Australian National University
Anne McNaughton’s research focuses on the European Union as a unique legal order in international law. She has been studying this phenomenon since completing her Master of Laws in Tübingen, Germany, in 1991. Her thesis was on the incorporation of the territory of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) into the European Communities following the reunification of Germany in 1990.
Anne is a Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) and co-chair of the Special Interest Group, Global Private Law (formerly Contract Tort and Property Law). She is a corresponding member of the Principles of European Insurance Contract Law (PEICL) and Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL). Anne is the Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies, a Senior Fellow in the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, EU-Australia Centre for Economic Cooperation (EUOzCEC) and the Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Project, Identifying Opportunities in EU-Australia Trade in Services (EUOzTiS).
Anne’s research is directed to developing a more sophisticated and evidence-based understanding of the European Union in the broader Australian community and the wider Asia-Pacific region beyond the Common Agricultural Policy. She was an investigator on an interdisciplinary ARC Linkage Grant, ‘Australia and the European Union: A Study of a changing trade and business relationship’. Most recently Anne has been researching and publishing on the integration of services in the European Union.
Recent publications deal with the original concept of mutual evaluation, first developed by the European Commission in the 2006 Services Directive.