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st325@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: G5 (Old Block)

MA (Cantab) PhD (Paris II)
Senior Lecturer in Law (Murray Edwards College); Affiliated Lecturer

Interests

Dr Turenne has written extensively on the topic of judicial independence and she has interests in comparative law (with a current focus on comparative constitutional law and civil liberties); European Union law and the European judicial systems; legal theory.

In her first monograph, Le juge face à la désobéissance civile. Etude en droits américain et français comparés (2007), Dr Turenne compared the judicial discourse of the French judiciary facing claims of civil disobedience (abortion or anti-abortion disobedience mainly) with the judicial discourse of American judges. Dr Turenne recently published, with Professor Shimon Shetreet (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), the second edition of Shetreet’s Judges on Trial: a Study of the Appointment and the Accountability of the English Judiciary (2013), with a Foreword from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.  The book was described as ‘a fascinating book’ by Lord Dyson MR (Baillii Lecture, November 2014). Building on her work as General Reporter for the 19th International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna (2014), Dr Turenne has now edited a collection of essays, ‘Fair reflection of society in judicial systems. A comparative study’ (Springer, forthcoming).

CV / Biography

Dr Turenne completed her Law studies at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas following one year in Philosophy (literary preparatory class). In the course of her studies, she was an Erasmus student then a research scholar at Oxford University under various awards schemes (Entente Cordiale, Lavoisier-Oxford, Allocation Mobilite Internationale CNRS). Dr Turenne taught in numerous places (Paris XIII, University College London, Birmingham) at both undergraduate and graduate levels before coming to Cambridge in 2003. She was Neil Allam/Clifford Chance Lecturer in Law at the Faculty until October 2010 and co-ordinated the Erasmus and the Double Maitrise programmes within the Law Faculty in this capacity. She is currently an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty and a Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Law at Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), where she also acts as Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Law.

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