Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Comparative Legal History IV (2016), No. 2

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The society's journal Comparative Legal History (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) published its second issue.

Our members receive a copy as part of their annual membership fee.

Table of contents:
Editorial (Heikki Pihlajamäkki & Aniceto Masferrer)

Codification as nationalisation or denationalisation of law: the Spanish case in comparative perspective (Aniceto Masferrer)

The United Kingdom and Imperial federation, 1900 to 1939: a precedent for British legal relations with the European Union? (Thomas Mohr)

Forced money: legal development of a criminal economic rule (Dror Goldberg)

Orientalist reflections in early Israeli law: (new) perspectives on the issue of polygamy (Omer Aloni)
Book reviews:

The shape of the state in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290 (Andrew RC Simpson)

The right to wage war (jus ad bellum): the German reception of Grotius 50 years after De iure belli ac pacis (Sören Koch)

Vangnet of springplank? Het buitencontractuele aansprakelijkheidsrecht in een moderne samenleving (1804-heden) (Lotte Meurkens)

Magna Carta (Anthony Musson)

The Trial and crucifixion of Jesus: texts and commentary (Wim Decock)

Le Code Noir: Idées reçues sur un texte symbolique (Adriana Chira)

The method and culture of comparative law: essays in honour of Marc Van Hoecke (Jöorg Fedtke)

 Political imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 (Richard McMahon)
More information with T&F online.
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BOOK: Nicolas LAURENT-BONNE and Xavier PREVOST (eds.), Penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne. Regards croisés sur les méthodes des juristes (I) [Contextes. Culture du droit]. Paris: Lextenso/LGDJ, 2016, 238 p. ISBN 9782275046822, € 38

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Lextenso published the first volume of the research project Penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne. Regards croisés sur les méthodes des juristes, edited by Nicolas Laurent-Bonne (Université d'Auvergne) and Xavier Prévost (Université de Bordeaux).

This volume collects papers of a conference held at the Université d'Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand on 21 and 22 January 2016. The follow-up conference will take place in Bordeaux on 9 and 10 March 2017
Book abstract:
L'ordre juridique qui se met en place, en France, aux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge a encore tout récemment été l'objet de riches débats : l'auto-développement des coutumes, l'autorité des droits savants et l'interventionnisme du roi de France ont notamment été au coeur de vives controverses historiographiques. La lecture des sources est à l'origine de querelles interprétatives, auxquelles s'ajoutent des difficultés méthodologiques que rencontrent les historiens du droit. Tandis que l'historien n'a accès qu'à une proportion infime du concret, celui-ci s'efforce de combler ces lacunes, parfois même à l'aide d'une projection des catégories juridiques contemporaines. Cet anachronisme des concepts - parfois couplé à un anachronisme des faits - ne constitue-t-il pas l'un des vices rédhibitoires de la discipline ? Cette méthode ne présente-t-elle pas, à l'inverse, une indéniable vertu heuristique et disciplinaire ? Certains estiment alors que la théorie du droit est anhistorique, quand d'autres critiquent l'emploi par les historiens des concepts contemporains, comme la hiérarchie des normes, la souveraineté ou encore l'État. Outre de telles projections, c'est le sens donné à certains signifiants médiévaux ou modernes qui peut être relativisé, comme c'est le cas notamment pour les notions de droit positif, de droit commun ou encore de loi. Ces difficultés révèlent aussi à certains égards l'ambivalence de l'histoire du droit, écartelée entre science historique et dogmatique juridique. Ce livre propose alors une réflexion épistémologique sur l'un des grands enjeux de l'historiographie juridique contemporaine : peut-on penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne à partir des catégories juridiques contemporaines ?On the editors:
 Nicolas Laurent-Bonne est agrégé des facultés de droit et professeur d'histoire du droit à l'Université d'Auvergne. Xavier Prévost, agrégé des facultés de droit, agrégé d'économie et gestion, archiviste paléographe (diplômé de l'École des chartes), ancien élève de l'École normale supérieure de Cachan, est professeur d'histoire du droit à l'Université de Bordeaux.
Table of contents:
Prolégomènes
  • "Observations sur l'anachronisme des concepts" (Nicolas Laurent-Bonne/Xavier Prévost)
  • "La temporalité multiple des formes juridiques" (Pierre Thévenin)

I. La notion d'ordre juridique
  • "Peut-on parler d'ordre juridique médiéval ?" (Nicolas Warembourg)
  • "L'ordre juridique: un concept historiquement situé" (Benoît Frydman)

II. L'ordre juridique international
  • "Penser l'ordre juridique ecclésiastique" (Cyrille Dounot)
  • "La société des princes et le droit des gens. Réflexions sur la hiérarchie des normes et les lois fondamentales du royaume autour des renonciations de Philippe V d'Espagne (1712-1713)" (Frederik Dhondt)

III. La normativité
  • "Épreuves d'histoire. La normativité, la juridicité et la lente construction du droit moderne" (Frédéric F. Martin)
  • "Comprendre le fait coutumier" (Jean Hilaire)

IV. Les métaconcepts
  • "Le métaconcept de hiérarchie des normes et son utilité pour l'histoire du droit" (Michel Troper)
  • "La distinction théorique entre règles constitutives et règles contingentes est-elle opératoire en histoire du droit ?" (Jean-Louis Halpérin)

V. Les controverses
  • "La controverse entre Michel Troper et François Furet ou de l'anachronisme nécessaire des concepts" (Julien Boudon)
  • "Apostille: brève réponse à Julien Boudon" (Michel Troper)
  • "La controverse Villey-Tierney sur la naissance du droit subjectif au XIIe siècle: difficultés et valeur heuristique d'un anachronisme conceptuel" (Thierry Sol)
More information can be found on the publisher's website.
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JOB: Research Assistant /PhD Candidate/Post-Doc in Research Training Group "Metropolität in der Vormoderne" (University of Regensburg, Germany, 2017)


The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Research Training Group 2337/1 "Metropolität in der Vormoderne" (University of Regensburg, Germany) offers  10 x 0,65 Research Assistant / PhD Candidate and 1 x Post-Doc position.
all information here (only in German)

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Juris Diversitas, 5th Annual Conference, Lyon, July 10-12, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS

JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 10-12, 2017
Lyon, France

In partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & FoodLa cuisine juridique
The Theme:For its 5th Annual Conference, Juris Diversitas revisits its culinary origins, expressed in the logo. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cared about access to water resources and food, whether it came to trade or protection. Since times immemorial, Bhutan makes sure every citizen has access to a minimal acreage of land to secure food for the family. Whilst religions multiplied food prohibitions and prescriptions, customs redistributed land, shared its occupancy in creative ways, or favored communal property so that everyone had access to food. Laws have multiplied to facilitate food trade, security, safety, traceability, and also to promote and protect food and wine production, using trademarks and geographical denominations. In addition, the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes.
All law related food topics, whether liquid or solid, vegetal or animal, real or symbolic, tasty or toxic, old or new, home-made or industrial, fast or simmering, whether connected or not to the environment, sustainable development, climate change, literature, art, science, faith, beliefs, or any dimension of human experience may be revisited in an interdisciplinary perspective from the moment they intersect with rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. You are invited to cook and share food for thought at every possible level, past, present, and future, local, regional, and global, topical and utopic, and feed at a two-day and a half worldwide intellectual banquet in a truly unique culinary capital of Europe.
Submissions:Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.
Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at : jdlyon2017@yahoo.comby January 31, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.
Registration Fees:€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2017. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
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Juris Diversitas, 5e Congrès annuel, Lyon 10-12 juillet 2017

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 16:11
APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS

JURIS DIVERSITAS5e CONGRÈS ANNUEL
10-12 juillet 2017
Lyon, France

En partenariat avecEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & Food La cuisine juridique
Le thème:Pour son 5eCongrès annuel, Juris Diversitas revient sur ses origines culinaires qui apparaissent sur le logo. Les liens entre droit et nourriture sont aussi anciens que le phénomène juridique. Babylone, l’Égypte, la Grèce et Rome s’intéressèrent à l’accès à l’eau et aux ressources alimentaires. Le Bhoutan a de tous temps assuré à ses citoyens l’accès à une superficie minimale pour garantir l’alimentation de la famille. Alors que les religions multipliaient les interdits et les prescriptions alimentaires, la coutume redistribuait les terres, en partageait l’occupation de manière créative ou favorisait la propriété communale afin que chacun ait accès à la nourriture. Le droit s’est intensifié pour faciliter le commerce de la nourriture, la sécurité alimentaire, les normes sanitaires et de traçabilité, ainsi que pour promouvoir et protéger la production agricole et vinicole, par l’utilisation des marques et des appellations d’origine. De plus, l’activité alimentaire et culinaire offre aux penseurs et aux enseignants du droit de savoureuses métaphores, faisant des règles des recettes et de leur combinaison une cuisine juridique.
Tout thème juridique lié à la nourriture, qu’elle soit liquide ou solide, réelle ou symbolique, savoureuse ou toxique, ancienne ou nouvelle, domestique ou industrielle, instantanée ou élaborée, qu’il soit ou non lié à l’environnement, au développement durable, au changement climatique, à la littérature, l’art, la science, la foi, les croyances, ou toute dimension de l’expérience humaine peut être reconsidéré dans une perspective interdisciplinaire du moment qu’il entre en relation avec règles, normes ou prescriptions de toutes sortes. Vous êtes invités à cuisiner et nourrir la pensée sous toutes ses formes, au passé au présent ou au futur, sur le plan local, régional ou mondial, de manière topique ou utopique, et à partager pendant deux jours et demi un banquet intellectuel mondial dans une grande capitale gastronomique européenne.
Communications:Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.
Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde de trois présentateurs ou plus) sont à adresser au PrSalvatore Mancuso à jdlyon2017@yahoo.com avant le 31 janvier 2017 avec une brève notice biographique donnant la liste des principales publications. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.
Droits d’inscription: €200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2017. Les informations relatives à l’adhésion et l’inscription sont disponibles sur http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).
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JOURNAL: GLOSSAE (n. 13, 2016)

Glossae 13, 2016
all information here

next submission's deadline May, 31 2017 (here the rules of publication)

STUDIES
  • Ius Comune e Historia del Derecho, pp 1-4
  • Ius Comune and Legal History
  • Wim Decock, Aniceto Masferrer, Juan A. Obarrio Moreno

  • Il diritto canonico nella prima teologia pratica protestante: La formazione dei ministri ecclesiastici secondo Hyperius, Zepper e Voetius, pp 5-29
  • Canon law in early Protestant practical theology: The formation of ecclesiastical ministers according to Hyperius, Zepper and Voetius
  • Paolo Astorri

  • Reflexiones doctrinales en torno a las Clementinas Dispendiosam y Saepe contingit: El proceso sumario a la luz del utriusque iuris, pp 30-70
  • Doctrinal Reflections on the Clementines’ Dispendiosam & Saepe contingit: The Summary Process in the Utriusque Iuris
  • Javier Belda Iniesta

  • Crimini enormi e tortura ex processu informativo: una violazione dei diritto di difesa dell’imputato?, pp 71-107
  • ‘Enormous’ crimes and torture ‘ex processu informativo’: A violation of the defendants’ rights?
  • Giovanni Chiodi

  • Alfonso Díaz de Montalvo: Juez y Jurisprudente en Castilla durante el siglo XV, pp 108-164
  • Alfonso Díaz de Montalvo: Judge and Jurisprudent in the 15th-century Castile
  • Salustiano de Dios

  • The “Appropriateness” of Dowry: Women and Inheritance in the Papal States in the Early Nineteenth Century, pp 165-181
  • Sara Delmedico

  • Il diritto penale del Regnum Siciliae in una raccolta di decisiones della seconda metà del seicento, pp 182-206
  • The criminal law of the Kingdom of Sicily in a collection of Decisiones from the second half of the 17th century
  • Francesco Di Chiara

  • Um fragmento em português do Ordo iudiciarius de Tancredo, pp 207-242
  • A Portuguese Fragment of the Tancredus’ Ordo iudiciarius
  • José Domingues

  • Transitional Justice in Consultations of Hendrik van Kinschot (1541–1608) Learned Legal Practice on Wars, Loans and Credit, pp 243-274
  • Wouter Druwé



  • Ciencia jurídica europea y Derecho comunitario: Ius romanum. Ius commune. Common law. Civil law, pp 275-306
  • European Legal Science and Community Law Ius romanum. Ius commune. Common law. Civil law
  • Antonio Fernández de Buján

  • Ius Commune in Portuguese America: Criminal Issues on Local Canon Law in the ‘First Constitutions of the Diocese of Bahia’ (1707), pp 307-327
  • Ius Commune en la América portuguesa: Cuestiones criminales de Derecho canónico local en las ‘Primeras Constituciones del Arzobispado de Bahia’ (1707)
  • Gustavo Cabral Machado Cabral

  • ILos remedios de ‘amende honorable’ y ‘amende profitable’ ¡Seguramente recibidos en nuestras costumbres! ‒ ¿pero de dónde?, pp 328-341
  • The remedies of ‘amende honorable’ and ‘amende profitable’ Surely received in our customs! – but from where?
  • Jan Hallebeek

  • Die Zuständigkeiten der kirchlichen Gerichte im Spiegel der Legistik, pp 342-370
  • The competences of the ecclesiastical courts according to the medieval specialists of Roman law
  • Maximiliane Kriechbaum

  • Ius commune, Utrumque ius: Tiempos de Derecho único, tiempos de juristas, pp 371-423
  • Ius commune, Utrumque ius: Time of Unique Law, Time of Lawyers
  • Faustino Martínez Martínez

  • El arrendamiento valenciano en el Derecho foral, pp 424-441
  • The Valencian Leasing in the Foral Law
  • Pascual Marzal

  • La cessio bonorum en la tradición jurídica medieval, pp 442-484
  • The cessio bonorum in the Medieval Legal Tradition
  • Juan Alfredo Obarrio Moreno

  • El defensor civitatis en el Código teodosiano y la Lex romana burgundionum, pp 535-560 
  • The defensor civitatis In the Theodosian Code and in the Lex romana burgundionum
  • José Miguel Piquer Marí

  • La recepción del ius commune en el Reino de Mallorca, pp 561-589
  • The Reception of ius commune in the Kingdom of Majorca
  • Antonio Planas Rosselló

  • Paroemia et regulae iuris romanorum: Desde el ius commune a la jurisprudencia de la Unión Europea, pp 590-625
  • Paroemia et regulae iuris romanorum: The transit from ius commune to the European Union jurisprudence
  • Fernando Reinoso-Barbero

  • Continental Jurists and English Common Law, pp 626-635
  • Thomas Rüfner

  • L’exteriorite du for interieur dans le ius commune des temps modernes, pp 636-653
  • The External Character of the Internal Forum (forum internum) in the Early Modern Ius Commune
  • Laurent Waelkens

  • La Lectura Institutionum de Johannes Bassianus, pp 654-669
  • The Lectura Institutionum by Johannes Bassianus
  • Tammo Wallinga

  • La notion de ‘droit commun’ dans l’Ancienne France coutumière: Point d’étape, pp 670-684
  • The concept of ‘common law’ in the tradition of Ancient French customary law: An update
  • Nicolas Warembourg

BOOK REVIEWS
  • MARCIN BUKAŁA, RISK AND MEDIEVAL NEGOTIUM, Studies of the Attitude towards Entrepreneurship: from Peter the Chanter to Clarus Florentinus, Spoleto: Fondazione Centro italiano di studi sull’alto medioevo, 2014, 263 pp. [ISBN: 9788868090364], p 685
  • Sebastian Krafzik

  • Beatriz García Fueyo, Recepción de las instituciones romanas en la biografía de Alonso Antonio de San Martín, Hijo de Felipe IV, Santiago de Compostela, 2015, 1147 páginas. Recensión de Juan Alfredo Obarrio Moreno. Universidad de Valencia, pp 686-691
  • Juan Alfredo Obarrio Moreno

  • Honos alit artes. Studi per il settantesimo compleanno di Mario Ascheri, a cura di Paola MAFFEI e Gian Maria VARANINI, Firenze University Press, 2014, 4 voll., pp 692-710
  • VV.AA

  • Mª Eugenia Ortuño Pérez, Contribuciones al Derecho Romano de sucesiones y donaciones, Dykinson, Monografías de Derecho Romano y Cultura Clásica, 2016, 163 págs., pp 711-713
  • Juan Alfredo Obarrio Moreno

  • José Luis Zamora Manzano, La administración penitenciaria en el derecho romano. Gestión, tratamiento de los reclusos y mejora de la custodia carcelaria. Madrid, Colección “Monografías de Derecho Romano y Cultura Clásica”, bajo la dirección del Prof. Dr. D. Antonio Fernández de Buján, Dykinson, 2015, 198 págs.pp 714-717
  • Juan Alfredo Obarrio Moreno

NEWS
  • La Influencia del Code pénal (1810) en la Codificación europea y latinoamericana Tradición e influencias extranjeras en el movimiento codificador, pp 718-724
  • The Influence of the Code pénal (1810) over the Codification in Europe and Latin America Tradition and Foreign Influences in the Codification Movement
  • Fernando Hernández Fradejas

  • La Codificación penal española decimonónica: Tradición e influencias extranjeras en la Parte General, pp 725-731
  • Julia Ropero Carrasco

  • IV Congreso Internacional de la European Society for Comparative Legal History ESCLH Fourth Biennial Conference: “Culture, Identity and Legal Instrumentalism” Universidad de Gdansk (Polonia), 29 de junio-1 de julio de 2016, pp 732-734
  • Juan B. Cañizares-Navarro

  • CRÓNICA DEL VIII CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE RAVENNA CAPITALE Ravenna, 21-22 de octubre de 2016, pp 735-737
  • José Miguel Piquer Marí

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CALL FOR PAPERS: "Family in the Premodern World": A Comparative Approach A Workshop at Princeton University, April 7-8, 2017 Organized by Lee Mordechai and Sara McDougall (DEADLINE 15 JAN 2017)

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“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society…”The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 16.3
The family is perhaps the most basic, common and important social institution across the world in recorded history. The single word in English, however, is used in a surprising number of ways to describe how to organize an individual and those close to them by birth, marriage or co-residence within a more-or-less coherent group. Indeed families, just as other cultural institutions, have long been defined by cultural norms and practices.

While the modern definition of the family is becoming ever more fluid and ‘new’ types of families appear in greater frequency, even a superficial survey of historical human cultures shows that there is no such thing as a ‘natural’ form of family, and that the concept has been constantly changing throughout history. The family could be an inclusive or exclusive institution within a society, while its size would vary between a handful to a few dozen individuals; the interpersonal ties between family members could withstand enormous social pressures or disintegrate almost immediately. A culture might impinge on the relationships within families or ignore them completely. We believe that a comparative approach would be the best way to emphasize these contrasts and the connection between them and the basic norms that govern a given society.

We invite papers that emphasize the themes of family and society and investigate the historical premodern family (up to the sixteenth century in Europe, but later suggestions for other areas would be welcome). Geographical areas and chronological periods are open and we aim for a wide comparative perspective of the workshop as a whole.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
•       A case study of a specific family or group of families within a society
•       Structures of kinship and the forms of ties they create within a kin group
•       Strategies of inclusion/exclusion within a family or between families
•       A chronological approach to family development in a certain society
•       Connections between family values and broader cultural dispositions
•       Conflicts within or between families and acceptable ways to resolve them
•       Marriage, divorce and family planning as family-construction strategies
•       Social values, norms or taboos related to families within a given society
•       Alternative or deviant family models

The workshop will take place on April 7-8, 2017 at Princeton University. Travel and accommodation funding is available for presenters from beyond the NJ/NY area. After the workshop, participants will be invited to submit their revised papers for publication in a special journal issue that will showcase the variety of premodern families and serve as a stepping stone for further comparative research on families in such societies in history. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words to premodernfamily2017@gmail.com before 15 January 2017. For queries, please email Lee Mordechai (lmordech@princeton.edu) and Sara McDougall (smcdougall@jjay.cuny.edu). 
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JOURNAL: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'Histoire du Droit/The Legal History Review LXXXIV (2016), No. 3-4



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The Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill) published its latest issue.
Table of contents:"Der Sklave als Zwangs-Erbe, Ulpian/Julian 4 ad Sab. (D. 28,5,6,4)" (Berthold Kupisch)
"Le Miroir des Saxons : un texte remarquable, mais presque inconnu dans l’historiographie française (Dirk Heirbaut)
"The benefit to Romanists of using the Basilica" (Hylkje de Jong)
"Num praescriptione omnia iura tolluntur?" (Harry Dondorp)
"Enemies of the Count and of the City" (Jan Dumolyn & Milan Pajic)
"How well do constitutions travel across time and space?" (Jean F. Crombois)
Book reviewsLa grâce des juges, L’institution judiciaire et le sacré en Occident, écrit par R. Jacob, 2014
 (Laurent Waelkens)
La riflessione medievale sulla persona giuridica: la causa pia, écrit par M.G. Fantini, 2010
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Magistri Honorii Summa ‘De iure canonico tractaturus’, tom. II, In memoriam Rudolf Weigand †, et tom. III, adlaborantibus S. Haering, H. Hallermann, Karin Miethaner-Vent [et] M. Petzholt, édité par P. Landau et W. Kozur, 2010
 (Laurent Waelkens)
‘Omnis qui iuste iudicat’ sive lipsiensis, tom. III, In memoriam Rudolf Weigand †, adlaborantibus S. Haering, H. Hallermann, M. Petzholt [et] I.K. Grossmann, édité par P. Landau, W. Kozur [et] K. Miethaner-Vent, 2014
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Pierre Grégoire tra leges e mores, Ricerche sulla pubblicistica francese del tardo Cinquecento, écrit par Ch. Zendri, 2007
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Los bandos de buen gobierno del Río de la Plata, Tucumán y Cuyo (época hispánica), Edición y estudio, écrit par V. Tau Anzoátegui, 2004
  (Laurent Waelkens)
The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century, An aging court in a changing world?, written by An Verscuren, 2015
 (Alain Wijffels)
Developing a legal paradigm for patents: the attitude of judges to patents during the early phase of the Industrial Revolution in England (1750s – 1830s), geschreven door Helen Gubby, 2012
 (T. Cohen Jehoram)All texts can be consulted online.


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SSRN PAPER: Rebeca FERNANDES DIAS, "Brazilian Criminological Thinking During the First Republic (1889-1930)" [MPI for European Legal History, Research Paper Series 2016-13]

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Wouter Druwé (KULeuven-Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) posted "Dignity and Cessio Bonorum in Early-Modern Dutch Learned Legal Literature" on the MPI for European Legal History's Research Paper Series on SSRN.

Abstract:
Imprisonment for debt was a common sanction in the early modern period. Through the learned legal institute of the cessio bonorum, or its customary legal alternatives, insolvent debtors could avoid the shame of prison. Nevertheless, in order to discourage irresponsible administration of one's patrimony, local customs and princely ordinances often added shaming sanctions to the ius commune institute. This contribution first presents the legal framework of the cessio bonorum, as well as some shaming practices, especially in the Low Countries. In its main part, this article analyses early modern Netherlandish learned legal literature on the cessio bonorum and outlines ten different arguments related to honour and dignity. Authors discussed which goods the ceding debtors were allowed to retain both at the moment of the cession and thereafter. On the one hand, fraudulent debtors did not deserve any humane treatment and, thus, neither the benefice of cession. For other classes of debtors on the other hand, like clerics, noblemen or members of the military, the obligations going along with the cession of goods were less severe. The arguments outlined in this paper also illustrate the entanglement of humanitarian and instrumental reasoning.Fulltext here.
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BOOK: Doglas HOWLAND, International Law and Japanese Sovereignty. The Emerging Global Order in the 19th Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, XI +232 p. ISBN 978-1-137-57108-3

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Book abstract:
How does a nation become a great power? A global order was emerging in the nineteenth century, one in which all nations were included. This book explores the multiple legal grounds of Meiji Japan's assertion of sovereign statehood within that order: natural law, treaty law, international administrative law, and the laws of war. Contrary to arguments that Japan was victimized by 'unequal' treaties, or that Japan was required to meet a 'standard of civilization' before it could participate in international society, Howland argues that the Westernizing Japanese state was a player from the start. In the midst of contradictions between law and imperialism, Japan expressed state will and legal acumen as an equal of the Western powers – international incidents in Japanese waters, disputes with foreign powers on Japanese territory, and the prosecution of interstate war. As a member of international administrative unions, Japan worked with fellow members to manage technical systems such as the telegraph and the post. As a member of organizations such as the International Law Association and as a leader at the Hague Peace Conferences, Japan helped to expand international law. By 1907, Japan was the first non-western state to join the ranks of the great powers.On the author:
Douglas Howland is the Buck Professor of Chinese History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He is the author of four books and co-editor (with Luise White) of The State of Sovereignty: Territories, Laws, Populations (2009).
Table of contents:
International Legal Grounds for State Sovereignty
The Family of Nations and Conflict of Laws
Territorial Sovereignty and Extraterritorial Privilege
The Alternative Order of International Administration
Mastering the International Laws of War
Japan Among the Great Powers
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CONFERENCE: ‘A Violent World? Changes and Limits to Large-Scale Violence in Early Modernity’ (Oxford, 29 June-1 July 2017) DEADLINE 31 DEC 2016

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The University of Oxford's Centre for Global History organizes a conference on violence in early modernity.

Conference description:
This conference brings global approaches to the history of violence, reassessing the nature of violence during the early modern period. Using violence and the restraint of violence as a unifying theme, participants are encouraged to make trans-national comparisons and connections across the early modern world. An abstract of 400 words, accompanied by a short (two-page) CV, should be submitted to globalviolence@history.ox.ac.uk by 31 December 2016. 
The history of violence and its restraint has been crucial to definitions of ‘Western civilization’ and the modern world, often by contrasting them with barbaric predecessors and the cultures that they claim to have tamed. Yet, evidence for the restraint of violence varies according to one’s viewpoint: the sharp decline of homicide in seventeenth-century Europe, for example, diverges from the simultaneous rise in violence of Atlantic colonial societies. As histories of violence and restraint are usually written from national and nationalist perspectives, this conference brings global approaches to the study of violence in order to probe historical assumptions about the limits of violence and its decline during the early modern period. It thereby also questions narratives of the inexorable rise of the nation-state alongside historical periodization of the ‘early modern’ and ‘modern.’ 
Recent historical approaches to violence, shaped by the cultural turn, have tended to focus on inter-personal violence and its patterns in civil society. This conference will integrate warfare and other crucial forms of large-scale violence with recent scholarship on the history of collective and inter-individual violence. By examining large-scale, organized violence alongside broader social and cultural patterns, this conference will explore the boundaries between ‘war’ and ‘violence’, as well as how they relate to ideas of morality, social order, law, and political legitimacy in the early modern world. We encourage scholars to address contemporary perceptions of violence and its restraint, framing analysis through thematic, rather than geographic, approaches. 
Given that we are encouraging scholars to probe assumptions about historical periods, our definition of ‘early modern’ is purposefully flexible.
Confirmed speakers include: Wayne Lee, Alan McFarlane, Stuart Carroll, Pratyay Nath, Brian Sandberg, Cecile Vidal, Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow, Simon Layton, Richard Reid, and James Belich.
We welcome papers that address:
- Global comparisons and indicators of violence
- Definitions of organized violence and crime, such as banditry and piracy
- Linkages between organized, collective and interpersonal violence
- Law’s penetration into oceanic, battlefield, domestic, and/or other novel arenas
- The nature of extra-territorial violence
- Actual practices of violence
- Toleration and restraint of violence
- Methods of measurement, used by contemporaries and/or historians, in assessing what is or was appropriate
We particularly welcome papers on violence in regions not covered by confirmed speakers, such as China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Africa.Organisation:
Peter H. Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford
Marie Houllemare, Institut Universitaire de France, Université d’Amiens (CHSSC)
Erica Charters, Oxford Centre for Global History Centre, University of Oxford
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BOOK: Rafe BLAUFARB, The Great Demarcation. The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016, 304 p. ISBN 9780199778799, £47,99

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Professor Rafe Blaufarb (Florida State University) published a new work on the history of property and the French Revolution's impact.

Book abstract:

The Great Demarcation explores how the French Revolution transformed the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789, thus creating the framework for modern definitions of property and political forms. This book examines the Revolution not from an economic or social perspective, but through the lens of the laws and institutions of property. The Revolution's dramatic legal restructuring aimed at two fundamental goals: removing formal public power from the sphere of private property, and excising property rights from the realm of the new sovereign, the nation. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of public power—such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office—and by dismantling the Crown domain to construct a purely sovereign State.
These efforts brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. These distinctions destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. This, Blaufarb claims, was the Revolution's fundamental act, the stake in the Old Regime's heart, and the basis of all of its other reforms.

Tracing how the French Revolution sought to remake the country's legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped to inaugurate political modernity. Table of contents:
Acknowledgments
Note on the Use of French Technical Vocabulary
Introduction
Chapter 1 Talking Property before 1789
Chapter 2 Loyseau's Legacy: The Night of August 4th and the First Abolition of Feudalism
Chapter 3 The Death and Rebirth of the Direct Domain: The Second Feudal Abolition
Chapter 4 The Invention of the National Domain
Chapter 5 Emptying the Domain: The Problem of Engagements
Chapter 6 When the Nation Became a Lord: Feudal Dues as Biens Nationaux
Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
IndexOn the author:
Rafe Blaufarb is the Ben Weider Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University. He is the author of The French Army, 1750-1820: Careers, Talent, Merit, Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Refugees and Exiles on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835, and Inhuman TraffickThe International Struggle against the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History, among other titles.More information with Oxford University Press.
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JOB OFFER: Research Assistant/PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute Geneva (DEADLINE 15 JAN 2017)


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The Graduate Institute (Geneva) offers a fully funded position as Resarch Assistant in the framework of a project on The Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919-1939 (Prof. dr. D. Rodogno/Dr. E. Dalle Mulle).

Description:
The ‘Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919- 1939’ is a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and managed by Professor Davide Rodogno and post-doctoral researcher Emmanuel Dalle Mulle that will be pursued at the Graduate Institute between September 2017 and August 2020. Its main objective is to acquire an in-depth picture of the history of the relationships between national minorities and majorities in Western Europe during the interwar years through the analysis of patterns of minority protection and/or assimilation in three case-study countries: Belgium, Italy and Spain. The project will be based on a multi-layered and multi-archival inquiry. The selected applicant will work in a small and dynamic team, under the direct supervision of the project coordinatorResponsibilities:
Carry out substantive research on at least one of the case studies foreseen in the project, including visits to relevant archives;  Write a dissertation in International History at the Graduate Institute on a subject to be formulated by the applicant in accordance with Professor Davide Rodogno (ideally on a subject compatible with that explored by the project);  Present intermediary and final results at international scientific conferences; Contribute to the further conceptualisation and operationalisation of the project, as well as to the identification of areas of possible improvement; • Help to organise public events relating to the project; • Provide general administrative and communication support, including possible web and/or social media initiatives; • Publish at least one paper in an international peer-reviewed journal during the duration of the project (ideal, not a requirement).Profile:
MA in history, sociology or political sciences, familiarity with nationalism studies and minority issues a plus; • Fluent written and spoken English; intermediate (or higher) proficiency in German; any of the following (French, Spanish, Dutch, Slovenian, Italian) a plus; • Excellent analytical, research and communication skills; • Ability to work in team as well as independently; • Good organisational skills and flexibility, notably ability to manage sudden peaks of workload and multiple tasks, as well as to plan ahead and meet deadlines; • Familiarity with content management systems and social media a plus
Candidates should apply by 15 January 2017.

Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a motivation letter, CV and 3-page research proposal detailing the subject of their prospective PhD in English.

We look forward to receiving your online application: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/recrutement/?page=advertisement_display&id=113 

Please be aware that, in order to be selected, the candidate must be regularly registered as a PhD student in International History at the Graduate Institute by September 2017.

You can find more information about the admission process at: http://graduateinstitute.ch/application For any question on the position, the project and the recruitment process please write at:
emmanuel.dallemulle@graduateinstitute.ch
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JOURNAL: "Historia et ius", n. 10 (December 2016)



Historia et ius, n. 10 - December 2016 
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Table of contents
Temi e questioni
  • 1) Floriana Colao, “L’albero nuovo si piega meglio di quello vecchio”. La giustizia “educatrice” per i minori nell’Italia liberale - PDF


Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
  • 2) Giovanni Basini, La legislazione monetaria italiana nelle crisi tra le due guerre (1926–1936) - PDF 
  • 3) Raffaella Bianchi Riva, Dal consenso al dissenso. La rilevanza giuridica dello scandalo nelle elezioni episcopali (secc. XII-XV) - PDF
  • 4) Cristina Danusso, Il giudice Antonio Raimondi e il fascismo - PDF
  • 5) Giuseppina De Giudici, “La donna di fronte alla legge penale”. Il problema dell’imputabilità della donna tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
  • 6) Dolores Freda, In Parlamento come in tribunale: il divorzio per via parlamentare nell’Inghilterra del Settecento - PDF
  • 7) Federica Furfaro, Paolo Emilio Bensa: un civilista italiano di formazione (anche) pandettistica - PDF
  • 8) Francesca Iurlaro, Pirati, barbari e pastori. Tre figure al limite dell’humanitas nel pensiero di Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) - PDF
  • 9) Maria Morello, L’organizzazione del lavoro nelle botteghe artigiane tra XIII e XV secolo. Il contratto di apprendistato - PDF
  • 10) Marc Ortolani, Le procès à cadavre des suicidés à la fin de l’Ancien Régime. Deux exemples provençaux - PDF
  • 11) Véronique Pinson-Ramin, La question préalable en Bretagne au XVIIe siècle - PDF
  • 12) Stefania T. Salvi, L’irresistibile ‘audacia’ di un pensatore moderno. Il De crimine bigamiae di Christian Thomasius (1685) - PDF
  • 13) Giuseppe Speciale, L’Assunzione di Maria Vergine al cielo: Giustiniano e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio - PDF
  • 14) Stefano Vinci, La politica giudiziaria del fascismo italiano nella giurisprudenza del Tribunale speciale per la difesa dello Stato (1926-1943) - PDF


Interventi
  • 15) Christophe Archan, The Small Primer and the legal triads. The judges and their sources in medieval Ireland - PDF
  • 16) Vida Azimi, Un douanier « décapité » : Nathaniel Hawthorne. Suivi d’un florilège littéraire sur la douane et les douaniers - PDF
  • 17) Julien Boudon, Bicamérisme ou bicamérismes ? Essai de typologie des Parlements bicaméraux - PDF 
  • 18) Giulia Maria Labriola, Per una storia della cultura giuridica. Riflessioni su un canone complesso, tra Francia e Italia - PDF
  • 19) Giuseppe Mazzanti, A proposito della Summula in foro poenitentiali di Bérenger Frédol e di due opere sulla confessione attribuite a Giovanni da Legnano e ad Antonio da Budrio - PDF
  • 20) Ferdinando Mazzarella, An Intellectual Trajectory in the Age of Antiformalism. Gény and the Rise of the Law of Society - PDF 
  • 21) Cristina Vano, Della vocazione dei nostri luoghi. Traduzioni e adattamenti nella diffusione internazionale dell'opera di F.C. von Savigny - PDF

​​La morte nel prisma criminale. Secoli XIX-XX, a cura di Cristina Ciancio
  • 22) Premessa, di Cristina Ciancio - PDF
  • 23) Giuseppe Speciale, La “lotta del male contro il male” nel “cimitero dei vivi”. Sul lavoro dei condannati alla fine dell’Ottocento - PDF
  • 24) Floriana Colao, La pena di morte in Italia dalla giustizia di transizione alla crisi degli anni Settanta. In memoria di Mario Da Passano e Mario Sbriccoli, a dieci anni dalla morte - PDF
  • 25) Elio Tavilla, Ordine biologico e ordine morale. Appunti sulla riflessione criminologica italiana in tema di pena di morte (sec. XIX) - PDF
  • 26) Cristina Ciancio, Requiescant in pace. Alcune osservazioni sulla protezione del cadavere nel Regno d’Italia - PDF
  • 27) Marco Cavina, Il “buonismo" delle Corti d’Assise. Culture filo-eutanasiche fra XIX e XX secolo - PDF
  • 28) Marco Nicola MilettiUltima linea rerum. La morte dell’imputato nel processo penale italiano tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
  • 29) Giovanni Chiodi, Legalità penale e punizione dei crimini contro l’umanità al processo di Norimberga: la visione di Giuliano Vassalli - PDF
  • 30) Maura Fortunati, “La pietosa ingiustizia dei magistrati”. Il dibattito sul suicidio dell’assicurato tra Ottocento e Novecento - PDF
  • 31) Alfons Aragoneses, Cadáveres silenciados. El derecho español y las fosas de la represión franquista - PDF


Páginas españolas
  • 32) Remedios Morán Martín, José Manuel Pérez-Prendes Muñoz-Arraco. “Toda historia es historiografía” - PDF 
  • 33) Eduardo Cebreiros Álvarez, Tesis doctorales en Historia del Derecho defendidas en universidades españolas (2010-2015) - PDF
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CONFERENCE: The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War (Bruges, Groeningemuseum, 16-18 Jan 2017)

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Recent years have witnessed a clear rise in scholarship on law and the visual, mostly originating in the wider field of law and the humanities. The conference The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War wishes to contribute to this research by focusing on imagery in its legal and art historical contexts. The program brings together original and interdisciplinary scholarship that questions the role of art in the practice of law, jurisprudence and justice administration from the Late Middle Ages through the Nineteenth Century.
The conference will be held in the Groeningemuseum, Bruges on Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January, 2017, during the exhibition De Kunst van het Recht. Drie Eeuwen Gerechtigheid in Beeld (The Art of Law. Three Centuries of Justice Depicted) (28 October, 2016 – 5 February, 2017). This art exhibition, curated by Vanessa Paumen and Tine Van Poucke, features about 130 artworks from over 30 national and international museums and libraries and will focus on themes related to justice as expressed in artworks of various media from about 1450 through 1750.The Art of Law is the closing conference of the IAP Justice and Populations’s WP4: Long-term (Self-)Representations of Justice (LongTermJust).
The conference is supported by
•    Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS
•    Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
•    Flemish Research Centre for the Arts of the Burgundian Netherlands
•    IAP Justice and Populations: The Belgian Experience in International Perspective
See conference website for final program, registration and practical details.
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BOOK PRESENTATION: "Il diavolo in Paradiso. Diritto, teologia e letteratura nel Processus Satane (sec. XIV)" by Beatrice Pasciuta (Rome, November 28 2016)



WHAT Book presentation: Il diavolo in Paradiso. Diritto, teologia e letteratura nel Processus Satane (sec. XIV), by Beatrice Pasciuta
WHEN November 28 2016, 16:00
WHERE Roma Tre University, Law Faculty, Sala del Consiglio
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Il diavolo sale in Paradiso, deciso a riprendersi l’umanità utilizzando un nuovo formidabile strumento: il processo. Possibile? Composto nel XIV secolo, tramandato come opera giuridica falsamente attribuita a Bartolo da Sassoferrato, il Processus Satane è un processo simulato, in forma di dialogo, fra il diavolo, Cristo e la Madonna. Bollato come opera minore e pressoché ignorato dalla storiografia, il testo costituisce in realtà uno straordinario esempio di sincretismo culturale: il linguaggio della teologia serve al diritto come fonte di legittimazione, e di contro la costruzione escatologica e la stessa teoria della Salvezza sono impiantate su una struttura giuridica. In questa prospettiva, il Processus Satane viene qui riproposto come punto di osservazione ideale per cogliere le interazioni di una cultura poliedrica e complessa, insieme di teatro e di letteratura, di diritto e di teologia, di scuola e di piazza.
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WORKSHOP: Labour Accidents, 19th-20th Century, France/Belgium (Lille, Lille II University/CNRS, 9 Dec 2016)


The Centre d'Histoire Judiciaire (Lille II/CNRS) organizes a workshop on labour accidents, with the support of the Belgian Scientific Policy IAP Justice & Populations.

All persons interested should register on nathalie.flament@univ-lille2.fr.

The full program can be consulted here.


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SEMINAR: "La conscience entre droit et sciences sociales" (Paris, December 8-9 2016)


WHAT La conscience entre droit et sciences sociales, Seminar
WHEN December 8-9 2016
WHERE Paris, EHESS, 96 Bd. Raspail Salle M. et D. Lombard
Comment le droit, avec les procédés qui lui sont propres, construit-il le sujet ? Dès lors que l’on aborde cette question dans la longue durée, les notions de « conscience » et de « for interne », formalisées par l’Église aux XIIe-XIIIe siècle et marquant toute l’histoire de l’Ancien Régime, apparaissent comme des objets d’analyse privilégiés. Le « for interne », qui désigne stricto sensu un espace de juridiction contigu au procès, ne peut être identifié à la sphère de l’intimité ou à ce que les sciences sociales désignent aujourd’hui comme « for intérieur ». Et pourtant : les liens entre ces deux « fors » méritent d’être examinés de près, car ils éclairent à nouveaux frais l’une des interrogations fondatrices de la 6e section de l’EPHE, à savoir les rapports entre institutions et individus, entre fait juridique et fait social. Des problématiques chrétiennes de la « conscience » – soumise au seul jugement de Dieu et considérée, par Thomas d’Aquin notamment, comme étant « opposable » au droit –, jusqu’aux protections contemporaines de la « vie privée » (privacy), en passant par les revendications faites au nom de l’« objection de conscience » et de la « désobéissance civile », il s’agira d’esquisser, par des études de cas, une histoire institutionnelle et normative de l’intériorité autant que de la subjectivité.

Coordination
Arnaud Fossier (Université de Bourgogne)Paolo Napoli (EHESS)




  
8 décembre 2016
9h30-10h
Accueil et introduction
10h-13h
La conscience jugée : le for interne
- Raphaël Eckert (Université de Strasbourg) : Les contours juridiques des fors (XIIe-XIII s.)
- Jacques Chiffoleau (EHESS) : Une histoire (générale) du for interne entre le XII et le XV siècle est-elle possible?
- Carlo Fantappiè (Université de Roma Tre) : Le sceau sacramentel à l'âge moderne
14h30-16h
La conscience malheureuse : auto-inculpation et rétention de sûreté 
- Julien Théry-Astruc (Université de Lyon 2) : Ipso facto. Conscience et auto-inculpation, immanence et rétroactivité dans le régime canonique de    l'excommunication                  
                  - Jean Danet (Université de Nantes) : La dangerosité comme une affection chronique du sujet et son traitement: la rétention de sûreté

16h30-18hLa conscience, entre intimité et transparence : la privacy
- Jean-Louis Halpérin (ENS Ulm) : La privacy, standard juridique des sociétés démocratiques?
- Barbara Carnevali (EHESS) : Si loin, si proche : l’intimité entre transparence et représentation 


9 décembre 2016
9h-13h                 La conscience opposable au droit (I) : l’objection de conscience                                 - Florence Bellivier (Université Paris X- Nanterre) : Le renouveau de la clause de conscience dans le champ médical                                  - Jean-Pierre Cavaillé (EHESS) : Les restrictions mentales dans la résolution pratique des cas de conscience : aux origines de l’objection de conscience ?                                   - Maria Chiara Ruscazio (Université de Turin), L'objection de conscience, un droit fondamental de la personne (Perspective européennes)

                La conscience opposable au droit (II) : la désobéissance civile                                - Hourya Bentouhami (Université Toulouse 2) : Non-violence, conscience noire (Steve Biko) et Black Feminist Consciousness-Raising: réflexions sur les                 masculinités et les féminités hégémoniques dans la lutte contre l'Apartheid                
                Discussion finale

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NOTICE: Colloquium "Ius dicere in a globalized world", CFP: last call (Deadline December, 20 2016)


WHAT Ius dicere in a globalized world, Last Call for Papers
WHEN June 15-17, 2017
WHERE Naples, Suor Orsola Benincasa University
Deadline December 20 2016
The Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC) opens an international Call for Papers on the subject JUS DICERE IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
I. CALL FOR PAPERSThe colloquium intends to put the focus, from a comparative perspective, on some of the following topics:1. Can one agree on the statement that in the Western world the notion of jurisdiction is considerably fragmented and is no longer limited to the national State (or expression of public sovereignty) courts, and is dispersed in a multiplicity of experiences? Private jurisdictions (such as ADR, arbitration, sport courts etc.); and trans-national jurisdictions, set by international treaties, or by lex mercatoria).

2. What do we mean today, in the western world, by “jurisdiction”? What are its essential features? Can the resolution of disputes still be considered the main function of courts of law or should the traditional model of jurisdiction be enriched to encompass the new role of courts in many social settings (e.g. transitional justice and its emphasis on reconciliation)? Should one look essentially at the formal elements [such as independence of the decision-maker(s) and adversary procedures], or at the functional role [e.g. adjudication which imitates traditional court jurisdiction], or a legal-realist approach [jurisdiction is what is perceived as such]?3. To what extent can/are Western models exportable/transposable in non-Western contexts? To what extent have Western models of jurisdiction imported ideas from non-Western traditions?4. The traditional notion of rule-of-law is strongly related to the control by the courts and the enforceability of their decisions. Should the notion be adapted to a changing reality?5. What is the effect of the fragmentation of jurisdiction on the traditional court system? Are there consequences on the traditional (in continental Europe) distinction between civil, criminal and administrative jurisdictions?6. What, if any, are the effects, both theoretical and practical, on the apportionment of powers and functions with regard also to the branches of the legislative and government? Is jurisdiction encroaching on Parliament and Government?7. What are the implications of those forms of jurisdiction directly challenging the role of national States, e.g. those connected to international investment treaties (Investor-state dispute settlement)? Do they represent a conditioning of State prerogatives able to weigh upon State obligations towards their citizens?8. Increasingly contemporary societies are concerned with the administrative costs related to providing access to justice, and jurisdictional procedures are seen as a service dependent on budget allocations. What are the emerging models, and to what extent are they circulating and hybridized? Is a global market for judicial services feasible? Are “digital jurisdictions” an appropriate alternative?9. Can numbers and statistics help us to compare jurisdictions and jurisdictional models? And how?10. Jurisdiction is intimately associated with effectiveness: can/should one compare/classify models according to the degree of compliance, whether spontaneous or forced?
Adjudication requires a variety of sanctions and of remedies: what is the relation between the two aspects? What is the circulation of sanctions and remedies within the various forms of jurisdiction, within the same legal system or among different legal systems ?12. Sociology of adjudicators: judges, arbitrators, mediators. And what is the role of lawyers (in a wide sense) in the various jurisdictions? What is the effect on therecruitment of ‘traditional’ judges?13. Involvement of laypersons (i.e. non-lawyers) in adjudication (e.g. scientific experts in IP controversies or in international trade controversies; historians in civil liability or property cases).14. Rules of procedure: imitation, circulation, adaptation, rejection. Through legislative instruments? Or self-regulation? Or practice by the parties involved?15. “Jurisdiction shopping”: a disparaging notion or an occasion for effective application of comparative law in the legal profession?16. Courts of law and courts of public opinion. How is the judicial process communicated to the public? What is the interaction between traditional and social media and the administration of justice? Should and can safeguards be taken? Or are we facing, at the end of the day, a “narrative” issue?
II. TO WHOM THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS ADDRESSEDAIDC organizes on a biennial basis a “younger comparatists colloquium” (the last one, this year, was held in Campobasso) open to PhD candidates and holders, lecturers, adjunct professors; and the ordinary biennial colloquium (the present is the 24th), generally open to full and associate professors.Therefore the selection committee will prefer papers presented by full and associate professors, although it may make a limited amount of exceptions.Papers should be in Italian or English, and may be presented in either language.
Simultaneous translation will not be provided.III. ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTSThe proposal must be submitted by December 20, 2016. Acceptance will be communicated by mid-January. Within 10 days from acceptance, the participation fee (€ 100) must be paid. If not, acceptance will be forfeited and the selection committee will move on to other candidates. This requirement is essential in order to avoid that no-show of some rapporteurs preclude the possibility to others to present their papers.
The Colloquium will be organized in plenary opening (Thursday, June 15) and closing (Saturday, June 17) sessions (with invited speakers). And parallel sessions (Friday, June 16) divided according to topics. It is expected that up to 35 papers will be presented in a time slot not exceeding 20 minutes per speaker.The on-line periodical “Comparative Law Review”, sponsored by AIDC, intends to devote a special issue to the proceedings of the Colloquium. Participants are however free to publish their papers wherever they deem most appropriate.Papers in Italian may also be submitted for publication to “Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo”, and to “Comparazione e diritto civile”, the other two leading Italian comparative law reviews.IV. OTHER ASPECTSThe origins of the “Suor Orsola Benincasa” University are deeply rooted in the grandeur of the 17th and 18th century when Naples was the capital of one of the kingdoms of the Spanish Empire and the largest town in Italy. Originally a women’s monastic institution,it became entirely secular at the end of the 19th century and provided higher education training for primary and secondary school teachers. A century later it has become a full-fledged university – the only private university in Southern Italy – with three faculties (Law, Humanities, and Education) and offers over 15 different degrees. It still occupies the vast architectural complex on Mount Sant’Elmo with a stunning view on the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento, Capri and Mount Vesuvius. It hosts several very rich art collections and a ‘Toy Museum’ and a ‘Musical Instruments Museum’[http://www.unisob.na.it/ateneo/a001_a.htm?vr=1&lg=en ].
V. HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSALAbstracts should be submitted by e-mail at aidc.naples2017@gmail.com in Word format, following this order:a) author(s)b) affiliationc) e-mail addressd) title of abstracte) body of abstract (apx 250 words)Abstract file should be entitled: Family Name_Last Name.docVI. PROCEEDINGSThe proceedings of the Colloquium will be published, after peer review, on the “Studies in Law and Social Sciences” open-access Series, published by the Roma TrE-Press, under the auspices of the Law Department.






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SEMINAR: "Les images comme fondement de la mémoire urbaine dans l’Europe médiévale" (Lisbon, November 28 2016)


WHAT Les images comme fondement de la mémoire urbaine dans l’Europe médiévale: l'illustration et la décoration des Statuts et des Coutumes dans le Midi de la France, l’Italie communale et la Péninsule Ibérique à la fin du Moyen Âge (XIIIe – XVe siècles), Seminar

WHEN November 28, 17:30-19:00
WHERE IEM (Instituto de Estudos Medievais | FCSH/UNL) de l’Universidade Nova de Lisbonne FCSH/NOVA, Edifício ID, Sala 2.21 (Piso 2)
Sources importantes pour l’histoire urbaine, le Statuts et les Coutumes des villes médiévales sont également un élément important dans la construction de la mémoire des villes au Moyen Age. Une mémoire reconstruite en fonction des développements sociaux et politiques dont les textes et les images sont le miroir. Travail conscient et planifié, conçu par les villes elles-mêmes, les Statuts et les Coutumes non seulement décrivent et racontent l’histoire des villes, mais aussi contribuent à la création, par l’écriture, d’une mémoire commune, et jouent un rôle fondamental dans le développement d’une conscience urbaine. Les images contribuent également à la création de cette prise de conscience. Cette intervention vise à analyser et comparer la décoration et l’illustration des Statuts et des Coutumes du Midi de la France, de l’Italie communale et de la Péninsule ibérique, pour montrer les similitudes et les différences dans la structure visuelle de ce message mémorial pour mieux comprendre la logique qui régit la structuration des pratiques de l’illustration et de la décoration de la loi écrite dans les sociétés de Europe méridionale à la fin du Moyen Âge.Le Séminaire sera tenu par Mme Maria Alessandra Bilotta (IEM-FCSH-UNL)
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