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Eirik Holmøyvik

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  • E-mailEirik.Holmoyvik@uib.no
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  • Constitutional law
  • Legal history

* Explanatory translations of titles of Norwegian language publications are given in [].

 

Books

[Textbook in Norwegian Constitutional History] Lærebok i forfatningshistorie, Oslo 2015. With Dag Michalsen. (Website at Pax Forlag)[Sources and dates in constitutional history] Kilder og årstall i forfatningshistorien, Oslo 2015. Selection by Eirik Holmøyvik and Dag Michalsen.Writing Democracy: The Norwegian Constitution 1814-2014 (Karen Gammelgaard and Eirik Holmøyvik, eds.), New York: Berghahn Books 2014. (Website at Berghahn Books)[Interpretations of the Constitution. On the constitutional development in Norway 1814-2014] Tolkingar av Grunnlova. Om forfatningsutviklinga 1814-2014 (Eirik Holmøyvik, ed.), Oslo 2013. (Website at Pax Forlag)[Separation of powers and the Norwegian 1814 constitution] Maktfordeling og 1814, Bergen 2012. (Website at Fagbokforlaget)[Union and sovereignty - Norway's international legal status before 1905] Union og suverenitet - Noreg si folkerettslege stilling før 1905, Rettshistoriske studier no. 14, Oslo 2004.

 

Selected articles and book chapters (see Norwegian website for a complete list of publications)

«A Stress Test for Europe's Judiciaries: An Essay», i: European Yearbook of Constitutional Law 2019. With Anne Sanders. Forthcoming.

[On the parliament's competence to instruct the government with legally binding effect] «Med instruks skal landet byggjast? Om stortingets instruksjonsrett overfor regjeringa og rettsutvikling på statsrettens område», in: Tidsskrift for rettsvitenskap 2018 p. 461-492.

[Reform of the constitutional amendment procedure] «Reform av grunnlovprosedyren», in: Kritisk juss 2018 p. 5-34.

«Constituent Power and Constitutionalism in 19th Century Norway», in: Reconsidering Constitutional Formation II Decisive Constitutional Normativity: From Old Liberties to New Precedence, edited by Ulrike Müßig, 2018, 275-309.

«Europe and Norwegian Constitutionalism 1814-2014: From the Relationship between Parliament and King to the EEA», in: European Law and National Constitutions, edited by Peter-Christian Müller-Graff, Hans-Petter Graver and Ola Mestad, Berlin 2016 pp. 31-48.

«Deux siècles de séparation horizontale des pouvoirs en Norvège», in: Revue française de droit constitutionnel, no 106, 2016 pp. 323-334.

[Judicial review and the constitutional ban on retroactive legislation] «Prøvingsrett og tilbakeverknadsforbod. Borthen-dommen i Rt. 1996 s. 1415 og rettsutviklinga», in: Rettsavklaring og rettsutvikling. Festskrift til Tore Schei (Gunnar Bergby, Magnus Matningsdal, Jens Edvin A. Skoghøy og Toril M. Øie, eds.), Oslo 2016 pp. 210-242.

Book review: Kári á Rogvi, West-Nordic Constitutional Judicial Review - A Comparative Study of Scandinavian Judicial Review and Judicial Reasoning (Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing 2013), in: European Public Law no. 3 2015 pp. 598-604. 

«Norway's Constitutional Acrobatics under the EEA Agreement», in: The European Union's Non-Members: Independence under Hegemony? (Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum, eds.), London: Routledge 2015 pp. 137-152.

«The changing meaning of 'constitution' in Norwegian constitutional history», in: Writing Democracy: The Norwegian Constitution 1814-2014 (Karen Gammelgaard and Eirik Holmøyvik, eds.), New York: Berghahn Books 2014 pp. 43-59.

«On the Origins of Judicial Independence», in: The Independence of Judges (Nils A. Engstad, Astrid Lærdal Frøseth and Bård Tønder, eds.), The Hague 2014 pp. 45-53.

[The Constitution and Norway's Agreements with the EU: Victory for pragmatism, defeat for constitutional democracy] «Grunnlova og avtalene med EU: Pragmatismens siger, det konstitusjonelle demokratiets tap», in: Det norske paradoks. Om Norges forhold til Den europeiske union (Erik Oddvar Eriksen og John Erik Fossum, eds.), Oslo 2014 pp. 42-59.

[Between revolution and restoration: The struggle for the Norwegian constitution's soul 1824-1884] «Mellom revolusjon og restaurasjon: Striden om Grunnlovas vesen 1824-1884», in: Tolkingar av Grunnlova. Om forfatningsutviklinga 1814-2014 (Eirik Holmøyvik, ed.), Oslo 2013 pp. 307-337.

[Past and present constitutional challenges caused by the use of Norwegian troops abroad] «Bruk av norske styrkar utanfor Noreg - statsrettslege utfordringar i fortid og notid», in:Jussens venner no. 3 2012 pp. 184-215.

[Article 93 of the Constitution and the doctrinal rule on «insignificant» transfers of sovereignty] «Grunnlova § 93 og læra om "lite inngripende" myndigheitsoverføring i lys av nyare konstitusjonell praksis», in: Lov og rett, no. 8 2011 pp. 447-471.

«A little bit of This and a little bit of That - the Complexity of Legal Reception», in: Rendezvous of European Legal Cultures (Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde og Knut Einar Skodvin, eds.), Bergen 2010 pp. 45-59.

[Causes for the different developments of judicial review in Norway and in Denmark] «Årsaker til utviklinga av prøvingsretten i Noreg og Danmark», in: Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap, no. 5 2007, pp. 718-779.

«The Theory of Sovereignty and the Swedish-Norwegian Union of 1814», in: Journal of the History of International Law, no. 2 2005 pp. 137-156.

 

Miscellaneous

"A Stress Test for Europe's Judiciaries", blog post at Verfassungsblog 23.08.2017. Eirik Holmøyvik and Anne Sanders.

«Norway's Constitution at 200 years: A story of stability and change», blog post at Verfassungsblog, 17.05.2014.

Nominated three times (2011, 2012, 2013) for the prize Best academic journal article at the publishing house Universitetsforlaget.

 

 

Publications in national current research information system (CRIStin)

CURRENT POSITION

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen (since 2014).

 

FORMER POSITIONS

2011-2014 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

2006-2010 Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

2004-2006 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

2003-2004 Research Assistant, Institute of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

 

AFFILIATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

2016-2022: Member (substitute) for Norway to The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

2017-2019: Member of the commission to revise the Norwegian election code

2012-2013 Member of the research group “The transformation of international law and Norwegian sovereignty in 1814” at Center for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters

2012 Appointed by the President of the Norwegian Parliament to an expert committee for the modernisation of the Constitution’s language

 

EDUCATION

Ph.d, University of Bergen, 2011

Licence to practice law in Norway (Bar Exam), 2006

Cand.jur., University of Oslo, 2004