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Peter Gjortler (MA)

Peter Gjortler

Director of International Development Department. Senior Lecturer
European Law and the Court of Justice
Tel.: +371 67039 211
Fax: +371 67039 240
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PhD cand. (University of Copenhagen)
M.A. Law (University of Copenhagen, 1985)
B.A. Economics (University of Copenhagen, 1986)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Riga Graduate School of Law, since 1999
  • Advokat, Copenhagen and Bruxelles, since 1995
  • Director, Lexnet European Information, since 1991 
  • Director, European Institute Denmark, 2001-2004
  • Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen 1985-2004
  • Judge, Danish High Court, 2000-2001
  • Legal Secretary, European Court of Justice, 1986-1990
  • Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Justice, 1985-1991

Current research

  • Legal Reasoning of the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Application of Private and Public Law in the European Union
  • Enforcement of European Public Procurement
  • European Union and Danish Perspectives on CSR, chapter in Corporate Social Responsibility in Comparative Perspective, Council on International Law and Politics, 2014
  • Application of Human Rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union, article in the Latvian Supreme Court Bulletin, 2012
  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Recent European Union Initiatives & the Danish Experience, Indiana Intl & Comparative Law Review, 2011
  • Application of Council Directive 2003/8/EC of 27 January 2003 on legal aid and on the legal compliance of the national transposing measures, report on Denmark, DBB Law, 2010
  • Harmful Traditional Practices in the European Union, report on Denmark, Center for International Research, 2010
  • Recovery of Maintenance Obligations, report on Latvia, University of Genoa, 2008
  • EU Retspraksis (Jurisprudence of the EU), EU-ret og Menneskeret, 2007
  • Changes to the EU Public Procurement Regime, Van Mens & Wisselink, 2006
  • Inddragelse af arbejdsmiljø ved udbud (Consideration of the working environment in connection with public procurement), Kommunernes Landsforening, 2003
  • Udvikling af det nordiske lovgivningssamarbejde under påvirkning af EU og EØS (Development of the Nordic Legislative Co-operation under Influence from the EU and the EEA), Nordic Council of Ministers, 2001
  • Introduction of the Euro, Europarättslig Tidsskrift, Stockholm 1999
  • R?gles de concurrence applicables aux autorités publiques danoises exer?ant des activités commerciales, Annales de l'Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, 1997