Radosveta Vassileva

Middlesex University - School of Law

Visiting Research Fellow

The Burroughs

WG 11

London, NW4 4BT

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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543

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Ideas:
“  comparative private law; comparative public law; EU law; human rights; rule of law  ”

Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Bulgaria: COVID-19 as an Excuse to Solidify Autocracy?

Verfassungsblog, 2020
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Apr 2020
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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COVID-19, state of emergency, democracy, human rights, European Court of Human Rights, autocracy, Bulgarian law, derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights

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Harmonisation Impossible? On the Evolution of the English, French, and Bulgarian Approach to Hardship in Commercial Contracts

Amicus Curiae: Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Issue 112
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Mar 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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hardship, change of circumstances, harmonisation of law, harmonisation of contract, comparative contract law, East-West divide, convergence of law

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Performing Contracts in COVID-19 Times in England and in France: Different Responses, Same Result?

British Association of Comparative Law Blog 2020
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Dec 2020
Catherine Pédamon and Radosveta Vassileva
School of Law, University of Westminster and Middlesex University - School of Law
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COVID-19, contractual performance, supervening events, comparative law, state intervention in contract law

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Contract Law and the Social Contract: Rethinking Law Reform in the Field of Contract Law from the Perspective of Social Contract Theory

PRAVNI ŽIVOT (Legal Life), 2016, Issue 11-Volume III, Year LXV, pp.267-286
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Jan 2017
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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contract law and the social contract; law reform; Serbian law reform; Serbian law of obligations, Bulgarian contract law, English contract law, Lyuben Dikov, comparative contract law, Serbian civil code

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Threats to the Rule of Law: The Pitfalls of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of Law, EU Values, European Convention on Human Rights, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), Romania, Bulgaria, Law Reform, Judicial Independence, Political Judicial Council, Political Prosecutor’s Office 1

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Shattering Myths: The Curious History of the Bulgarian Law of Obligations

Studia Iuridica (Poland), Volume 82, pp. 309-327
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Apr 2020
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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history of the Bulgarian law of obligations, comparative legal history, communist notion of contract, fascist notion of contract, patterns of legal change, myths in legal history, Bulgarian legal history, Italian law of obligations, Polish law of obligations, comparative contract law

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Autonomous Interpretation of Uniform Commercial Law: The East-West European Divide

European Business Law Review, 2018
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Mar 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Autonomous Interpretation, Autonomous Interpretation of the CISG, Uniform Commercial Law, CISG, EU Consumer Law, East-West Divide, Comparative Contract Law, Harmonisation of Law, Good Faith in International Trade, Good Faith in Contract Law, Tacit Ex

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The 'Duty to Cooperate' in English and French Contract Law: One Channel, Two Distinct Views

Journal of Comparative Law (Wildy), 2019, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 1-25 , U. of Westminster School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2020
Catherine Pédamon and Radosveta Vassileva
School of Law, University of Westminster and Middlesex University - School of Law
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duty to cooperate, good faith, duty of loyalty, conditional obligation, French contract law, English contract law, comparative contract law

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Contractual Performance in COVID-19 Times: Does Anglo-French Legal History Repeat Itself?

European Review of Private Law, 2021, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 3-37
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Oct 2021
Catherine Pédamon and Radosveta Vassileva
School of Law, University of Westminster and Middlesex University - School of Law
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COVID-19, contractual performance, supervening events, comparative law, state intervention in contract law, English law, French law

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COVID-19 in Autocratic Bulgaria: How the Anti-Corruption Protests Temporarily Limited the Abuse of Questionable Legislation

Verfassungsblog, 2021
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of law, democracy, constitutional law, COVID-19, Bulgaria

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The Rise of Modern European Dictatorships and EU's Dual Standards on Human Rights

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Oct 2017
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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fundamental rights; Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union; Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union; persistent breaches of Article 2; legal nihilism; rule of law; Bulgaria; Poland; EU institutions; judicial independence; anti-democratic laws

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So Why Don’t We Just Call the Whole Rule of Law Thing Off, Then? On Tomatoes, Tomahtoes, and Bulgaria’s Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Verfassungsblog, 2019
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Nov 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
Downloads 17 (662,242)
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Rule of law, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, CVM, Bulgaria, termination of Bulgaria's CVM, constitutional crisis, political capture, EU law

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Monetary Appreciation and Foreign Currency Mortgages: Lessons from the 2015 Swiss Franc Surge

European Review of Private Law, 2020, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp. 173-200
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Feb 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Foreign currency mortgages, currency appreciation, the effect of currency appreciation on foreign denominated loans, a bank’s duty to inform, equality of exchange, change of circumstances, unfair terms, central banking, Unfair Terms Directive, Mortgage Credit Directive

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The Disheartening Speech by the President of Bulgaria's Supreme Court Which Nobody in Brussels Noticed

Verfassungsblog, July 11, 2018
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of Law, Judicial Independence, EU, Bulgaria

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On Coins, Parallel Universes and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Verfassungsblog, 2020
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Dec 2020
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, Bulgaria, Rule of Law, Judicial Independence, EU Law

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Kolevi: Bulgaria’s 10-Year Cat-and-Mouse Game with the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission

Verfassungsblog 2020
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of law, Judicial Independence, European Court of Human Rights, Criminal Investigation, Independent Investigation, Separation of Powers, Venice Commission, Council of Europe, Communist legal culture

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Spectacular Televised Arrests, Media Trials, and Abuse of Process: The Presumption of Guilt in Bulgaria

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Sep 2018
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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presumption of innocence, abuse of process, Directive 2016/343, Article 48 of EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Bulgarian law, Bulgarian prosecution model, Bulgarian criminal law, human rights violations in Bulgaria, captured State

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Framing and Raiding: Bulgaria’s Kafkaesque Prosecutor’s Office

Verfassungsblog, 2021
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of Law, Prosecutorial Powers, Judicial Independence, Bulgarian criminal law

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How an EU Directive on Access to a Lawyer Became a Weapon for Secret Arrests

Verfassungsblog 2019
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Oct 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Directive 2013/48/EU, right of access to a lawyer, incorrect transposition, EU law, fundamental rights, Bulgaria, infringement of EU law, right to a fair trial, right to defense

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Borissov’s Latest Plan to Avoid True Reforms: On Bad Habits, the CVM, and the New Rule of Law Mechanism

Verfassungsblog 2020
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Feb 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of Law, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, Rule of Law Mechanism in the EU, Bulgaria, Judicial Independencee

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A Judge Born in the USSR: How a Judge’s Citizenship Became Relevant for Bulgaria’s Rule of Law and Judicial Self-Governance

Verfassungsblog, 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Aug 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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rule of law, judicial independence, judicial self-governance, citizenship law, comparative citizenship law, Bulgaria, USSR, EU

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Short but Sweet: Bulgaria's Short-Lived 45th National Assembly as a First Step towards Reforms

Verfassungsblog 2021
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Jun 2021
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Constitutional Reform, Prosecutor's Office, Supreme Judicial Council, 45th National Assembly of Bulgaria, Rule of Law

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A Grand National Assembly or Grand Bulgarian Chicanery?

Verfassungsblog, 2020
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 13 Oct 2020
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Constitutional Reform, Bulgarian Law, Rule of Law, Judicial Independence, Grand National Assembly

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Money Laundering and Central Bank Governance in the European Union

Journal of International Economic Law, 2020
Posted: 16 Sep 2020
Panicos Demetriades and Radosveta Vassileva
University of Leicester - Department of Economics and Middlesex University - School of Law

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Central Bank Independence, Rule of Law, Money Laundering, Corruption, Illicit Financial Flows, EU Anti-Money Laundering Framework

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On the Diverging Conceptions of Fairness in English and Bulgarian Contract Law: The Peculiar Transformation(s) of Roman Causa

Oxford University Comparative Law Forum (Journal), 2019
Posted: 16 Aug 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law

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Consideration, Cause, Causa, Substantive Fairness in Contract Law, Comparative Law, Common Law - Civil Law Divide, Evolution in Contract, Contract in Context

Other Papers (7)

Total Downloads: 84
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Bulgaria's Constitutional Troubles with the Istanbul Convention

Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional, Aug 2018
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe, Gender Issues, LGBT Rights

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CVM Here, CVM There: The European Commission in Bulgaria’s Legal Wonderland

Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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judicial indepedence, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, democratic backsliding, rule of law, Bulgaria, EU law, ECHR

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The Polish Judicial Council v The Bulgarian Judicial Council: Can You Spot the Difference?

Verfassungsblog, September 2018
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Judicial Independence, Rule of Law, Rule of Law Crisis, EU Law, EU Values, Treaty on European Union

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On the Fragility of Detainees’ and Prisoners’ Rights in the EU

Verfassungsblog, September 11, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Prisons, Prisoners' Rights, Prison Conditions, Torture, EU Law, EU Criminal Law, Human Rights

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Is Bulgaria’s Rule of Law About to Die Under the European Commission’s Nose? The Country’s Highest-Ranking Judge Fears So

Verfassungsblog, 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 May 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Rule of law, judicial independence, constitutional capture, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, rule of law crisis, EU law

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Sweet Like Sugar, Bitter Like a Lemon: Bulgaria’s CVM Report

Verfassungsblog, November 2018
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Cooperation and Verfification Mechanism, EU Law, EU Values, Rule of Law, Rule of Law Crisis, Judicial Independence, Corruption, Organized Crime, Legal Framework

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Capturing Bulgaria’s Justice System: The Homestretch

Verfassungsblog, January 2019
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 Feb 2019
Radosveta Vassileva
Middlesex University - School of Law
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Judicial Independence, EU Values, Rule of Law, Court Capture, Separation of Powers, EU Law, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism