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Bogdan Iancu

OXGS Fellow

Bogdan Iancu is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest. His teaching and writing focus on Romanian and comparative constitutional law, EU constitutionalism and emerging rule of law conditionalities, history of constitutionalism and constitutional theory.

He obtained his LL.B. at the Al. I. Cuza University of Iași (1996), Romania; LL.M. (1997) and SJD/Dr. iur. (2006) (CEU, Budapest).

He has conducted research at various law faculties and institutes in Europe and North America, including Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto and Yale Law School, 2000-2001; Boulton Fellowship at McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2002-2004; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Bremen and Berlin, 2008-2010, Max Planck Fellowship (2018) and Humboldt Return Fellowship (2021) at MPI Heidelberg. 


Selected publications


Iancu, B. (2021). Hidden Continuities?: The Avatars of “Judicial Lustration” in Post-Communist Romania. 22(7) German Law Journal, 1209-1230.

Iancu, B. (2021). Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Populism and Judicial Independence in Europe, in D. J. Galligan, ed., The Courts and the People: Friend of Foe (The Putney Debates 2019), Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 93-114.

(Volume) Manuel Guțan, Oana Rizescu, Bogdan Iancu, Cosmin Cercel, Bogdan Dima (2020). Heads of State and the Authoritarian Dynamic of Political Power in Romanian Constitutional History, Universul Juridic, București, co-authored monograph (in Romanian).

“Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi?: The Venice Commission as Norm Entrepreneur”, in Vol. 11, Issue 1, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 189-221 (April 2019) .

(Volume) Iancu and Elena Simina Tănăsescu (eds.), Governance and Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality. London: Routledge, 2018.

Romania-The Vagaries of International Grafts on Unsettled Constitutions (chapter/report) in Anneli Albi (ed.), The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press & Springer, 2019), pp. 1047-1095. 

Areas of expertise

  • Romanian and comparative constitutional law
  • EU constitutionalism
  • Constitutional theory