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COIMBRA, José Duarte. Global Administrative Law: a new branch of Law or a quest for an academic Grail - A comment on Ana Gouveia Martins. e-Pública [online]. 2015, vol.2, n.3, pp.204-214. ISSN 2183-184X.

The text corresponds to the written, revised and updated version of the comment on the paper «Global Administrative Law: a new branch of Law or a quest for an Academic Grail» submitted by Ana Gouveia Martins, and was presented - as well as the paper itself - during the I Lisbon International Workshop on Global Administrative Law - «Global Administrative Law and the Concept of Law» (2014: 28th November). After a brief introduction (1.) and after presenting the main thesis and some of the doctrinal proposals put forward in the paper (2.), this comment is concerned to identify the main difficulties of this thesis and of those proposals (3.), essentially based (i) on the fact that some key concepts that would allow support that thesis and those proposals had not been accurately established and, on the other hand, (ii) on arguing that some of the problems raised in the paper are somehow misleading taking into account the GAL's real perspectives and ambitions. In doing so, the comment does not exceed the status of a partial analysis of Gouveia Martins' paper, which is why some of the issues raised by the Author are not even addressed.

Keywords : Global Administrative Law; Legal Order; Branch of Law; Legal Norms International Customary Law.

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