Portrait of Professor Anneli Albi

Professor Anneli Albi

Professor of Law


Professor Anneli Albi joined Kent Law School in 2003, having been a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (1999-2003). She obtained her undergraduate law degree and a diploma in political science from the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Professor Albi is currently completing the large-scale research project ‘The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance’, which was funded by a 5-year, 1.2 million EUR grant, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) (Grant Agreement No. 284316; project acronym: ConstEurGlobGov), as part of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. Further information is available at the project website https://research.kent.ac.uk/roc/ 

In the framework of the project, twenty-nine national reports were prepared by leading scholars of constitutional law. The national reports are complemented by a comparative study. These works will be published as follows:

  • Albi A. and Bardutzky S. (eds.), National Constitutions in European and Global Governance: Democracy, Rights, the Rule of Law: National Reports. Volumes I and II (T.M.C. Asser Press & Springer, Open Access book under Creative Commons International Licence 4.0; published in June 2019 - https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462652729)
  • Albi A. National Constitutions in European and Global Governance: Democracy, Rights, the Rule of Law. A Comparative Study (T.M.C. Asser Press & Springer; publication expected in December 2019)”

Earlier research grants include the European Commission and British Academy funded project 'The European Constitution and National Constitutions' (2005-2006).

Research interests

Keywords: Comparative constitutional law; EU constitutional law; fundamental rights; the rule of law; constitutional courts and constitutional review; national parliaments; euro crisis, democracy and social rights; global governance; EU enlargements and European Neighbourhood Policy.


Professor Albi usually teaches in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law.


Professor Albi welcomes supervision in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law. 


Professional appointments

  • Member of the University of Salzburg and Austrian European Community Studies Association (ECSA) research project ‘Member States’ Constitutions and EU Integration’, directed by Professor Stefan Griller (2012-2019)
  • Expert in the European Commission's Gender Equality Network (2004-2011)
  • Member of the External Advisory Board of the Yearbook of Polish European Studies

Membership of professional associations 

  • Member of the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA)
  • Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Member of the United Kingdom Association of European Law (UKAEL)
  • Member of Estonian Lawyers Association    
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