We work to help counter abuse of power in Europe

The Good Lobby Profs is an initiative of The Good Lobby, a non-profit civic start-up committed to equalizing access to power for a more plural, inclusive and democratic society. 

 

The Good Lobby Profs believe academic expertise should be mobilised to counter major rule of law violations, and abuse of power within and across Europe.

 

By holding national and European decision-makers accountable, The Good Lobby Profs aim to contribute to The Good Lobby’s broader aim of a more participatory and democratic society.

Who we are

We are a large, diverse team of 60+ academic members from more than 30 countries bringing a wealth of legal and public policy expertise on multiple legal systems. 

 

The Good Lobby Profs team is led by Professor Laurent Pech and Dr Joelle Grogan. 

 

The full list of The Good Lobby Profs can be found below.

What we do

The Good Lobby Profs act as a rapid response mechanism to uphold the rule of law across the continent. They constantly monitor the respect of the rule of law and provide pro bono expert analysis, support as well as engage in (good) lobbying activities with the view of promoting, defending and strengthening respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

 

In practice, within their existing capacity, The Good Lobby Profs aims inter alia to provide ‘rapid response’ opinions on ongoing and evolving legal issues; collectivise our individual actions; offer pro bono guidance and support to academics, lawyers or judges subject to state-sponsored harassment for defending the rule of law/our common values as well as NGOs working in this space; write to relevant bodies to draw their attention to individual cases and/or the situation in specific countries; quickly debunk legal nonsense spread by authoritarian regimes and connected bodies by inter alia replying to time-sensitive media requests and queries so as to avoid leaving authoritarians the opportunity to mislead the general public unchallenged.

Why we do it

Members of The Good Lobby Profs are regularly being called upon to informally or formally provide advice, analysis or reactions in respect of the latest authoritarian threats or attacks emerging or arising in specific European countries. 

 

In the absence of a specific dedicated and visible academic network, advice, analysis or reactions from genuine experts may not be readily available or are provided on an ad hoc basis and not always to those with the least resources or with the most important causes. 

 

In the absence of coordination between academic experts, economies of scale cannot be achieved, media queries could go unanswered at a time where a specific national government may be spreading disinformation. 

 

The Good Lobby Profs was established with the view of helping address these issues.

Get in touch with us!

To get in touch with The Good Lobby Profs please email Professor Laurent Pech and Dr Joelle Grogan. 

For general queries about The Good Lobby, please email info@thegoodlobby.eu

Meet the team

The Good Lobby Profs

Prof Laurent Pech – Co-Director

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Dr Joelle Grogan – Co-Director

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Prof Alberto Alemanno

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Dr Vigjilenca Abazi

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Prof Alessandra Silveira

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Prof Antoine Buyse

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Prof Aslı Ü. Bâli

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Dr Barbara Grabowska-Moroz

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Prof Başak Çalı

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Prof Bojan Bugaric

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Prof Carlos Closa

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Dr Cassandra Emmons

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Prof Christophe Möllers

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Prof Christophe Hillion

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Dr Constantinos Kombos

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Prof Daniel Hegedüs

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Prof Daniel Sarmiento

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Dr Kati Cseres

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Dr Dilek Kurban

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Prof Dimitry Kochenov

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Prof Hristo Hristev

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Dr Eglė Dagilytė

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Prof Gábor Halmai

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Prof Gavin Barrett

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Prof Giacomo Di Federico

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Dr Graham Butler

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Prof Iris Goldner Lang

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Dr John Cotter

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Jaka Kukavica

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Prof Jan Wouters

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Prof Jan-Werner Müller

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Prof Jeff King

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Prof Jiří Přibáň

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Prof Joana Covelo de Abreu

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Prof John Morijn

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Julian Scholtes

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Prof Kim Lane Scheppele

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Dr Kriszta Kovács

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Prof Lech Garlicki

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Prof Lorenzo Zucca

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Prof Maciej Taborowski

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Prof Marlene Wind

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Prof Matej Avbelj

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Dr Matthieu Burnay

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Prof Michaela Hailbronner

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Prof Miroslaw Wyrzykowski

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Prof Paul Blokker

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Prof Pawel Filipek

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Prof Peter van Elsuwege

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Prof Petra Bard

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Prof R. Daniel Kelemen

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Dr Radosveta Vassileva

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Prof Ramona Coman

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Prof Rick Lawson

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Prof Roman Petrov

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Prof Ronan McCrea

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Prof Rui Lanceiro

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Dr Rui Tavares

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Prof Samo Bardutzky

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Prof Sébastien Platon

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Dr Tom Gerald Daly

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Prof Thomas Perroud

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Prof Tomasz T. Koncewicz

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Prof Tommaso Pavone

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Dr Uladzislau Belavusau

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Prof Vlad Perju

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Prof Wojciech Sadurski

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Prof Xavier Groussot

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