What are effective responses to sexual violence? A global social movement is once again challenging sexual violence in all its settings: where we live, work, study, sleep, play, and pray. As more victims and survivors report to the police, speak out in street protests and online spaces, and disclose to psychologists, inquiries, and the media, they face inept and insensitive criminal and civil justice systems. What is to be done? This anthology provides an answer.
In this farewell speech on the occasion of his retirement as Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht University, given in March 2022, Aalt Willem Heringa discusses the too often ignored role of courts as interpreters of statutes. The courts, by checking the (constitutional) quality of statutes, contribute to the rule of law and parliamentary democracy.