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Juris Diversitas - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:47

Eric Ngango Youmbi

Préface de Frédéric Joël Aïvo
Études africaines - Droit

Le présent ouvrage, destiné aux enseignants, chercheurs, praticiens du droit, acteurs de la société civile, citoyens, est construit sur l'exploitation de 23 ans de jurisprudence. Il est une contribution déterminante à la connaissance et la vulgarisation des droits africains. L'auteur se positionne en précepteur enflammé de la doctrine de la « déconstruction-reconstruction », qui propose de construire sur les décombres des thèses classiques, un système de droit public bâti sur la lutte contre les immunités du pouvoir et tourné corrélativement vers la protection des droits et libertés individuels.
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BOOK: Maksymilian DEL MAR & Michael LOBBAN (eds.), Law in Theory and History. New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2016, 352 p. ISBN 9781849467995, £ 75

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Maksymilian Del Mar (Queen Mary University School of Law) and Michael (LSE Law) have published an edited volume assembling essays on the "neglected dialogue" between legal theory and legal history.

Book presentation:
This collection of original essays brings together leading legal historians and theorists to explore the oft-neglected but important relationship between these two discplines. Legal historians have often been sceptical of theory. The methodology which informs their own work is often said to be an empirical one, of gathering information from the archives and presenting it in a narrative form. The narrative produced by history is often said to be provisional, insofar as further research in the archives might falsify present understandings and demand revisions. On the other side, legal theorists are often dismissive of historical works. History itself seems to many theorists not to offer any jurisprudential insights of use for their projects: at best, history is a repository of data and examples, which may be drawn on by the theorist for her own purposes. The aim of this collection is to invite participants from both sides to ask what lessons legal history can bring to legal theory, and what legal theory can bring to history. What is the theorist to do with the empirical data generated by archival research? What theories should drive the historical enterprise, and what wider lessons can be learned from it? This collection brings together a number of major theorists and legal historians to debate these ideas. Table of contents:
Part I: Introducing the Dialogue between Legal Theory and Legal History
Legal Theory and Legal History: Prospects for Dialogue  (Michael Lobban) (3-21)
Beyond Universality and Particularity, Necessity and Contingency:
On Collaboration Between Legal Theory and Legal History (Maks Del Mar) (22-38)
Legal Theory and Legal History: A View from Anthropology (Fernanda Pirie) (39-44)
Legal Theory and Legal History: Which Legal Theory? (Sionaidh Douglas-Scott) (45-53)

Part II: Methodology and Historiography
Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory (Christopher Tomlins) (57-83)
Legal Consciousness: A Metahistory (Jonathan Gorman) (84-105)
Modelling Law Diachronically: Temporal Variability in Legal Theory (Maks Del Mar) (108-126)
Is Comparative Law Necessary for Legal Theory? (John Bell) (127-146)

Part III: The History of Theory
Reading Juristic Theories In and Beyond Historical Context: The Case of Lundstedt’s Swedish Legal Realism (Roger Cotterrell) (149-166)
Legal Realism and Natural Law (Dan Priel & Charles Barzun) (167-187)
The Role of Rules: Legal Maxims in Early-modern Common Law Principle and Practice (Ian Williams) (188-205)
Theory in History: Positivism, Natural Law and Conjectural History in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century English Legal Thought (Michael Lobban) (206-231)

Part IV: Uses and Limits of Theory in History
Legal History and Legal Theory Shaking Hands: Towards a Gentleman’s Agreement About a Definition of the State (Jean-Louis Halpérin and Pierre Brunet) (233-249)
Law, Self-interest, and the Smithian Conscience (Joshua Getzler) (250-283)
The Practical Dimension of Legal Reasoning (Stephen Waddams) (284-304)
Corrective Justice—An Idea Whose Time Has Gone?  (Steve Hedley) (305-327)

How History Does and Does Not Bear on Jurisprudence (Brian Z Tamanaha) (329-340) More information here.
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BOOK: Massimo MECCARELLI & Maria Julia SOLLA SASTRE (eds.), Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History. Research Experiences and Itineraries [Global Perspectives on Legal History]. Frankfurt am Main: MPI for European Legal History, 2016, VI +...

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The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History added a sixth volume to its Global Perspectives on Legal History Series (ISSN 2196-9752).

Book presentation:
The spatiotemporal conjunction is a fundamental aspect of the juridical reflection on the historicity of law. Despite the fact that it seems to represent an issue directly connected with the question of where legal history is heading today, it still has not been the object of a focused inquiry. Against this background, the book’s proposal consists in rethinking key confluences related to this problem in order to provide coordinates for a collective understanding and dialogue.
The aim of this volume, however, is not to offer abstract methodological considerations, but rather to rely both on concrete studies, out of which a reflection on this conjunction emerges, as well as on the reconstruction of certain research lines featuring a spatiotemporal component.
This analytical approach makes a contribution by providing some suggestions for the employment of space and time as coordinates for legal history. Indeed, contrary to those historiographical attitudes reflecting a monistic conception of space and time (as well as a Eurocentric approach), the book emphasises the need for a delocalized global perspective. In general terms, the essays collected in this book intend to take into account the multiplicity of the spatiotemporal confines, the flexibility of those instruments that serve to create chronologies and scenarios, as well as certain processes of adaptation of law to different times and into different spaces.
The spatiotemporal dynamism enables historians not only to detect new perspectives and dimensions in foregone themes, but also to achieve new and compelling interpretations of legal history. As far as the relationship between space and law is concerned, the book analyses experiences in which space operates as a determining factor of law, e.g. in terms of a field of action for law. Moreover, it outlines the attempted scales of spatiality in order to develop legal historical research. With reference to the connection between time and law, the volume sketches the possibility of considering the factor of time, not just as a descriptive tool, but as an ascriptive moment (quasi an inner feature) of a legal problem, thus making it possible to appreciate the synchronic aspects of the ‘juridical experience’.
As a whole, the volume aims to present spatiotemporality as a challenge for legal history. Indeed, reassessing the value of the spatiotemporal coordinates for legal history implies thinking through both the thematic and methodological boundaries of the discipline. Table of contents:
Introduction3Massimo Meccarelli, María Julia Solla Sastre
Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History:
An IntroductionExperiences27Pietro Costa
A ‘Spatial Turn’ for Legal History? A Tentative Assessment63Javier Barrientos Grandon
Sobre el “Espacio” y el “Tiempo” y el “Estado de las Personas”.
Una mirada desde la Historia del Derecho101Alejandro Agüero
Local Law and Localization of Law. Hispanic Legal Tradition and Colonial Culture (16th –18th Centuries)131Marta Lorente Sariñena
Uti possidetis, ita domini eritis. International Law and the Historiography of the TerritoryItineraries175Paolo Cappellini
Carl Schmitt revisited. Ripensare il Concetto di ‘Grande Spazio’ (Großraum) in un Contesto Globale195Laura Beck Varela
The Diffusion of Law Books in Early Modern Europe:
A Methodological Approach241Floriana Colao
Per una Storia del Processo Penale «all’Italiana». «Astratte Modellistiche» e «Abitudini Profondamente Radicate»279Giacomo Pace Gravina
Beyond the Lighthouse. Sicily and the ‘Sicilies’:
Institutional Readings of a Borderland289Contributors
Conformably to the tradition of this series, all volumes can be downloaded for free.

Fulltext here.
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BOOK: Yasuaki ONUMA, Le droit international et le Japon : une vision trans-civilisationnelle du monde [Doctrines: Ecole de Droit Sciences Po Paris] (Paris: Pedone, 2016), 398 p. ISBN 978-2-233-00798-8, € 44

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Book presentation:
Selon Yasuaki Onuma, grand théoricien et historien japonais du droit international, si le droit international est généralement considéré comme un droit commun à toute l'humanité, ce constat doit être examiné de façon critique pour être dépassé. Un droit international plus légitime d'un point de vue global, représentant le monde non occidental, doit être écrit et mis en oeuvre. Les contributions présentées dans cet ouvrage reflètent plus précisément deux préoccupations fondamentales qui ont accompagné l'auteur toute sa vie. Dans les textes rassemblés dans la première partie, il a cherché à clarifier les limites du droit international actuel, tourné vers l'Occident, cherchant à surmonter celles-ci en proposant une approche « trans-civilisationnelle » ou « inter-civilisationnelle » qui permettrait à la fois de s'engager en faveur d'un système global plus légitime et de comprendre de manière plus pertinente les questions associées à l'international, à l'universel et au global. Dans les textes de la deuxième partie, il a tenté d'élucider les liens entre le Japon moderne et l'ordre juridique international. Ces liens sont fondamentalement ambivalents, le Japon étant un État non occidental et pourtant occidentalisé. Ainsi a-t-il lutté contre l'hégémonie occidentale mais en a-t-il reproduit certains des pires traits (colonialisme, guerre d'agression, sentiments racistes et discriminatoires, basés sur la nationalité, à l'encontre des peuples « non-blancs »). Fort d'une formation qui emprunte à différentes cultures et de sa qualité de Japonais, fondamentalement asiatique mais également occidentalisé, Yasuaki ONUMA est particulièrement autorisé à proposer sa thèse majeure en faveur d'un déplacement du droit international « occidentalo-centré » au profit d'une approche de celui-ci qui se nourrit de l'apport mutuel des civilisations.On the author:
Yasuaki Onuma, est professeur distingué de l'Université Meiji et professeur émérite de droit international de l'Université de Tokyo. Ses principales publications sont A Transcivilizational Perspective on International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2010) ; (en tant qu'éditeur) A Normative Approach to War: Peace, War, and Justice in Hugo Grotius (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1993) et, en japonais, Senso sekinin ron Josetsu (Prolegoma to the Responsibility for War) (Tokyo University Press, 1975).   More information with LGDJ.
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PAPER ON SSRN: Samuel MOYN (Harvard), From Aggression to Atrocity: Rethinking the History of International Criminal Law

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Prof. Samuel Moyn (Harvard) posted "From Aggression to Atrocity: Rethinking the History of International Criminal Law" on SSRN.

Explaining the shift from the priority of the charge of "aggression" in the beginning of the field of international criminal law to its exclusion in the age of the its reinvention around a suite of atrocity charges is the central task for historians in understanding this domain — and it also should matter for observers of the world today. Yet routinely, international criminal law is presented as running through a smooth trajectory, rather than a stark reversal or at least massive shift. For this reason, this essay gathers together elements for a case for the transformation in the first place, and floats some hypotheses about its timing and causes. (Source: International Law Reporter)
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Call For Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 18:55
Appel à communications – édition spéciale dans la Revue femmes et droit Commémoration des travaux de la professeure Nicole LaVioletteLa Revue femmes et droit sollicite des observations rédigées en français sur l’intersection des LGBTQ et des réfugiés. Cette édition spéciale commémore les travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette dont le travail a contribué à mieux comprendre les croisements entre l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles et la migration forcée au Canada et à l’échelle internationale. Dans ce numéro spécial, on cherche à faire avancer les travaux de la professeure LaViolette. Les auteurs sont invités à puiser dans une bibliographie annotée que la professeure LaViolette et Mary Kapron ont compilée en vue de générer des idées ou de l’utiliser comme source (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457503) Les articles, d’une longueur maximale de 10 000 mots, doivent être finalisés d’ici le 1er octobre 2016.Call for papers – Special Issue in Canadian Journal of Women and the LawCommemorating the work of Professor Nicole LaVioletteThe Canadian Journal of Women and the Law is welcoming submissions written in French on the intersection of LGBTQ and refugees. The special edition is commemorating the work of Professor Nicole LaViolette whose work contributed to understanding the intersection of sexual orientation and gender with forced migration both in Canada and internationally. The edition hopes to further the work of Professor LaViolette. Writers are welcome to mine an annotated bibliography that Professor LaViolette and Mary Kapron compiled to generate ideas or use as source material (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457503).  Papers no more than 10,000 words must be completed by October 1, 2016.
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CALL FOR EXTRA BLOGGERS (Deadline 18 Jul 2016)

The European Society for Comparative Legal History calls upon all persons interested to join its blogging team for the present blog (http://esclh.blogspot.com). We aim to cover all legal traditions within the Society’s activities, continental, common law as well as mixed systems. The ESCLH blog is the blog of reference in Europe for comparative legal history. We aim to enrich its current messaging function by extending our team.

Proposals can be sent to esclhblog@gmail.com by 18 July 2016 at the latest.
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BOOK: Mario BRETONE, Histoire du droit romain [Monde Antique], Paris: Delga, 2016, 509 p. Translated to French by Luigi-Alberto Sanchi. ISBN 9782915854985, € 35

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Nomodos signals the publication of Mario Bretone's Histoire du droit romain.

Ce livre, qui a déjà fait l'objet de quinze éditions en Italie, trace un profil complètement nouveau de l'histoire du droit romain. L'expérience juridique n'apparaît pas divisée, selon un schéma habituel, en secteurs qui peinent parfois à trouver un point de rencontre : le droit public et privé, le droit pénal, les « sources » de production et de compréhension normative, le procès ; mais elle est étudiée dans ses structures fondamentales et dans les « valeurs » qui la guident, dans sa constitution et ses mutations, des Douze Tables jusqu'à la codification justinienne. Terminus d'un long parcours, la codification justinienne prend place entre un passé et un futur ; elle clôt une histoire du droit romain, mais est également à la base de la culture juridique byzantine comme de celle de l'Europe médiévale et moderneOn author and translator:
 Traduit de l'italien par Luigi-Alberto Sanchi (CNRS).Mario Bretone (Naples, 1932) est professeur émérite de Droit romain à l'Université de Bari, après avoir enseigné également à l'Université de Florence et, à Naples, au « Centro di studi romanistici Vincenzo Arangio-Ruiz ». Il est membre de l'Accademia dei Lincei.
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JOB VACANCY: Academic Assistant (100%), Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Free University of Brussels (VUB); DEADLINE 16/07.

The department Interdisciplinary Studies of Law (JURI) at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) is recruiting a full-time academic assistant (100%), starting 1 October 2016.

Function profile:
The application process is 100% online. Candidacies should be submitted by 16 July 2016 at the latest. Full job description (in Dutch) and link to the application module can be found here.

More information with prof. dr. Paul De Hert, head of the department (Paul.De.Hert@vub.ac.be).
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ESCLH CONFERENCE 2016: Winner of the Best Poster Presentation Prize: Viktória Gyönki for "Verðr sekr - Different Narrations of Outlawry in Medieval Icelandic Sources"

 Viktória Gyönki (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Faculty of Medieval and Early Modern History/University of Iceland) won the Best Poster Presentation Prize at the 4th Biennal Conference of our Society for her informative display on "Different Narrations of Outlawry in Medieval Icelandic Sources". She was selected during the Poster Presentation session on Thursday 30 June in the Pommerian Park of Technology by a jury of experts. The Prize was awarded on Friday 1 July in the Faculty of Law and Administration, in presence of ESCLH president Prof. dr. Aniceto Masferrer Domingo and Vice-President Prof. dr. Philip Hellwege.

The winning poster can be consulted here.
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JOURNAL: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'Histoire du Droit/The Legal History Review LXXXIV (2016), No. 1-2

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The Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'Histoire du Droit/Legal History Review published its first issue of 2016 (vol. LXXXIV).

  • "Diplomacy and Advocacy. The case of the King of Denmark v. Dutch Skippers before the Danzig City Council (1564–1567)
" (Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz & Alain Wijffels) (1-53)
  •  "Les lois romaines définissant des parentèles (IIIe s. av. J.-C. ‒ Ier s. apr. J.-C.)" (Philippe Moreau) (54-96)
  • "An Aulus Gellius ‘commentary’ on Masurius Sabinus (Noct. Att. 11.18)
" (Federico Battaglia) (97-148)
  •  "Hypothekarische Sukzession
" (Dietmar Schanbacher) (149-164)
  • "The status of ambassadors in Lucas de Penna’s Commentary on the Tres Libri" (Dante Fedele) (165-192)
  • "'Usages and Customs of the Sea’
 Étienne Cleirac and the making of maritime law in seventeenth-century France
" (Francesco Trivellato) (193-224)
  • "Property beyond princely authority: the intellectual and legal roots of Ulrik Huber’s fundamental law
" (Gustaaf van Nifterik) (225-244)
  • "Professorial opinions and Scottish-Dutch legal relations at the turn of the eighteenth century
" (John Finlay) (245-289)
  • "The political and legal views of Mikhail Speranskiy in the Rules on the Siberian Kirghiz" (Roman Yu. Pochekaev) (290-312)
  • "Recent Research in the history of international law" (Frederik Dhondt (313-334)
Book Reviews:
  •  "Spätantike Zwangsverbände zur Versorgung der römischen Bevölkerung, Rechtshistorische Untersuchungen zu Codex Theodosianus 13.5–9 sowie 14.2–4, written by Chr. Heuft, 2013.
" (Boudewijn Sirks) (335-342)
  • "Die Collectio Cheltenhamensis: eine englische Decretalensammlung, Analyse beruhend auf Vorarbeiten von Walther Holtzmann (†), written by Gisela Drossbach, 2014
" (Jan Hallebeek, 343)
  • "Urkundenregesten zur Tätigkeit des deutschen Königs- und Hofgerichts bis 1451, Band 16: Die Zeit Ruprechts 1404–1406, bearb. v. U. Rödel, herausgegeben von B. Diestelkamp, 2013
" (Paul Nève) (344-345)
  • "Vom einstufigen Gericht zur obersten Rechtsmittelinstanz, Die deutsche Königsgerichtsbarkeit und die Verdichtung der Reichsverfassung im Spätmittelalter, geschreven door B. Diestelkamp, 2014
" (Paul Nève) (346-350)
  • "Gemeine Bescheide, Teil 1: Reichskammergericht 1497–1805, herausgegeben von P. Oestmann, 2013
" (Paul Nève) (351-353)
  • Chronique (355-365)
  • "Nécrologie: In Memoriam Emile Christian Coppens, 1947-2015" (Gero R. Dolezalek)
  •  "Nécrologie: In memoriam Frank Pieter Willem Soetermeer, 1949–2016
" (Laurens Winkel)
More information at Brill Journals and Books Online.

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Le droit comparé et... / Comparative Law and...

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:17
This volume gathers papers presented at the Juris Diversitas Annual Conference 2014, which was organized with and hosted by the Aix-Marseille University Faculty of Law. The general theme reveals the essence of Juris Diversitas as an international, interdisciplinary community originally composed of comparative law scholars, conversing with anthropologists, geographers, historians, philosophers, economists, linguists, sociologists, to explore the interaction of the law with all branches of human and social sciences. The chapters are arranged in sections that complete the title of the volume: comparative law and … methodology, sources, constitutions, history, liability, property, the courts, East Asia, and beyond.

Ce volume rassemble des contributions présentées au Congrès annuel de Juris Diversitas organisé avec la Faculté de droit d’Aix-Marseille Université en juillet 2014. Le thème général illustre l’essence de Juris Diversitas comme communauté internationale et interdisciplinaire composée à l’origine de comparatistes dialoguant avec des anthropologues, géographes, historiens, philosophes, économistes, linguistes, sociologues, pour explorer les interactions du phénomène juridique avec toutes les branches des sciences humaines et sociales. Les chapitres sont regroupés en sections complétant le titre du volume : le droit comparé et… la méthodologie, les sources, les constitutions, l’histoire, la responsabilité, les biens, le juge, l’Asie de l’Est et au-delà.

Table of contents / Table des matières
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Fashion Law: Comparing Top Models

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:05
On Fashion: Introductory RemarksBY SUSY INÉS BELLO KNOLL AT JURIS DIVERSITAS CONFERENCE 2016.With JURIS DIVERSITAS I am crossing boundaries: I am a lawyer and accountant from Buenos Aires University, Argentine; PHD in Law from Salamanca, Spain.  Europe and Latin America. Art and Law. We have decided to share and point out the work we’ve been doing in the field of fashion law.When talking about a creative industry, such as fashion, as we are going to show today, the most important area within fashion law is Intellectual Property.We can start by asking a question: What is fashion law?First: what is fashion for you? A group of designers in Buenos Aires told me these words. Expression, culture, cycle, social event. I consider that these words can define fashion. EXPRESSION: because people express many things through clothes, for example. And also it is part of culture, of the values that a society considers relevant. It expresses the times that we live in, even our individuality.Fashion is “a form of imitation and so of social equalization, but paradoxically, iit is changing continually, it differentiates one time from another and one social stratum from another”. This is a definition from  sociology.  And Georg Simmel, its author, is a sociologist.But for one French woman, who is one of the ten most important persons of the last century, Coco Chanel, “fashion is not only…. something is present in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”.It operates both as a cultural phenomenon and as a highly complex business.Let’s know more about the characteristics of the fashion business only in garments. Even if we consider there is fashion in music, education, books, architecture and more.When it comes to garments, you know that fashion has different seasons and maybe you know about the fashion weeks. The most important of them stars in New York in September, and after that, the same event will take place again in London, Paris and the last one will be in Milano by October. Special weeks organized by brands like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or by cities such as Buenos Aires Fashion Week.Apparel manufacturers produce between four to six seasonal lines per year. This happens without taking into account the the speed of fashion phenomenon, where countless lines are produced throughout a year.Generally, companies work on three seasonal lines at the same time: they check the sales of one, supervise the production of the second, and finally they design and cost the third one.The fashion industry is among the most aspirational, industrious and dynamic of all industries.It is very fragmentary. We have got designers, brands, retails, outsourcing manufacture, journalists, models and more people with their own specializations. Its supply chain is long and convoluted, and often involves travelling between factories and countries, contractors and subcontractors, investors and employees.I want to take some minutes to analyze, as the marketing professor Bracey Wilson does in Chile, the Armani Galaxy of brands to show you the complexity of the industry. First, we find ARMANI PRIVÉ. This is haute couture and exclusive. It has only one shop in Milano and two Hotels: one in Milano and other one in Dubai. Second, we find GIORGIO ARMANI or ARMANI COLLECTION and its aspirational concept. Third, we find EMPORIO ARMANI for young people. Four: A/X ARMANI EXCHANGE for football players. And ARMANI JEANS for big stores, ARMANI juniors and Armani Home. And we can find the same Galaxy of brands in Ralph Lauren Group of companies.Luxury fashion lasts four months, Fashion Basic only six, and Basic Basic Fashion where you find T-shirts and underwear, which lasts the whole year.And also, you have different sizes and different colors. A typical jeans manufacturer will sell as many as 10,000 to 20,000 jeans for example. And a big manufacturer:  one million.So the economic impact is very important. Let’s see the numbers: one trillion US dollars all around the world, all along the year. 20% of this is luxury market and 0,60% is eco luxury.That is fashion…., but what is law? Law is rules.When we refer to fashion, most of the rules are Intellectual Property ones, as the ones we find in trademark law, trade dress, patents, copyright. But there are other rules, for example, how to set up companies, commercial agreements, human rights (we think of this when we see a extremely thin model), contemporary slaves (when we see children working at a factory), pollution (when we look at the water disposition). The economic, political and cultural issues associated with the production are complex and the consumption of fashion impacts upon all sectors of law.Many sciences take fashion as an object of study but Law centers have not studied it well enough. We do not expect to seek new legislation. We want to study the rules with a different glass: a fashion glass. We want to study the rules from all around the world because they are different. We started these studies in Argentina three years ago but it had already started in US back in 2007 with Susan Scafidi at Fordahm University.As a consequence of our commitment with this study, we set up a non profit organization: Fashion law Institute Argentina. Link to our work.Bibliography:
  • “A survey of fashion law”, Fashion law, edited by Guillermo C. Jimenez & Barbara Kolsun, Fairchild Books, Second Edition, New York, 2014.
  • “Derecho y Moda”, edited by Susy Inés Bello Knoll & Pamela Echeverría, Marcial Pons, Buenos Aires, 2014.
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CONFERENCE & CFP: "Quantity and Quantification in History" (Porto, November 18-19 2016)

WHAT Quantity and Quantification in History, XXXVI Conference of the APHES (Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History)

WHEN November 18-19 2016
WHERE Faculdade de Economia do Porto, Porto (Portugal)
The city of Porto will host the 36th Annual Meeting of the APHES, which will take place at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto on the 18 and 19 November 2016
New Extended deadline for proposals: 30 June 2016Communication of acceptation: before 31 July 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor Bruce Campbell, Queen’s University, Belfast (“Measuring the Medieval Economy”)

The theme chosen for this meeting is “Quantity and Quantification in History”. In Portugal and throughout Europe, the last decade saw the emergence of major research projects dedicated to the collection of vast quantities of historical data, though not necessarily by historians. This coincided with the development of new quantification methods and tools, in both History and in other disciplines. This poses challenges that historiography cannot be indifferent to. On one side, this trend stimulates historians to experiment with increasingly demanding, but also increasingly rewarding, quantitative methodologies. On the other side, heuristics, hermeneutics and the very rules of their craft mean that historians possess a unique vantage point on these datasets and on the sources they are built upon. Either way, quantitative research on historical data enhances the role of Economic and Social History in the frontier with the remaining social sciences.

Thus, we call for all researchers to be present in our 36th Annual Meeting to discuss their research on quantity and quantification or in other fields within Economic and Social History.
Other TopicsAs usually, the APHES Conference welcomes research in all fields of Economic and Social History, even if not directly related with the main theme.
Panel Sessions and Individual Communications We invite proposals for full Panel Sessions and for Individual Presentations. The latter should be 15-minute individual presentations and will be combined into sessions of three or four speakers on the program. Panel Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and would consist of at least three 15-minute presentations with at least 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion.
Guidelines:1.    We only accept one communication per person.2.  To submit a proposal, we require an abstract of up to 500 words, a working title and brief curriculum vitae of the author.3.     Individual communications and panels have to be in Portuguese or English.
APHES Prize for young researchersWe encourage young researchers to apply with their communications to our annual prize.The applicable rules can be consulted at the association website.Applications should be emailed to the Organizing Committee before 3 October 2016 aphes36@fep.up.pt.
APHES funding APHES offers some funding opportunities for students (more information in aphes36@fep.up.pt)
Scientific CommitteeJosé Luís Cardoso (ICS – UL) – PresidentAntónio Castro Henriques (FE – UP)Benedita Câmara (UM)Fernanda Olival (CIDEHUS – UE)Fernando de Sousa (CEPESE – UP)Leonor Freire Costa (ISEG - UL)Susana Miranda (Leiden Univ.)
Organizing CommitteeMaria do Pilar Gonzalez (FE – UP)Diogo Melo Lourenço (FE – UP)Graça Maciel (FE – UP)Pedro Nuno Teixeira (Vice-Rector UP)António Castro Henriques (FE – UP)
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JOB: Professor in Legal History (Univ. Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, September 2016-June 2017)

WHAT Professor in Legal History, Recrutement d'un vacataire en Histoire du Droit (TD, LD1, sem. 1 & 2)
WHEN September 2016-June 2017
WHERE Université deVersailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
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L'Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines recrute un vacataire pour assurer des TD en histoire du droit, à partir de septembre 2016: 

Licence 1Semestre 1 - Histoire des institutions du Moyen Age à la fin de l'Ancien Régime
Semestre 2 - Histoire des sources de l'Antiquité au XIXe siècle

Pour tout renseignement, vous pouvez vous adresser à Sophie Petit-Renaud, Professeur d'Histoire du droit - sophiepetitrenaud@yahoo.fr

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BOOK: "Homo criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l'antropologie criminelle en Italie" by Monica Ginnaio (June 2016)

Monica Ginnaio, Homo criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l'antropologie criminelle en Italie
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Cesare Lombroso (1838-1909) est le psychiatre italien considéré comme l'inventeur de l'anthropologie criminelle. Génie éclectique et fécond, il est à l'origine de nombreuses théories novatrices et controverses touchant à des multiples secteurs du savoir. Sa volonté de protection sociale à travers une prise en charge médicale et législative de la déviance le conduit à concevoir l'anthropologie criminelle, moment essentiel dans le processus scientifique italien. Doctrine fortement critiquée, issue de la phrénologie et de la physiognomique anciennes, l'anthropologie criminelle lombrosienne veut définir la criminalité comme une pathologie, mesurant et catégorisant le délinquant en fonction de ses comportements et de son héritage criminel. L'atavisme et l'épileptisme, au coeur du système lombrosien, caractérisent le criminel-né et le criminel aliéné, principales typologies spécifiées par l'auteur. Cesare Lombroso bâtit ses concepts pour comprendre le phénomène criminel dans son intégralité : dans ces termes, l'anthropologie criminelle peut donc être estimée comme une étape fondamentale de l'actuelle criminologie. Fondée sur les écritures de l'auteur sur l'argument, cette analyse retrace les points essentiels du parcours de l'anthropologie criminelle dans le contexte positiviste du XIXe siècle italien. 
Monica Ginnaio est docteur en histoire, anthropologue et spécialisée en histoire de la médecine et de la pensée médicale. Parmi ses domaines de compétences, elle s'intéresse particulièrement à l'observation des causes et des conséquences, notamment démographiques et sanitaires, de l'impact des grandes pathologies «historiques» sur les populations européennes médiévales et modernes. Chercheur collaborateur au département d'anthropologie biologique et de paléodémographie du laboratoire CEPAM/CNRS de Nice, elle intervient également dans l'unité de recherche en histoire de l'INED de Paris et dans l'enseignement d'Histoire de la Médecine à la faculté de Médecine de Nice.
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BOOK: "A Companion to the Swiss Reformation" edited by Amy Nelson Burnett and Emilio Campi (July 2016)

A Companion to the Swiss Reformation, edited by Amy Nelson Burnett and Emilio Campi
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A Companion to the Swiss Reformation describes the course of the Protestant Reformation in the Swiss Confederation over the course of the sixteenth century. Its essays examine the successes as well as the failures of the reformation movement, considering not only the institutional churches but also the spread of Anabaptism. The volume highlights the different form that the Reformation took among the members of the Confederation and its allied territories, and it describes the political, social and cultural consequences of the Reformation for the Confederation as a whole.Contributors are: Irena Backus, Jan-Andrea Bernhard, Amy Nelson Burnett, Michael W. Bruening, Erich Bryner, Emidio Campi, Bruce Gordon, Kaspar von Greyerz, Sundar Henny, Karin Maag, Thomas Maissen, Regula Schmid-Keeling, Martin Sallmann, and Andrea StrübindAmy Nelson Burnett, Ph.D. (1989), is the Varner Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of several books and articles on the Swiss Reformation, including Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629 (2006).Emidio Campi, Dr. theol. Dr. h.c., is Professor Emeritus of Church History and Director Emeritus of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich. He has written widely on the Swiss Reformation. His recent book is Shifting Patterns of Reformed Tradition (2014).Table of contents

List of Contributors
List of Maps
List of Illustrations

Part One: Background

Amy Nelson Burnett and Emidio Campi

Chapter One: The Swiss Confederation Before the Reformation
Regula Schmid

Part Two: The Reformation

Chapter Two: The Reformation in Zurich 
Emidio Campi

Chapter Three: The Reformation in Bern 
Martin Sallmann

Chapter Four: The Reformation in Basel 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Chapter Five: The Reformation in Schaffhausen 
Eric Bryner

Chapter Six: The Reformation in St. Gallen and Appenzell 
Eric Bryner

Chapter Seven: Failed Reformations 
Sundar Henny

Chapter Eight: The Reformation in the Three Leagues 
Jan-Andrea Bernhard

Chapter Nine: Francophone Territories Allied to the Swiss Confederation 
Michael W. Bruening

Chapter Ten: The Swiss Anabaptists 
Andrea Strübind

Part Three: Outcomes

Chapter Eleven: Theological Profile 
Emidio Campi

Chapter Twelve: Church Organization, Discipline, and Worship 
Bruce Gordon

Chapter Thirteen: Schools and Education 
Karin Maag

Chapter Fourteen: Swiss Society: Family, Gender, and the Poor 
Kaspar von Greyerz

Chapter Fifteen: Reformation Culture 
Irena Backus

Chapter Sixteen: Religious Stalemate and Confessional Alignments 
Thomas Maissen

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NOTICE: "Normes et institutions de l’hospitalité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne : regards sur l’Antiquité tardive" (Rome, June 27-28)

WHAT Normes et institutions de l’hospitalité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne : regards sur l’Antiquité tardive, atelier
WHEN June 27-28 2016 (June 27: 14.00/17.30 - June 28: 9.30/12.30)
WHERE Ecole Francaise de Rome, Piazza Farnese 67, Rome
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Après une première rencontre consacrée aux questions de lexique (ENS de Lyon, 24-25 mars 2016), le deuxième atelier de recherches du projet HospitAm est dédié à la question des normes et des institutions de l’hospitalité autour de la Méditerranée antique, qui nous invite à explorer les liens entre hospitalité et droit naturel, religieux, public ou privé. En Orient comme en Occident, l’Antiquité tardive se révèle une période clé dans cette perspective, entre institutionnalisation d’une culture dite chrétienne de l’hospitalité, persistance de traditions aristocratiques de réception, restructuration de réseaux publics d’accueil et vastes entreprises de codification du droit civil et religieux.Le projet HospitAmLe projet HospitAm (Hospitalités dans l'Antiquité méditerranéenne : sources, enjeux, pratiques discours), coordonné par Claire Fauchon-Claudon (ENS de Lyon-HiSoMA UMR 5189) et par Marie-Adeline Le Guennec (École française de Rome, Section Antiquité -HiSoMA UMR 5189), est un projet émergent de l'ENS de Lyon dédié à l'exploration de la notion d'hospitalité dans le contexte du bassin méditerranéen, entre Antiquité et Haut Moyen Âge. Qu'on l'entende dans son sens général de pratique gratuite de réception ou qu'elle s'incarne dans des conventions particulières d'accueil entre individus et/ou groupes, l'hospitalité et ses réseaux jouent un rôle décisif dans l'organisation, la gestion et l'encadrement des mobilités humaines en Méditerranée, et ce à l'échelle de l'ensemble de l'Antiquité : le projet HospitAm entend contribuer à une meilleure connaissance de ce phénomène complexe, entre pratiques, discours et représentations, continuités et ruptures diachroniques, diversités et permanences régionales.
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JOURNAL: "Historia et Jus" (n. 9, June 2016)

Historia et Jus, n. 9, June 2016
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Num. 9 - June 2016                                                                                        gli autori del num. 9
  • 1) In ricordo di Severino Caprioli (di Giovanni Diurni) - PDF
  • 2) In ricordo di Aldo Mazzacane (di Mario Caravale) - PDF

Temi e questioni
  • 3) Maria Rosa Di Simone, La condizione giuridica della donna nell’ABGB - PDF
  • 4) Federico Martino, Storia dell’uomo che voleva giurare a suo modo. Diritto civile e libertà di coscienza tra Rivoluzione e Impero - PDF
  • 5) Giacomo Pace Gravina, “In Sicilia per poco non è data la stessa aria in enfiteusi”: un istituto delle Leggi Civili del 1819 nella lettura dei giuristi isolani - PDF

Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
  • 6) Antonio Cappuccio, Pratiche speculative e resistenze del diritto: i contratti a termine sui valori mobiliari in Francia tra Ancien Régime e codificazione - PDF
  • 7) Antonello Cincotta, L’ambiente "l’Antico e noi". Premesse storiche ad uno studio in materia di diritto penale dell’ambiente - PDF
  • 8) Daniele Edigati, Una riforma di fine Antico Regime alla vigilia dell’annessione. Moreau de Saint-Méry e il problema della giustizia criminale nel ducato parmense - PDF
  • 9) Alessia Legnani Annichini, La disciplina del prosseneta tra iura propria e ius commune: la realtà bolognese (secc. XIII-XV) - PDF
  • 10) Claudia Passarella, La tortura giudiziaria nella Repubblica di Venezia nei secoli XVI-XVIII - PDF
  • 11) Federico Roggero, Storia demaniale della città dell'Aquila - PDF
  • 12) Enrico Sandrini, Gli ordinamenti forensi del Ducato austro-estense - PDF

Fonti e letture
  • 13) Adhémar Esmein, La jurisprudence et la doctrine (1902), introduzione di Paolo Alvazzi del Frate - PDF

  • 14) Pierpaolo Bonacini, La glossa: una nuova risorsa digitale per la storia giuridica - PDF
  • 15) Antonio Cammelli-Francesco Romano, Tecnologie per la storia del diritto: le attestazioni del termine 'mandato' nei documenti giuridici antichi e contemporanei - PDF
  • 16) Maria De Benedetto, La qualità della funzione regolatoria: ieri, oggi e domani - PDF
  • 17) Simona Feci, I criminalisti dello Stato pontificio in età barocca. Una ricerca in corso - PDF
  • 18) Maria Michela Greco, The Thirty-Six Commandments: la codificazione d’onore irlandese - PDF
  • 19) Antonio Masi, L’acquisto del tesoro nel Vangelo di Matteo - PDF
  • 20) Paolo Passaniti, Riflessioni sul senso storico della mezzadria. La versione toscana di un contratto particolare - PDF
  • 21) Federico Sciarra, Il matrimonio nell’Ottocento italiano fra potere civile e potere ecclesiastico - PDF
  • 22) Enrico Spagnesi, L’Italia “semenzaio di nazioni” (Sismondi). A proposito di Lorenzo Tanzini, A consiglio. La vita politica nell’Italia dei comuni, Bari, Laterza, 2014 - PDF 

Páginas españolas
  • 23) Pilar Arregui Zamorano-Mercedes Galán Lorda, Ismael Sánchez Bella y su contribución a la Historia del Derecho - PDF
  • 24) Pascual Marzal, Mariano Peset Reig: catedrático de historia del derecho - PDF

Procesos con nombre de mujer. La Justicia y los tribunales en la definición de la identidad femenina en la Europa Moderna (Actas del Congreso International de Valladolid 1-2 octubre 2015) coord. Margarita Torremocha Hernández
  • 25) Presentación: "Procesos con nombre de mujer", de Margarita Torremocha Hernández - PDF
  • 26) Marco Cavina, Las mujeres y la eutanasia: tipología criminal - PDF
  • 27) Margarita Torremocha Hernández, Consideraciones jurídicas y sociales de la mujer adúltera en Castilla, a finales del Antiguo Régimen - PDF
  • 28) Pedro Ortego Gil, Condenas a mujeres en la Edad Moderna: aspectos jurídicos básicos para su comprensión - PDF
  • 29) Ofelia Rey Castelao, Las mujeres de Galicia ante los tribunales: la defensa de lo suyo - PDF
  • 30) José Luis de las Heras Santos, La mujer y la moral  en la legislación castellana de la Edad Moderna - PDF
  • 31) Alfredo Martín García, Demandantes, acusadas y testigos. El papel de las mujeres en los procesos matrimoniales castrenses del reino de Galicia durante la edad moderna - PDF
  • 32) María José Pérez Álvarez, Curas y amancebadas: los pleitos ante el tribunal eclesiástico de la Diócesis de León en el siglo XVIII - PDF
  • 33) María Luisa Candau Chacón, Mujeres ante la justicia: bígamas en la Sevilla Moderna - PDF
  • 34) Carlos Lozano Ruiz, Violencia verbal en el ámbito doméstico. La realidad de las mozas de servicio a finales de la Modernidad - PDF
  • 35) Alberto Corada Alonso, Mujeres parleras y desvergonzadas. Del insulto callejero al delito de injurias - PDF
  • 36) Damigela Hoxha, Donne criminali fra dottrina e prassi alla fine del XVIII secolo - PDF
  • 37) Cesarina Casanova, Crimini di donne, giudici benevoli (Bologna, XVI-XVIII secolo) - PDF
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