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st325@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: G5 (Old Block)

MA (Cantab), PhD (Paris II)
Fixed-term Lecturer in European Union Law

Interests

Comparative law, Constitutional law, European Law, Judicial studies, Legal theory.

CV / Biography

Dr Sophie Turenne is University Lecturer in European Union Law, Fellow in Law and Director of Studies in Law at Murray Edwards College. She was University Neil Allam/Clifford Chance Lecturer (2003-2010), Senior College Lecturer at Murray Edwards and Affiliated Lecturer at the Law Faculty (2010-2018). She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Dr Turenne has an interest in comparative human rights, with a monograph, Le juge face à la désobéissance civile. Etude en droits américain et français comparés (2007), in which she compared the discourse of the French judiciary facing claims of civil disobedience (abortion or anti-abortion disobedience mainly) with the discourse of American judges. Her current research lies at the cross-roads between constitutional law, civil procedure and political science, often in a comparative perspective. In Judges on Trial. The Independence and Accountability of the English Judiciary (2013), co-authored with Professor Shimon Shetreet and with a Foreword from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Dr Turenne concentrates upon the principle of judicial independence in England and Wales. Her following book, Fair Reflection of Society in Judicial Systems. A Comparative Study (2015) explores the concern, in many legal systems, that judges should have some knowledge of the community they live in so that justice is administered “in the name of the people”. Dr Turenne is currently engaged in editing a multi-disciplinary Research Handbook on Judging and the Judiciary (Elgar). She continues to research the possibility of judicial reform within the European Union.

Dr Turenne has been acting as an expert on judicial matters for, recently, the Judicial Appointments Commission of England and Wales and the UK Senior Salaries Review Body. She is also one of the Editors of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 

Publications

 

Books

"Fair Reflection of Society in Judicial Systems - A Comparative Study" (Springer) (Ed)

Editor's Name:
ISBN 978-3-319-18485-2
Published:
Aug 2015
Publisher:
Springer

"Judges on Trial. The Independence and Accountability of the English Judiciary" (Cambridge University Press) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Shimon Shetreet
Published:
Oct 2013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
9781107629370

"Le juge face à la désobéissance civile. Etude en droits américain et français comparés." (Librairie Générale de Jurisprudence, Paris, 2007)

Published:
May 2007
Publisher:
Librairie Générale de Jurisprudence, Paris, 2007
ISBN:
978-2-275-03218-4

Articles

"Institutional constraints and collegiality at the court of justice of the european union: A sense of belonging?" [2017] Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 1–17

Citation:
[2017] Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 1–17
Published:
Sep 2017
DOI:
10.1177/1023263X17723813

"Judicial independence and judicial accountability: two sides of the same coin (in Russian)" Sydia (The Judge) Nr 9/2014 (СУДЬЯ / СЕНТЯБРЬ / 2014)

Citation:
Sydia (The Judge) Nr 9/2014 (СУДЬЯ / СЕНТЯБРЬ / 2014)
Published:
Sep 2014

"AG’s Opinions or Separate Opinions? Judicial engagement at the CJEU." [2011-2012] Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies Vol.14.

Citation:
[2011-2012] Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies Vol.14.
Published:
Jan 2013

"La Justice face à la désobéissance civile" [2011] Problèmes politiques et sociaux 989

Citation:
[2011] Problèmes politiques et sociaux 989
Published:
Dec 2011

"Decisions, decisions: the best case scenario" The Guardian, 11 October 2011.

Citation:
The Guardian, 11 October 2011.
Published:
Dec 2011

"Judicial Misconduct and Disciplinary Procedures – a Brave New World" Colloquium in Memory of Kurt Lipstein, European Law Business Review (forthcoming)

Citation:
Colloquium in Memory of Kurt Lipstein, European Law Business Review (forthcoming)
Published:
Oct 2010

"The Compatibility of Criminal Liability with Freedom of Expression" Criminal Law Review 2007, pp 866-881

Citation:
Criminal Law Review 2007, pp 866-881
Published:
Nov 2007

"Judicial Responses to Civil Disobedience: A Comparative Approach" Res Publica, vol. 10, n°4, 2004, pp 379-399

Citation:
Res Publica, vol. 10, n°4, 2004, pp 379-399
Published:
Nov 2004

Book Chapters

"The Independence of a Meritorious Elite: The Government of Judges and Democracy" in , General Reports of the XIXth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law Rapports Généraux du XIXème Congrès de l'Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé (Springer, Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law Volume 24 2017), pp. 1-13

Publisher:
Springer, Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law Volume 24 2017
Pages:
1-13
Published Date:
Jun 2017
ISBN 13:
978-94-024-1066-2

"Judicial reform in Luxembourg: Avenues and Opportunities" in Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Judicial Reforms in Luxembourg and in Europe. Comparative perspectives on recent reforms and reform proposals in the justice sector (Hart/Nomos) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart/Nomos
Published Date:
Sep 2014
Co-Author/s:
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

"Constitutional Adjudication and Appointments to the UK Supreme Court" in C. Forsyth and S. Shetreet, The Culture of Judicial Independence: Rule of Law and World Peace (Brill) (Ed)

Publisher:
Brill
Published Date:
Sep 2014
Co-Author/s:
C. Forsyth and S. Shetreet

"Judicial Independence in England and Wales since the Constitutional Reform Act 2005" in A. Seibert-Fohr, Judicial Independence in Transition - Strengthening the Rule of Law in the OSCE Region (Springer) (Ed), pp. 147-183

Publisher:
Springer
Pages:
147-183
Published Date:
Jun 2012
ISBN 13:
978-3-642-28299-7
Co-Author/s:
A. Seibert-Fohr

"The Northern Irish Judiciary in Times of Crisis: the Diplock Courts" in Chr. Forsyth and S. Shetreet, The Culture of Judicial Independence: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges (Brill) (Ed)

Publisher:
Brill
Published Date:
Sep 2011
Co-Author/s:
Chr. Forsyth and S. Shetreet

"Désobéissance civile et libéralisation de l'avortement: étude en droits américain et français comparés" in David Hiez and Bruno Villalba, La désobéissance civile. Approches politique et juridique (Septentrion, Lille) (Ed), pp. 87-102.

Publisher:
Septentrion, Lille
Pages:
87-102.
Published Date:
Jul 2008
ISBN 13:
9782757400654
Co-Author/s:
David Hiez and Bruno Villalba

"Désobéissance civile et droit: le juge au coeur de la controverse" in O. Pfersmann, Actes de la Journée de la Recherche organisée par la SFPJ (SFPJ-Paris X Nanterre, Paris) (Ed), pp. 67-82.

Publisher:
SFPJ-Paris X Nanterre, Paris
Pages:
67-82.
Published Date:
Jul 2005
Co-Author/s:
O. Pfersmann

Case Notes

Free Speech and Scandalising the Court in Mauritius The Cambridge Law Journal, volume 74, issue 01, pp. 7-10.

Published:
Mar 2015