mw. dr. M. (Maria) Weimer


  • Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
    Europees recht
  • Bezoekadres
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 205
  • Postadres:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • M.Weimer@uva.nl
    T: 0205252672

Maria Weimer is assistant professor in EU law at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam and a senior researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). As such she takes part in the interdisciplinary research project “Law and Justice Across Borders” carried out at the UvA Faculty of Law. She is also an affiliated fellow of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS Europe). Before joining ACELG Maria Weimer worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of International and European Law of Maastricht University (2011-2013). She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. Her monograph on "Risk Regulation in the EU Internal Market and its Limits - Lessons from Agricultural Biotechnology" is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Maria Weimer is deputy editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

Maria Weimer studied law in Germany (Hamburg University), France (Université d’Aix-Marseille), and Italy (European University Institute). In Germany she passed the First State Examination in Law with honors ( Prädikat) among the top 5 % of her year (2003). After graduation, she worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the Department for Public Law of Hamburg University (2003-2005). She also holds a Master of Research in Law from the European University Institute (2006). In 2008/2009 she accomplished a traineeship at the Legal Service of the European Commission.

In the past Maria Weimer participated in collaborative EU projects funded under the 7 th Framework Programme, such as RECON ( Reconstituting Democracy in Europe) and INPROFOOD ( Towards Inclusive Research Programming for Sustainable Food Innovations). She also worked as a research assistant at the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) at Bremen University (2009-2011).

Maria Weimer’s research is dedicated to studying legal and regulatory approaches to environmental and public health risks at the intersection of different levels of governance. It is driven by two intellectual inquiries. Firstly, it explores the role of risk, science, and precaution in regulation and judicial review, in particular in the context of decision-making on new and emerging technologies. Secondly, it studies the role of law in securing public interests, such as environmental and public health protection, under the conditions of trade liberalization, multi-level governance and transnationalisation.

Maria Weimer's publications have focused on the ways in which EU and WTO law, as well as international (public and private) standard setting address the techno-scientific complexity, uncertainty, and societal contestation surrounding contemporary environmental and public health risks. As author of various journal articles and book chapters with top international publishers, she has analysed the application of the precautionary principle in EU law; the scope for national derogations on environmental and public health grounds from internal market law; the role of scientific expertise in EU administrative decision-making on risk and in judicial review; the role of law in regulating new technologies; and the empowerment of the EU expert-executive in environmental and public health regulation.

Another strand of publications has contributed to the trade and environment debate in the WTO and international standard setting. It examined the role of the WTO in transnational legal ordering; tensions between the right to regulate public health and environmental risks and trade liberalisation; the role of science and uncertainty in WTO adjudication; the legitimacy of international versus private sustainable fisheries standards; as well as the role of WTO adjudication in reconciling the tension between the right to regulate and the need to give due regard to the needs and concerns of developing countries. Between 2012 and 2014 Maria Weimer completed a personal research project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) on the role of WTO law in domestic and transnational regulation of environmental and food safety standards.

Maria Weimer is author of a monograph with OUP forthcoming in 2017 titled "Risk regulation in the EU internal market and its limits -  lessons from agricultural biotechnology" and the co-editor of an edited book forthcoming with Hart Publishing in 2017 titled "Regulating risks in the EU - the co-production of expert and executive power".

Forthcoming:

  • M. Weimer, Risk regulation in the internal market and its limits – lessons from agricultural biotechnology, book forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2017
  • M. Weimer & A. de De Ruijter (eds), Regulating Risks in the European Union – The Co-production of Expert and Executive Power, forthcoming with Hart Publishing in 2017

  • M. Weimer, “The origins of ‘risk’ as an idea and the future of risk regulation”, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 1/2017 (Inaugural issue with Cambridge University Press)

  • M. Weimer & A. De Ruijter, Regulating Risks in the European Union – The co-production of expert and executive power in idem (eds) Regulating risks in the European Union – The co-production of expert and executive power (Hart Publishing 2017)

    M. Weimer & G. Pisani, “Expertise as justification: the contested legitimation of the EU risk administration”, in Weimer & De Ruijter (eds) Regulating risks in the EU – the co-production of expert and executive power (Hart Publishing 2017)

  • D. Curtin and M. Weimer, “The Court of Justice” with Deirdre Curtin in F. Amtenbrink, D. Curtin, P.J. Kuijper, A. McDonnell and B. De Witte (eds), The Law of the European Union, fifth edition (The Hague: Kluwer, forthcoming)

2017

  • E. Vos & M. Weimer, “Differentiated integration or uniform regime? National derogations from EU internal market measures” in B. De Witte, A. Ott and E. Vos (eds), “Between Flexibility and Disintegration: The Trajectory of Differentiation in EU Law” (Edward Elgar 2017)

2016

  • M. Weimer and L. Marin, "Regulating new and emerging technologies - the role of law in managing the tension betwen risk and innovation", Introduction to special issue edited by L. Marin & M. Weimer Regulating emerging technologies, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 3/2006, p. 469-474
  • M. Weimer, “Reconciling Regulatory Space with External Accountability through WTO Adjudication – Trade, Environment and Development” Postnational Rulemaking Working Paper No 2016-09

  • M. Weimer and G. Pisani, “Expertise as justification: the contested legitimation of the EU risk administration”, Postnational Rulemaking Working Paper No 2016-06

  • A. Schrauwen, C. Eckes, and M. Weimer, “Inclusion and Exclusion in the European Union” Amsterdam Centre for European Law Working paper No 2016-05

2015

  • M. Weimer, "Risk Regulation and Deliberation in EU Administrative Governance", European Law Journal, DOI: 10.1111/eulj.12140, published online in May 2015
  • M. Weimer and E. Vos, “The Role of the EU in Transnational Regulation of Food Safety: Extending Experimentalist Governance?”, in Jonathan Zeitlin (ed),  The Role of the EU in Transnational Regulation: Extending  Experimentalist Governance? (Oxford University Press, 2015)

2014

  • M. Weimer, “Risk regulation, GMOs, and the challenges to deliberation in EU governance - politicisation and scientification as co-producing trends” in C. Joerges & C. Glinski (eds),  The European Crisis and the Transformation of Transnational Governance (Hart Publishing, 2014) 
  • “The EU adventures of ‘Herculex’ – Report on the EU authorization of the genetically modified maize 1507”, with Gaia Pisani, European Journal of Risk Regulation Issue 2/201

2013        

  • C. Joerges and M. Weimer, “A Crisis of Executive Managerialism in the European Union – No Alternative?”, in Joanne Scott, Gràinne De Bùrca & Claire Kilpatrick (eds), Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance. Liber Amicorum for David Trubek (Hart Publishing 2013)
  • M. Weimer, “EU Risk Governance of ‘Cloned Food’ – Regulatory Uncertainty Between Trade and Non-Trade” In: Marjolein Van Asselt, Esther Versluis and Ellen Vos (eds)  Science and Politics in EU Risk Governance: Integrating Legal and Social Science Perspectives (Taylor & Francis/Routledge)
  • M. Weimer, “ ‘It’s the Politics, Stupid.’ Or is Reality More Complex? “, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Issue 2/2013, pp. 297

2012       

  • M. Weimer, “The Right to Adopt Post-Market Restrictions of Genetically Modified Crops in the EU – A shift from De-Centralised Multi-Level to Centralised Governance in the Case of GM Foods”, Case note on Court of Justice of the European Union, Joined Cases C-58/10 to C-68/10 Monsanto SAS and Others, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Issue 3/2012, pp. 445

2011               

  • M. Weimer, “Administrative Constitutionalism and European Conflicts Law” in: Christian Joerges and Tommi Ralli (eds) After Globalisation – New Patters of Conflicts, RECON Report No 15 (Arena, Oslo)

2010               

  • M. Weimer, “Applying Precaution in EU Authorization of Genetically Modified Products – Challenges and Suggestions for Reform,” Vol 16 (5) European Law Journal (2010), p. 624
  • M. Weimer, “What Price Flexibility? – The recent Commission Proposal to allow for national ‘opt-outs’ on GMO cultivation under the Deliberate Release Directive and the Comitology post-Lisbon”,  European Journal of Risk Regulation Issue 4/2010, p. 345
  • M. Weimer, “The Regulatory Challenge of Animal Cloning for Food – the Risks of Risk Regulation in the European Union,” European Journal of Risk Regulation Issue 1/2010, p. 31

2009       

  • M. Weimer, “Regulating Animal Cloning under WTO Law – Policy Choice versus Science,” Finnish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 20 (2009), p. 291

2008       

  • M. Weimer, “Legitimacy through Precaution in European Regulation of GMOs? “ in: Christian Joerges/Poul Kjaer (eds.), Transnational Standards of Social Protection: Contrasting European and International Governance, RECON Report No 4 (Arena, Oslo)

 

 

In the academic year 2016/2017 Maria contributes to the teaching at the Department of International Public and European Law in the following courses:

Principles and Foundations of EU Law (LL.M)

European Law Moot Court (LL.M) (course coordinator)

EU Constitutional Law

EU Regulated Markets

Europees Recht I (Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid)

Master's Thesis (LL.M) (course coordinator)

Bachelor Essay (Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid)

 

 

 

 

 

2017

  • Curtin, D. M., & Weimer, M. (2017). The Court of Justice of the European Union: Supranational Adjudicator and Accountability Forum. In F. Amtenbrink, D. Curtin, P-J. Kuijper, A. McDonnel, & B. De Witte (Eds.), The Law of the European Union (forthcoming). The Hague: Kluwer. [details]
  • Weimer, M. (2017). Risk regulation in the EU and its limits - lessons from biotechnology. Oxford, UK: forthcoming with Oxford University Press. [details]
  • Weimer, M., & de Ruijter, A. (2017). Regulating Risks in the EU – The Co-production of Expert and Executive Power. In M. Weimer, & A. de Ruijter (Eds.), Regulating Risks in the EU – : The Co-production of Expert and Executive Power. Hart Publishing. [details]

2016

  • Weimer, M., & Marin, L. (2016). The Role of Law in Managing the Tension between Risk and Innovation: Introduction to the Special Issue on Regulating New and Emerging Technologies. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7(3), 469-474. [details]

2015

  • Weimer, M. (2015). Risk regulation and deliberation in EU administrative governance: GMO regulation and its reform. European Law Journal, 21(5), 622-640. DOI: 10.1111/eulj.12140 [details]
  • Weimer, M., & Vos, E. (2015). The role of the EU in transnational regulation of food safety: extending experimentalist governance? In J. Zeitlin (Ed.), Extending experimentalist governance? The European Union and transnational regulation (pp. 51-80). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724506.003.0003 [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Weimer, M. (2014). Risk regulation, GMOs, and the challenges to deliberation in EU governance: politicisation and scientification as co-producing trends. In C. Joerges, & C. Glinski (Eds.), The European crisis and the transformation of transnational governance: authoritarian managerialism versus democrtic governance (pp. 293-315). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details] [PDF]
  • Weimer, M., & Pisani, G. (2014). Biotechnology: the EU adventures of 'Herculex' - Report on the EU authorization of the genetically modified maize 1507. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 5(2), 208-212. [details]

2013

  • Weimer, M. (2013). "It's the politics, stupid." Or is reality more complex? European Journal of Risk Regulation, 4(2), 297-306. [details]
  • Weimer, M. (2013). EU risk governance of 'cloned food': regulatory uncertainty between trade and non-trade. In M. B. A. van Asselt, E. Versluis, & E. Vos (Eds.), Balancing between trade and risk: integrating legal and social science perspectives. (pp. 33-58). London [etc.]: Routledge. [details]
  • Joerges, C., & Weimer, M. (2013). A crisis of executive managerialism in the European Union: no alternative? In G. de Búrca, C. Kilpatrick, & J. Scott (Eds.), Critical legal perspectives on global governance: liber amicorum David M. Trubek (pp. 295-322). Oxford: Hart. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2190362 [details]

2016

  • Weimer, M. (Author). (2016). Between health risks and promises: The ECJ rules on e-cigarettes as novel risk-entailing products. Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. [details]

2015

  • Weimer, M. (Author). (2015). Will the upcoming reform of EU regulation of GMOs calm down the controversy surrounding this area?. BlogActiv. [details] [PDF]

2016

  • Schrauwen, A. A. M., Eckes, C., Weimer, M., Durieux, J-F., Mantu, S., Minderhoud, P., ... Zeitlin, J. H. (2016). Inclusion and Exclusion in the European Union - Collected Papers. (ACELG Working Paper Series; Vol. 2016, No. 05). Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. [details]
  • Weimer, M. (2016). Reconciling Regulatory Space with External Accountability through WTO Adjudication – Trade, Environment and Development. (ACELG Working Paper Series; Vol. 2016, No. 04). Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. [details]
  • Weimer, M., & Pisani, G. (2016). Expertise as Justification: The Contested Legitimation of the EU ‘Risk Administration: The Contested Legitimation of the EU ‘Risk Administration. (ACELG Working Paper Series; Vol. 2016, No. 02). Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. [details]

Andere

  • Weimer, M. (participant), Cseres, K.J. (participant) & Eckes, Christina (participant) (4-11-2016): The Rule of Law in the Technological Age (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

Spreker

  • Weimer, M. (speaker) (10-5-2016): Trade, Environment and Development in the WTO - Searching for a Difficult Equilibrium, Trade and Environment - Positive Integration in the EU and WTO, Bochum, Germany.
  • Weimer, M. (speaker) (16-6-2016): panel member 'GMO Opt-outs, the Limits of Harmonization, and the Future of Multi-level Governance', ECPR Standing Group of the European Union 2016 Annual Conference, Trento, Italy.
  • Weimer, M. (speaker) (23-6-2016): WTO and sustainability, Expert Meeting on WTO and Sustainability.
  • Weimer, M. (speaker) (7-9-2016): In the Public Interest – Exploring the EU ‘Laws of Knowledge’ from a Constitutional Perspective, The Global Politics of Acceptance, Duisburg, Germany.

Tijdschriftredactie

  • Weimer, M. (editor) (2017-): European Journal of Risk Regulation (Journal).

Boekredactie

  • Weimer, M., & de Ruijter, A. (Eds.) (2017). Regulating risks in the European Union. Hart Publishing. [details]
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