2015/18, pp. 45-54
- “Multilayered International Parliamentarism: The Case of EU-Brazil Relations”, LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper no. 17/2014
- “Multilayered Representation in the European Union: Parliaments, Courts and the Public Sphere” (review article), Common Market Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2013, pp. 1852-1854
- “The French Parliament: A European Scrutineer or National Actor?”, European Public Law, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013, pp. 129-159
- “Representative Democracy across Levels: National Parliaments and EU Constitutionalism”, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, Vol. 8, 2012, pp. 227-265
- “The Barroso Initiative: Window Dressing or Democracy Boost?”, Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2012, pp. 78-91
- “The Portuguese Parliament: Blazing the Trail to the European Scrutiny Trophy?”, Interdisciplinary Political Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011, pp. 93-108.
- “The European Political Order and Internet Piracy: Accidental or Paradigmatic Constitution-Shaping?”, European Constitutional Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2010, pp. 430-461. (Europe Award for Junior Academics)
- “Caveats from Karlsruhe and Lisbon: Whither Democracy after Lisbon?”, Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2010, pp. 337-385. (Ius Commune Research School Honourable Mention)
- “National Parliaments and European Democracy: A Bottom-up Approach to European Constitutionalism” (review article), Common Market Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2008, pp. 1552-1554.
Books and special issues
- National Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro Crisis: Resilience or Resignation? (ed.), Oxford University Press (Oxford Studies in European Law series), forthcoming in 2017
- Parliamentary Diplomacy in European and Global Governance (ed. with Stelios Stavridis), Brill Publishers (Diplomatic Studies series), forthcoming in 2017. Web:
- Special Issue “Parliamentary Diplomacy Uncovered: European and Global Perspectives" (Guest Editors: Stelios Stavridis and Davor Jancic, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 11, Nos. 2&3, 2016
- “National Parliaments and European Constitutionalism: Accountability beyond Borders”, PhD Dissertation, Utrecht University, 2011
- “The Role of the European Council in the Constitutional Order of the EU”, Novi Sad: Veris, 2007.
Chapters in books
- "Parliamentary Involvement in the Economic and Monetary Union after the Euro Crisis", in Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution, by Nicola Lupo and Cristina Fasone (eds), (Oxford: Hart Publishing), 2016, pp. 183-204
- “Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Promotion in EU Enlargement Policy in the Western Balkans” (with Tamara Takacs), in Fundamental Rights in International and European Law: Public and Private Law Perspectives, by Cristophe Paulussen et al. (eds), (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer), 2015, pp. 123-141
- “Transnational Parliamentarism and Global Governance: The New Practice of Democracy”, in The Actors of Postnational Rulemaking: Contemporary Challenges of European and International Law, by Elaine Fahey (ed), (London: Routledge), 2015, pp. 113-132
- “The Transatlantic Connection: Democratising Euro-American Relations through Parliamentary Liaison”, in The European Parliament and Its International Relations, by Stelios Stavridis and Daniela Irrera (eds), (London: Routledge), 2015, pp. 178-196
- “The Portuguese Parliament and EU Affairs: From Inert to Agile Democratic Control”, in Palgrave Handbook on National Parliaments and the European Union, by Claudia Hefftler et al. (eds), (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2015, pp. 366-388
- “The European Parliament and EU-US Relations: Revamping Institutional Cooperation?”, in A Transatlantic Community of Law: Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the EU and US Legal Orders, by Elaine Fahey and Deirdre Curtin (eds), (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2014, pp. 35-68. Download from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107447141.006
- “The European Union in the Portuguese Assembly: Scrutinising Primary and Secondary EU Decision Making”, in Portugal e as Organizações Internacionais: Comportamentos, Mensagens e Impactos, by Alice Cunha et al. (eds), (Lisbon: Coleção de Estudos Políticos do Observatório Político), 2014, pp. 175-210
- “Recasting Monism and Dualism in European Parliamentary Law: The Lisbon Treaty in Britain in France”, in Basic Concepts of Public International Law: Monism and Dualism, by Marko Novakovic (ed.), (Belgrade: University of Belgrade, Institute of Comparative Law and Institute of International Politics and Economics), 2013, pp. 803-829
- “Parliamentary Diplomacy in the European Union”, in De Samengestelde Besselink: Bruggen Bouwen Tussen Nationaal, Europees en International Recht, by Henk Kummeling et al. (eds), (Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers), 2012, pp. 109-119
- L. Besselink, B. van Mourik, D. Jancic et al. “The Netherlands: The Role of the States General within the European Union” in The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union: Proceedings of the FIDE XXIV Congress Madrid 2010 – Vol. 1, by Gil Carlos Rodriguez Iglesias and Luis Ortiz Blanco, (Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 2010: pp. 487-517.
Davor Jancic welcomes proposals for doctoral supervision in the following areas:
- Parliamentary affairs in European integration, regional and global governance
- Democracy in Europe/European Union
- EU decision making and EU governance
- EU economic and financial governance
- Comparative constitutional law (potential focus on executive-legislative relations)
- Institutional aspects of EU foreign affairs
- Transatlantic relations (e.g. EU-US, EU-Canada).
Public engagement and consultancy
- European Parliament Study “Impact of Financial Services in Free Trade and Association Agreements on Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Elusion", April 2016. Grant of the EP Committee on International Trade (INTA). Commissioned by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). Drafted an FTA case report and policy recommendations of the study. Orally presented the study to the INTA Committee in Brussels
- UK House of Lords EU Committee, written evidence for the inquiry on “Visions of EU Reform”, November 2015, Cited in: HL Paper 122 “EU Referendum and EU Reform”, 9th Report of Session 2015-16 of 30 March 2016. Published in: House of Lords, EU Committee, ‘EU Referendum and EU Reform – Evidence Volume’
- Invited oral evidence and expert consultation with a delegation of the French Assemblée nationale on the role of national parliaments in the EU as part of the Assembly’s reform of the scrutiny of EU affairs, Residence of the French Ambassador to the Netherlands, 22 June 2015
- UK House of Lords EU Committee, written evidence for the inquiry on “The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union”, September 2013. Cited in: HL Paper 151 “The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union”, 9th Report of Session 2013–14 of 24 March 2014. Published in: House of Lords, EU Committee,“The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union – Written Evidence”, pp. 99-105
- European Parliament Study “Democratic Control in the Member States of the European Council and the Eurozone Summits”, January 2013. Commissioned as an expert for Notre Europe and TEPSA by DG Internal Policies, Policy Department C – Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, delivered two reports
- UK House of Lords EU Committee, written evidence for the inquiry on “The Implications of Codecision for National Parliamentary Scrutiny”, April 2009. Cited and published in: HL Paper 125 “Codecision and national parliamentary scrutiny”, 17th Report of Session 2008-09 of 21 July 2009, pp. 96-105.
Press, policy papers and blogs
- “Sovereignty Safeguards in the UK-EU Settlement”, Verfassungsblog, 8 March 2016
- “The Soft Power of Parliamentary Diplomacy”, Diplomat Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2015, p. 67
- “Countering the Debt Crisis: National Parliaments and EU Economic Governance”, LSE Law Policy Briefing Paper, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014
- “The Rule of Law Conundrum: Bolstering or Eroding the EU?”, Durham European Law Institute Blog, 3 September 2014
- “National Parliaments in the EU: Biting the Subsidiarity Bait?”, International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog (I-CONnect), 25 September 2013
- “The Portuguese Parliament and EU Affairs”, OPAL Country Reports, 2012
- “Portugal op weg naar een zonnige toekomst?” (cited in), Internationale Betrekkingen Magazine, 19 November 2012
- “Tlc sacrificate sullʼaltare di Sarko” (cited in), Corriere delle Comunicazioni, No. 10, 18 May 2009, p.2
- “Telecoms Reform and Interparliamentary Convergence”, Euractiv Analysis, 7 May 2009
- “Germany’s Important Lisbon Treaty Judgment”, EUobserver, 26 March 2009
- “New Organ of the European Union: National Parliaments Jointly”, Federal Trust for Education and Research, Policy Commentary, London, February 2008.
- 'Frans Timmermans’ subsidiarity proposals do not go far enough to address the EU’s democratic deficit' by Dr Davor Jancic
26 July 2018
- Dr Davor Jancic, assesses the report published on 10 July 2018 by a European Commission: ‘Taskforce on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and Doing Less More Efficiently’.
26 July 2018
- Dr Davor Jancic write on is the European Court of Justice here to stay?
3 May 2017
- Dr Davor Jancic spoke on the role of the European Court of Justice in Brexit negotiations at BritishAmerican Business (BAB) in London
26 April 2017