About the Journal

The University of Vienna Law Review (VLR) is an open access journal edited by the members of the Advanced Research School in Law and Jurisprudence and published by the University of Vienna Law Faculty. It provides a forum for outstanding legal scholars (including those at the beginning of their careers) to present research to an international academic audience and to engage in scholarly discussion on a broad range of legal topics. All articles are subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer review and editorial process to ensure the highest standards in academic vigour, substance and structure.

This journal makes an important contribution to various fields of legal scholarship including interdisciplinary and international comparative perspectives.

The editorial work is entrusted to fellows of the Doctoral School with the Academic Committee acting as Scientific Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr. Franz-Stefan Meissel (Speaker Ars Iuris, Vice-Dean University of Vienna)
Prof.  Dr. Michaela Windischgrätz (Vice-Speaker Ars Iuris, University of Vienna, Department Labour Law and Law of Social Security)
Prof. Elisabeth Holzleithner (Chief Financial Officer Ars Iuris, University of Vienna, Department of Legal Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó (University of Vienna, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law)
Prof. Dr. Franz Merli (University of Vienna, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law)
Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Paul Oberhammer (University of Vienna, Department of Civil Procedure)
Prof. Dr. Helmut Ofner (University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comperative Law)
Prof. Dr. Bettina Perthold (Vice-Dean, University of Vienna, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law)
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Pöschl (University of Vienna, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law)
Prof. Dr. Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, Hon-Prof. UQ Brisbane (University of Vienna, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology) 
Prof. Dr. August Reinisch, LL.M. (University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comperative Law)
Prof. Dr. Milos Vec (University of Vienna, Department of Legal and Constitutional History)
Prof. Dr. Christiane Wendehorst, LL.M. Cantab. (University of Vienna, Department of Civil Law)
Prof. Dr. Brigitta Zöchling-Jud (Dean, University of Vienna, Department of Civil Law)

New articles to the VLR are published consecutively as soon as they are ready for publication; they will then be added to the current volume's Table of Contents.

The VLR allows open access to all of its contents, based on the assumption that unrestricted access to research works towards the establishment of a global network of scientific knowledge. All content is freely available without charge to the user or her/his institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

ISSN : 2521-3962