7 UCLJLJ vi (2018)

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DOI: 10.14324/111.2052-1871.092


                                      FOREWORD
I am delighted and honoured to be writing the foreword to the 2018 editi on of the U C L Journal
of Law and] urisprudence, the UCL graduate students- flagshi p publication. The articles in this
volume address a great range of pressing and challenging legal, theoretical and social issues.
All authors take a critical approach towards the law, and put forward new normative proposals
and fresh insights in each field.
       Eva Kassoti examines and questions the role of international legal scholarship in the
definition and prioritisation of public goods, such as environmental protection, peace, and
social justice. The aim of the article is to address the problem of the :democratic participation
gap, which is said to be due to the fact that affected actors, such as civil society organisations,
do not have the power to participate in the processes that decide the definition and provision
of these goods. Naimeh Masumy discusses the role of the oil and gas industry in Iran, which
whilst it has led to economic development, has also led to environmental damage. The piece
puts forward a proposal for a different approach to legal regulation in order to make companies
accountable. Luis Otavio Barroso da Graca examines the judicial review of the legislative
process in Brazil. He suggests that the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court should change its
approach to the scrutiny of the legislative process in order to comply with the rule of law.
Patricia Liola Tona Katto examines anti-homosexual legislation in Uganda, which she argues
has been the result of the colonial legacy which cannot be fruitfully challenged by external
pressures, and suggests that for the laws to be effective it is crucial to change public attitudes
towards L G BT Q rights in the country.
       Catalina Gonzdez Verdugo considers the role of e-commerce and its impact on
competition law. More specifically, she examines the degree to which computer algorithms
have the effect of inducing or enhancing tacit collusion, and argues that existing horizontal
restraint regulations in the EU and the US may be able to address the problem of algorithmic
tacit collusion. J essica Filippi turns to the role of restorative justice in France, in the field of
juvenile justice in particular. She examines the relationship between French law and EU law
on this issue, and proposes some changes in thefield in order to comply better with principles
of restorative justice. The piece also suggests that the purposes of criminal justice and
restorative justice complement each other. Finally, AnninaJ ulia Kotam±ki turns to thetopic of
the regulation of foreign takeovers in the UK. The piece focuses particularly on the protection
of public interest in this context against the background of uncertainty created by Brexit and
by developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It proposes a range of suggestions for

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