About Top Court Talk

Top Court Talk is a column within The Court where expert correspondents report on recent developments at the top courts in their countries or jurisdictions. Each correspondent submits a twice-yearly report of about 1,000 to 1,500 words aimed for the most part at informing us of interesting or significant cases that their court has decided or changes that have occurred with respect to the court. (Reports may be in either English or French.)

Each reporting country or jurisdiction has a page where its correspondent’s submissions are accessible and where, as well, you can find information on the court in question and links to relevant supporting resources.

As of now we have enlisted 17 correspondents and continue to recruit others. If you believe you might like to become a correspondent, please let us know.

Current countries or jurisdictions and correspondents are as follows; correspondents’ names and the names of the courts are linked to appropriate websites wherever possible.

Country or
jurisdiction
Correspondent Court
Africa

Mosope Fagbongbe
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

The African Commission on Human Rights
Australia

Andrew Lynch
Senior Lecturer, and Deputy Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

High Court
Chile

Domingo A. Lovera Parmo
Diego Portales University Human Rights Center

Supreme Court
Chile

Nicolás Espejo Yaksic
Professor of Law, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago

Supreme Court
China

Jiahong Yang
Professor of Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing

Supreme Court
Denmark

Catharine Jacqueson
Lecturer in European Union Law, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University, recently Post-doctoral Research Fellow in European and Comparative Law, Research Centre, St John’s College, Oxford

Supreme Court
Europe

Catherine Jacqueson
Lecturer in European Union Law, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University, recently Post-doctoral Research Fellow in European and Comparative Law, Research Centre, St John’s College, Oxford

European Court of Justice
France

Stephane Cottin
Head Librarian and Senior Registrar of the Conseil constitutionnel

Conseil constitutionnel; tribunal des conflits
Germany

Peer Zumbansen
Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Martin Wilke
Articling Student, Osgoode Hall Law School (2007)

Constitutional Court
Ghana

Robert Nii Arday Clegg
Lawyer, Reindorf Chambers, Ghana

Supreme Court
Global

Sharon Williams
Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and an erstwhile Judge ad litem at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

International Court of Justice
Global

Sharon Williams
Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and an erstwhile Judge ad litem at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

International Criminal Court
Israel

Gidon Sapir
Professor of Law at Bar-Ilan University

Supreme Court
Italy

Justin Frosini
Lecturer in Public Law, Faculty of Economics of the “Luigi Bocconi” University, Milan; Adjunct Professor of Comparative Public Law & Director, Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, University of Bologna

Sara Pennicino
PhD candidate in Comparative Public Law at the University of Siena; teaching assistant of Public Law at the Faculty of Economics of the “Luigi Bocconi” University, Milan.

Constitutional Court
Japan

Shigeo Miyagawa
Professor of Law, Waseda University Law School, Tokyo

Supreme Court
Kenya

Michael Murungi
Barrister, and the Law Reporter for the Kenya Law Reports

Court of Appeal
New Zealand

Jack Hodder
Barrister, Chapman Tripp, New Zealand

Russia

Darya Miloslavskaya
Lawyer and Program Director for the Russian Civil Society Legal Support Program

Constitutional Court
South Africa

Pierre De Vos
Professor of Law, University of Wester Cape, Cape Town

Constitutional Court
Spain

Luis Gordillo Perez
Professor of Law, University of Deusto, Bilbao

Constitutional Court