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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Comparative Law - Engaging Translation

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:19

Edited by Simone Glanert
In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French law in the English language to foreign exchange students. Some US legal scholars are exploring the possibility of developing a generic or transnational constitutional law. German judges are referring to foreign law in a criminal case involving an honour killing committed in Germany with a view to ascertaining the relevance of religious prescriptions. European lawyers are actively working on the creation of a common private law to be translated into the 24 official languages of the European Union. Since 2004, the World Bank has been issuing reports ranking the attractiveness of different legal cultures for doing business. All these examples raise in one way or the other the matter of translation from a comparative legal perspective. However, in today’s globalised world where the need to communicate beyond borders arises constantly in different guises, many comparatists continue not to address the issue of translation. This edited collection of essays brings together leading scholars from various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds who draw on fields such as translation studies, linguistics, literary theory, history, philosophy or sociology with a view to promoting a heightened understanding of the complex translational implications pertaining to comparative law, understood both in its literal and metaphorical senses.

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NEW RESEARCH SERIES COMING SOON: Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:13
Series Editors: Mariano Croce (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Marco Goldoni (University of Glasgow, UK)A core legacy of the Continental juridico-political tradition is the methodological commitment to the idea that law and politics are inextricably tied to one another. On the one hand, law has to be studied in the light of the concrete political dynamics, social forces, and societal movements that make law what it is. On the other hand, the analysis of political processes should be coupled with the study of the legal techniques through which politics exerts its effects on social reality.
The series aspires to promote works that use the nexus “law & politics” as a prism that allows understanding societal dynamics beyond the deep-seated borders separating purely legal from purely political methodologies. It welcomes theoretically informed and empirically grounded analyses that foster the development of theory in the study of juridico-political processes.The qualifier “Continental” signifies not so much a geographical or socio-historical feature as a methodological one. The approach that the series aims to promote, regardless of the nationality of prospective authors, materializes at the intersection between the vocabularies and methodologies of legal and political theories. In other words, the starting point of this approach is that the interplay between legal and political processes provides a precious lens to observe and comprehend contemporary societal phenomena.More specifically, submissions exploring the following themes are welcomed:
  • The relationship between the legal and the political spheres from a theoretical, historical and/or empirical point of view.
  • The transformation of sovereignty.
  • The transformation of the state and the rise of non-state political and organizational structures that break the ties with modern statehood.
  • Exceptionalism and emergency at the domestic and/or the global level.
  • The downfall of conventional juridico-political binaries: public/private, state/civil society, domestic/international, religious/secular and others.
  • Current transformations of formal constitutions and the separation of powers.
  • Issues related to the increasing spread of legal pluralism and global legal pluralism.
  • Strategies and politics of legal elites and the new role of judicial bodies both nationally and internationally.
  • Analyses of key Continental authors who have brought to light the “materiality” of the law, such as Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Marcel Gauchet, Antonio Gramsci, Jürgen Habermas, Reinhart Koselleck, Antonio Negri, Carl Schmitt and others.
  • Analyses of key Continental “classics” whose voice is unheard or underrepresented in the Anglophone academic and publishing environment, such as Walter Benjamin, Léon Duguit, Georges Gurvitch, Maurice Hauriou, Hermann Heller, Georg Jellinek, Ernst Jünger, Costantino Mortati, Georges Renard, Santi Romano, Rudolf Smend, Simone Weil and others.
This interdisciplinary series welcomes monographs and edited volumes that engage with the conceptual and empirical questions detailed above and discussions of how the contamination of jurisprudential and theoretical-political approaches helps illuminate current national and global processes.Click here for further information.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Controversy. Historical Study of Legal Argumentation (Rennes, 28-31 May 2015). DEADLINE 10 MARCH 2015

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Nomôdos announced the call for papers for this year's International Days of the French Legal History Society (cf. other announcement on this blog).

Société d'Histoire du DroitJournées internationales de Rennes 2015(Centre d’Histoire du Droit de la Faculté de Droit et de Science politique de l'Université Rennes 1)Association française des jeunes Historiens du DroitAppel à communications
La controverseEtudes d’histoire de l’argumentation juridique
Rennes28-31 mai 2015(limite et clôture inscriptions: 10 mars 2015)
Les prochaines Journées Internationales de la Société d’Histoire du Droit se tiendront du 28 au 31 mai 2015, à la Faculté de droit et de science politique de Rennes
Le thème de ces Journées sera:
La controverse
Etudes d’histoire de l’argumentation juridique
À la très aimable invitation du Centre d’Histoire du Droit de la Faculté de droit et de science politique de Rennes, les Journées Internationales de la Société d’Histoire du Droit se tiendront 
du 28 au 31 mai 2015,à la Faculté de droit et de science politique de Rennes 
PrésentationDans la formation du droit comme dans son étude et son expression, la controverse exerce à bien des égards des fonctions déterminantes. Les conflits interprétatifs et les désaccords permettent à la fois d’approfondir l’argumentation, de mettre en lumière les différentes opinions susceptibles d’être soutenues sur une question donnée, mais aussi de mieux légitimer les interprétations finalement adoptées. La controverse contribue alors à circonscrire le sens et la portée d’une règle juridique. Apprécier la place et les fonctions qui lui sont reconnues dans l’établissement du droit : tel est l’objet que poursuivront les travaux présentés à l’occasion des Journées de Rennes. Deux pistes d’étude pourront être envisagées à cette fin : 
1. La méthode de la controverse 
Le premier volet est de nature méthodologique. Son ambition sera de déterminer, au regard des différentes sources du droit, la place accordée à la controverse, les moyens envisagés pour l’encadrer et les conséquences qui en résultent. On pourra s’interroger dans cette perspective sur la controverse judiciaire, en étudiant par exemple la place que chaque type de procédure laisse, ou non, à son développement et les moyens qu’elle emploie pour la résoudre ; il faudra également s’intéresser à la controverse législative, en examinant notamment les idées qui la légitiment ou la réprouvent, suivant la nature des régimes politiques ; la controverse doctrinale devra aussi être envisagée, en analysant les méthodes employées pour formuler les discussions entre juristes suivant les grandes écoles d’interprétation, en appréciant le rôle de la controverse dans la formation de la science juridique. 
2. Une histoire des controverses juridiques 
Le second volet est de nature plus substantielle, et proposera d’esquisser une histoire des controverses juridiques, connues ou méconnues. Les travaux auront pour objet, dans cette perspective, de mettre en lumière et d’analyser des conflits interprétatifs qui ont permis de construire des définitions ou d’éclairer le sens des règles de droit public et de droit privé, sur la longue durée. Elles pourront montrer la manière dont les juristes ont pu s’approprier parfois d’autres controverses disciplinaires (philosophiques, rhétoriques, théologiques, etc.) pour les intégrer à la réflexion juridique. Elles pourront aussi décrire comment des cas, introduits et discutés à une époque déterminée, ont pu donner lieu à des interprétations successives au gré des écoles interprétatives, de manière à réunir des juristes d’époques bien distinctes autour de plusieurs mêmes controverses. 
La durée des communications est impérativement limitée à 30 minutes. L’organisation des séances reposant sur le respect rigoureux de cette durée, tout dépassement du temps imparti mettrait en péril le bon équilibre de chaque séance des Journées, et donc des Journées elles-mêmes. 
Conformément aux statuts de la Société, ces communications devront être faites en français ou exceptionnellement en anglais
Atelier doctoralPar ailleurs, en partenariat avec l’Association française des jeunes historiens du droit (http://assofjhd.blogspot.fr/), une session sera consacrée à un atelier des doctorants. Il permettra, dans un esprit d’entraide et de collaboration, de présenter et de discuter des recherches en cours. Nous encourageons les doctorants intéressés, français et européens, à se faire connaître auprès de l’Association. 
La date de clôture des inscriptions (cf. bulletin ci-joint) est fixée au 10 mars. Le programme détaillé sera adressé par la suite à l’ensemble des inscrits.
Inscriptions  Tous ceux qui souhaitent prendre part aux Journées voudront bien adresser leur bulletin d’inscription pour le 10 mars au plus tard à l’adresse suivante : 
  • Faculté de droit et de science politique Centre d’Histoire du Droit - Pasquale Bréger-Tesnier 9 rue Jean Macé  - CS 54203 - 35042 Rennes Cedex (France) 
ou Les droits d’inscription, comprenant notamment le prix du dîner de gala, sont fixés à 60 euros par personne pour les congressistes et à 50 euros pour les accompagnants. 
Les frais d’excursion (journée de dimanche), incluant le prix du déjeuner (vendredi), sont fixés à 50 euros par personne. L’excursion conduira les congressistes dans le pays malouin. Un service de car leur permettra de rejoindre Saint-Malo le dimanche matin, mais ceux qui le souhaiteront pourront s’y rendre dès le samedi par leurs propres moyens – des informations sur les horaires de train et les hôtels seront données sur le blog https://rennes2015.wordpress.com. Les congressistes seront déposés à l’aéroport pour 16h45 et en gare de Rennes pour 17h30. 
Les droits d’inscription devront être réglés par chèque à l’ordre de l’Association des historiens du droit de l'ouest en renvoyant le bulletin ci-dessous. Les membres étrangers qui ne disposeraient pas d’un compte bancaire en France voudront bien s’acquitter de ce règlement en espèces dès leur arrivée au congrès. Les jeunes doctorants pourront, sur demande motivée adressée à la présidente, bénéficier d’une exonération totale ou partielle de ces droits. 
Pour toute précision supplémentaire, vous pouvez écrire à Mme Pasquale Bréger-Tesnier (pasquale.breger@univ-rennes1.fr). 
En souhaitant que ces Journées nous rassemblent nombreux pour un travail scientifique de haute qualité, je vous prie de croire, Madame, Mademoiselle, Monsieur, à l’assurance de mon fidèle dévouement. 
La présidente,Sophie Démare-Lafont
Lieu
  • Faculté de Droit et de Science politique de Rennes, Université Rennes 1, 9 rue J. Macé, 35000 Rennes. 
AccèsConditions de séjour et hébergementContactURL
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DATABASE: SIPROJURIS: Information on French Law Professors, 1804-1950


(French law professor gown, image source: L'atelier de Mme Petit)




Nomôdos announced an interesting databaseproject on French law professors, under direction of Professor Bernard Hours (Lyon-III). Description: 


A PROPOS DE SIPROJURIS
SIPROJURIS est une base de données évolutive qui continuera à s’enrichir prochainement à la fois par l’introduction de nouveaux individus et par celle de données supplémentaires relatives à l’ensemble de la population de notre corpus. Ces données sont en cours de traitement informatique et elles seront mises progressivement à disposition du public. Les informations relatives aux matières enseignées et à la population des établissements d’enseignement figurant sur SIPROJURIS s’actualisent automatiquement lors de l’intégration dans la base de nouvelles individualités. A ce jour, ces informations ne sont donc qu’indicatives, en attendant une exhaustivité qui se fera, malheureusement, encore un peu attendre.
En effet, que l’utilisateur n’oublie pas cette évidence : les historiens sont cruellement tributaires des sources. On trouvera, en priorité, dans SIPROJURIS les enseignants en droit pour lesquels un dossier de carrière a été conservé aux Archives Nationales. Tous, cependant, n’ont pas la chance d’avoir laissé des traces dans les archives publiques et d’autres ont la malchance que leur dossier de carrière soit conservé sur le site des Archives Nationales de Fontainebleau, fermé aux chercheurs depuis le printemps 2014 et, ce, pour une durée encore indéterminée… En attendant la reconstitution de certaines carrières professorales par la mobilisation d’autres sources et en espérant une réouverture rapide du site de Fontainebleau, bonne visite sur SIPROJURIS.
Tous les libellés en rouge sont cliquables et peuvent vous permettre de passer des individus à la définition de leur statut, des établissements d’enseignement aux individus, des matières enseignées à ceux qui eurent la charge.
Vous pouvez nous signaler d’éventuelles anomalies et nous apporter des informations relatives aux enseignants à l’adresse suivante : siprojuris@ish-lyon.cnrs.fr
Les informations ne seront toutefois intégrées dans la base que dans la mesure où elles seront précisément référencées.
Le corpusLe projet SIPROJURIS est né du constat que l’histoire de la doctrine juridique, telle qu’elle a été construite jusqu’à ce jour, repose essentiellement sur une analyse des discours et des textes émanant des professeurs de droit dont, en revanche, la biographie personnelle et professionnelle, mal connue ou jugée d’un intérêt très accessoire, est le plus souvent simplement effleurée. SIPROJURIS se propose d’approfondir la connaissance des trajectoires individuelles des professeurs de droit, afin de permettre aux chercheurs de placer la production intellectuelle de ces derniers dans une perspective plus personnelle, voire plus intime. En offrant des informations biographiques et des pistes de recherche permettant de mieux relier une œuvre doctrinale au vécu de son auteur, SIPROJURIS espère contribuer à éclairer différemment les mécanismes de formation d’une pensée juridique.
Origines familiales, mariage, enseignements reçus, puis dispensés, dans le cadre des facultés de droit ou à l’extérieur de celles-ci, implication dans des activités étrangères à la vie universitaire - qu’il s’agisse d’une vie professionnelle antérieure, postérieure, voire parallèle à la carrière universitaire ou d’engagements divers - sociaux, associatifs, politiques, culturels ou bien encore religieux -, participation à la vie de revues juridiques et/ou de sociétés savantes, etc., sont, en effet, autant d’éléments que l’on a cherché ici à renseigner parce qu’ils contribuent à jeter une lumière nouvelle sur les centres d’intérêts scientifiques de ces auteurs et parfois même sur le contenu de leur production intellectuelle. Ils permettent encore de mieux comprendre les séquences de leur production scientifique, leurs choix – ou leurs non choix - de carrière, ils révèlent la constitution de réseaux de sociabilité et peuvent enfin faire apparaître des influences moins visibles que celles dont ces enseignants se prévalent officiellement dans leurs écrits.Par surcroît, cette recherche, grâce au travail fouillé accompli sur chaque individu, se veut aussi un outil permettant d’écrire une autre histoire de ce corps professionnel. Il devient possible de l’appréhender de façon plus fine dans ses diverses dimensions, quelles soient sociales, religieuses ou politiques, ainsi que dans ses interactions avec les autres professions juridiques et/ou judiciaires. En outre, parce que la démarche repose sur la reconstitution de la biographie professionnelle de chacun des enseignants composant le corps, la vie de ce dernier peut être appréhendée non seulement à partir des textes législatifs et réglementaires qui l’ont encadré et structuré, mais aussi au regard des lectures qui ont été faites de ces mêmes normes et encore à celui des pratiques coutumières secrétées conjointement par les services centraux du ministère de l’Instruction publique et par les institutions facultaires ; lectures et pratiques que ces parcours individuels reflètent.
Evidemment, SIPROJURIS est aussi un outil au service de l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit. Le contenu de l’enseignement dispensé par les facultés de droit, réduit en 1804 au droit romain, au code civil, à la procédure civile et à la législation criminelle, s’est en effet notablement diversifié au cours des 19e et 20e siècles. De nouvelles branches du droit sont apparues à la faveur de la création, souvent réclamée par les facultés de droit elles-mêmes, de cours dits libres ou complémentaires. Assurés par des enseignants pionniers, que ces précurseurs aient été volontaires et enthousiastes ou bien désignés autant que résignés, ces enseignements ont éventuellement reçu par la suite une consécration officielle dans les programmes d’études des facultés de droit arrêtés par l’État. La base de données permet, notamment, de retracer et de cartographier avec précision le processus de construction des nouvelles disciplines juridiques, d’identifier tant les professeurs porteurs de ces innovations pédagogiques et scientifiques que les stratégies (création de revues, d’associations scientifiques) qu’ils ont pu déployer pour asseoir le rayonnement de la jeune discipline dont ils étaient les promoteurs.
Cadre chronologiqueLes dates extrêmes retenues (1804-1950) sont justifiées, pour le point de départ, par la re-création, après plus d’une décennie de suppression révolutionnaire, d’un enseignement juridique sous la forme des Écoles de droit, celles-ci ayant été appelées, dès 1808, désormais sous le nom de Facultés de droit, à prendre place au sein de l’Université impériale et, pour le terminus ad quem, par le souci de pouvoir obtenir, sans trop de difficultés, l’accès à des archives publiques contenant des informations personnelles (l’année 1950 étant retenue comme la date extrême d’entrée dans la carrière en qualité de titulaire).
Population concernéeEn conséquence de la fourchette chronologique retenue, sont concernés les personnels des écoles de droit créées en 1804, soit celles de Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Caen, Dijon, Douai (puis Lille après le transfert dans cette dernière ville), Grenoble, Poitiers, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse. A ceux-ci viennent s’ajouter les personnels des Facultés de création plus récente : Nancy (1864), Bordeaux (1870), Lyon (1875), Montpellier (1878) ainsi que l’École de droit d’Alger, érigée en Faculté de droit en 1909. Si la priorité de la recherche a été donnée aux enseignants en droit des Facultés d’État, le personnel des principales Facultés catholiques créées à partir de 1875 (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Angers) sera, à terme et dans la mesure du possible, également intégré dans le corpus.Au sein de ces diverses Facultés, l’étude entend porter sur les enseignants en droit largement entendus, c’est-à-dire sur les diverses catégories que ce vocable générique recouvre : les professeurs titulaires des facultés d’État, à savoir ceux qui ont triomphé d’un concours - qu’il s’agisse d’un concours organisé localement pour une chaire ou pour un poste de suppléant dans la première moitié du 19e siècle, puis du concours national d’agrégation à partir de 1856 -, les enseignants non titulaires, à savoir ceux que l’on a appelé d’abord les suppléants provisoires, puis les chargés de cours, autrement dit le personnel des docteurs non agrégés. Cette dernière catégorie, assez facilement identifiable au 19e siècle, ne pourra pas faire l’objet d’un traitement exhaustif en ce qui concerne la première moitié du 20e siècle dans la mesure où le recours à ce type de personnel, s’il s’intensifie alors considérablement, en particulier à la faveur des vides provisoires ou définitifs créés dans les rangs professoraux par les deux guerres mondiales, n’a guère secrété d’archives permettant de disposer des informations les plus élémentaires relatives à ces enseignants, suppléants souvent très éphémères. Enfin, dans la mesure où l’économie politique, née dans le cadre des facultés de droit et enseignée initialement par les juristes, n’avait pas encore conquis son autonomie disciplinaire pendant la période considérée, les professeurs d’économie politique n’ont pas été exclus du corpus et ce, d’autant moins, qu’ils ont souvent été amenés à dispenser, en sus de leurs enseignements d’économie politique, des cours aujourd’hui considérés comme relevant de l’enseignement exclusif du droit.
Directeur de publication:Responsable du projet: 
  • Catherine Fillon
Propulsé par le Pôle Histoire Numérique du LARHRA
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Contact For more information, visit the website
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BOOK: Patrick ARABEYRE, Jean-Louis HALPERIN & Jacques KRYNEN (eds.), Historical Dictionary of French Jurists (Paris: PUF, 2015, 2nd ed), 1136 p., ISBN 9782130609025, € 39,5

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Nomôdos announced the publication of the second and enhanced edition of the Historical Dictionary of French Jurists, a classic and indispensable reference work for any European (comparative) legal historian (Presses Universitaires de France).

Presentation:
La présentation de plus de 1 300 juristes qui ont marqué l’histoire du droit, dans une nouvelle édition augmentée de 60 nouvelles entrées.Présentation éditeurLes quelque 1?300 juristes présentés dans ce dictionnaire sont ceux dont les « œuvres » ont le plus marqué ou reflété l’évolution du droit français. Ce sont des commentateurs du droit romain et du droit canonique, des commentateurs de coutumes, de la législation royale et des codifications, professeurs ou praticiens…, auxquels ont été joints les chanceliers et les membres des grands corps de l’État ayant le plus contribué à développer l’édifice normatif français. Pas moins de 173 juristes ont été retenus depuis la renaissance scientifique du droit au XIIe siècle jusqu’à la fin du Moyen Âge. Les 716 notices consacrées aux juristes de l’époque moderne reflètent le tournant pris au XVIe siècle, qui voit l’essor de l’humanisme juridique, l’élaboration d’un droit commun coutumier, les nouvelles théories du droit naturel. Les 449 notices de juristes contemporains illustrent le retour en force de la doctrine et de la jurisprudence dès l’époque napoléonienne, tout comme l’émancipation de nouvelles branches du droit public et privé.Ce dictionnaire est un instrument de consultation et de travail devenu référence. Plus de 170 universitaires et chercheurs y ont collaboré, pour la plupart issus des facultés de droit, de grands établissements français ou étrangers. Chaque notice comporte une biographie, une analyse des œuvres et une orientation bibliographique. Une bibliographie générale et un index complètent l’ouvrage.Auteurs (directeurs)
  • Patrick Arabeyre, professeur à l’École nationale des chartes.
  • Jean-Louis Halpérin, professeur à l’École normale supérieure.
  • Jacques Krynen, professeur à l’université Toulouse I - Capitole.

More information on the publisher's website.
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LECTURE SERIES: Political Trials in History (Court of Cassation, France, Feb-Dec 2015)

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Nomôdos announces the program of the lecture series "Political Trials in History" at the French Court of Cassation, February-December 2015:

Sous la direction scientifique de D. Salas, sec. général de l'AFHJ
PrésentationLe procès politique est lié, dans l'histoire européenne, à l'affirmation de l'Etat. Il apparaît lorsqu'une personne se trouve mise en accusation par le souverain parce qu'elle menace ses intérêts ou le met en danger. Affranchis de la légalité et des formes de la justice ordinaire, ses organes sont placés sous contrôle politique. Son but est d'utiliser le spectacle légitimant d'une scène de justice pour proclamer à la face de cous ce qu'il en coûte de défier le pouvoir.L'objet de cette deuxième année du cycle de conferences est de poursuivre nos investigations sur les racines historiques du procès politique mais aussi de mettre l'accent sur ses métamorphoses.
Car, si l'objectif reste, par-delà les époques, de mettre en scène la dégradation publique d'un accusé de crime de lèse-majesté, l'avènement de la République infléchit le sens du procès politique. Face à une justice plus indépendante du pouvoir politique dans un Etat de droit, son instrumentalisation se déplace. Le prétoire est le théâtre d'une politisation des débats. Ainsi l'instance devient-elle politique moins par l'asservissement des juges que par les acteurs en présence, les causes qu'ils mettent en ébat et les nouvelles stratégies de défense qu'ils développent.
Programme
  • 5 février 2015 (18h30-20h30). - Conférence inaugurale: La justice pénale comme arme politique: le procès de Riom (1942), A. Bancaud, chargé de recherche à l'Institut pour l'Histoire du Temps présent, et J.-P. Jean, président de chambre à la Cour de Cassation, directeur du service de Documentation, des Etudes et du Rapport.
  • 12 mars 2015 (18h30-20h30). - Jacques Coeur, argentier du Roi en procès, K. Reyerson, professeur à l'Université du Minnesota.
  • 16 avril 2015 (18h30-20h30). - Le tribunal révolutionnaire (1793-1795): justice et injustice sous la Révolution, J.-L. Halpérin, professeur à l'Ecole normal supérieure.
  • 21 mai 2015 (18h30-20h30). - L'affaire Fieshi, un procès politique?, G. Jugnot, avocat au barreau de l'Aube, maître de conférences à l'Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne.
  • 18 juin 2015 (18h30-20h30). - Les grands procès de mafia en Italie (XIXe-XXe siècles), entre instrumentalisation et impuissance judiciaire, J. de Saint-Victor, professeur à l'Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8).
  • 1er octobre 2015 (18h30-20h30). - La politisation des procès pendant la guerre froide et la guerre d'Algérie, V. Codaccioni, maître de conférences à l'Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8).
  • 5 novembre 2015 (18h30-20h30). - De Marcel Willard à Jacques Vergès: la défense de rupture, J. Danet, avocat honoraire, maitre de conférences à l'Université de Nantes.
  • 10 décembre 2015 (18h30-20h30). - Conférence de clôture: Le procès de Socrate entre histoire et mémoire, P. Ismard, maître de conférences à l'Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) 
PratiqueLieu
  • Grand' chambre de la Cour de cassation, entrée par le 5 quai de l'Horloge, Paris.
Entrée libre, sur inscription préalable auprès de la Cour de cassation: télécopie: 01.44.32.78.28 -  www.courdecassation.frManifestation validée au titre de la formation continue des magistrats et des avocatsFulltext of the announcement here.
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VACANCY: Professorship at Sciences Po (Contemporary History of the State, Institutions and Public Policy) (DEADLINE 1 March 2015)


Sciences Po Paris is hiring a Professor in contemporary political history, but with a strong knowledge of public law, as well as the 19th century. See call below:

The Center of History and the Department of History at Sciences Po are proposing to further strengthen of the field of political history at Sciences Po. The orientation of the Center of History is fundamentally geared towards the axis of political history, understood in all its dimensions
The target of this search is a specialist in the history of the state, political institutions and public policies, with a special emphasis on the study of their juridical and administrative implications. All areas of research related to these broad themes are welcome, with a preference for the history of the twentieth century, understood in the largest possible definition of this term. A solid knowledge of the nineteenth century will be strongly appreciated. The capacity to teach the history of ideas and political concepts will be an additional asset. Candidates must demonstrate their understanding of constitutional law, public law and political science
The position is geared towards experts in the history of France, but candidates must also demonstrate their aptitude for comparative, transnational and connected history. They must likewise benefit from international recognition of their research, their professional activities, their teaching experience, their publications and their linguistic competence. A solid level of English will be expected. Full text of the call here.
Source: calenda.org
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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Days of the French Society of Legal History, Ph.D.-Round Table (French Association of Young Legal Historians), DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2015

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 We have the following call for papers (by 30 MARCH 2015), for the upcoming Journées internationales d'Histoire du Droit (Rennes, 28-31 May 2015)
At  the  invitation  of  the  Société  d’histoire  du  droit  in  conjunction  with  the  Chair  for  Legal History of the University of Rennes Faculty of Law, the Association française des jeunes historiens du droit will hold a round table during the upcoming Journées Internationales d’Histoire du Droit, which will take place in the Faculty of Law of Rennes on 28-31 May 2015.

The session will be limited to PhD-candidates and moderated by a Professor. The aim of this round table is for each participant to submit a few minutes of his or her thesis topic, in addition to, a discussion on substantive issues and methodological approaches raised by each line of research.

The presentation should not  exceed 10 minutes in order to spend time discussing with theparticipants. The objective of which is not to give a conference on the thesis subject, but rather a reflective workshop and an exchange of ideas and knowledge between the various participants on their work in progress. The aim of this session is also to establish contact between PhD-candidates with various academic fields, and obtain feedback on projects and early stages. 

Proposals for the presentation may cover all time periods and fields of Legal History, regardless of the selected theme for the Journées Internationales d’Histoire du Droit. Presentations may be given in French, English,  German or Italian. Intending presenters  are  encouraged  to  send  an  application consisting  of  no  more  than  300  words,  and  a  curriculum  vitae  before  30  March  2015  to : assofjhd@gmail.com.
Source: French Association of Young Legal Historians.
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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Women, Narrative and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Juris Diversitas - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 04:52
Teesside University (Darlington Campus)9th July 2015Keynote Speakers: Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton) & Lizzie Seal (Sussex)
From Pat Barker’s novel Blow Your House Down (1984) to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s graphic novel From Hell(1999) and Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork’s stage musical London Road (2011), artists, writers and film-makers have explored the collective memory and cultural meaning of crimes against women, both past and present. This interdisciplinary conference will bring to together researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities and socials sciences to explore questions of narrative and crime in relation to violence against women, as well as addressing themes relating to women, crime and justice more broadly. This conference will critically explore the growing recognition within the social sciences of ‘popular’ criminological texts (Rafter, 2007) - such as film, TV drama, crime fiction, true-crime  - as valid social documents, which shape both public and academic understandings of crime, justice and victimization, and offer alternative means of engaging with criminal events and ‘knowing’ about crime. This conference aims to explore how these ‘differing spheres of representation’ (Brown, 2003) deal with violence against women, reflecting on the relationship between academic and cultural texts (Wakeman, 2011), and the privileging of particular texts as a means of conveying feminist messages relating to misogyny, violence and victimhood.We welcome abstracts (250 words) for 20 minute papers from researchers and practitioners working in the following fields: criminology; sociology; English; film and media studies; theatre and performance studies; the visual arts; women’s, gender, queer and transgender studies.Themes for papers may include but are not limited to:·         Feminism, violence against women and social media·         Visual criminology·         Crime, place and myth·         True crime·         Narrative criminology·         Fiction, film, television drama, graphic novels, computer games, visual arts, performing arts·         The politics and ethics of fictional reconstruction·         Violence, intersectionality and difference·         Genres of crime narrative – detective / crime fiction, historical fiction, documentary, creative non-fiction
This event is part of a British Academy funded project at Teesside University; the project explored the significance of the Yorkshire Ripper murders for those living closest to them and highlights how a range of narratives offered by the social sciences, true crime and crime fiction represent themes of misogyny, violence against women and fear of crime.Abstracts (250 words) and brief author profiles should be submitted to wnccon@tees.ac.uk by 15th April 2015.
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UPDATE (Keynote Speaker): Juris Diversitas Annual Conference

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 07:34
UPDATE: PLENARY SPEAKER
PROFESSOR BRIAN TAMANAHA

We're pleased to announce that one of our plenary speakers will be Professor Brian Tamanaha (Washington University, St Louis). As his faculty profile reads:

Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha is a renowned jurisprudence scholar and the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles, including his groundbreaking book, Beyond the Formalist–Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging. His articles have appeared in a variety of leading journals, and his publications have been translated into eight languages. Also an expert in law and society, he has delivered lectures in Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Colombia, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He spent a year in residence as a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Professor Tamanaha is the recipient of several book prizes and awards, including Professor of the Year, and a frequent speaker and lecturer at legal conferences throughout the United States and abroad. His professional affiliations include serving as a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association. Before becoming a law professor, he clerked for the Hon. Walter E. Hoffman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also practiced law in Hawaii and Micronesia, where he served as legal counsel for the Micronesian Constitutional Convention, Assistant Attorney General for the Yap State, and Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Hawaii. He then earned a doctorate of juridical science at Harvard Law School.

And we're still accepting proposals ...

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: 28 February 2015
JURIS DIVERSITASANNUAL CONFERENCE  2-4 June 2015School of Law, University of LimerickLimerick, IrelandTHE STATE AND/OF COMPARATIVE LAW
[Note that the Irish Society of Comparative Law annual conferences will be held in Limerick immediately afterwards. Its theme is ‘Comparative Law: From Antiquity to Modernity’ and the same proposal may be submitted for both conferences. See here.]

While any proposal on comparative law (broadly conceived) will be considered, the conference’s primary theme is the relationship between social and legal norms and social and legal institutions. In memory of Roderick A Macdonald (1948-2014) and H Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), both former members of our Advisory Council, particular attention will be given to the diverse themes of their scholarship: for example, ‘common laws’, ‘constitutive polyjurality’, ‘critical legal pluralism’, ‘everyday law’, and ‘legal cosmopolitanism’.
As with our past conferences, proposals on a wide variety of topics will be accepted: comparative jurisprudence and legislation, legal philosophy, legal education, law reform, etc. Presentations may be theoretical analyses or case studies on the past or present, North or South, East or West ….
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 of three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we welcome more original session structures.
Proposals should be in English or French. Proposals of c250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted to Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu by 28 February 2015, with a short biography or resume (c250 words). Please send Word documents only, with minimal formatting.
Registration fees are €200 (€125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2015). Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.ie/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
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BOOK REVIEW: Nils JANSEN & David Julius KÄSTLE (ed.), Commentaries in Law and Religion (Tübingen: Mohr, 2014, XII + 465 p., ISBN 978-3-16-152879-8) by Eva-Marie BECKER (Sehepunkte.de)


Sehepunkte.de published a review by Eva-Marie Becker (Aarhus) of the work Kommentare in Recht und Religion (Tübingen: Mohr, 2014), edited by Nils Jansen & David Julius Kästle (Münster).

Fulltext available here.
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BOOK: Kyritsis on Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory

Juris Diversitas - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 09:35
Shared AuthorityCourts and Legislatures in Legal Theory                   Dimitrios Kyritsis                     
This new book advances a fresh philosophical account of the relationship between the legislature and courts, opposing the common conception of law, in which it is legislatures that primarily create the law, and courts that primarily apply it. This conception has eclectic affinities with legal positivism, and although it may have been a helpful intellectual tool in the past, it now increasingly generates more problems than it solves. For this reason, the author argues, legal philosophers are better off abandoning it. At the same time they are asked to dismantle the philosophical and doctrinal infrastructure that has been based on it and which has been hitherto largely unquestioned. The book offers an alternative framework for understanding the role of courts and the legislature; a framework which is distinctly anti-positivist and which builds on Ronald Dworkin's interpretive theory of law. But, contrary to Dworkin, it insists that legal duty is sensitive to the position one occupies in the project of governing; legal interpretation is not the solitary task of one super-judge, but a collaborative task structured by principles of institutional morality such as separation of powers which impose a moral duty on participants to respect each other's contributions. Moreover this collaborative task will often involve citizens taking an active role in their interaction with the law.
THE AUTHORDimitrios Kyritsis is an Associate Professor at the University of Reading.
BOOK DETAILSJanuary 2015   9781849463898   195pp   Hbk   RSP: £50 / US$100Discount Price: £40 / US$80
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LL.M. in Comparative Law at Louisiana State University

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:47
The LSU Law Center welcomes applications for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Law program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The LSU Law Center’s distinctive curriculum, with fully-developed civil and common law programs, provides an exceptional and intense legal education. In addition to a full coverage of United States laws and legal methodology, the LL.M. at LSU Law features unique advantages, such as the opportunity to study the civil law in English, access to one of the best comparative law libraries in the world, and competitive tuition rates combined with an affordable cost-of-living. For over 70 years, LSU Law has provided an LL.M. education of the highest caliber, while maintaining affordability; alumni of the LL.M. Program have gone on to positions at some of the top universities and law firms around the world.  Download the brochure. More information is available on the LL.M. webpage, or contact us by email at llmadmission@law.lsu.edu or by telephone at 225-578-7831 for more information about this unique opportunity.
Also visit the LSU Law Worldwide blog at: http://sites.law.lsu.edu/worldwide/blog/ and ‘like’ the CCLS on Facebook.


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CALL FOR PAPERS: British Association of Comparative Law Postgraduate Research Workshop

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:04
Deadline 19th March.

The University of East Anglia will host the 2015 BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law on 28th- 29th April 2015.
The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the 2-day workshop will address both the benefits and methodological problems of postgraduate research in comparative law.
Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present their own work and thus gain useful feedback from their peers, as well academics in the field, including Dr Audrey Guinchard (Essex) and Dr Stathis Banakas (UEA).
The workshop will take place on the UEA campus, beginning lunchtime Tuesday, 28th April. The workshop will include plenary sessions, but the emphasis is on student presentations and group discussion. Students interested in participating in the workshop should submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a short biographical note using the attached form by 19 March 2015.
BACL is subsidising the costs of this event, which is also sponsored by Intersentia, but a student contribution will be required. The contribution will be £30 for students from BACL member institutions* and £40 for students from non-member institutions (payable at the event in cash or by cheque to the British Association of Comparative Law). This includes participation in the workshop, lunch and refreshments as well as evening dinner on the 28th April. (Your institution may be able to assist with the costs.)
Students will also be expected to pay for and organise their own transport to Norwich, as well as their overnight campus accommodation (£54.00 B&B per night payable upon advance booking).
Applications should be sent to Claudina Richards (c.richards@uea.ac.uk), School of Law, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
CLICK HERE for further information and to download the application form.
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CONFERENCE:The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: a private international law perspective

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 06:12
Bournemouth University Speaker: Paul Torremans (University of Nottingham)Venue:   Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth 
Date:  Thursday 19 February, from 6 pm in EB306The introduction of the unitary patent will leave the European patent in place and will in any case not apply to Italy, Spain and, probably, Poland. And the courts in those countries, and those in all other Member States during the transition period, will share competence over patent cases with the Unified Patent Court. This gives rise to issues of private international law and the Brussels I Regulation was hastily amended to deal with the matter. The talk will consider the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court from a private international law perspective in order to analyse whether adequate solutions are now in place that will make the system predictable and transparent, or even efficient.
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: A Contextual Defense of ‘Comparative Constitutional Common Law’

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 06:07
By Han-Ru Zhou, on (2014) 12 International Journal of Constitutional Law 1034  The relevance of comparative constitutional law, especially in the judicial forum, has been a longstanding source of debate. Even between jurisdictions sharing the same legal tradition, the judicial use of comparative law has been repeatedly criticized on grounds related to the widely differing characteristics of the jurisdictions being compared. This article seeks to challenge these objections when the comparison concerns the constitutional law of Commonwealth countries, with a legal system based on the common law tradition. More specifically, in these common-law-based systems, the use of such a comparative analysis is rooted in a shared legal history and tradition and can be coherently explained by the nature of common law. Historically, the beginnings of modern “comparative common law” can be traced back to the British colonization and the reception of English law in the new British territories. Over time, the practice in the colonies of referring to English and other Commonwealth authorities had become well established to such an extent that it continued even after the political and legal ties between the former colonies and the UK had been severed. One major reason for this ongoing practice is the fact that the independence of almost all of the former colonies had been formalized through the adoption of a constitution on the “Westminster model,” and was thus founded on the general principles of English constitutional law. Altogether, these channels of reception of the common law tradition, and of many of its fundamental rules and principles, have contributed to creating a unique legal context allowing for the development of comparative constitutional common law.
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Irish Jurors: Passive Observers or Active Participants?

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 05:34
by Niamh Howlin, on (2014) 35(2) Journal of Legal History 143-171
What was the role played by jurors in civil and criminal trials from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century? This article establishes that during this period, juries in Ireland played a relatively active role. It examines individual reports of civil and criminal trials and considers the nature of juror participation during this period, establishing that jurors frequently questioned witnesses, berated counsel, interrupted judges, demanded better treatment and added their own observations to the proceedings. This article compares the nature and level interaction from different categories of jury – civil and criminal, common and special. It asks why Irish jurors continued to be active participants until late in the nineteenth century, and how the bench and bar received their input. It also suggests that English jurors may also have played a more active role during this period than previously thought. Finally, the article considers some possible reasons for the silencing of Irish jurors by the late nineteenth century.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 05:27
International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 
Theme: Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India Dates: 14-16 December 2015
The 2015 international conference will pay particular attention to emerging areas that have gained in momentum due to processes of globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. Not surprisingly, debates and evolving policies on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights are forced to deal with issues of legal pluralism, perceiving a risk in high-technology regimes, which further exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities and marginalize the already disadvantaged, especially in developing societies and ‘emerging economies’. 
The conference will also address established themes that continue to cause significant concern, such as conflicts and contestations over property, land and natural resources; governance; religion, culture, custom and ethnicity; state and non-state laws; gender; kinship; patriarchy; human rights; development aid and cooperation; as well as migration; mobility; and transnationalism, while exploring how emerging and ‘old’ themes in the field of legal pluralism relate to each other in theory and practice. 
The neoliberal turn in contemporary patterns of economic transformation and globalization has generated new debates regarding norms, the capacity to evolve, deploy and resist normative regimes, and new forms of normative interfaces. Attention to these areas brings legal pluralism research into the hitherto neglected territorial domain of urban nodes of capital and knowledge flows. New forms of regulation, surveillance, and the ironic and contradictory implications of transparency, accountability and participation all interact with existing social structures to offer interesting problems for scholars of legal pluralism. The use of social media in recent social and political movements around the world also offers rich scope for understanding such linkages and interactions. At the same time, the increasing ‘noise’ around indigenous, alternative, or southern perspectives in social sciences and humanities has generated new approaches in theory and practice to themes such as law, ethics, norms and values, governance and ideas of order. These have found wide resonance in debates and struggles on issues related to development visions, resource expropriation, economic growth, and technological models. 
Scholars and practitioners are invited to present contemporary work on the above and following related themes to the 2015 Conference: 1. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Legal Pluralism 2. Governance and Politics: Juridification, Neo-liberalism and Political Aspirations 3. Natural Resources, Land and Property: Old and New Forms of Legal Pluralism 4. Human Rights and Development: Emerging Discourses 5. Religion and Culture: Social and Legal Transformations 6. Science, Technology, and Law 
A more detailed description of the above themes and the panels linked to each theme is provided in the attachments to this call for papers. You are also welcome to send papers that may not appear to be directly or indirectly linked to the listed panels. It is hoped that this event will offer a dynamic and vibrant space for further expansion of perspectives in debating issues and challenges relating to legal pluralism. 

Please send your paper proposals to lpconfmumbai@gmail.com (for the attention of Prof. Waheeda Amien and Prof. D. Parthasarathy) by no later than April 15, 2015.
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CALL FOR PAPRES: Islamic Law and Minorities: Past and Present

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 05:25
Oriente Moderno 2016EditorsCarlo De Angelo (University of Naples “L’Orientale”)Serena Tolino (University of Zurich)In 1945 the American sociologist Louis Wirth defined a minority as “a group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from the others in the society in which they live for differential and unequal treatment and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination”. However, Wirth focused not so much on relational numbers, but more on the different possibilities for minorities to have access to power. Since then, research has proceeded in several directions and minority studies became an independent field of study, especially with regard to ethnic minorities. Nevertheless, as both scholars and activists demonstrated the differentiation between a dominant group and a minority can be based not only on race and ethnicity, but also on other characteristics, like for example gender, religion, language, sexual orientation, wealth and health. At the same time, “minority” and “minorities” proved to be fruitful concepts also when used as analytical categories, in order to look at subaltern groups.It is exactly the concept of “minorities” which is at the core of this special issue of Oriente Moderno, to be published in 2016. The main aim of the issue is to explore the relationship between Islamic Law and Minorities in different directions. We propose four directions of enquiry, but we are also open to other proposals:Jurisprudence for Muslim minorities.We hope to attract papers that engage with the fiqh al aqalliyyāt. It is a new branch of Islamic law, which provide guidance for Muslims living as minorities in non-Muslim countries (especially in the West)to live in accordance with the sharīʻa. Topics could include (but are not limited to):·      The history of fiqh al aqalliyyāt·      The concept of Muslim minority as developed by fuqahāʼ·      The analysis of the fatwas issued by some jurists or by some Islamic juridical councils (located in the West or in Islamic territories) concerning different topics (political participation, citizenship, military service, relations with non-Muslims, mixed marriage, clothing, etc.)·      Comparison between different schools of thought regarding the fiqh al aqalliyyāt·      Analysis of the discourse of those jurists who are against the development of fiqh al aqalliyyātThe status of the dhimmī and the other religious minorities.According to Human Rights Watch, ISIS is killing and threatening religious minorities (particularly Yazidis and Christians) in the territories that it has occupied, for example Mosul. The Islamic State has claimed that their actions are justified by Islamic Law. In light of this, we call for papers dealing with the juridical framework of the Muslim treatment of non-Muslims in Islamic territories, both People of the Book (extended to Zoroastrians, Mandeans and Sikhs) and others (polytheists and renegades).
Sexual minorities in Islamic Law.We hope to attract papers that deal with those categories that could be categorized under the acronym “LGBTQI”. Even though we are aware that a discussion on the applicability of these categories should be opened, we are here using the LGBTQI acronym not as an analytical category per se, but more as an “orientation map”. Therefore, we call for papers dealing with “non-normative sexualities” and “sexual acts” in Islamic Law, using both historical concepts (e.g. the status of the hermaphrodite, the eunuch, the muḫannath, liwāṭ, siḥāq etc.), and modern concepts, like intersexuality, homosexuality, transsexuality and so on.                                                                                                   Minorities as legal actors.We are not only interested in exploring how Islamic Law deals with minorities as “subjects of law”, butalso in approaching minorities as “productive” legal actors. In this sense, we aim to attract papers dealing with the legal production of minority madhāhib or groups, like, for example, ismā‘īlis, ẓāhiris, ibāḍis or zaydis.Please send your paper proposal relating to one or more of the above themes as a word document, along with a short CV (max 1 page) to Carlo De Angelo (cdeangelo@unior.it) and Serena Tolino (serena.tolino@uzh.ch). Proposals should include the following: title of the paper, name, surname, institutional affiliation of the contributor, author’s email contact, abstract of max 500 words, 3 keywords. The abstract should include a short description of the topic and the sources which will be analysed. Abstracts and papers should be written in English.We are keen to publish only articles dealing with Islamic Law, both classical and contemporary, and notwith positive law of Islamic countries (i.e. How minorities are treated in the national law of a given country). Previously published papers may not be submitted.Feel free to contact the editors for informal inquiries before the submission of your proposal.The deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 15th of March 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent before the end of March. The deadline for submitting the articles (8000-10000 words) is 15th September 2015. Acceptance of abstract does not automatically imply the publication of the paper, which will go throughthe double-blind review process before final acceptance.
Oriente Moderno was founded in 1921 by Carlo Alfonso Nallino and is currently directed by Prof. ClaudioLo Jacono, Director of the “Istituto per l’Oriente C.A. Nallino”, Rome. The Editorial and the Scientific Committee include university professors and researchers from different Italian and International Universities. The journal publishes scientific and original articles on all aspects of political, social, literary, and cultural aspects of the modern and contemporary Middle East, together with translated documents, news on Islamic and Arabic research in Italy and reviews of books. Oriente Moderno is currently published by Brill and indexed, between the others, by Index IslamicusMLA International Bibliography and Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus.
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Researching Chinese Law Using Legal Periodicals in English and Chinese: A Critical Overview

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 04:55
By Evelyn L. Ma and Xiaomeng Zhang,  on Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 34:1-24, 2015
With a goal to provide a framework for legal scholars and practitioners to effectively utilize Chinese legal journal literature, this bibliographic essay critically examines Chinese legal periodicals in English and the vernacular, followed by a brief survey of the prevailing trends of legal research and legal periodicals publishing in China.

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