About

About the project

“Popular Sovereignty vs. the Rule of Law? Defining the Limits of Direct Democracy” (LIDD) is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and hosted at the University of Zurich. Led by Prof. Dr. Daniel Moeckli, the project runs from November 2018 to October 2023.

LIDD pursues three main objectives:
1) To help European states to define and apply the limits of direct democracy in an appropriate way
2) To contribute to the development of better institutional and procedural systems for reviewing compliance of direct-democratic instruments with these limits
3) To elaborate specific proposals for improving the admissibility test for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)
For a more detailed description of the project see this article in the magazine EU Researcher

Team

Prof. Dr. Daniel Moekli
Prof. Dr. Daniel Moekli

Daniel is principal investigator for LIDD and Professor of Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich.

Dr. Fernando Mendez
Dr. Fernando Mendez

Fernando is a political scientist and senior researcher on the LIDD project.

Anna Forgács, MLaw, LL.M.
Anna Forgács, MLaw, LL.M.

Anna is a PhD researcher for LIDD and a doctoral student at the University of Zurich

Henri Ibi, MLaw, LL.M.
Henri Ibi, MLaw, LL.M.

Anna is a PhD researcher for LIDD and a doctoral student at the University of Zurich