Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: American Journal of Legal History LVII (2017), No. 4 (Dec)

(image source: Oxford Journals)Articles
    King Making: Brown v. Board and the Rise of a Racial Savior (Herbert Lovelace)
    Execution and Pardon at the Old Bailey 1730-1837 (Simon Devereaux)
    Off the Streets: The Origins of the Doctrine of Commercial Speech (Richard Hamm)
    The Reception of Vattel’s Law of Nations in the American Colonies: From James Otis and John Adams to the Declaration of Independence (William Ossipow/Dominik Gerber)
    Running the Robed Gauntlet: Southern State Courts’ Interpretation of the Emancipation Proclamation (Adam M. Carrington)
Book reviewsMore information here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'histoire du droit/Legal History Review LXXXV (2017), nr. 3-4

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    Prijs Robert Feenstra – Prix Robert Feenstra – Robert Feenstra Prize
    Huldiging Liesbeth van Soest – Hommage à Liesbeth van Soest – Homage to Liesbeth van Soest
    Offering hospitality to strangers: Hugo Grotius’s draft regulations for the Jews (Marc de Wilde)
    Zur evictio in libertatem (Veronika Kleňová)
    The ‘generalis hypotheca’ and the sale of pledged assets in Roman law (V.J.M. Van Hoof)
    The New Temple. On the origin, nature and composition of the partes Digestorum (W.J. Zwalve/Th. de Vries)
    A fragment of the Reforma das Ordenações de D. Afonso V (José Domingues, Pedro Pinto)
    The Court of Common Pleas of East Florida 1763-1783 (Mathew C. Mirow)
    Civil mediation in imperial, republican and modern-day China. Historical and cultural norms under the traditional Chinese legal order (Peter C.H. Chan)
    Medieval jurisprudence on international law (D. Fedele)
Book reviews(more information here)

Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993 (21-22 June 2018, Frankfurt am Main), DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2018

(Source: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)
Please find below a call for papers for a conference on “Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993”, which will be held at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt.
Call for PapersKey Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993Frankfurt/Main, 21-22 June 2018
“Legal History of the European Union” is a recently established research field at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History at Frankfurt. The MPIeR attempts to situate the history of European law in a longue durée perspective, with a strong comparative dimension and taking into account the broader political and socio-economic context.
The activities of the research group include the organization of an annual conference. Last year’s conference explored the legal history and the travaux préparatoires of the 1957 Rome Treaties. The conference proceedings are currently being prepared for publication.
The 2018 conference will scrutinize the history of European law with a distinct focus on professional biographies, both of key personalities in the history of European integration and of less prominent actors – national, transnational and European.
Panels may include, but are not necessarily restricted to the following topics:
  • Negotiators of European treaties from 1950 until the present-day
  • Actors involved in the constitutional practice of the European Court of Justice
  • Member-state representatives dealing with the national reception of European law or counteracting the ECJ’s constitutional practice
  • Scholars from the emerging academic field of “European law” or “European Studies” in the wider sense and their interpretations of European law
  • Members of European movements, lobbies, media or other professional organizations involved in the process of European Union
We welcome proposals of not more than 150 words by 15th January 2018. Please email your proposal and a short CV to
Professor Stefan VogenauerDr. Philip Bajon

(Source: International Law Reporter)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

Juris Diversitas 6th Annual Conference, Call for Papers

Juris Diversitas - mar, 12/12/2017 - 18:47

June 25-27, 2018
Potchefstroom, South Africa

In partnership withFaculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom & the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa
Law, Roots & Space
The Theme:A couple of lawyers’ old friends: ‘Sources’ and ‘Jurisdictions’. In their parlance, these notions are often associated to modern, ‘positive’ law.The idea of ‘Legal formants’ has been introduced to complete the picture, flexibilising it, making it more accurate, nuanced, realistic; an idea associated to comparative, socio-legal, anthropologic studies.With ‘Roots’ and ‘space’ geographers, historians, political scientists get involved. These are certainly less frequent notions in legal circles: we may still wish to make friends with them, to enrich our perception of legal phenomena.‘Roots’ is often associated to history of law and related discourses – if legal formants may complete a picture, legal roots do complete the movie, so to speak.‘Space’: an open notion, perhaps a non-notion in modern legal discourse, generic enough to include every spatial dimension of legal phenomena: dissemination of movie theaters and other forms of diffusion of the various show-biz products could be the appropriate metaphor here, including space law and virtual property.A legal discourse that goes beyond the checkboards, or the series of juxtaposed swimming pools – Tetris-style – containing water from their respective individual sources, produced by modern, Westphalian conceptions of the law. It goes, instead, to normative forces producing their effects without a precise geographic boundary: like radio stations, magnetic or gravitational fields. Or like intricate sets of rivers, lakes, canals, ponds, infiltrated wetlands, oceans, weather, all contributing to a locally diversified but still unitary eco-system and bio-sphere of water, landscape, vegetation, fauna.A discourse on normative forces and the fuzziness of their historic and geographic reach.Submissions:Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, we welcome creative arrangements.Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at: or Professor Christa Rautenbach at: by December 15, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.Registration Fees:€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2018. Special rate for young scholars under the age of thirty coming the first time and for scholars in developing nations: €150 or €75 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2018.Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€25).Additional Information:Information regarding accommodation options, travel, other conferences in South Africa, payment methods, etc. will be provided soon.
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ESCLH 5Th BIENNAL CONFERENCE (Paris, 28-30 Jun 2018) - Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded: program and practical information

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Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded28 June – 30 June 2018 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
Thursday 28th of June
Ecole normale supérieure, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, PhD presentations in two rooms (R1 07, R2 02), 9h30-12h301)-Tina Miletić (Split), Concept of testamentum in Medieval Dalmatia- Łukasz Gołaszewski (Warsaw), Meandering way of the change of the civil and canon laws in 16th – 17th century Poland – a case of tithes and significance of legal practice-Kaat Cappelle (Brussels), Married Women as legal agents in sixteenth-century Antwerp and Leuven- Przemysław Gawron (Warsaw) and Jan Jerzy Sowa (Warsaw), Military Law between Codes and Realities of Early Modern Warfare. Codification and Decodification of Military Law in 17th Century England, Poland-Lithuania and Sweden- Juan Manuel Hernandez-Velez (Paris), Emilien Petit (1713-1780) : a comparatist of codification avant la lettre- Rafal Kaczmarczyk (Warsaw), The diverse model of codification, establishment or recognition of criminal law in Muslim countries- Piotr Alexandrowicz (Poznan), The Code as an Instrument: the History of Canon Law and the Codification in the Church- Naveen Kanalu Ramamurthy (Los Angeles), The Sublime Jurisprudence of Roman Law: British Jurists and the Codification of Islamic Law in Eighteenth-Century Colonial India- Sebastian L. Spitra (Vienna), Codifying World Cultural Heritage: The Quest for New Narratives of a Global Legal History 
2)- Payam Ahmadi-Rouzbahani (Paris), Between Islamic Law and Civilian Tradition: The Particular Role of Codification in Making Iranian Civil Law through French Transplants
- Adrien Wyssbrod (Neuchâtel), The Supremacy of the Code in Continental Europe
- Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv), Whales, high seas and the codification of international law: the League of Nations and the whaling dilemma, a case study in comparative legal history – 1919-1939
- Evamplia Toslaki (Thessaloniki), The Paradigm of the Hellenic Civil Code
- Elisabeth Bruyère (Ghent), Civil Code and Nature Law
- Kellen Funk (Princeton), An Empire in itself: the Migration of New Yorks Remedial Code
- Julie Rocheton (Paris), The 19th century American Definition of Civil Code
- Matthieu Juneau (Québec),The influence of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the interpretation of the Civil Code of Lower Canada
- Airton Ribeiro da Silva Junior (Firenze), Brazilian efforts on the codification of international law in the early twentieth century: the trajectory of the Epitácio Pessoa's draft code on public international law

Thursday 28th of June

Ecole normale supérieure, 45, rue d’Ulm Amphitheater14h- 15h Registration and Greetings Aniceto Masferrer15H 16h 30 Key Notes: C. MacMillan; P. Barbas Homem16h30 coffee break
17h-18h 30 First panel  Albrecht Cordes (Frankfurt), Maritime Law in historical comparison: four codes of the late 13thcentury  Luigi Lacché (Macerata), An impossible codification? Drafting Principles of Administrative Law: the Italian Experience in a Comparative perspective (19th-20thcenturies) Matt Dyson (Oxford), Legal Change in Tort in the shadow of codification
18h30- 19h Legal education in Paris, Jean-Louis Halpérin
Friday 29th of June Beginning at 9h00 am, coffee break 10h30-11h, lunch buffet 12h30-13h30
Amphi Jourdan                                                                 9h-10h30 Panel Criminal Codification: Karl Härter (Darmstadt), Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), Isabel Ramos-Vázquez (Jaén), Juan B. Cañizares-Navarro (Jaén), Criminal law and the Limits of State Power in the Era of Codification11h-12h30 Why a Civil Code?Hans Schulte-Nölke, On the purposes of Civil Law CodificationNir Kedar (Bar-Ilan), The Symbolic Aspect of Civil CodeConstantin Willems (Marburg), Advocating Codes – from Thibaut to European Contrat Law13h30 – 15h00 Murat Burak Aydin (Frankfurt), Lena Foljanty (Frankfurt), Yu Wang (Frankfurt), Zeynep Yazici Caglar (Frankfurt), Panel Legal Practices and Legal Professions in the 19th Century Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, and England15h15-16h45 Panel Hungary Codification   Judit Beke-Martos (Bochum), Zsuzsanna Peres (Budapest), Imre Képessy (Budapest), Modernization through Codification? External and Internal Comparison of the Hungarian Codification History            17h00-18h30 Eric Descheemaeker (Melbourne), Jan Hallebeek (Amsterdam), Matthew Campbell (Glasgow) and Pablo Letelier (Universidad de Chile), Panel The Codification of Unjustified Enrichment in French Law                Great venue International City9h-10h30 Medieval LawValerio Massimo Minale (Milano), Dušan's Zakonik: Codification in Maedieval Serbia and Byzantine HeritageTomislav Karlovic (Zagreb), et en fist assises et usages que l’on deust tenir et maintenir et user el roiaume de Jerusalem « Decoding the Laws of the Kingdom of Jerusalem » Andreja Katančevi (Belgrade), The Mining Code of Despot StefanHelen F. Leslie-Jacobsen (Bergen), How Innovative is Innovative? Adaptations of Norwegian Law in New Law Codes in Iceland and Norway from the Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries11h-12h30 Criminal Law Stefano Vinci (Bari), Criminal law and Naples Supreme Court case law in the French decadeFrancesco Mastroberti (Bari), The Part II of the Code for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies: an "excellent" criminal code in a despotic state Emmanuel Berger (Paraiba), Le Code des délits et des peines du 3 brumaire an IV. Enquête sur les origines et les principes du code de procédure pénale de la Révolution13h30-15h00 16th /17th centuriesAdam Moniuszko (Warsaw), Codification’ of Polish and Lithuanian law in the 16th-17th centuries: successes, failures and impact on legal systems.Marek Stary (Prague), The Role of the Monarch on the Codifications of Land Law in the Estates’ StateAdolfo Giuliani (Helsinki), Codes without natural law. The case of Jacopo Menochio's De praesumptionibus (1587)15h15-16h45 Asia Naoki Kanayama (Tokyo), The Success of the Civil Code of JapanKhohchahar E. Chuluu (Tokyo), Laws of Different Levels:Central and Regional Codification in Early Modern Mongolia and JapanHiromi Sasamoto-Collins (Edinburgh), The Japanese Criminal Code of 1880: Convergence and Resistance in Cultural ExchangeGuliyev Emin (Baku), Jar-Tala Code of law (decree of the Agdam Majlis) as an act of systematization of the Islamic law and adats17h00-18h30 Panel Criminal Codification Italy Emilia Musumeci (Teramo), Monica Stronati (Macerata), Paolo Marchetti (Teramo), Riccardo Cavallo (Firenze), A colourful mosaic: doctrinal influences on Italianpenal codification in the long Nineteenth Century

Antilles venue, International City9h-10h30 RightsIvan Kosnica (Zagreb), Yugoslav Citizenship Law (1918 – 1941): Between Diversity and UnificationMarju Luts-Sootak, Hesi Siimets-Gross, Marelle Leppik (Tartu), Codification of basic rights in Estonian Constitution (1920) compared with imperial Russian and German republican modelsThomas Mohr (Dublin), Codes of Rights in the British Empire, 1865-1939                                         11h-12h30 19th/20th centuriesFilippo Rossi (Milan), Dismissal across codes and laws decodes. Italian and European legal science dealing with the termination of the employment relationship (latter half of the 19 century-first years of the 20 century)Frederik Dhondt (Brussels/Antwerp), Permanent Neutrality, Stepping-Stone for a Code of NationsDirk Heirbaut (Ghent), Past failures are no guarantee of a future flop: why Belgium's dismal codification record may enable radical change today13h30-15h00 20th centuryMartin Sunnqvist (Lund), The “Rule of Life”. The Functions of Legislation and Adjudication according to Wilhelm Sjögren in a Comparative Historical Context Fernando Gil González (London), The theory of Cappelletti in the review of comparative legal history systems in EuropeHesi Siimets-Gross and Katrin Kiirend-Pruuli (Tartu), Changes of Estonian and Latvian Divorce Law after WWI: in Draft, in Civil Code and outside of themValdis Blūzma (Turiba), History of the Codification of Civil Law in Latvia (19th-20th centuries): Overcoming the Territorial and Estate Particularism of Law15h15-16h45   America Agustin Parise (Maastricht), Stepping Stones for Law and Society: An Exploration of the Generations of Civil Codes in Latin America (19-21 Centuries)Joshua Tate (Dallas), Codification of Texas Trust Law, 1943-2017Diego Nunes (Santa Catarina), Codification, Recodification and Decodification of Law:a History of Legal Dimensions of Justice in the Imperial Brazil by the “Codigo de Processo Criminal” of 183217h00-18h30   Civil Law Piotr Pomianowski (Warsaw), The national codification of civil law in Poland at the beginning of the 19thcentury. Sources and inspirationsManuel Gutan (Sibiu), Codification as a Tool of Social Engineering in Modern Romania (!?) The Case of Civil Code Alexandru IoanEmőd Veress (Cluj-Napoca), Abrogation of the 1887 Romanian commercial code and the survival of its institutions and concepts, in the context of the new civilCode
19h00 Piano Concert and Buffet
Saturday 30th of June
Amphi Jourdan                                                           9h-10h30 Codification MovementMingzhe Zhu (Pekin), Notions of Law in the Era of CodificationDmitry Poldnikov (Moscow), Codifying the Laws of the Late Russian Empire: Legal Unification through Contested Western Legal Tradition?Ditlev Tamm (Copenhagen), To codify or not to codify – the Nordic discussion11h00-12h30 Legal Periodicals Panel Marju Luts-Sootak, Merike Ristikivi (Tartu), Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde (Ghent), Legal Periodicals as Alternative to Codes?                     13h30-15h00 Commercial Law Dave de Ruysscher (Tilburg/Brussels), Pre-Insolvency Proceedings (France, Belgium and the Netherlands, 1807-c 1910)Annamaria Monti (Milano), Commercial Codes: the Italian Example in a comparative perspectiveEfe Antalyali (Istanbul), Ottoman Jurisprudential Shift: Recpetion of French Commercial Law (1807)             15h 15-16h45 Final Plenary`

Venue International City9h-10h30 20th century Rafaella Bianchi Riva (Milano), Legal Ethics in the 19thand 20th century: A code of conduct for Italian and European lawyers?Dalibor Cepulo (Zagreb), Local court in Croatia: transplant and challenges of modernityMarcin Lysko (Bialystok), Main problems of the codification works on substantive misdemeanour law in People’s Poland11h00-12h30 Overseas  Anna Taitslin and Murray Raf (Canberra), Codification or Transplantation? The Case of Absolute OwnershipRicardo Sontag (Minais Gerais), Models, examples and antimodels: representations of foreign penal codes within the Brazilian codification process (1928-1940)Paul Swanepoel (KwaZulu-Natal), Codifying Criminal Law in East Africa, 1920-194513h30-15h 00 20th century  Cosmin Sebastian Cercel (Nottingham), Coding Authoritarianism: Law, State, Ideology and World War 2  - David Fraser (Nottingham) - Simon Lavis (Open University) - Stephen Skinner (Exeter) - Coding Authoritarianism: Law, State, Ideology and World War 2Michal Galedek (Gdansk), Comparative analysis as the method of building the Polish civil law from scratch in the interwar period Dolores Freda (Napoli), The Italian emigration code” of 1919
Venue 2 ENS                                                              9h-10h30, 19th and 20th centuries Arthur Barrêtto de Almeido Costa and Ricardo Sontag (Minais Gerais), Change Through Mercy. Royal Pardon and Criminal Law Reforms in Late 19th Century in Brazil and FranceAnna Klimaszewska (Gdansk), Code de commerce of 1807 as an instrument of transforming legal reality - the Polish point of view Sara Pilloni (Trieste), “Roman Legal Heritage and Codification Processes: the Role of Italian Roman Law Scholars in the Codification of Civil Law”11h00-12h30 Civil Law Asya Ostroukh (West Indies), An Unlimited Number of Limited Real Rights: A Story of an Adaptation of French Property Law in Francophone Switzerland, Quebec, and Louisiana in the Nineteenth Century Katharina Kaesling (Bonn), Codified Conditions vs. Judicial Discretion in Family Law: What codification means for the adaptation of maintenance law to social change Maria Lewandowicz (Gdansk), How to make impossible possible? On the unification of inheritance law in Switzerland in the 19th century                                  13h30-15h00 Comparisons Marianna Muravyeva (Tampere), Gendering the Law or Codifying Gender: Family Law in Early Modern EuropeRaphaël Cahen (Brussels), Joseph Marie Portalis (1778-1858): from comparatism to the idea of a European code of CitizenshipPim Oosterhuis (Maastricht), Is there something like the ‘Great Litigation Increase’?

Practical details:
Shortly, a conference website will be launched with fuller details of the conference. For the moment, some transport and accommodation information follows.
The main international airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle is rather far from Paris and taxis are costly. We recommend buses (arriving in Paris place de l’Etoile/Charles de Gaulle or Montparnasse station that is not too far from the venues of the Conference) or train/underground RER (for Reseau Express Regional) line B (south direction) until Luxembourg station (near the rue d’Ulm) or Cité Universitaire Station (near boulevard Jourdan).
Arrival by train: Gare du Nord (North Station from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and UK) is also on line B if the RER.
Paris offers many accommodation possibilities ranging from five-star hotels, through smaller hotels in the Quartier latin and private rooms to beds in youth and student hostels. For some postgraduates the Ecole Normale Supérieurecould offer cheaper accommodation in student dormitories.

Ecole Normale SupérieureMain site of the Conference : Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 ParisOn the other side of Boulevard Jourdan, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
For Thursday afternoon Campus « Quartier latin », 45 rue d’Ulm, 75000 Paris

École normale supérieure45, rue d’Ulm / 29 rue d’Ulm / 24 rue Lhomond F-75230 Paris cedex 05Tél. +33 (0)1 44 32 30 00 (standard)Campus Jourdan48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 ParisTél. +33 (0)1 43 13 61 00 (standard)Campus Montrouge (with some possible rooms for PhD candidates)1, rue Maurice Arnoux 92120 MontrougeTél. +33 (0)1 58 07 65 00 (standard)

Transports between rue d’Ulm and boulevard Jourdan :RER B, three stations (12 minutes) between Luxembourg and Cité Universitaire

Recommended hotels near the venues of the Conference :
1)    Near rue d’Ulm
Hôtel Cujas-PanthéonAdresse : 18 Rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 54 58 10Around 90 €
Hôtel Les Jardins du LuxembourgAdresse : 5 Impasse Royer-Collard, 75005 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 40 46 08 88Around 120 €
Hôtel Elysa-LuxembourgAdresse : 6 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 25 31 74Around 120 €
Hôtel de SenlisAdresse : 9 Rue Malebranche, 75005 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 29 93 10Around 90 €
Hôtel Observatoire LuxembourgAdresse : 107 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 46 34 10 12Around 120 €
2)    Near Boulevard Jourdan
Hotel Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’OrléansAdresse : 15, 17, 21 boulevard Romain, Rolland, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 41 17 26 00Around 110 €
Hotel Mercure Paris AlesiaAdresse : 185 Boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 45 39 68 50Around 110 €
Ibis Paris Porte d’OrléansAdresse : 33 Rue Barbès, 92120 Montrouge, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 42 31 67 00Around 60 €

Hôtel du MidiAdresse : 4 Avenue René Coty, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 27 23 25Around 100 €
Hotel MaxAdresse : 34 Rue d'Alésia, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 27 60 80Around 80 €
Hôtel Terminus OrléansAdresse : 197 Boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 45 39 71 44Around 60 €
Hôtel Best Western Nouvel Orléans MontparnasseAdresse : 25 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, FranceTéléphone : +33 1 43 27 80 20Around 100 €
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JOURNAL: Historia et Ius 12 (dec 2017)

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Journal Description

Historia et ius is an online, open access, International journal dedicated to medieval, modern and contemporary historical legal studies. Founded after the initiative of a group Italian legal historians, the journal is supported by an editorial board composed by European legal historians of high scientific profile.
It is divided into three sections: the first one – Topics and issues – hosts essays of general content on legal history made by well-established academics; the second – Studies – concerns articles which are admitted through a preventive evaluation based on a double blind peer review system; the third – Interventions – regards communications, research projects and book reviews.
The journal’s main purpose is to provide an agile and easy to use tool aimed at disseminating the results of legal-historical researches at the international level, as well as facilitating the exchange of ideas and methods.

Open Access Policy

Historia et ius provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The Historia et ius issues are available online for free-without any charge to download or print each article. Readers of "Historia et ius" are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts provided the correct citation of them. 
Num.  12 - dicembre 2017 - ​indice PDF - gli autori

Temi e questioni
  • 1) Mario Caravale, Scienza giuridica e idea di codice tra fine Ottocento e inizi Novecento - PDF
  • 2) Nader Hakim, Continuità o rottura nella storia del pensiero giuridico? Esegesi, transtestualità e positivismo legalistico del Cours de Code Napoléon di Charles Demolombe - PDF

​Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
  • 3) Francesco Campobello, Tra legalità e libertà di coscienza: Giuseppe Stara, magistrato e senatore del regno di Sardegna e dell’Italia unita - PDF
  • 4) Francesca De Rosa, Les Osservazioni de Filippo Maria Pagano sur la Constitution de Cadix à Naples en 1820 - PDF
  • 5) Ileana Del Bagno, La stampa cattolica al cospetto delle leggi razziali - PDF
  • 6) Edoardo Fregoso, Tra tempo e uso. Il comodato nel Ducato di Parma dall’Ancien Régime al codice di Maria Luigia - PDF
  • 7) Federica Furfaro, Verso la codificazione del diritto marittimo mediterraneo: nel cantiere dell’Alto Adriatico di fine Settecento - PDF
  • 8) Annamaria Monti, Le assicurazioni sulla vita nella pubblicistica francese ottocentesca - PDF
  • 9) Emilia Musumeci, “Il funesto delitto”: il contagio e l’imbarazzo dei giuristi - PDF
  • 10) Marianna Pignata, La libertà di stampa in un Paese  in cerca d’identità - PDF
  • 11) Filippo Rossi, Tra Europa e America Latina. Il "ripudio" della condición resolutoria implícita nel Código Civil argentino (1869): radici, modelli, convergenze e divergenze - PDF
  • 12) Guido Rossi, The liability of the shipmaster in early modern law: comparative (and practice-oriented) remarks - PDF
  • 13) Francesco Rotondo, Italiani d’Argentina. Dall’accoglienza alla “difesa sociale” (1853-1910) - PDF
  • 14) Stefania T. Salvi, 'Avvocati oratori'. Eloquenza forense e trasformazioni di una professione tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
  • 15) Stefania Torre, La Convenzione internazionale di Parigi del 1883 e la tutela della proprietà industriale - PDF
  • 16) Jacopo Torrisi, Una rivista piemontese ed un comitato partenopeo: la nascita del notariato italiano - PDF

Fonti e letture 
  • 17) Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Coup d’œil sur les praticiens, les arrêtistes et la jurisprudence. Introduction de Sylvain Bloquet ​- PDF

  • 18) Paolo Alvazzi del Frate, L’histoire du droit et la « création » de l’État-nation en Italie au XIXe siècle - PDF
  • 19) Miroslav Černý, Recenti contributi per la storia del diritto canonico medievale nella Repubblica Ceca - PDF
  • 20) Marco P. Geri, Baratterìa: vicende e fortune di un termine dal “senso non buono” - PDF
  • 21) Maria Teresa Guerrini, Tra formazione e professione: i laureati bolognesi in diritto in età moderna - PDF
  • 22) Damigela Hoxha, Pellegrino Rossi a Bologna (1806-1815). Documenti inediti sugli anni della formazione e dei primi incarichi - PDF
  • 23) Luca Loschiavo, La storiografia statutaria degli ultimi trent’anni. Considerazioni brevi tra passato e futuro prossimo - PDF
  • 24) Sandro Notari, Iura propria. Un decennio di studi sugli statuti del Lazio (2006-2015) - PDF
  • 25) Giovanni Rossi, The Discorso sulla neutralità by Paolo Paruta: a reflection on the Cinquecento Venetian foreign policy - PDF
  • 26) Mattia Zeba, The Ottoman and Turkish centralisation-decentralisation debate: a static  revolution - PDF

Páginas españolas
  • 27) Roldán Jimeno Aranguren, Las cartas de amor como prueba procesal a la luz de un proceso eclesiástico pamplonés de principios del siglo XVII - PDF
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Journal on European History of Law 2017/2

Christian Neschwara: Die Brünner Kompilationskommission und ihr Entwurf für die Einleitung zum Codex Theresianus. Ein Beitrag im Hinblick auf „300 Jahre Maria Theresia“
Andrew Watson: Changes and Influences on Jury Advocacy in England and Wales during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Heidi R. Krauss: „Zwischen den Zeilen des Rechts“. Zu verschiedenen Funktionen der Siete Partidas Alfons X. von Kastilien
Christoph Bezemek: Leviathan’s Heir. Enlightenment Philosophy and Hereditary Monarchy
Dmitry Poldnikov: The Functional Method as the Staple of Comparative Studies of European Legal History in the Early 21st Century?
Eszter Cs. Herger: Die Mitgift. Beiträge zur Ausdeutung des traditionellen Familienmodells im ungarischen Ehegüterrecht
Csaba Cservák: A Historical Overview of the Emergence of Certain Electoral Systems
Engjëll Likmeta: Albanian Assembly (Parliament) between Tradition and Development. A Historical-Legal Approach
Maria Lewandowicz: Is there a Polish Legal Tradition? on the Margins of Considerations Regarding the 1933 Code of Obligations
Zoltán J. Tóth: The Abolition of Capital Punishment in the major Countries of Europe
Da Lu: The Birth of Communist Party and Soviet Constitution between China and Hungary
Mónika Ganczer: The Effects of the Differences between the Austrian and the Hungarian Regulation of the Rights of Citizenship in a Commune (Heimatrecht, Indigénat, Pertinenza, Illetőség) on the Nationality of the Successor States of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
Janka Teodóra Nagy: Zoltán Magyarys Rolle in der dogmatischen und praktischen Begründung der ungarischen sozialen Verwaltung zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen
Siska Katalin: The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey – The Legal Oddity
Stephanie Kucharski, Thomas Gergen: Jüngste Entwicklungslinien in der Urheberrechtsgeschichte - das „Gesetz zur verbesserten Durchsetzung des Anspruchs der Urheber und ausübenden Künstler auf angemessene Vergütung“ vom 1. März 2017
Diemut Majer – Wolfgang Höhne: Europäische Einigungsbestrebungen vom Mittelalter bis zur Gründung der Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft (EWG) 1957 – Teil I.
BOOK REVIEWSNorbert Gross: Reinhold Frank, Urteil – Vollstreckung – Nachurteil Alexander Krey: Die Praxis der spätmittelalterlichen Laiengerichtsbarkeit. Gerichts- und Rechtslandschaften des Rhein-Main-Gebietes im 15. Jahrhundert im Vergleich Der Wiener Kongress von 1815 im Spiegel der rechtshistorischen Literatur (Sammelrezension)Gerhard Deter: Zwischen Gilde und Gewebefreiheit (Bd 1, Bd 2) Michael Lauener: Jeremias Gotthelf – Prediger gegen den Rechtsstaat Petr Toman, Ondřej Šebesta: The Nestors of Czech Advocacy (fascinating lives between sections)
REPORTS FROM HISTORY OF LAWZum 300. Geburtstag von „Kaiserin“ Maria Theresia – Lebensskizze einer Reformerin
70. Geburtstag von Dr. Martin Vogel 
More information on the journal's website.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Challenging the Liberal World Order: The History of the Global South, Decolonization and the United Nations, 1955-2000 (8-9 May 2017, Leiden), DEADLINE 1 JAN 2018

(Source: Universiteit Leiden

A call for papers for a conference on postcolonial challenges by the countries of the global south in their relation with the liberal world order can be found below. 
Keynote Speaker: Vijay Prashad (Trinity College, Connecticut)
The United Nations is the central node in the system of global governance, organizing and managing the interaction and cooperation of the organs and specialized agencies of the institution with NGOs, corporate and civil society actors and increasingly, the global public. Despite the important role of the UN in this nexus, existing histories of the organization place an emphasis on the role of Western actors and often overlook the agency of countries from the Global South. This workshop will investigate how individuals, organizations, civil society actors and states from the Global South impacted upon the UN and the system of global governance in the latter half of the 20thcentury as they expanded the meaning of decolonization to address a range of North/South inequalities.
Significance of workshop:
From the moment of its inception, counties from the Global South began to organize in formal and informal groups around specific issues at the UN, an organization that was perceived as being full of promise for the construction of a more equitable and just world order. Through discussions and public debates in the General Assembly, and in the corridors and working groups of the UN, the campaign for decolonization became the primary focus of countries from Africa and Asia. As more countries became independent, the decolonization movement shifted from the assertion of sovereignty and the right to self-determination, to a host of other claims for a broad range of social, economic and political rights. Alongside Latin American countries and smaller neutral nations, the African and Asian groups and the Afro-Asian bloc cooperated at the UN on a range of issues from economic development to human rights, to the struggle against apartheid. The workshop seeks to analyze this cooperation to trace the way this dynamic activity changed the UN and impacted upon the various issues around which the Global South groups came together through issue based alliances and solidarity networks.
In recent years the historical role of international organizations has been the subject of increased attention from historians seeking to reassess their role in shaping the global order. Leading historians from Mark Mazower to Matthew Connolly have encouraged scholars to ‘take off the Cold War lens’ in analyzing international institutions and their impact on local, national and international politics. Others, such as Susan Pedersen have reminded us about the long-term significance of organizations in functioning as networked platforms and agents of international change. Drawing on this scholarship, the workshop will invite proposals which take innovative views of the UN as a space for international and transnational cooperation, a dynamic forum which reveals interactions between the Global South and the West as the latter tried to challenge the liberal world order leading to the resurgence of UN activism from 1990-2000.
This workshop will consider a variety of contributions using sources from empirical research while also taking account of interdisciplinary reflections on the historical role of international organizations from a transnational and global perspective. Topics may include:
  • The emergence of ‘Third-Worldism’;
  • How decolonization interacted with the Cold War at the UN;
  • The evolution of the Afro-Asian Bloc and cooperation between the African and Asian groups;
  • Economic Development, NIEO, UNCTAD, etc.;
  • The response of the major powers to Global South demands for reform;
  • The role of Global South countries in the campaign for human rights;
  • The dynamism of Latin American states at the UN;
  • The role of UN officials and the UN Secretariat;
  • The participation of non-state actors and NGOs;
  • The influence of officials from the Global South across these dimensions;
  • The formation and import of transnational groups such as the G77 and the Non-Aligned movement;
  • South-South and South-Soviet interactions;
  • The resuscitation of the UN in 1990.
The workshop will take place from 8-9 May with a Keynote Lecture from Vijay Prashad during the afternoon of 8 May followed by a selection of workshop panels on 9 May. Adopting a different format in order to allow for more panels, there will be no formal presentations of work but a commentator will give a brief reflection of the papers to kick-off each panel. In this way it is hope that all participants will read the papers and a deep discussion will follow.
Submission of abstracts
Please send an abstract of max. 500 words and a short CV to the following email address: by 1 January 2018. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their contribution by 31 January. Invited speakers will be expected to submit a draft paper 1 month prior to the event, which will be circulated among all other participants. Some funding will be available for travel and accommodation.
Contact Info: 
Alanna O'MalleyLeiden University, The Netherlands.
Contact Email:
(Source: H-Net)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: XXIVth European Forum of Young Legal Historians (14-17 Jun 2018, Warsaw) DEADLINE 1 FEB 2018

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XXIVth Annual Forum of the Association of Young Legal Historians, 14 – 17 June 2018, Warsaw, Poland

The norms contained in the rules have always been the core of law. Legal positivism of the nineteenth century has made legal provisions of codes and acts crucially relevant. Knowledge of normative text, its understanding and its often literal-linguistic interpretation as well as knowledge of relevant judgments in case law systems have become the basis of doctrinal research. Legal realism called this approach “law on the books”, promoting another approach to legal research that should rely on empirical evidence. Consequently, a concept of “law in action” emerged. Because law in action concerns all decisions – actions and transactions made by individuals and organisations, the sociological and psychological approaches cannot be avoided. It is important who would enforce the rule but that how the rule would affect people’s behaviour is a question of a greater importance. These above mentioned two approaches are actually mutually linked to each other. Law on the books is an essential basis of law and legal research, but law in action is an unavoidable element of solid modern legal research. Examination of legal practice may also result in amendment of the content of legal norms or at least allows to verify their application and compliance.

The interrelation of issues of application of law and its content constitutes the focus of the XXIVth Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians “Norms and Legal Practice: There and Back Again”. The conference gives young legal historians a unique opportunity to present their research in the field and to get acquainted with the interdisciplinary approaches presented by their colleagues from around the world.

If you would like to present a paper during the conference please send an application including your CV and a list of publications (max. 2 pages) as well as an abstract (max. 200 words) to by 1st February 2018.

Presentations have to be in English and should not exceed 20 minutes each.

Conference fee amounts to 100 EUR and does not include accommodation. The payment should be made to the following bank account by 1st April 2018, specifying “Your name – AYLH Forum 2018 Warsaw” as a reason.

Name: Fundacja im. Rafała Taubenschlaga / Raphael Taubenschlag Foundation Account no: PL37 1090 1883 0000 0001 0772 6939
Bank: Bank BZ WBK

For more details please visit a dedicated website Also do not hesitate to contact the Organising Committee (

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw. The Organising Committee

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PhD-Workshop (École Doctorale DSP - Association des Historiens du Droit de l'Ouest) (Rennes, 5 December 2017)

(Source: Portail universitaire du droit)
The École Doctorale DSP and the Association des Historiens du Droit de l’Ouest are organising a PhD workshop entitled Comparer les droits dans une recherche historique - Les pièges, les méthodes, les ressources in Rennes.
Si le droit comparé, en tant que science nouvelle au XXe siècle, a toujours fait l’objet d’une réflexion sur les objets et les méthodes, l’histoire comparée du droit demeure assez démunie.Les historiens du droit multiplient les travaux comparatifs (doctrines, législations, coutumes. Mais ils travaillent souvent sans le secours d’une méthodologie bien identifiée.Cette journée sera formée de partages d’expériences. Chaque intervenant présentera, en 15mn, l’objet de sa recherche, puis la problématique de sa comparaison (pièges, enjeux), puis les méthodes qu’il a choisies et les ressources qu’il a mobilisées chez les comparatistes. Une discussion de 15mn suivra chaque intervention.Journée organisée conjointement avec l’Association des Historiens du Droit de l’Ouest, le Centre d’Histoire du Droit et l’Ecole doctorale de Droit et de Sciences Politiques (Rennes, Nantes, Angers, Le Mans, Brest, Vannes), à l’initiative de son directeur le Professeur Sylvain Soleil.
9h30 : Accueil9h45 : Propos introductifs Sylvain Soleil, Professeur à l’Université de Rennes 1
10h00 : Conférence inaugurale : « Autour de l’absolutisme. Incompréhensions et préjugés »Jacques Bouineau, Professeur à l’Université de La Rochelle
10h40 : Influence, adaptation, transfert, transposition, quels mots/concepts utiliser en matière de circulation de droits ?Hugo Beuvant, Doctorant à l’Université de Rennes 1
11h10 : Comparer les statuts urbains médiévauxRomain Broussais, Doctorant à l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
11h40 : La comparaison franco-russe : un difficile combat contre les préjugésAlix Nicolas, Doctorante à l’Université de Poitiers
12h30 : Pause déjeuner13h45 : La purgation de l’absent et du contumace dans la procédure canonique. Approche comparatiste de la réinterprétation médiévale d’un concept romainRachel Guillas, Doctorante à l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
14h15 : La réglementation des assurances sur la vie en France et en Angleterre : perspectives de comparaison Marine Vigneron, Doctorante à l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
14h45 : Les régimes dotaux de droit commun en Europe et en Afrique de l’Ouest à la veille de la colonisation. Le problème de la comparabilité des sourcesThéa Martial Dougbo, Maître assistant à l’Université Houphouët Boigny d’Abidjan
15h30 : Pause16h00 : La constitution transigere (C, 2, 4, 18) chez les penseurs du ius commune. Analyse comparatiste de l’hypothèse de la transaction en matière de crime de fauxAlexandre Mimouni, Doctorant à l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
16h30 : La délimitation de la frontière dans les traités de paix français de la période moderne : consensus européen ou procédure nationale ?Claire de Blois, Doctorante à l’Université Paris V Descartes
17h00 : L’étude du droit français civil et commercial à travers le prisme du droit local : une méthode sur-mesureElodie Coutant, Doctorante à l’Université de Bordeaux
17h30 : Propos conclusifs Jacques BouineauLuisa Brunori et Sylvain Soleil

18h00 : Clôture de la journée
Faculté de droit et de science politique 9 Rue Jean Macé35000 Rennes
(Source: Portail universitaire du droit)
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VACANCY: PhD Studentships in Mediaeval History and Law (St Andrews, ERC Advanced Grant Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the thirteenth centuries) (DEADLINE 15...

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The project ‘Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the thirteenth centuries’ invites applications for two PhD studentships, for applicants to start PhDs at the University of St Andrews in September 2018. Each student will examine the development of land law within a chosen region of western Europe in the period 1050-1250. Preference may be given to candidates working on France, Catalonia, or Italy, but applications to work on other areas will be considered too.

For further information on the project, see here.

Applicants should have completed a taught-postgraduate degree (or equivalent) by September 2018.

The studentships are fully funded covering stipend and fees for UK and EU resident students. Non-EU students can also be considered for further University scholarships for international fees.

Applicants should apply for a PhD place via the University of St Andrews standard application process (see here for more information). In addition, they should submit a research outline of a maximum of 500 words directly to Professor John Hudson by email to
The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.

(source: rechtshistorische Courant, UGent)
Catégories: Comparative Law News