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Dr Vito Breda

Dr Vito Breda
Name Vito Breda
Position Senior Lecturer (Law)
Section School of Law and Justice
Office Q431
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1288
Extension 1288
Email
Qualifications FHEA HEA , PGCertUniT&L Cardiff , LLM EALT , PhD Edinburgh
Homepage https://au.linkedin.com/in/vito-breda-5a91b2b
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Dr Vito Breda (Ph.D Edinburgh, LL.M Brussels, LL.B Milan) areas of expertise are jurisprudence and comparative public law. He holds a visiting professorship in comparative thought at Bilbao (University of Deusto). In 2014 -15, Dr Breda was MacCormick Fellow at the Law School of the University of Edinburgh. Previously he was appointed visiting fellow at the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University. Before joining USQ, Dr Breda lectured at Cardiff Law School, worked as a researcher for the Scottish Parliament, and at the University of Milan.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation ( 180122 )
  • Comparative Law ( 180106 )
  • Human Rights Law ( 180114 )

Research interests
Dr Vito Breda is the research leader of the International and Comparative Law Group at the University of Southern Queensland and Professor in Comparative Law (Tier II, 12/E2, National Evaluation 2016, Rome).


Vito is member of the Berkeley Comparative Disability Rights Group and of the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group head by Prof Oppenheimer.
Previously he was MacCormick Fellow at the Law School of the University of Edinburgh, Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies at the A.N.U. and Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University. Dr Breda worked as researcher for the Scottish Parliament. Since 2010 he has been a fellow at the UK Higher Education Academy.

He is the sole author of Constitutional Law and Regionalism (Edward Elgar, 2018) . The Series editors are: Rosalind Dixon (University of New South Wales) Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale University) and Mark Tushnet (Harvard University), The Objectivity of Judicial Decisions (Peter Lang 2017 2 ed) and the co-editor of Diverse Narratives of Legal Objectivity (2016).
Vito is also the sole editor of Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania which will be published by Cambridge University Press (2019)

IMPACT SAMPLE:
2017 A. J. BULLIER review of Breda V. The Objectivity of Judicial Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of Nine Jurisdictions, Peter ,Lang, 2017, Revue de droit international et de droit comparé, 2017, n° 3

2017 - Breda V (2006) : cited by European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education in, European Identity: Study, by European Parliament -

2017 - Breda V (2006) : cited by the European Parliament and European University Institute in, Building Parliament: 50 Years of European Parliament History?: 1958-2008 (Publications Office of the European Union, 2009) 1958–2008.

2014 - Breda V (2013): cited in Government of Catalonia, 6th Report, Paths for Catalonia’s Integration in the European Union

2009 - Breda V (2004) : cited in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Patriotism At: https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html

Ph.D Students:
Harris S. Managing Behaviour from Classroom to Courtroom: reducing recidivism within and beyond learning environments, through a comparative analysis of SWPBS in Australia and Scandinavia.

McKibbin S. Reconceptualising Public Policy in Australian Private International Law: A Comparative Study of Select Commonwealth Jurisdictions

Professional memberships
Member of the Berkeley Comparative Disability Rights Group
Member of the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group
IVR International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
SLS - Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (UK)
Member of the Australian Law Teachers Association

Industry affiliations
Fellow at United Kingdom Higher Education Academy
Academic Friend of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple

Currently teaching courses/programs
Ph.D Students (see Research Career)

Examined Qualifications

• 2009: Fellow at the UK Higher Education Academy,
• 2007: Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching - Level 6 and 7 - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

Teaching Responsibilities by Institutions

SCHOOL OF LAW AND JUSTICE,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND

Postgraduate Courses:
• Course Leader: EU Law
• Course Leader: Advanced Jurisprudence (Advanced Theories of Law)

Undergraduate

• Course Leader: Theories of Law
• Course Leader: Comparative Law

SCHOOL OF LAW, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
2005- 2013:
Postgraduate:
• Module leader for European Public Law
Undergraduate
• Course Leader: Jurisprudence,
• Dissertation Supervisor: Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence,
THE LAW SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.

2001- 2004:
Undergraduate
2001- 2004: Tutor in Jurisprudence. The Law School, the University of Edinburgh.

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Research most recent
Just Accepted:
05/20 BREDA V GLEESON K, The Governor General in Australia and Gender Equality, Royal Studies Journal, Winchester, UK

04/20 BREDA V WOLF O'ROURKE E, Northern Ireland and South Tyrol: Constitutional Boundaries in Consociational Democracies, M Frau v Breda eds, La Contrattazione Costituzionale Dell'autonomia Territoriale, Giappichelli, Turin, Italy , 2020

02/20 BREDA V FRAU M , Balancing Competing Dignity Claims: Insights from the UK and Italy, A Menuge B Bussey eds, The Conceptual Foundations of Human Dignity, Anthem Press, 2020


Three recent books:
1. Breda (eds) Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania, Cambridge University Press, 2019 ISBN:9781108475297
Recommend it to your librarian:
https://www.amazon.com.au/Legal-Transplants-East-Asia-Oceania/dp/1108475299

2. Constitutional Law and Regionalism, Edward Elgar, Northampton, US, 2018 (Cheltenham, UK) ISBN: 978178347 0129

'This topical book analyses the practice of negotiating constitutional demands by regional and dispersed national minorities in eight multinational systems. It considers the practices of cooperation and litigation between minority groups and central institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. and includes an evaluation of the implications of the recent Catalan, Puerto Rican and Scottish referenda. Ultimately, the author shows that a flexible constitution combined with a versatile constitutional jurisprudence tends to foster institutional cooperation and the recognition of the pluralistic nature of modern states.'
Recommend it to your librarian: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/constitutional-law-and-regionalism

Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series, Series editors: Rosalind Dixon, University of New South Wales, Australia, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University and Mark Tushnet, Harvard University, US.

3. The Objectivity of Judicial Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of Nine Jurisdictions, Peter Lang, 2017,ISBN:3631675909

Recommend it to your librarian: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/19458?format=EPDF

Tree latest Articles

1.Samoa: Constitutional Governance and Customary Law , the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, 25/ 2019

2. Mihailovic A Breda, V New Caledonia, The Archipelago that does not Want to be Freed, the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, 26/ 2019

3. 05/20 BREDA V GLEESON K, The Governor General in Australia and Gender Equality, Royal Studies Journal, Winchester, UK


Latest 3 Chapters

1. Constitutional Patriotism (2019) Sardoc Mitja (ed) , Handbook of Patriotism. Springer , Dordrecht, p. 1-21, ISBN: 978-3-319-54484-7

2. Breda, Vito (2019) Introduction [to Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania]. In: Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom , pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-1-108-47529-7

3. Over the Secular Ridge of Human Wants: The constitutional legitimacy of secular-state funding of chaplaincy programmes in Australia, A. Menuge (ed.), Religious Liberty and the Law: Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives, Routledge, 2018 ISBN: 9781138244474

BLOGS:
1. 2019 The New Caledonia 2018 Referendum: Crisis in Consociative Democracies Redux, British Association of Comparative Law blog 2019
https://british-association-comparative-law.org/2019/06/03/vito-breda-the-new-caledonia-2018-referendum-crisis-in-consociative-democracies-redux/

2. 2019 Catalonian Independence: Unbounding a Blood and Belonging Constitutional System, British Association of Comparative Law blog 2019
https://british-association-comparative-law.org/2019/01/27/catalonian-independence-unbounding-a-blood-and-belonging-constitutional-system/

3. 2018 The Spain-Catalonia crisis: A constitutional re-flexion, Edward Elgar blog 2018
https://elgar.blog/2018/02/22/the-spain-catalonia-crisis-a-constitutional-reflexion/


Research most notable
BOOKS
1.Constitutional Law and Regionalism, Edward Elgar, Northampton, US, 2018 ,
2. Breda (eds) Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania, Cambridge University Press, 2019
3. The Objectivity of Judicial Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of Nine Jurisdictions, Peter Lang, 2017,
4. Breda V., Rodack L. (eds), Diverse Narratives of Legal Objectivity, Peter Lang, Frankfurt , 2016, 252 pp.,
ARTICLES
5. Samoa: Constitutional Governance and Customary Law , the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, 25/ 2019
6. Mihailovic A Breda V New Caledonia, The Archipelago that does not Want to be Freed, the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, 26/ 2019
7. The Grammar of Bias: Judicial Impartiality in European Legal Systems, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 4/2016
8. The Australian Regime of Offshore Detention: A Constitutional Reflection , Quaderni Costituzionali, 4/2016
9. Breda V., Vricella. M., English Pragmatism and Italian Virtue: A Comparative Analysis of the Regime of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Civil Law Proceedings between Italy and England, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 3/21 428-444 , 2014,
10 . How to Reverse the Italian Brain Drain: A Masterclass from Australia. International Migration , (4), 64- 77, 2014,
11. La Devolution de Escocia y el Referendum de 2014: ¿Cuáles Son las Repercusiones Potenciales en España?Teoría y Realidad Constitucional, 31, 69-88, 2013,
12. A European Constitution in a Multinational Europe or a Multinational Constitution for Europe? European Law Journal 1(2), 330-344, 2006,
13. The Incoherence of the Patriotic State. Res Publica 3, 247– 265, 2004,
14. Breda V. & Calvanse E. Immigration and criminality in Milan between 1991-1996: is the increase real? Italian Journal of Criminology ( formerly the Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia), 3, 32-42, 2005.
CHAPTERS
15. Introduction Breda V (eds) Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania, Cambridge University Press, 2019
16 .Conclusion Breda V (eds) Legal Transplants in East Asia and Oceania, Cambridge University Press, 2019
17. Over the Secular Ridge of Human Wants: The constitutional legitimacy of secular-state funding of chaplaincy programmes in Australia, A. Menuge (ed.), Religious Liberty and the Law: Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives, Routledge, 2018
18. Indigenous Australians and the Constitutional Reform: Learning from a Very British Experience, in Patrick J. and Yung S. (eds). Constitutional Recognition of the First Australians: Theories and Comparative Perspectives, Federation Press, 2016
19. The Concept of Objectivity in the UK Supreme Court through a Comparative Looking Glass, in Breda V., Rodack L. (eds), Diverse Narratives of Legal Objectivity, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 172-185, 2016,
20. Breda V., Rodack L., Introduction, in Breda V., Rodack L. (eds), Diverse Narratives of Legal Objectivity, Peter Lang, Oxford – Frankfurt, 1-9, 2016,
21. Constitutional Patriotism and the Scottish Referendum, in Hulas M. and Fel S. (Eds), Intricacies of Patriotism: towards a complexity of patriotic allegiance. Peter Lang, Oxford, 161-187, 2015,
22. Lingering with Intent: The UK Constitutional Review, in Jovanovich M. (eds) Constitutional Review and Democracy, Eleven International Publishing, the Hague, 266-272, 2015,
23. Sharia Law in Catholic Italy: A Non-Agnostic Model of Accommodation, A. Possamai, J Richardson, B Turner (eds), The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from around the World, Springer, New York, 119 -137, 2015,
24. An Odd Partnership: Identity-Based Constitutional Claims, In K. Rubinstein, M. Nollan, F. Jenkins (ed.) Modern Democracy, Alliance and Identity in a Globalised World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 52 -77, 2014,
25. Balancing Secularism with Religious Freedom: in Lautsi v Italy the European Court of Human Rights Evolved, Manogue A. (eds), Legitimizing Human Rights, Ashgate, Farnham, 127-143, 2013,


Publications in ePrints

Breda, Vito (2019) Conclusion [to Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania]. In: Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 321-324. ISBN 978-1-108-47529-7

Breda, Vito (2019) Constitutional patriotism. In: Handbook of patriotism. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-30534-9

Breda, Vito (2019) Introduction [to Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania]. In: Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom , pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-1-108-47529-7

Breda, Vito (2019) Jaakko Husa, Advanced introduction to law and globalisation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018, 218 pp, hbb £63.00 [Book review]. The Modern Law Review, 82 (4). pp. 755-758. ISSN 0026-7961

Breda, Vito , ed. (2019) Legal transplants in East Asia and Oceania. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-108-47529-7

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation ( 180122 )
  • Comparative Law ( 180106 )
  • Human Rights Law ( 180114 )


Research topics