Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: Girls Trade and International Law. Processes of Juridification from the 19th Century Onwards (Leipzig, 4-5 Nov 2016)

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Kathleen Zeidler (University of Leipzig) and Sonja Dolinsek (University of Erfurt) co-organise a workshop on Girls Trade and International Law. Processes of Juridification from the 19th Century onwards. The event takes place from 4 till 5 November 2016.
Summary:Das Phänomen „Mädchenhandel“ hat Konjunktur. Es wurde am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts zum Gegenstand transnationaler Verhandlungen, internationaler Regelungen und überstaatlicher Vereinbarungen und stellt bis heute ein wichtiges Feld für grenzüberschreitende Rechtsan- gleichung und Vereinheitlichung rechtlicher Normen dar. Im Workshop wollen wir uns den internationalen Verrechtlichungsprozessen vom 19.  Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven annähern. Ausgehend von der Entdeckung des Mädchenhandels als internationales Phänomen diskutieren wir die Praktiken der Ermittlung, Politik und Recht im staatlichen Kontext bis hin zu den aktuellen Debatten und Problemen.Programme:
 Freitag, 4. November
14:00-14:00
Begrüßung und Einführung Sonja Dolinsek (Universität Erfurt) und Kathleen Zeidler (GWZO)
14:00–15:30
Keynote: Die Stellung der Frauen im Völkerbund: Internationale Normierungs- und Standardisierungsprozesse in der Zwischenkriegszeit
Regula Ludi (Universität Bern)
Moderation: Dietlind Hüchtker (GWZO)
16:00–17:30
Panel I: Entdeckung – Mädchenhandel als internationales Phänomen
Moderation: Dietmar Müller (GWZO)
Historisierung der transnationalen Diskurse zu Mädchenhandel
Ruth Ennis (Universität Leipzig)
Der Völkerbund und die völkerrechtliche Regelung zur freien Bewegung von Frauen und Mädchen sowie der Versuch eines internationalen Verbotes des Prostitutionsgewerbes
Thomas S. Carhart (Universität Freiburg)
18:00–20:00
Filmsichtung mit Diskussion
Bibliothèque Pascal
Regie: Szabolcs Hajdu, Ungarn 2010 Ungarisch/Rumänisch mit deutschen Untertiteln Einführung: Kathleen Zeidler (GWZO) Moderation: Sonja Dolinsek (Universität Erfurt)
Samstag, 5. November 2016
9:30–11:00
Panel II: Ermittlung – Suche nach dem Mädchenhandel
Moderation: Katarina Ristić (Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg)

Marcus Braun – Ein US-special immigrant inspector auf den Spuren des Mädchenhandels in Europa (1908–1909)
Jakob Lanman Niese (Leipzig/Magdeburg)
„... unser Volk rekrutiert selten Ware für die Prostitution“: Mädchenschutz im Königreich SHS/ Jugoslawien der Zwischenkriegszeit
Svetlana Stefanović (Belgrad)
11:30–13:00
Panel III: Verrechtlichung – Mädchenhandel im staatlichen Kontext
Moderation: Kathleen Zeidler (GWZO)

Gouvernementalisierung und/oder Verrechtlichung? Überlegungen am Beispiel des Kampfes gegen Prostitution und Mädchenhandel in Luxemburg um 1900
Heike Mauer (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Frauenhandel im 19. Jahrhundert in Deutschland und im deutschsprachigen Österreich
Jürgen Nautz (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe / Universität Wien)
14:00–16:00
Panel IV: Fortsetzung – „Mädchenhandel“ zwischen internationalem Recht und internationaler Kritik
Moderation: Claudia Kraft (Universität Siegen)
Nach der „Abolition“: Wie der Frauen- und Mädchenhandel in Vergessenheit geriet (1949–1975)
Sonja Dolinsek (Universität Erfurt)
Investigating Human Trafficking: Troubles and Development of Law Enforcement in Hungary
Tamas Bezsenyi / Noémi Katona (Budapest)
Mädchenhandel, Menschenhandel, moderne Sklaverei: Liegt der Teufel im Begriff?
Janne Mende (Universität Kassel)
16:00–17:30
Resümee und Diskussion
Dietlind Hüchtker (GWZO) und Claudia Kraft (Universität Siegen)
More information on HSozKult.
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JOB: Postdoctoral researcher in Legal History (Tilburg, January 2017- July 2019)


WHAT Postdoctoral researcher in Legal History
WHEN January 2017-July 2019
WHERE Tilburg University, Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History 

The position
The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is seeking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher (30 months) who will be one of the main researchers in the project ‘Analyzing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), funded by the European Research Council (ERC, ERC Starting Grant 2016). The project will start in January 2017 and will be finalized in 2021.
The project focuses on analyzing legal scholarship of the early modern period (c1500 – 1800), concerning the theme of collateral rights (securities) and bankruptcy. The postdoctoral researcher will cooperate with the leader of the project, Dr. Dave De ruysscher, in establishing a methodology for tracing and assessing coherence in writings of legal authors.  
The research context. The project is carried out within the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History. The Department combines research on public law, legal methodology, jurisprudence and legal history. Legal-historical research within the Department concerns a. o.  the history of international law and global law history.  For these themes the Department hosts several researchers and enjoys high reputation.
Job descriptionThe successful candidate is expected to contribute to the CLLS-project’s research, its publications as well as its activities.
ProfileCandidates have recently completed a Ph.D. in law, preferably on a legal-historical topic. Candidates should be acquainted with, or be able to, demonstrate their interest in history and research methods (qualitative and⁄or quantitative). Acquaintance with historical research is a plus. Candidates are expected to combine good research skills with excellent networking and communicative skills, to have an entrepreneurial mindset, and to be creative regarding theoretical as well as methodological approaches. Candidates are expected to have demonstrable experience with both individual and teamwork research. Candidates have an excellent command of English, both written and spoken. They have reading proficiency in either French or German. A good command of Dutch, or willingness to learn Dutch, is an asset.


Employment terms and conditionsTilburg University offers a good benefits package in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. We offer competitive European salaries. Depending on the experience and competences of the selected candidate, the appointment will be made at the rank of researcher 4 (UFO: Onderzoeker 4). The starting gross salary for a researcher 4 will vary between € 2.552,- and € 4.028,- per month (for a full-time appointment) based on scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. Experienced researchers can be ranked as researcher 3 (UFO: Onderzoeker 3) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement. The appointment will start as from January 1st, 2017 and will end on July 1st, 2019. Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers, offering very good fringe benefits, such as the possibility to determine your benefits individually through an options model of employment conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf whenever the criteria are met.
Information and applicationAdditional information about the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History can be found on http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/. Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Dave De ruysscher, project leader, and Randall Lesaffer, professor of legal history,R.C.H.Lesaffer@uvt.nl.  Applying for this vacancy can only be done online. The application, including a motivation letter and CV, must be submitted via the link at the bottom of the page no later than November 14th, 2016. Promising candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place in two rounds. The first round is planned on November 22 and November 24, 2016, between 10.00-14.00 hrs and the second round is planned on November 30, 2016, between 10.00-12.00 hrs.
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BOOK REVIEW: Josef PAUSER on Sigrid JAHNS, Das Reichskammergericht und seine Richter. Verfassung und Sozialstruktur eines höchsten Gerichts im Alten Reich. 1: Darstellung [Quellen und Forschungen zur höchsten Gerichtsbarkeit im Alten Reich, eds. Anja...

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The Journal Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung published reviews in the second issue of its 125th volume. Josef Pauser (Vienna) reviewed a book of interest to legal historians of the Holy Roman Empire, Sigrid Jahns (LMU München), Das Reichskammergericht und seine Richter. Verfassung und Sozialstruktur eines höchsten Gerichts im Alten Reich (ISBN 978-3-412-06403-7, € 59,9).

Book description (publisher):
Gegenstand dieses Werkes ist der Spruchkörper des einen der beiden höchsten Gerichte im Alten Reich, des „kaiserlichen und des Heiligen Römischen Reichs“ Kammergerichts. Nachdem bereits 2003 Teil II mit den Einzelbiographien der im 18. Jahrhundert am RKG als Richter tätigen Assessoren erschien, wird nun der darstellende Teil I vorgelegt. Nach einer einleitenden Verortung des Gerichts im Verfassungsgefüge des Reiches, einer Bestimmung seiner rechtswissenschaftlichen Bedeutung und rechtsprechenden Funktion im Wandel dreier Jahrhunderte sowie einem Überblick über Stellung und Aufgaben von Direktorialpersonen und Assessoren geht es in dieser verfassungs- und sozialgeschichtlichen Studie zunächst um die Entwicklung des Vorschlagsverfahrens zur Besetzung der Assessorate. Dieses sogenannte Präsentationssystem war seit seinen Anfängen um 1500 bis zum Ende des Alten Reiches 1806 ein Spiegel der Reichsverfassung mit ihren Kräftefeldern und Problemzonen. Mit seiner reichsweiten Streuung der Vorschlagsrechte prägte das Präsentationssystem auch die Sozialstruktur der Assessorengruppe. Die Großabschnitte, die sich auf dem Hintergrund der seit 1495/1555 geltenden normativen Bestimmungen dem sozialen und professionellen Profil des Kameralkollegiums widmen, konzentrieren sich vor allem auf geographische Rekrutierung, theoretisch-praktische Ausbildung, soziale Herkunft und soziale Mobilität. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Wetzlarer Zeit des Gerichts. Die
Darstellung zeigt das RKG und vor allem die Personalverfassung seines Richtergremiums im Spannungsfeld zwischen anfänglicher Modernität und späterer Reformbedürftigkeit und erkennt darin Verwerfungen in der ständischen Gesellschaft sowie Probleme der gesamten Reichsverfassung in der
Spätzeit des Alten Reiches.
Fulltext of the review on recensio.net.

See publisher website.
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SEMINAR: Legal History at Queen Mary (University of London)


 (image source: blogger) The Legal History Blog announced the following series of events:

10 November 2016
A new book symposium organized by the CLSGC for Peter Cane's book Controlling Administrative Power: A Comparative History (CUP). 4:00 - 7:00pm.  Room 313, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London.  Chair: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Queen Mary).  Speakers: Professor Peter Cane (ANU), Professor Peter Lindseth (UConn), Professor Alison Young (Oxford), Professor Liz Fisher (Oxford). Professor Paul Craig (Oxford)

21 November 2016
A special seminar with Professor Robert W. Gordon discussing "The Return of the Corporate Lawyer-Statesman?"  Co-hosted by CLSGC, the London School of Economics, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.  3:30 - 5:30pm.  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London

6 December 2016
A new book symposium on the Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society, organized by CLSGC and chaired by Dr Maks Del Mar (Queen Mary).  4:00 - 7:00pm.  Room 313, Third Floor, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road

Panel I: Editors’ Vision, 4-5pm
Professor Clifford Ando (Chicago)
Dr Paul du Plessis (Edinburgh)
Professor Kaius Tuori (Helsinki).

Panel II: Commentary, 5-6pm
Professor Adriaan Lanni (Harvard)
Professor Catherine Steel (Glasgow)
Professor Ulrike Babusiaux (Zurich)

7 December 2016
A CLSGC workshop on the Comparative History of Legal Reasoning.  Chair: Dr Maks Del Mar.

Panel I: 2-3.45pm
Professor Adriaan Lanni (Harvard)
Professor Clifford Ando (Chicago).

Panel II: 4.00-5.30pm
Dr Lena Salaymeh (Tel Aviv)
Professor Alain Pottage (LSE).

Panel III: 5.45-7.15pm
Professor Jaakko Husa (Lapland)
Professor Catherine Valcke (Toronto)

14 December 2016
Global Jurists Seminar Two: Global Jurists in History.  Part of the seminar series on Global Jurists: Past, Present and Future, organized by the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs and CLSGC and chaired by Professor Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL).  4:15 - 7:00pm.  Venue TBC, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London.  Speakers: Arnulf Becker Lorca (US), Dr Shruti Kapila (UK), Rohit De (US), Dr Katharina Rietzler (UK), Mira Siegelberg (QMUL), Dr Natasha Wheatley (AUS).
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SEMINAR: The Parliament of Paris in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Archives Nationales, Paris, 15 Nov 2016)

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The French National Archives announce, in the framework of their cycle "Retour aux sources" (Back to Sources) a special session on the Parliament of Paris, the highest court in the realm under the Old Regime. The event takes place on 15 November 2016, 14-17:45

Three books will be presented and discussed:
Le Parlement en sa Cour. Études en l'honneur du Professeur Jean Hilaire, textes réunis par Olivier DESCAMPS, Françoise HILDESHEIMER et MoniqueMORGAT-BONNET (Paris, Champion, 2012)

 
Le  Parlement  de  Paris.  Logiques  politiques  et  pratiques  documentaires,XVIIe-XVIIIesiècles sous  la  direction  de  Françoise  HILDESHEIMER (Paris, Champion, 2016) (see publisher website)


Autour des États généraux de 1614. Parlement de Paris et États généraux ou les liaisons dangereuses sous la direction de Françoise HILDESHEIMER et Louis DE CARBONNIÈRES(Paris, Champion, 2016) (see publisher website)

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More information can be found in this leaflet.

The event will be made available on Dailymotion. More information here.
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BOOK: Franck ROUMY, David VON MAYENBURG, Matthias SCHMOECKEL & Orazio CONDORELLI (eds.), Der Einfluss der Kanonistik auf die europäische Rechtskultur Bd. 5 : Das Recht der Wirtschaft. Wien/Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2016, 504 p. ISBN 978-3-412-50592-9, € 67

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The Institut d'histoire du droit (Paris II) announced the publication of the fifth volume in the Böhlau  collection on the Influence of Canon Law scholarship on European Legal Culture, devoted to the Law of the Economy.

A table of contents can be downloaded here.

More information on the publisher's website.
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CHAPTER: What is Comparative Legal History? Legal Historiography and the Revolt against Formalism, 1930-1960



The Legal History Blog reports the publication of the chapter  "What is Comparative Legal History? Legal Historiography and the Revolt Against Formalism, 1930-60" (Adolfo Giuliani, Perugia), forthcoming in Comparative Legal History: A Research Handbook in Comparative Law (ed. Aniceto Masferrer Domingo,  Kjell Å Modéer, and Olivier Moréteau (Elgar 2016). This word is a project of our Society.

Abstract:
What is comparative legal history? This essay aims to show that to understand the rise of this field of inquiry we need first to clarify how historiography changes in time. To this purpose, this essay begins from two main ideas.
First, the writing of legal history is deeply intertwined with an image of law which tells us what is law, how it is created and by whom. This is in fact the premise for doing legal history, as it determines the object of investigation.
Second, the decades 1930-60 saw a profound turn in European legal science. Some legal scholars challenged the legacy received from the 19th century and launched an attack on the ‘formalism’ at the heart of its intellectual framework.
Those path-breaking insights gave life to a wave of works self-styled as comparative legal history published in the period 1930-60. At their heart were some of the innovative ideas that have fueled original legal-historical research in the last decades, and which today are shared as an obvious truth (e.g. to place law in context, to think outside the doctrinal box, the dislike of abstract theorising). They are the fruit of the antiformalist turn of the 1930-60.The text can be downloaded on SSRN.
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CALL FOR ARTICLES: Rechtskultur 2017: Legal Transfer (Deadline 30 Oct 2017)

2017 wird der sechste Band der Zeitschrift "Rechtskultur - European Journal of Legal History - Journal européene d'histoire du droit" erscheinen. Themenschwerpunkt ist "Rechtsrezeption / legal transfer".Die Herausgeber laden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aller einschlägigen Fachdisziplinen zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für Rechtskultur 6 (2017) ein.Die Beiträge sollen sich mit Phänomenen des Rechtstransfers im weitesten Sinne in Geschichte und Gegenwart befassen. Sie sollen einen Umfang von 100.000 Zeichen nicht überschreiten und bis zum 30. Oktober 2017 bei der Redaktion eingehen, die unter rechtskultur@ur.de erreichbar ist."Rechtskultur" steht Autoren aller einschlägigen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen ohne Ansehen des universitären Status offen. Kriterien sind allein Themenbezug und Qualität eines Aufsatzes. Alle Manuskripte werden einer beiderseits anonymen Begutachtung unterzogen.Weiter Informationen: http://www.edition-rechtskultur.de/KontaktRedaktion RECHTSKULTUR
c/o
Prof. Dr. Martin Löhnig
Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
Universität Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
rechtskultur@ur.de
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NOTICE: ESCLH presentation to the European Parliament, Juri Committee (October, 12 2016)




ESCLH presentation to the European Parliament, Juri Committee: 12/10/2016
A delegation from the ESCLH was invited to present to the European Parliament on Wednesday 10 October 2016. Matthew Dyson (Oxford, Vice President for External Affairs), Anna Klimaszewska (Gdańsk, from the 2016 conference organising committee) and Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent, Founding Vice President) presented on the work of the committee at the 9am session of the committee, at the Parliament in Brussels. The purpose of the presentation was to showcase some of the work the society and its members and strengthen the links between detailed research and policy-making. The event was at the invitation of the Juri committee, following discussions particularly with Michal Galedek and Anna Klimaszewska, to whom the Society is grateful. The delegation took the time to mention some of the papers from the 2016 Gdańsk conference, as well as go into depth into two specific areas of research.
The video of the hearing (from 09:09:00 until about 09:45:00) is available to download here:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20161012-0900-COMMITTEE-JURI#managehelp
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CONFERENCE: International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century (c. 1775-1920) (Leuven: KULeuven, 24-25 Nov 2016)

(Mgr Sencie Institute; image source: Screenflanders)
The University of Leuven (R. Lesaffer, I. Van Hulle) organizes a conference on International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century  on 24 and 25 November 2016.
On the conference:
Recent historiography on public international law of the long nineteenth century consists of several storylines. For a long time, there was a strong emphasis on the period after 1870, which was regarded as a precursor to the formation of a truly global international law. Thus the nineteenth century was presented as the era in which international law as a discipline finally came to fruition through the creation of specialized chairs, professional societies, modern journals and academic contributions. International jurists embraced new scientific theories such as economic liberalism and positivism and said goodbye to the natural law as an interpretative paradigm. In addition, significant progress was made in the area of human rights, international humanitarian law, arbitration and the conclusion of multilateral treaties. However, in contrast to these nobles aspirations, recent literature on international law has also indicated the strong ties to imperialism. Recent research has taken important steps towards investigating the development of international law in the period before 1870, for example, by highlighting its contribution to the abolition of the slave trade and slavery, the impact of political economy, the role of the Holy Alliance and the growth of international maritime law and warfare. This conference aims to encourage critical reflections on traditional historiographical themes, methods and sources used to study nineteenth-century international law. As such, they will provide new research topics such as, for example, the role of big versus small states in shaping international legal doctrine, the contributions of Western and non-Western jurists for the development of international law, the continuities and differences in relation to earlier and later periods, the legacy of the Napoleonic era, indigenous forms of international law, regional systems of international law, etc.Day 1:
Day 1, 24 November 2016
12:30 Registration - coffee, tea
12:45 Welcome by the Dean B. Tilleman
12:55 Welcome by Randall Lesaffer
13:00-14:30 First panel: The Eighteenth-Century Fall-Out on Nineteenth-Century International Law13:00-13:20 James Crawford, Napoleon – A Small Issue of Status
13:20-13:40 Camilla Boisen, Subjecting International Relations to the Law of Nature: A Neglected Aspect of the Early Modern Jurists and Edmund Burke
13:40-14:00 Raymond Kubben, The Nineteenth-Century Origin of Conceptual Comfort on ‘Statehood
(30 minutes question time - followed by coffee break)
15:00-16:30 Second panel: Neutrality15:00-15:20 Frederik Dhondt, Permanent neutrality or permanent insecurity? Obligation and self-interest in the defense of Belgian neutrality
15:20-15:40 Shavana Musa, The Law of Neutrality in the Long Nineteenth Century
15:40-16:00 Viktorija Jakimovska: Uneasy Neutrality: Great Britain and the Greek War of Independence
(30 minutes question time followed by coffee break)
17:00-18:00 Third panel: Historiography of Nineteenth-Century International Law17:00-17:20 Miloš Vec, Which Narratives for Which Histories? The Contested Story of 19th Century International Law
17:20-17:40 Jan Lemnitzer, Economic globalisation and mid-19th Century expansion of International law 
Day 2:
09:00-09:30 Registration - coffee, tea
09:30-11:00 First panel: Professionalization and International Law 09:30-09:50 Stephen Neff, The Science of Man: Anthropology and International Law in the Nineteenth Century
09:50-10:10 Vincent Genin, Institut de droit International’s Crisis (1873-1899)
10:10-10 30 Ana Delic, Formative Interactions of Comparative Law and Private International Law (1820s to 1900s)
(30 minutes question time - followed by coffee break)
11:30-13:00 Second Panel: Empire and the Periphery in the Nineteenth Century 11:30-11:50 Andrew Fitzmaurice, ‘Equality in the Law of Nations
11:50-12:10 Stefan Kroll, Public-Private Colonialism: Political Authority and Judicial Decision-Making in the Shanghai International Settlement
12:10-12:30 Anne-Charlotte Martineau, Revisiting the Abolition of Slavery in the Long 19th Century (30 minutes question time - followed by lunch)
14:00-15:30 Third Panel: Individuals and International Law
14:00-14:20 Gabriela Frei, A Nation should be judged by its Laws” – Sir William Jones and the Translation of Hindu and Islamic Laws in Bengal (1788-1794)
14:20-14:40 Raphael Cahen, The Mahmoud ben Ayed case and the transformation of international law
14:40-15:00 Inge Van Hulle, British Imperial International Law in Africa and its Agents
(30 minutes question time and concluding remarks)
15:45 Closing Reception
Venue: Mgr. Sencie Instituut, Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven (room MSI 1 03.12)

More information and registration here.
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New Comparative Law Titles from Hart Publishing

Juris Diversitas - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:05
Temporary Labour Migration in the Global EraThe Regulatory ChallengesEdited by Joanna Howe and Rosemary Owens
In the global era, controversies abound over temporary labour migration; however, it has not previously been subjected to a sustained socio-legal analysis on a comparative basis, critiquing the underpinning concepts conventionally accepted as fundamental in this area. This collection of essays aims to fill that void. Complex regulatory challenges arise from temporary labour migration. This collection examines these challenges and the extent to which temporary labour migration programmes can be ethical, equitable and efficacious and so deliver decent work for workers. Whilst the tendency for migration law to divide labour law’s worker-protective mission has been observed before,  the authors of the chapters comprising this collection seek not only to interrogate why and how this is so, but to go further in examining the implications and effects of a wide range of regulatory mechanisms on temporary labour migration.
Joanna Howe is Senior Lecturer and Rosemary Owens is Emerita Professor, both at the University of Adelaide.
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October 2016     9781509906284     440pp     Hardback     RSP: $114
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NEW AS PAPERBACKNationalism and Private Law in EuropeGuido Comparato
While the internationalisation of society has stimulated the emergence of common legal frameworks to coordinate transnational social relations, private law itself is firmly rooted in national law. European integration processes have altered this state of affairs to a limited degree with a few, albeit groundbreaking, interventions that have tended to engender resistance from various actors within European nation-states.  Against that background, this book takes as its point of departure the need to understand the process of legal denationalisation within broader political frameworks.  In particular it seeks to make sense of opposition to Europeanisation at this point in the evolution of European law when, despite growing nationalist attitudes, great efforts have been made to produce comprehensive legal instruments to synthesise general contract law - an area that has traditionally been solely within the ambit of nation-states.  Combining insights from the disciplines of law, history and political science, the book investigates the conceptual and cultural associations between law and the nation-state, examines the impact of nationalist ideas in modern legal thought and reveals the nationalist underpinnings of some of the arguments employed against and, somewhat paradoxically, even in support of legal Europeanisation.The author's research for this book has been supported by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.
Guido Comparato is a postdoctoral researcher in the Law Department of the European University Institute.
Click here for more details about the Modern Studies in European Law Series
August 2016     9781509907410     332pp     Paperback     RSP: $52.95
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NEW AS PAPERBACKGlobal Order Beyond LawHow Information and Communication Technologies Facilitate Relational Contracting in International TradeThomas Dietz
Reviews‘A study like the one presented in this book is highly interesting for research on the use of international trade law and the actual needs of traders … Dietz presents a highly interesting spectrum of information about the actual problems and their solutions that business people encounter in this globalised world.’Maren Heidemann, European Business Law Review
‘Thomas Dietz’s book will be enjoyable to any reader interested in contract law theory, in the specificities of complex software development agreements, in international commerce and trade, in sociological approaches to law, or in institutional economics, among other fields. Readers will find in Dietz’s work a fascinating study of contract law in action that forces all of us to be less attached to formal contracting rules and to consider other alternative mechanisms that work in the shadow of contract law or in its absence.’Antoni Rubí-Puig, European Review of Contract Law
Well-functioning contract law is a crucial prerequisite for economic development. However, even though international trade has increased enormously in recent decades, we still know little about the contract enforcement mechanisms that exist in today's globalised markets. The aim of this work is to shed light on the governance of complex cross-border contracts by developing a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding the relevance of both formal and informal institutions. This framework is then applied to an empirical study of cross-border software development contracts. Combining a unique data set of 41 qualitative expert interviews with statistical data and surveys, the author demonstrates that state contract laws show fundamental signs of dysfunction across borders. Companies engaged in globalised exchange therefore rarely use this mechanism. Even the European Union's supranational enforcement order is, in practice, insignificant. Against all expectations, international commercial arbitration also turns out to be limited in its ability to provide a workable legal infrastructure for global commerce. With global trade lacking a reliable formal legal order, companies have reacted by creating their own informal governance structures. This book explains how complex exchange in global markets has emerged in the absence of a global legal order.
Thomas Dietz is Associate Professor for Politics and Law at the University of Muenster.
Click here for more details about the International Studies in the Theory of Private Law Series
August 2016     9781509907434     270pp     Paperback     RSP: $43.95
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NEW AS PAPERBACKPerpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal LawIndividual Modes of Responsibility for Collective CrimesNeha Jain
Reviews‘Jain's book is invaluable… her work serves as an excellent companion for an introduction to the subject, both for the newly initiated as well as for the expert in international criminal law… Jain presents an abundance of information while venturing a critical approach that leads her to present her own theory. [The book] is infused with interesting and cautiously articulated ideas that invite us to think critically about its core concepts - perpetration, principal-accessory distinction, the basis for high-level perpetrator liability, and the peculiarities of international crimes that have to be accommodated in a truly international criminal law.’Dafni Lima, The Cambridge Law Journal.
‘Jain's book is essential reading not just for scholars and students of international criminal justice, but for anyone who cares about how domestic criminal law - in any system - treats principals and accessories.’Jens David Ohlin, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Online.
International criminal law lacks a coherent account of individual responsibility. This failure is due to the inability of international tribunals to capture the distinctive nature of individual responsibility for crimes that are collective by their very nature. Specifically, they have misunderstood the nature of the collective action or framework that makes these crimes possible, and for which liability may be attributed to intellectual authors, policy makers and leaders. In this book, the author draws on insights from comparative law and methodology to propose doctrines of perpetration and secondary responsibility that reflect the role and function of high-level participants in mass atrocity, while simultaneously situating them within the political and social climate which renders these crimes possible. This new doctrine is developed through a novel approach which combines and restructures divergent theoretical perspectives on attribution of responsibility in English and German domestic criminal law, as major representatives of the common law and civil law systems. At the same time, it analyses existing theories of responsibility in international criminal law and assesses whether there is any justification for their retention by international criminal tribunals.

Neha Jain is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. She has held research positions at Georgetown University Law Center, and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Professor Jain completed her BCL and DPhil in law from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar and Jowett Senior Scholar at Balliol College. She served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice VN Khare of the Supreme Court of India and has interned with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and with the Legal and Treaties Division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
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La dénationalisation de l'enseignement juridique

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:05

Dans un contexte mondialisé, l'enseignement du droit change aussi. Sous quelles formes change-t-il ? Doit-on parler d'internationalisation ou de dénationalisation, voire de transnationalisation de l'enseignement du droit ? Ces différents termes laissent percevoir plusieurs options possibles. Les expériences pédagogiques sont variables selon les contextes universitaires nationaux. Par exemple, l'enseignement du droit reste fortement national en France ou en Allemagne, même si l'européanisation a permis de décloisonner les systèmes juridiques et donc, aussi, les systèmes universitaires. La discipline juridique reste liée à des caractéristiques nationales : 
le droit concerne l'État dans sa structure et ses fonctions. 
Dans d'autres pays, les expériences de décloisonnement sont plus anciennes, comme au Canada, et, parfois, cherchent de nouveaux chemins, tels qu'au Japon. 
Cet ouvrage a pour objectif de prendre comme objet d'étude l'enseignement juridique dans le contexte global et de faire comprendre que le droit ne se réduit pas aux seules règles de droit national. Au-delà des règles de droit positif, il faut faire toute sa place à la pensée juridique et donc au rôle des universitaires dans la construction de la discipline juridique. Ce qui suppose de s'intéresser aux méthodes de raisonnement, aux méthodes d'interprétation, à l'analyse des discours doctrinaux et aux méthodes d'enseignement. Ne pouvant embrasser toutes ces questions, cet ouvrage cherche avant tout à comprendre ce qu'il faut ouvrir et comment l'ouvrir au sein de la formation juridique. Cette publication constitue le premier acte du programme de formation-recherche « Inventivité juridique et monde global. Les frontières du droit (constitutionnel) », CIERA, 2015-2017.
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Christian Legal Society National Conference

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:59

The scholar’s symposium of this year's national CLS conference (Washington, DC, October 21-22) is built around the book Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy, and Legal Institutions (InterVarsity Press), which I edited with David Van Drunen.  I and several other authors (Randy Beck, Tremper Longman, Bill Brewbaker, and David Smolin) will speak on three separate panels about our chapters (Genesis, OT Law, OT history, Jesus, and NT letters).  The details are below this message.  Here is the link to the scholars' portion of the conference: 

http://clsnet.org/2016/scholars
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Call for Papers, Journal of Law and Criminal Justice

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 12:34
Call for PapersJournal of Law and Criminal Justice ISSN: 2374-2674 (Print) 2374-2682 (Online)Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is a refereed international journal that seeks to publish high quality research papers in the areas of socio-legal studies and the psychology of law, criminology and social justice studies. The Journal invites papers based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and debate, and policy analysis and critique. The journal is dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on law, crime and justice throughout the world. It provides a forum for social scientists to report research findings for policy making with respect to crime and justice through innovative and advanced methodologies.The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at editor@aripd.org. Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Law and Criminal Justice) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Law and Criminal Justice ’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.  The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar, Education.edu, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.E-Publication FirstTME-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.DOI® numberEach paper published in Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. JLCJ is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2016. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016. For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at editor@aripd.org Regards,Professor Dr. Billy Long, Ferrum College, USA.Editor-in-ChiefJournal of Law and Criminal Justice
Website: www.jlcjnet.com
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FELLOWSHIP ON LEGAL PRAGMATISM AND REALISM

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:34

Call for ApplicationsPerelman Centre for Legal PhilosophyFELLOWSHIP ON LEGAL PRAGMATISM AND REALISM
The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles is calling
for applications for an 8 months full time Fellowship on Legal Pragmatism & Realism
in the framework of the Twining Llewellyn Fund.
1. FELLOWSHIP OF THE NATIONAL FUND FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
The fellowship will unfold as part of a research program sponsored by the Belgian
National Fund for Scientific Research. It has two key objectives. First, it aims at starting a
PhD research on legal pragmatism and realism focusing on the material of the Twining
Llewellyn Fund. Second, it seeks to facilitate the reception of the Twining-Llewellyn
collection at the Perelman Centre and to make it fit for public consultation. This involves
working hand in hand with different services at the ULB (library, archives, etc.) for
cataloguing, referencing and setting up online and onsite consultation services.
The fellowship position is initially available for 8 months (November 1, 2016 – June 30,
2017- see more below), during which the fellow will be enrolled as a doctoral student at
the Université Libre de Bruxelles. After such a period, the Perelman Centre may offer the
fellow the possibility to continue writing the doctoral dissertation. This offer is subject
to availability of funds and positive evaluation of the fellowship period.
2. TWINING- LLEWELLYN FUND
Karl Nickerson Llewellyn (1893-1962) was a preeminent American legal scholar based
at the University of Chicago who is particularly known for advancing the Realist
Movement of legal thought, and for his involvement in the development of the Uniform
Commercial Code. William Twining (1934-) is a British legal theorist and founder of the
Law in Context Movement. His contributions span across jurisprudence, evidence and
proof, legal method, and legal education. He is a leading scholar on the subject of legal
theory and globalization. William Twining made a significant donation of his personal
library to the Perelman Centre which includes (1) a shadow version of the Llewellyn
collection at Chicago, (2) The Soia Mentschikoff shadow collection; (3) a personal
collection of books owed by William Twining on American jurisprudence, realism,
globalisation and Jeremy Bentham, and (4) William Twining’s material, which
encompasses some of his academic correspondence, annotated material, and his
published and unpublished works.
3. REQUISITES
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent, preferably in law. The
selection committee will evaluate on a case-by-case basis the eligibility of applicants
holding a Master’s degree in other disciplines than law. Applicants who already hold a
PhD are not eligible. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an
international academic profile and excellent academic results.
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with aptitude for academic research,
collective research and teamwork. Candidates must be fully fluent in written and oral
English, and have good management and IT skills. Professional experience is not
required but can constitute a valuable asset in the application.
Contract start date 1/11/2016
A later starting date is possible. However, the end date of the contract will not change (30
June 2016). Please indicate in your application when will you be available to take up the
position.
Contract duration and salary
Eight-month scholarship. The grant amounts to around €1800 net.
Application
Applications must be sent to the Director of the Perelman Centre, Prof. Isabelle Rorive
(philodroit@ulb.ac.be). Please write as email subject “Fellowship vacancy – Candidate
your surname”.
Deadline for receiving applications is 20 October 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for an interview.
The application must include the following documents:
• Applicant CV
• Motivation letter
• The candidate’s master thesis or, eventually, a paper written in the
framework of his/her studies.
The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy: For more information regarding the
framework of his/her studies.
Perelman Centre and its activities please visit the website www.phildroit.be
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BOOK: Mieke VAN DER LINDEN, The Acquisition of Africa (1870-1914). The Nature of International Law [Studies in the History of International Law, 8, ed. Randall LESAFFER; Legal History Library, 20]. Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2016, ISBN...

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Mieke Van der Linden (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg) published an updated version of her doctoral dissertation (defended at Tilburg University, under the direction of R. Lesaffer, 2014) under the title The Acquisition of Africa (1870-1914). The Nature of International Law.
Book description:
Over recent decades, the responsibility for the past actions of the European colonial powers in relation to their former colonies has been subject to a lively debate. In this book, the question of the responsibility under international law of former colonial States is addressed. Such a legal responsibility would presuppose the violation of the international law that was applicable at the time of colonization. In the ‘Scramble for Africa’ during the Age of New Imperialism (1870-1914), European States and non-State actors mainly used cession and protectorate treaties to acquire territorial sovereignty (imperium) and property rights over land (dominium). The question is raised whether Europeans did or did not on a systematic scale breach these treaties in the context of the acquisition of territory and the expansion of empire, mainly through extending sovereignty rights and, subsequently, intervening in the internal affairs of African political entities. On the author:
Mieke van der Linden, Ph.D (2014), is senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. She has published a dissertation, book chapters and articles on the legacy of Africa’s colonization in international law, including ‘The Inextricable Connection between Historical Consciousness and International Law: New Imperialism, the International Court of Justice and its Interpretation of the Inter-temporal Rule’ (in: C. Binder et al., 2014 ESIL Conference Proceedings, vol. 5. Oxford: forthcoming) and ‘The Euro-Centric Nature of International Law, A Legacy from New Imperialism’ (in: D. De ruysscher et al (eds.), Legal History, Moving in New Directions. Antwerp: 2015, pp. 413-427).Table of contents:
Preface
 1. New Imperialism: Imperium, Dominium and Responsibility under International Law
 2. Dominium
 3. Imperium
 4. Territorium et Titulus
 5. British Nigeria
 6. French Equatorial Africa
 7. German Cameroon
 8. Ex facto ius oritur?
 9. A Reflection on the Nature of International Law: Redressing the Illegality of Africa’s Colonization
 10. Evaluative summary and conclusion
 Chronological list of treaties and other agreements
 Bibliography More information on Brill's website.
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