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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Workshop “Food and Economy” (Economy and Society of the Pre-Industrial Low Countries in a Comparative perspective) (N.W. Posthumus Institute – VUB-FOST; Brussels), DEADLINE 15 MARCH 2018



(Source: Radboud Universiteit)
We received notice of the following Call for Abstracts:
Food history can be approached from many angles. One of them is a cultural-historical perspective, focusing on traditions and attitudes in the production and consumption of food. Food production, processing and distribution also play a crucial role in the economy, creating formal and informal employment for a considerable part of the population. In their Manifesto for the Foundational Economy (2013), a group of scholars pleaded for a ‘gestalt flip’ in economic policy by paying more attention to the foundational economy. That is “the sector of the economy that provides goods and services taken for granted by all members of the population and that is therefore territorially distributed”. Today, the foundational economy employs 40% of the workforce. The food sector is a good example of a foundational economy with a diversified supply and distribution chain. The sector is of crucial importance in offering economic security and social sustainability but has an indirect impact on other sectors of production (tableware, storage facilities, …) as well. 
In this workshop, we want to reflect on the importance of the foundational economy for economic growth and social wellbeing by focusing on “food”. We therefore welcome papers that address “food” from an economic or social historical perspective, or combine cultural with social or economic aspects of food production and distribution in the past, and that deal with the pre-industrial Low Countries in itself or in a comparative perspective. Possible topics are: food production, survival strategies, changes in landholding and landownership, rural-urban relations, transport, food processing, food markets, shops, peddling, food storage and preservation, food regulations, government intervention in food distribution, and so on. 
The workshop will be organized by the network “Economy and Society of the Pre-Industrial Low Countries in a Comparative Perspective” of the N.W. Posthumus Institute in co-operation with VUB-FOST (Social and Cultural Food Studies), and will take place in Brussels on Friday 22 June 2018. We will provide a keynote on food and the foundational economy (tbc) and will conclude with a round table, setting a research agenda on food and economy. 
Abstracts can be sent to Heidi.deneweth@vub.bebefore 15 March 2018. Participants will be notified before 1 April and will receive all practical information by then. 
Please note that transport and accommodation are not covered. 
Heidi Deneweth (VUB)Jessica Dijkman (UU) 

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Principles of International Environmental Law (4th ed.)

Juris Diversitas - sam, 03/03/2018 - 19:11
Principles of International Environmental Law4th edition
This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.Read moreReviews & endorsementsAdvance praise: 'Principles of International Environmental Law remains the definitive treatise on this vitally important area of international law. The international community faces unprecedented environmental challenges and this work provides a comprehensive assessment of the capacity of environmental norms and institutions to address these threats. The work is an essential reference for anyone interested in the role of international law in preserving a safe operating space for humanity and the environmental systems we depend on in the Anthropocene.' Tim Stephens, University of Sydney Law School
Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/law/environmental-law/principles-international-environmental-law-4th-edition#AjckbW1j2MPJODBw.99This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.Read moreReviews & endorsementsAdvance praise: 'Principles of International Environmental Law remains the definitive treatise on this vitally important area of international law. The international community faces unprecedented environmental challenges and this work provides a comprehensive assessment of the capacity of environmental norms and institutions to address these threats. The work is an essential reference for anyone interested in the role of international law in preserving a safe operating space for humanity and the environmental systems we depend on in the Anthropocene.' Tim Stephens, University of Sydney Law School
Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/law/environmental-law/principles-international-environmental-law-4th-edition#AjckbW1j2MPJODBw.99This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.
  • The leading textbook in an area of growing importance and complexity, Principles of International Environmental Law is an essential guide for students and practitioners of international environmental law
  • Contains a new chapter on climate change addressing the significant developments in the field, including the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Presents critical commentary on some of the world's most pressing and growing problems including climate change, biodiversity and regulating pollution and waste
  • Looks at the contribution made by different groups - governments, courts and non-state actors - for a full understanding of the protagonists involved

Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/law/environmental-law/principles-international-environmental-law-4th-edition#ev5YCtYatZyF1Rzw.99Authors: Philippe Sands, University College London; Jacqueline Peel, University of Melbourne
This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.
  • The leading textbook in an area of growing importance and complexity, Principles of International Environmental Law is an essential guide for students and practitioners of international environmental law
  • Contains a new chapter on climate change addressing the significant developments in the field, including the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Presents critical commentary on some of the world's most pressing and growing problems including climate change, biodiversity and regulating pollution and waste
  • Looks at the contribution made by different groups - governments, courts and non-state actors - for a full understanding of the protagonists involved

Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/law/environmental-law/principles-international-environmental-law-4th-edition#ev5YCtYatZyF1Rzw.99This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law. (Subject: Environmental Law)
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Journées Internationales de la Société d'Histoire du Droit (Bologna, 24-27 May 2018); DEADLINE 30 APR 2018

Journées Internationales de la SHD de Bologna (2018)«L’Enseignement du Droit»
(image source: Bologna University)
La Faculté de droit de l'Université de Bologne et le professeur Marco Cavina auront le plaisir d’accueillir les prochaines Journées Internationales de la Société d’Histoire du Droit.
L’enseignement du droit est au carrefour de la science et de la pratique, entre tradition et modernité, passé et futur. Enjeu d’une importance vitale pour la continuité du droit, il a été non seulement un facteur essentiel dans le développement historique du droit, mais aussi un élément trop important pour que le pouvoir politique s’en désintéresse longtemps. Né sous une forme strictement privée à l'aube du Moyen-Âge, l'enseignement du droit finit, à l'époque moderne et contemporaine, par être parrainé par des institutions publiques (telles les universités), qui en revendiquèrent bientôt le monopole. Mais l'enseignement privé n’a pas cessé pour autant!Si l’on peut dire que la nécessité de transmettre les notions de droit aux jeunes générations est apparue avec l’essor même de la science juridique – les Institutes de Justinien sont dédicacées à une cupida legum juventus –, il est aussi certain que l’organisation de l’enseignement du droit s'est manifestée assez différemment tout au long des siècles passés. Cristallisé sous une forme privée, il dut son origine à la survie du droit romain, dont on gardait encore le souvenir. Ce fait en constitua le préambule historique fondamental.Enseigner le droit supposa la redécouverte de la grande tradition juridique de l’Antiquité. Mais il signifia aussi l’essor de l’initiative autonome des grands juristes, qui en furent les vrais protagonistes (Irnerius, Accurse, Gratien à Bologne). Le droit lui-même prit ainsi de nouveaux contours, il sortit des limites dans lesquelles il avait été confiné. Le temps était venu d’une circulation européenne des juristes, des élèves, des praticiens. Les jeunes juristes utroque iure, formés aux écoles d'hommes de loi prestigieux, voyageaient et se mettaient bientôt au service du pouvoir, local et central.La matière de l’enseignement juridique a été et reste étudiée par de nombreux chercheurs dans le monde entier. Bologne – l’Université la plus ancienne, née avec la science du droit – est le lieu idéal pour aborder ce thème, qui pourra être envisagé depuis l’Antiquité jusqu’à nos jours, et sous les angles les plus variés : écoles, universités, professeurs, étudiants, méthodes etc.Les diverses communications permettront de mettre en lumière non seulement l'évolution historique de l’enseignement du droit, mais aussi les conséquences que cela eut sur le plan du développement de la science juridique et des professions du droit. De surcroit, elles tendront à éclairer les rapports toujours plus étroits entre juristes et pouvoir politique, dans un contexte social européen en constante évolution jusqu'à nos jours. Explorer ces thématiques constitue un véritable voyage au cœur du droit, qui vise à mieux comprendre les racines de notre raison d'être, de notre mission et de nos engagements de juristes contemporains.La durée des communications est impérativement limitée à 15/20 minutes. L'organisation des séances repose sur le respect rigoureux de cette durée.Chaque intervenant devra envoyer un résumé de sa communication.Conformément aux statuts de la Société, les communications doivent être faites en français ou en italien, langue du pays d’accueil.La date limite des inscriptions est fixée au 30 avril 2018.Les actes seront publiés par le Centro Interuniversitario per la Storia delle Università Italiane (CISUI), qui participe aussi au financement des Journées.Nous espérons que vous serez nombreux à répondre à l’appel à communications. Dans l'attente du plaisir de vous recevoir à Bologne, nous vous adressons à toutes et à tous nos salutations les plus cordiales.
Prof. Marco Cavinamarco.cavina6@unibo.ithttps://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/marco.cavina6Ordinario di storia del diritto medievale e moderno
Alma Mater - Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di scienze giuridiche
Via Zamboni 22, 40126 Bologna
Direttore Centro per la Storia della Giustizia CriminaleDirettore CISUI-Centro Interuniversitario per la Storia delle Università ItalianeMore information here.
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GENOCIDE AND LAW - COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUAL ARTS AND LANGUAGE

Juris Diversitas - ven, 03/02/2018 - 20:11
CALL FOR PAPERS
21st International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law & 15th Conference on LegalTranslation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics)
GENOCIDE AND LAW – COMMUNICATING THROUGHVISUAL ARTS AND LANGUAGE
Conference venue: 26th to 28th June (Friday-Sunday) 2020Poznan, Poland
Conference website: www.lingualegis.amu.edu.plLanguages: Polish, English, French, Spanish, Russian and German
Click here to download call for paper
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POSITION: Lisa Meitner Excellence Program (Max Planck Gesellschaft, DEADLINE 18 APRIL 2018)


(Source: Max Planck Gesellschaft)
Please hereby find the following communication from the Max Planck Institute, regarding the “Lisa Meitner Excellence Program”:
In the interest of continuing to pave the way for highest excellence and the ability for continuous renewal in future, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has raised the issue of gender equality to the management level. That is because we have to attract tomorrow’s best talents today. We all know that a large proportion of these talents are female nowadays.
Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new “Lise Meitner Excellence Program” to you. From 2018 onwards, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft will provide up to ten additional W2 Research Groups for outstanding female scientists per year within the Lise Meitner Excellence Program. This Program opens up a new pool of female scientists for the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. We are looking for highly motivated, highly talented and highly committed female junior talents to participate in it – female scientists who are in a break-through phase of their scientific careers, but who have not yet made the leap to a full professorship (W3 position in Germany).Lise Meitner Groups receive at least the same resources as Max Planck Research Groups and are financed from central funds for five years as well.  In contrast to Max Planck Research Groups, however, participation in a tenure track procedure at the W2 level which equals the level of Associate Professor is guaranteed for the Leaders of Lise Meitner Groups from the outset. Upon a positive vote from the Tenure Committee, they receive a permanent W2 position with resources for their respective Groups. In addition, what is more, the LME is not only a program for junior talents that brings outstanding female scientists into leading positions early on. We rather intend to develop these promising female talents further for the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in a well-structured way – namely towards a possible Max Planck Directorship. On behalf of all Vice Presidents, I would like to ask you for your cooperation. Whenever you become aware of suitable exceptional female talents, please encourage these candidates to apply for the Lise Meitner Excellence Program. The first round of calls for applications started yesterday, 1 March 2018. The submission of online applications is possible until 18 April 2018. You will find all information on our website: https://www.mpg.de/lise-meitner-exzellenzprogramm
More information to be found on the MPI’s website.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

E-JOURNAL: MPI for European Legal History, SSRN Research Paper Series, VII (2018), No.1


(Source: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)
The MPI for European Legal History published the first issue of the seventh volume on its SSRN Research Paper Series.
Paper 1: Perspektiven einer digitalen Rechtswissenschaft: Visualisierung, Audiovisualisierung und Multisensorisierung (Perspectives of Digital Law: Visualization, Audiovisualization, and Multisensorization) - Colette R. Brunschwig, University of Zurich, Department of Law, Centre for Legal History, Legal Visualization Unit
German Abstract: Die Bedeutung der visuellen, audiovisuellen und der multisensorischen Medien wächst. Bei letzteren handelt es sich um hybride Medien, welche nicht nur den Seh- und Hörsinn ansprechen, sondern auch andere Sinne, wie etwa den Geruchssinn, Tast- und Bewegungssinn. In Anbetracht dieser medialen Entwicklung erforschen sowohl die digital humanities als auch, was man im Sinne einer Arbeitshypothese, eine digitale Rechtswissenschaft nennen könnte, die Visualisierung, Audiovisualisierung und Multisensorisierung. Bisher sind die zwei Gebiete weitgehend getrennte Wege gegangen, ohne einander gegenseitig zu beeinflussen. Und dies, obwohl jene sich, was die Visualisierung, Audiovisualisierung und Multisensorisierung betrifft, teilweise mit ähnlichen Problemen und Fragen auseinandersetzen. Der vorliegende Aufsatz bezweckt, und dies soll sein innovativer Beitrag sein, die beiden fachlichen Bereiche in Bezug auf die genannten Forschungsgegenstände einander anzunähern. Überdies soll damit zu einem interdisziplinären Erkenntnisgewinn beigetragen werden. Dies geschieht einerseits anhand von Überlegungen, welche durch die Hundertjahrfeier-Tagung der Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Schweiz) veranlasst worden sind. Andererseits geht dieser Aufsatz weit über die Themen dieser Tagung hinaus.

English Abstract: Visual, audiovisual, and multisensory media are gaining increasing importance. The latter are hybrid media that appeal not only to sight and hearing, but also to other senses (e.g., smell, touch, and motion). Considering this media development, both the digital humanities and what might (as a working hypothesis) be called digital law explore visualization, audiovisualization, and multisensorization. These fields have so far largely gone separate ways, without influencing each other, although both face similar problems and questions in investigating visualization, audiovisualization, and multisensorization. This paper makes an innovative contribution to understanding these phenomena by bringing the digital humanities and digital law closer together. It also advances interdisciplinary understanding by considering the reflections voiced at the 2017 Centenary Conference of Zürich University Library and by going far beyond the topics of that conference.
The paper can be downloaded at SSRN.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Harwell I. WELLS and James E. BEASLEY, eds., Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law [Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance Series] (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018). ISBN 978 1 78471 765 0, $261.00



(Source: Edward Elgar Publishing)
Edward Elgar Publishing has recently published a research handbook on the history of Corporate and Company law
INFORMATION
Today, the corporation plays a dominant role in economics, politics, and societies across the globe. Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework but until recently, the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention. This Handbook sheds new light on the historical development of both the corporation and business organization law.This extensive collection brings together contributions from an array of international academics to provide the first wide-ranging history of the laws of corporations and business organizations from ancient to modern times. The contributors offer a global exploration of the development of corporation and company law, moving beyond the United States and Western Europe to present studies in Mexico, India and China, as well as addressing the trajectory of scholarly debate. Not only do the contributions examine the growth of the law of public corporation, they also address the development of laws governing other business forms.This Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for corporation law and business scholars, as well as business and legal historians and economists.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents:

Introduction
Harwell Wells

Part I Taking Shape
1. Islamic Law and Economic Development
Jared Rubin

2. Business Organizations in India Prior to the British East India Company
Vikramaditya Khanna

3. Business Organization and Organizational Innovation in Late Medieval Italy
Yadira González de Lara

4. Trading with Strangers: The Corporate Form in the Move from Municipal Governance to Overseas Trade
Ron Harris

Part II Modern Europe
5. The Development of English Company Law before 1900
John D. Turner

6. Shareholder Primacy, Labour, and the Historic Ambivalence of UK Company Law
Marc T. Moore

7. German Company Law 1794-1897
Timothy W. Guinnane

8. German Corporate Law in the 20th Century
Thilo Kuntz

9. Change for Continuity: The Making of the Société Anonyme in nineteenth Century France
Jean Rochat

10. Classes of Shares and Voting Rights in the History of Italian Corporate Law
Giulio Sandrelli and Marco Ventoruzzo

11. A History of the Corporation in Spain in the Twentieth Century: Towards Europe
Susana Martínez-Rodríguez

12. EU Company Law Harmonization Between Convergence and Varieties of Capitalism
Martin Gelter

Part III Asia
13. Corporation Law in Late Imperial China
Teemu Ruskola

14. The Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Law: A Historical Perspective from India
Umakanth Varottil

15. Japanese Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Historical Perspective
Bruce Aronson

Part IV North America
16. The Evolution of Mexican Mercantile and Corporate Laws
Aurora Gomez-Galvarriato and Gustavo A. Del Angel

17. A History of Canadian Corporate Law: A Divergent Path from the American Model?
Fenner L. Stewart

18. For- and Non-profit Special Corporations in America, 1608-1860
Robert E. Wright

19. Legitimating Power: A Brief History of Modern U.S. Corporate Law
Dalia T. Mitchell

20. Adolf Berle, E. Merrick Dodd and the New American Corporatism of 1932
William W. Bratton and Michael L. Wachter

21. Corporate Law and the History of Corporate Social Responsibility
Lyman Johnson

22. Evolutionary Models of Corporate Law
Amitai Aviram

Index

More information on the publisher’s website
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NOTICE: Exhibition “Law Books Bright and Beautiful” (Yale University, February 26-June 1, 2018)


(Source: Yale University)
We have the following notice regarding an exhibition of some of Yale Law’s “Rare Books” collection:
New exhibit: "Law Books Bright and Beautiful"February 28, 2018Although law books may not be known for their beauty, two dozen lovely exceptions are on display in the Lillian Goldman Law Library. “Law Books Bright and Beautiful: Examples from the Yale Law Library Collection” is on display February 26 - June 1, 2018, in the Rare Book Exhibition Gallery, located on Level L2 of the Yale Law School (127 Wall Street, New Haven CT). The exhibition was curated by Rare Book Librarian Mike Widener. He selected the books for the beauty of their typography, decoration, or overall design.The volumes range from a 13th-century illuminated manuscript to modern fine press books on famous American trials. Other volumes include the mining laws of New Spain (1783), the statutes of Verona (1475), and a stunning book of French customary law (1540) printed on parchment with initials in gold leaf. Three of the books were chosen for their colorful endpapers. Images from the exhibition are being uploaded to an album on the Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site, “Law Books Bright and Beautiful(link is external).” Images from other beautiful law books will be added as time allows. “Law Books Bright and Beautiful” is the latest in a series of exhibitions aimed at promoting the study of law books as objects. It follows two exhibitions dedicated to illustrations in law books. Bindings will be showcased in an upcoming exhibition.For more information, contact Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian, email <mike.widener@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)> or phone (203) 432-4494.
More information to be found on the Yale Law Library website.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Beyond Harvard: Transplanting Legal Education (Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; 5-6 June 2018)


(Source: University of Tasmania)
We have the following announcement for a conference on the role of US legal education in law schools, law and lawyering across the 20th century.
ABOUT
The UTAS Law Faculty, along with the American Society for Legal History and Osgoode Hall Law School, is pleased to support an upcoming symposium to critically examine the role US legal education has played in law schools, law and lawyering across the 20th century.
In addition to providing rich historical insights, the symposium will speak directly to some of the inherited and global challenges of curriculum design and pedagogy confronting law schools today. By presenting the contingency of dominant influences and highlighting comparative experiences, the symposium should stimulate ideas for reforming legal education.
The symposium brings together legal scholars who share an interest in the history of legal education, legal transplants and US legal theory.  Presenters will speak on the history of US transplants in: China, Japan, Israel, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, France, Sweden, Estonia, England, Australia and Canada.  In addition one paper will examine attempts to use US models to create programs to educate global lawyers.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Day 1 Tuesday 5 June
AM8 Breakfast and Registration9 Welcome Message9.15 Introduction to the symposium and ‘Beyond Harvard’ project, Susan Bartie and David Sandomierski9.20 Examining Legal Education through the Lens of National and US Politics (Session 1: Ghana, China and Estonia)·       John Harrington and Ambreena Manji, ‘Pericles and the Professors’: Legal Education and Cold War Politics in Ghana 1956-1966·       Jedidiah J Kroncke, Refractions of Legal Pedagogy in Sino-American Relations·       Merike Ristikivi, Irene Kull & Aleksei Kelli, Transplants in Legal Education in Estonia10.50 Coffee Break11.10 Surprising Transplants – US Models Flourishing in Unlikely Places (Session 2: Canada, France and Sweden)·       Philip Girard, American Influences, Canadian Realities: How “American” is Canadian Legal Education?·       Jean-Louis Halperin, Legal Education in France Turns to the Harvard Model·       Model Kjell Å Modéer, The Turn to the West: American Legal Education and Educational Reforms in the Swedish Welfare-State 1950 – 2000PM12.40 Lunch1.40 National and Foreign Tensions and Hybrids (Session 3: Philippines, Nigeria and Japan)·       Emily Sanchez Salcedo, Socratic Method Philippine Style: To Unhave or Uphold?·       Josephine J Dawuni & Rebecca E Badejogbin, Internationalization, Domestication and the Transformation of Legal Education in Nigeria: 1962-2016·       Yoshiharu Matsuura, American Socratic Method in the Context of New Japanese Professional Law Schools3:10 Break3:25 Re-Examining the Extent of the Influence (Session 4: England, Australia and Canada)·       David Sugarman, A Special Relationship? American Influences on English Legal Education, 1870-1965·       Susan Bartie, “Look Over There” – US Distractions in Australian Legal Education·       David Sandomierski, Rise and Fall of US Legal Process Ideas in Two Canadian Law Faculties4.55 End of day 1 presentationsReception (offsite; Location TBD)
Day 2 Wednesday 6 June
AM8:45 Breakfast9:30 Educational Transplants and the Americanisation of Law (Session 5: Israel, Global)·       Pnina Lahav, American Moment[s]: When, How, and Why Did Israeli Law Faculties Come to Resemble Elite US Law Schools?·       José Garcez Ghirardi, Legal Teaching and the Reconceptualizing of the State: Discussing Global Law Programs10.30 Coffee Break10:45 Synthesis and CommentaryStudent rapporteurs provide summaries of synthetic themesRobert Gordon and Susan Carle provide critical and reflective commentary fromUS perspective.PM12 Lunch1 Next Steps & Videography SessionPresenters and Attendees assemble as a plenary to discuss future questions fordeliberation (facilitated by Susan Bartie and David Sandomierski). Videographerrecords profiles with presenters, commentators, and attendees (concurrently)2.30 End of Symposium
For more information, see the following announcement on the website of the University of Tasmania

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CONFERENCE: Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Atlantic (North Hatley Québec, 28-30 May 2018)


(Source: Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Atlantic)
Please hereby find the following announcement for a conference on the French Atlantic and the “new legal history”, to be held in Canada coming May.
ABOUT
The central aim of this conference is to draw together a dynamic group of international scholars from France, Canada, and the United States whose work stands at the interface of two emerging sub-disciplines: the history of the French Atlantic and the “new legal history” whose central vector insists on shifting the focus of the field beyond legal structures and frameworks, towards an understanding of how law was actively shaped and applied through the lives and experiences of ordinary men and women. By uncovering and identifying the “voices” of slaves, indentured servants, artisans, aboriginal people, women entrepreneurs, peasants, merchants, planter elites and government officials, we intend to provide a richer understanding of the ways in which French law was understood and integrated into the lives of ordinary people involved in the 18th century colonial enterprise. We hope, therefore, to open up new scholarly conversations which seek to reimagine the French colonial world as less the product of metropolitan initiatives than a process shaped by a multiplicity of actors.
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
Monday, May 28
4:00 p.m.: Pick-up at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Montreal, 4 p.m.6:00-6:30 p.m.: Registration, Tap Room, 6:00-6:30 p.m.6:30-8:30 p.m.: Dinner at Manoir Hovey, Tap Room8:00-8:30 p.m.: Welcome and opening remarks8:15-9:30 p.m. Abenaki Hall: Keynote address, Professor Julie Hardwick (University of Texas-Austin), “Edicts, Archives, and Grassroots Voices: or how landladies, mendicant friars and young intimate partners reconfigure narratives of state formation and religious reformation in Old Regime Cities”
May 29, 2018
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Tap RoomRegistration 8:30-9:00 a.m. Tap RoomN.B. All sessions will be held in Abenaki Hall9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.: Session 1 – Women, the Economy and the LawChair: Cornelia Dayton (University of Connecticut)Laurie Wood (Florida State University)“’It’s not easy to get paid in this country’: women in the courts of Martinique”Dominique Deslandres (Université de Montréal)“Les Catins de Montréal ou le genre au Tribunals du Roi aux XVIIIe siècle”Nancy Christie (University of Western Ontario)“’From this Common Collaboration’: Married Women and Legal Hybridity in Quebec”10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Coffee break10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Session 2 – Rethinking the Agency of Racialized PeoplesChair: Jean-Pierre LeGlaunec (Université de Sherbrooke)Eric Wenzel (Université d’Avignon)“The Voice of the Litigant, the Voice of the Spokesman? The role of Interpreters in Trials in Canada under the French Regime, 17th to 18th Centuries”Sophie White (University of Notre Dame)“Voices of Native Women in the French Colonial Justice SystemJennifer Palmer (University of Georgia)“‘She persisted in her revolt’:  Between Slavery and Freedom in Saint-DomingueEric De Mari (Université de Montpellier)“Voix de kanaks, voix de bagnards: d’un océan à l’autre (Nouvelle-Calédonie, Guyane française)Lunch 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Tap Room1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.:  Sovereignty and Property in the French AtlanticChair: Michael Gauvreau (McMaster University)Matthew Gerber (University of Colorado, Boulder)“Between Personal Property and Real Estate: The Ambiguous Status of Slaves in the Early Modern French Atlantic”Heather Freund (University of Illinois – Urbana)“Legal Pluralism and Inheritance on Grenada after the Seven Years’ War”Sue Peabody (Washington State University)“Slaves as Witnesses, Slaves as Evidence: French and British Prosecution of the Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean”3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Coffee Break3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Session 4: Litigating Whiteness in Saint-DomingueChair: David Gilles (Université de Sherbrooke)Meredith Gaffield (Johns Hopkins University)“Work, Whiteness, and Legal Practices in Pre-Revolutionary St. Domingue”Paul Cheney (University of Chicago)“Noble Pride and Creole Gold: Elite Conflict in Eighteenth-Century St. Domingue”Marie Houllemare (Université de Picardie – Jules Verne)“Troubled Minds:  Interrogations of Mad People before their Legal Interdiction, Saint-Domingue, 18th Century”.5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception, Tap RoomSponsored by the Omonhudro Institute of Early American History and Culture6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Dinner, Restaurant Le Hatley
May 30, 2018
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m: Breakfast Tap Room9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m.: Session 5 – The Many Legalities of ServitudeChair: Ollivier Hubert (Université de Montréal)Malick Ghachem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)“Controlling Haitian History: The Legal Arsenal of Moreau de Saint-Méry”Arnaud Bessière (Université Laurentienne)“Les domestiques face aux édiles au Canada sous le régime français : une justice conciliatrice? “Clare Crowston (University of Illinois – Urbana)“A French apprenticeship system? Debating the End of Slavery in the French Empire10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m: Coffee Break10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:   Session 6 – Peasant Voices in Legal ArchivesChair: Clare Crowston  (University of Illinois-Urbana)Emily Rap (University of Chicago)“Contesting the Seigneurial Corvée: Two Generations of Peasant Litigation in Eighteenth-Century Angoumois”Ollivier Hubert (Université de Montréal)“Entendre les Mots d’une philosophie morale vernaculaire : justice d’Ancien Régime et culture de l’honneur à Montréal au XVIIIe Siècle,”Michael Gauvreau (McMaster University)“Peasant Voices in an Age of Commercial Expansion: Evidence from Post-Conquest Quebec”12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Buffet Lunch, Abenaki Hall, 12:15-1:001:15 p.m.:  Limousine Departure for Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport
For more information, as well as the registration link, see the website of the conference
Catégories: Comparative Law News

First Postgraduate Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History

On 23 and 24 February 2018 the University of Augsburg hosted the Society’s First Postgraduate Conference. 


The European Society for Comparative Legal History held ist First Postgraduate Conference on 23 and 24 February 2018 at Augsburg University, Germany. The ESCLH wants to overcome the narrow nationalism and geographical segregation of legal history in contemporary European scholarship and professional organisations. The society, thus, aims to promote comparative legal history, the explicit comparison of legal ideas and institutions in two or more legal traditions. The First Postgraduate Conference of the ESCLH gave advanced PhD-students and post-doctoral-researchers who work in the field of comparative legal history the opportunity to present their research to a panel of five experts. Furthermore, the conference gave all participants the opportunity to build international academic networks. The presentations at the conference covered a broad range of topics: Julie Rocheton (Paris): The Codification of private law in the United States during the 19th century; Dr. Radu Stancu (National Archives of Romania): Capital Punishment in Eastern and Western Europe During the Cold War; Jahnu Bharadwaj (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar): Power, Politics and Procedures: Criminal Case Studies from 19th-century Assam; Omer Aloni (Tel-Aviv): Pollution, International Law, and the League of Nations: A case Study in Comparative Legal History; Arleta Dulkowska (Shanghai): A Comparative Analysis of the American and the Polish Constitutions; Luisa Coutinho Silva (Lisboa): Women in Colonial Paraíba: a Feminist Postcolonial Comparative Study of Brazilian Legal History, 1580–1822; Dr. Magda Schusterová (Osnabrück): The peace treaty of Georg of Poděbrady as a pioneer of the Westphalia peace?; Dr. Aneta Skalec (Częstochowa): Hydrological conditions and their impact on the law – damages caused by water in Ancient Laws; Mirjana Miskic (Banja Luka): Agency in Serbian Legal Tradition; Dr. Jesus Bohorquez (Lisboa): Dispute resolution and contract enforcement: Commercial law in the Iberian empires during the 18th century; Dr. Filippo Rossi (Milano): Breach of bilateral contracts between Europe and Latin America (19th and 20th Centuries): roots, models, convergences and differences; Dr. Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde (Ghent): Vectors of a New Legal Order. The panel consisted of Prof. Dr. Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Halpérin (ENS, Paris), Prof. Dr. Mia Korpiola (Turku), Prof. Dr. Jan Hallebeek (Amsterdam) and Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege (Augsburg).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Nan GOODMAN, The Puritan Cosmopolis : The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). ISBN 9780190642822, $65.00


(Source: Oxford University Press)
Oxford University Press is publishing a new book on Puritan legal thought in the 17th century next month. The Ebook is already available, the hardcover can be ordered here.
DESCRIPTION
The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England. Nan Goodman argues that these early modern Puritans-connected to the cosmopolis in part through travel, trade, and politics-were also thinking in terms that went beyond feeling affiliated with people in remote places, or what cosmopolitan theorists call "attachment at a distance." In this way Puritan writers and readers were not simply learning about others, but also cultivating an awareness of themselves as ethically related to people all around the world. Such thought experiments originated and advanced through the law, specifically the law of nations, a precursor to international law and an inspiration for much of the imagination and literary expression of cosmopolitanism among the Puritans. The Puritan Cosmopolis shows that by internalizing the legal theories that pertained to the world writ large, the Puritans were able to experiment with concepts of extended obligation, re-conceptualize war, contemplate new ways of cultivating peace, and rewrite the very meaning of Puritan living. Through a detailed consideration of Puritan legal thought, Goodman provides an unexpected link between the Puritans, Jews, and Ottomans in the early modern world and reveals how the Puritan legal and literary past relates to present concerns about globalism and cosmopolitanism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PrologueChapter 1: The Law of Nations and the Sources of the CosmopolisChapter 2: The Cosmopolitan CovenantChapter 3: The Manufactured MillenniumChapter 4: Evidentiary CosmopolitanismChapter 5: Cosmopolitan Communication and the Discourse of PietismEpilogue
More information can be found on the publisher’s website
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTURE SERIES: Parlement(s) et cours souveraines, en France et en Europe, sous l’Ancien Régime (Paris: Collège Ste Barbe)

Parlement(s) et cours souveraines, en France et en Europe, sous l’Ancien Régime
2018Autour de d’Aguesseau, magistrature et idées politiques au XVIIIème siècleAround chancellor d’Aguesseau, magistracy and politics culture in the Eighteenth Century
Séminaire du Groupe de travail « Parlement(s) et cours souveraines » de l’IHRIM-ENS-LyonAn IHRIM-ENS-Lyon international seminar
Organisé par Isabelle Brancourt en partenariat avec le Labex CoMod (Université de Lyon) et en association avec l’Institut d’histoire du droit (Paris II-Panthéon-Assas)Organised by Isabelle Brancourt (IHRIM-CNRS)A partnership with LabEx CoMod (Lyon University) and association with the Legal history Institute of Paris II University.
Lieu de tenue des séances :Institut d’histoire du droit, Centre Sainte-Barbe,4 rue Valette, 75005 Parisbâtiment C, 3e étage, salle Collinet
Vendredi 09 mars 2018 (à partir de 16h30) :Reprise du séminaire. Ouverture d’Olivier Descamps (Professeur d’histoire du droit, directeur de l’IHD). Bilan des productions historiographiques de juin 2016 à mars 2018, par Isabelle BrancourtLa Grand Robe parisienne et les arts, à travers l’exemple de Jean René de Longueil, président de Maisons, par Béatrice Vivien, déléguée à la Conservation et au Patrimoine de Maisons-Laffitte.
Vendredi 13 avril 2018 (à partir de 16h30) : « Année » d’Aguesseau            Quel « événement » ? Pourquoi célébrer le 350e anniversaire de la naissance du chancelier d’Aguesseau à l’heure du numérique et du transhumanisme ? Comment le célébrer ?            Table ronde animée par Isabelle Brancourt
Vendredi 15 juin 2018 (à partir de 16h30) :            Développement des principes fondamentaux de la monarchie française dans les dernières années du XVIIIe siècle ou Testament politique de la Grande Robe, par Élina Lemaire, Maître de conférences en droit public à l’Université de Bourgogne
Pour mémoire : Mardi 27 novembre, journée d’étude pour le 350e anniversaire de la naissance de d’Aguesseau, sous le haut patronage de Mme la Ministre et Garde des sceaux Nicole Belloubet, Place Vendôme, Ministère de la Justice.
Source:  AHMUF.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR TENDERS: 6th ESCLH Biennal Conference 2020/7th Biennial Conference 2022; DEADLINE 6 APR 2018




The ESCLH Executive committee would be interested to receive tenders from members interested in hosting the 2020 ESCLH conference. Building  on the success in Valencia (2010), Amsterdam (2012), Macerata (2014), Gdansk (2016) and our upcoming conference in Paris in 2018, the ESCLH will be hosting its 6th event in the summer of 2020
Please contact the Secretary General, Janwillem Oosterhuis (janwillem.oosterhuis@maastrichtuniversity.nl), by 6 April, with details of where you would host the event and your thoughts on what the schedule of the event might look like. The conferences receive a subsidy from the ESCLH, but hosts will almost certainly need to find further financial support.
Any expressions of interest for the 2022 conference would also be welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Aniceto MasferrerESCLH President

Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Yan THOMAS, La Mort du père [Bibliothèque Idées] (Paris: Albin Michel, 2017), ISBN 9782226314871, € 22

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Book abstract:
Remettant en cause l'interprétation ordinaire du parricide qui en fait une catégorie de l'homicide relevant d'une action privée, Yan Thomas entend retracer ses origines, sa genèse et son évolution, mais aussi sa dimension symbolique et fondatrice à travers les différents régimes politiques romains. Au-delà de la lignée familiale, le père a en effet une fonction étatique. à Rome, le parricide est une injure suprême, un crime d'état. Il traduit surtout la peur obsessionnelle des pères qui craignent d'être évincés ou tués par leurs propres fils qu'ils ont privés de toute autonomie politique, personnelle et financière.Il ne s'agit pas, pour Yan Thomas, de décrire la réalité de pratiques de meurtres de pères par des fils, mais de saisir plus généralement ce que le droit de vie et de mort impose, ce qui se joue dans la substitution d'un rapport de puissance et d'un modèle juridique au lien biologique. L'auteur s'attache alors à montrer que le sens, le rôle et la structure de toute la politique romaine se comprend à l'articulation du public et du familial, et que la famille est constitutive du code politique romain. Cette enquête passionnante, qui, pour comprendre la spécificité de la notion de parricide mêle la philologie et le droit à l'archéologie et à l'anthropologie, permet à Yan Thomas de proposer une lecture inédite et éclairante de la politique romaine et de la nature même de l'état romain.More information with the publisher.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Histoire de la justice nr. 28 (2018/1): Justice et Oubli (France - Rwanda)

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The journal Histoire de la Justice (published by the Association française pour l'histoire de la justice, :ISSN 1639-4399) published its 2018 issue, devoted to Justice et oubli: Frnace - Rwanda.
Abstract:
S’interroger sur l’oubli et le droit permet de réinterroger sous un autre angle l’État et sa Justice dans leur rôle de gardiens de la mémoire judiciaire, de questionner les usages et mésusages, et d’examiner les fonctions politiques et sociales de la conservation mémorielle du crime et du criminel. Dans un contexte particulièrement ambigu, où le droit à l’oubli sonne comme une revendication de plus en plus entendue, où les juridictions européennes sanctionnent les pays, comme la France, pour une collecte trop minutieuse et une conservation trop longue des passés judiciaires, mais aussi dans un contexte où l’État, mu par une dynamique qui lui est propre, cherche davantage à tracer, à suivre, à se souvenir, pour mieux poursuivre et contrôler, il n’est pas anodin de poser un regard rétrospectif sur cette dialectique mémoire/oubli dans le champ pénal pour mieux envisager sa construction et, partant, ses effets et ses fonctions à travers le temps. Peut-être avons-nous oublié les vertus d’un oubli que les Anciens savaient à l’occasion manier pour écarter les effets mortifères d’une mémoire infinie.
À la croisée des regards (juridiques, historiques, anthropologiques, psychologiques et éthiques), l’oubli se déploie dans toutes ses dimensions sociales, politiques et judiciaires pour mieux mettre en valeur, par des études de cas et des réflexions au long cours, les ressorts d’un oubli pacificateur ou objet de luttes. Une large place est ainsi accordée aux pratiques de pardon et d’oubli au Rwanda, comme pour mieux signifier la permanente ressource qu’il offre. Enrichi des investigations menées dans le cadre d’une mission au Rwanda par des membres de l’Association française pour l'histoire de la justice, où rescapés et acteurs de la mémoire ont été écoutés, ce dossier se veut avant tout un questionnement scientifique de ce qui semble aller de soi : les vertus politiques de l’oubli judiciaire. Contributions by Mathieu Soula, Claude Gauvard, Stéphane Gacon, Jean-Pierre Royer, Dominique Foyer, Jean-Pierre Allinne, Pascal Texier, Jean-Paul Jean, Jean Motte dit Falisse, Benoît Guillou, Sylvie Humbert, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, Assumpta Mugiraneza, Denis Salas, Jean-Amédée Lathoud and Cathy Leblanc.

More information on cairn.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK REVIEW: Joshua MEEKS reviews Edward James KOLLA, Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution [Studies in Legal History Series] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) [H-Diplo]

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Joshua Meeks (Northwest University) reviewed Edward James Kolla's recent book on the French Revolution, Sovereignty and International Law (CUP 2017, see announcement earlier on this blog).

First paragraph:

One of the more common conceptions of diplomacy during the French Revolution is that the revolutionaries attacked tradition in the name of liberty and disregarded international law and conventions as they attempted to export radical revolution throughout Europe. In Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution, Edward James Kolla pushes back against this idea, arguing that though the revolutionaries were willing to adapt and in some cases ignore established legal traditions, they did so not in a conscious attempt to replace international law with a revolutionary variant. Instead, he explains in both breadth and detail how the principles of popular sovereignty espoused by the revolutionaries shaped the principle of self-determination in international law through a contingent, contradictory, and often haphazard process. Through case studies ranging from Corsica to the Netherlands, Kolla elucidates a thoughtful argument that combines a rigorous approach to international law with a well-crafted historical narrative.Read the full review here.
(source: H-Diplo mailing)


Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Commercial Law in South--Eastern Europe: Legislation and Jurisdiction from Tanzimat Times until the Eve of the Great War (Regensburg: Uni Regensburg, Fall 2019); DEADLINE 1 MAY 2018

(image source: Germany Travel)Conference abstract:Im 19. Jahrhundert sah sich das Osmanische Reich zu umfassenden Reformen gezwungen. Diese betrafen neben Verfassung und Verwaltung insbesondere auch Zivilrecht und Rechtspflege. Man orientierte sich stark an Frankreich und setzte unter anderem 1850 den Code de Commerce in Geltung, ohne daß die bisher geltenden Regelungen vollständig außer Kraft getreten wären. Im Aufeinandertreffen von überkommenem osmanischem Recht, Gerichtssystem und Gerichtspersonal einerseits und hochmodernem französischem Recht andererseits hat sich ein eigenständiger Rechtskulturraum in Südosteuropa entwickelt.
Im Zuge des Zerfalls des Osmanischen Reiches erfolgte eine Neuordnung Südosteuropas: Mit Rumänien (1878), Serbien (1878), Montenegro (1878), Bulgarien (1908) und Albanien (1913) entstanden eigenständige Staaten; Bosnien-Herzegowina wurde 1878 unter österreichische Verwaltung gestellt und 1908 annektiert. Die spätosmanische südosteuropäische Rechtskultur bildete das Fundament der Rechtskultur dieser Staaten, das reformierte französisch-osmanisch Recht wurde Bestandteil der einzelstaatlichen Rechtsordnungen. Gleichzeitig wirkten aber auch Einflüsse des deutsch-österreichisch-ungarischen Rechts (Allgemeines Deutsches Handelsgesetzbuch von 1861) in diesen Rechtskulturraum hinein, teilweise direkt, teilweise über den vom deutschen Recht beeinflußten italienischen Codice di Commercio von 1882.
Am Beispiel des Commercial Law soll der südosteuropäische Rechtskulturraum exploriert werden. Dabei sollen über eine bloße Dokumentation der rechtshistorischen Ereignisse hinaus zum einen Fragen der Rechtsrezeption bzw. des Rechtstransfers eine wichtige Rolle spielen, zum anderen Fragen der Rechts- und Gerichtspluralität. Insbesondere im Falle Bosnien-Herzegowinas dürfte es auch auf kolonialpolitische Fragestellungen ankommen. Hierfür bedarf es zunächst der Beantwortung ganz grundlegender Fragen für die einzelnen Territorien/Staaten, bevor eine Auswertung einschlägiger Gerichtsakten erfolgen kann.
- Wie haben sich während des Berichtszeitraums, im Spiegel der jeweiligen verfassungs-rechtlichen Wandlungen, die Rechtsordnung des jeweiligen Territoriums/Staates insgesamt und der Normbestand des Handels- und Gesellschaftsrechts insbesondere entwickelt? Wann und unter welchen Umständen erfolgte die Rezeption bzw. der Transfer welcher fremden Normen des Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht in die jeweilige Rechtsordnung? Entstand hierdurch ein homogenes Rechtssystem oder ein Rechtspluralismus und in welchem Verhältnis zueinander standen gegebenenfalls die unterschiedlichen Normenkörper?
- Welche Behörden oder Gerichte waren für die Anwendung der Normen zuständig? Welche Behördenhierarchien oder Instanzenzüge bestanden? Ist ein Nebeneinander mehrerer konkurrierender Institutionen anzutreffen und auf welche Weise wurde die Konkurrenz aufgelöst? Wie wurde das jeweilige Personal rekrutiert, wie war es ausgebildet, welchen Regeln unterlag es, wie wurde es besoldet? Welche Regelungen zur Unabhängigkeit der Rechtsprechung bestehen? Auf Grundlage welcher Normen und mit welchem Inhalt waren der Ablauf der Verfahren und der Vollstreckung von Entscheidungen geregelt? Wer vertrat die Parteien gegebenenfalls vor Gericht, ist ein professioneller Anwaltsstand entstanden?
- Einzelfallebene: Was ergibt eine quantitative Analyse im Hinblick auf die Anzahl der durchgeführten Verfahren, persönliche Merkmale der Streitparteien, Verfahrensgegenstände, ordentliche und außerordentliche Rechtsmittel, freiwillige Erfüllung oder Notwendigkeit der Vollstreckung von Entscheidungen, gütliche Einigungen? Was ergibt eine qualitative Analyse der Einzelfallakten im Hinblick auf den Stil der Entscheidungen und auf die Anwendung des geltenden/konkurrierenden Rechts? Bestehen Diskrepanzen zwischen geschriebenem und angewendetem Recht, was ist die Rolle des Gewohnheitsrechts oder der Tradition? Wie haben Parteien und Gericht argumentiert, auf welche Autoritäten berufen sie sich, wen oder was zitieren sie? Wie ist das Verfahren abgelaufen? Gibt es Hinweise auf sachfremde Einflüsse wie Bestechung oder Patronage? Wie ist gegebenenfalls die Zwangsvollstreckung abgelaufen, wie effektiv wurden also die Entscheidungen durchgesetzt?Practical:Wir erbitten Ihre Vorschläge (max. 500 Wörter plus kurzer Lebenslauf) bis 1. Mai 2018 an martin.loehnig@ur.de. Wir informieren Sie bis 1. Juni 2018 über das Ergebnis der Begutachtung.
Im Herbst 2019 wird an der Universität Regensburg eine Tagung stattfinden, auf der die ausgearbeiteten Papers präsentiert und diskutiert werden können. Die Kosten Ihrer Anreise und Ihres Aufenthalts in Regensburg erstatten wir Ihnen gerne.
Die überarbeiteten Fassungen der Tagungsbeiträge werden - gerne auch in ausführlicherer Version - in Form eines Tagungsbandes, der bei einem angesehenen Fachverlag erscheinen soll, publiziert.
Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an martin.loehnig@ur.de.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

FELLOWSHIP: The historical use of the state clemency power (NYU LS Center on the Administration of Criminal Law)




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The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU Law School is a nonpartisan research center that focuses on good government practices in the criminal justice system. One area of research includes the role of mercy and the opportunity for second chances in the justice system. As an example, it has worked on obtaining federal and state clemency grants for individuals incarcerated in prison and is drafting a report analyzing President Obama’s clemency initiative that took place between 2014 and 2017.

As part of this research agenda, the Center is seeking applicants for a one-year research fellowship that focuses on the historical use of the state clemency power. The research will involve analyzing and writing about historical state clemency grants in an effort to understand how government actors and the public viewed the clemency power, with the goal of contributing to, and reshaping, current attitudes toward clemency and the notion of who is “deserving” of second chances in our justice system today. Research will likely involve a combination of primary and secondary source review, and some travel may be required.  Salary is $55,000, and the position will remain open until filled.
While the ideal candidates are those who have completed coursework for a doctorate or who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree, candidates with a J.D. and strong history training will also be considered.

Interested candidates should email a transcript from their most recent academic institution, resume, and writing sample to courtney.oliva@nyu.edu.

(source: H-Law)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SYMPOSIUM: The Parisian peace treaties (1919-1920) and the emergence of modern international law (JHIL/Tilburg University, 17 May 2018)



The Parisian peace treaties (1919-1920) and the emergence of modern international lawThe Journal of the History of International Law – Tilburg University – 17 May 2018Conveners: Jan Lemnitzer and Randall Lesaffer
The conference is organised under the auspices of The Journal of the History ofInternational Law by i-Hilt (Institute for the History of International Law@Tilburg) and the Department of Roman Law and Legal History of the University of Leuven.
Venue: Ruth First auditorium (C 186), Cobbenhagen Building, Tilburg University, The NetherlandsCosts: € 50,00
Registration for the symposium until 10 May  
Programme of the Parisian Peace Treaties, 17 May 20189.30                       Reception with coffee and tea9.50                       Welcome by Randall Lesaffer10.00-12.00        Session I: Versailles as a revolution in international law
 - Jan Lemnitzer (University of Southern Denmark): Woodrow Wilson, Versailles and the freedom of the seas- Kirsten Sellars (Chinese University of Hong Kong): World War I,  Wilhelm II, Article 227 and the crime of aggression- Leonard Smith (Oberlin College and Conservatory): Sovereignty under the League of Nations mandate
                          12.00-13.30        Lunch
13.30-15.00        Session II: Was Versailles a harsh peace treaty?- Markus Payk (Humboldt University): ‘The absence of honeyed and generous phrases’: a survey of the preambles and other declarative phrases in the Paris peace treaties of 1919-1920- Nicholas Mulder (Columbia University), Expropriation and economic warfare in the Versailles treaty- Laura Rathmanner (Vienna University): Responsibility and reparations in the peace treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye- Vincent Genin (University of Liège): Belgium’s delegation at the Parisian peace conference. Between international law and national aims                15.30-16.00       Coffee break, refreshments
16.00-17.30        Session III: Versailles and the politics of international law- Duncan Kelly (Cambridge University): International law as politics at Versailles
- Frederik Dhondt (Free University Brussels/Antwerp University): Permanent is not eternal! The hibernation of Belgian neutrality between conceptual change and practical continuity
- Tony Carty (Tsinghua University): China in the Versailles peace treaty                                                      
Catégories: Comparative Law News

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