OMIJ – Observatory of Institutional and Legal Changes
EA 3177


Hélène PAULIAT – Acting director
Tel. : + 33 (0)5 55 14 90 28 


Adress : FDSE 5 Rue Felix Eboué BP 3127 87031 LIMOGES CEDEX 1

Administrative Supervision : University of Limoges
Parent Institute : GIO

> Associated Research masters :

> Doctoral school : ED 88 – Pierre Couvrat Droit et Science Politique

Key figures (30/06/2017)

Professors : 55
Engineers, technicians, administratif staff : 1
Doctoral Students : 75
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 28

130 people present

Scientific production (2012-2016)

Peer reviewed journal : 515
: 26
Book chapters
: 169
Conference presentations : 179
Other : 105

Thesis defended : 43



The Laboratory is strong of around 50 professors/researchers and hosts 2 thematic teams : the CRIDEAU (Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Environmental, Urban Planning and Development Law) and the CDES (Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport). The lab wished to group the activities of the teams together around a joint work program: “Justice and protection of fundamental rights” and focuses on 3 specific scientific programs : – Legal changes as result of the influence of European law – Justice changes – Legal categories changes, objects and subjects of law.

 > Research themes : Justice and fundamental Rights ; Administration and Quality of Justice ; International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, conflict management ; European Law of Human Rights, protection of social rights ; Legal anthropology ; Environmental Law ; Sports Law and Economics of Sport

> Keywords : Justice ; Fundamental Rights ; Social rights ; Conflict management ; Sport ; Environment

Equipment / Technical resources

Specialized documentary collection ; Law history Library (IAJ – OMIJ) ; Environmental Law Library (CRIDEAU) ; Documentary database on international criminal justice (Excellence Chair on conflict and post-conflict management)


  • National Partnerships :

Active partnerships with the Universities of Poitiers; Paris I; La Rochelle (in History of Law), Montpellier (in animal law) Partnership with various sports bodies within the framework of research in the sports field (CNOSF French National Olympic and Sports Committee), national sports federations and sports leagues

  • International Partnerships :

    Development of the EUROPA network with the cooperation of 17 European states ; Partnership with European universities within the framework of the Excellence Chair on conflict and post-conflict management ;  Environmental (CRIDEAU) : Partnership with the National University of Santa Fe (Universidad del litoral, Argentina); Sport (CDES): Partnership with South American universities (Paraguay and Uruguay)

    Participation to the activities of the International Association of Sports Economists