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SEMINAR: "The Sentencia Arbitral de Guadalupe of 1486 - stages of incentives for land liberalisation in Medieval Hispanic Kingdoms" (Edinburgh, June 1 2015)

WHAT The Sentencia Arbitral de Guadalupe of 1486 - stages of incentives for land liberalisation in Medieval Hispanic Kingdoms, seminar of the Edinburgh Centre for Legal History
WHEN June 1 2015 - 5:00 pm
WHERE Kenyon Mason Suite, Law School, Old College - South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9 YL
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speaker Prof. Elia Marzal, Ramon Lull University (Barcelona) 
The Sentencia Arbitral de Guadalupe, issued by Ferdinand II of Aragon, put an end to the Wars of Remences, by allowing seigneury peasants, until then bound to the land, to leave it. According to the literature, this redemption of serfs -that expresses the dismantling of medieval political organization based on seigneury- took place much earlier than in other Hispanic and European reigns, where reforms would not arrive before the end of XVIIth Century. However, the general Fuero of León, first appeared in the ordinances of a council held in the city by Alfonso V in 1020, already allowed seigneury peasants to leave the land, without the social conflict that preceded in Catalonia the Sentencia Arbitral, but only in exchange of a prize and under certain conditions. Comparing these texts will allow us to put the Catalan text into proper historical perspective and shed light into the logic underlying these measures. Indeed, it will be argued that freedom of movement as recognised to peasants would express a transaction or re-equilibrium of political powers between the King and the Lords, rather than the result of the social tension between peasants and Lords, and would ultimately depend on the existence of incentives for land liberalisation.

Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tel Aviv University - Faculty of Law: 3rd Annual TAU Workshop for Junior Scholars in Law: "Theory coming to life"

Juris Diversitas - mar, 05/19/2015 - 03:43

The Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law is pleased to invite submissions to its third annual workshop for junior scholars in law. The workshop provides junior scholars with the opportunity to present and discuss their work and receive meaningful feedback from faculty members and peers, and aims to invigorate the scholars’ active participation in the community of international junior scholars in law.
Through law, theory comes into our daily lives in many ways. The workshop will explore the connection between theory and life:
different fields of law, such as criminal law, public law, corporate law, civil law, international law, cyber law, environmental law and others? What is the connection between human rights theories and their acceptance or rejection by different actors? How does legal theory deal with rapid changes in science and technology? What are the potential theoretical justifications to recognize obligations of states towards foreign individuals or communities? How can different actors, such as governments, philanthropists, public litigators and human rights organizations use theory to further their cause? How do lessons learned from historical events affect the formation of theory and practice?
We welcome junior scholars (doctoral candidates, VAPs, writing fellows and recent graduates of doctoral programs) from universities and research institutions throughout the world to submit abstracts engaging with the leading theme of the workshop.
Limited travel grants and accommodation will be available for participants with no institutional funding.
Submissions: Abstracts of up to 500 words of the proposed presentation (with a short bio and your current institutional affiliation(s)) should be submitted by email to TAU.junior.scholars@gmail.com by June 15, 2015
Applicants requesting travel grants and/or accommodation should indicate so in their submission, along with the city they expect to depart from and an estimate of the funds requested.
Applicants will be informed of acceptance or rejection by July 15, 2015. Selected presenters must submit their papers up to 10,000 words in length by September 30, 2015.
For further inquiries contact us at TAU.junior.scholars@gmail.com. 
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: "La pédophilie des prêtres. Eglise, scandale et correction fraternelle" (Paris, May 20 2015)

WHAT La pédophilie des prêtres. Eglise, scandale et correction fraternelle, lecture of the seminar Droit, conscience, subjectivité : approches casuistiques
WHEN May 20 2015, 11:00-13:00
WHERE Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS, salle 10 (105, bd Raspail) 
Arnaud Fossier (Université de Bourgogne)Paolo Napoli (EHESS)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: "Between private and public. The legal construction of parenthood in Scandinavia" (Paris, May 19 2015)

WHAT Between private and public. The legal construction of parenthood in Scandinavia, lecture of the seminar Public-privé : une frontière floue entre la force de l'état et l'autonomie des individus
WHEN May 19 2015, 18:00-21:00
WHERE Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS, 96 bd Raspail, salle des artistes, Paris
speakerHelle Vogt, (Université of Copenhagen)Family law is traditionally been seen as a discipline within the sphere of private law, but the centre of the family law – the construction of the family and the relationship between children and parents – are and have always been determinate by public moral and ethic; be it the religion, political ideas of non-discrimination or the individual’s right to chose over her body.The starting point will be taken in a couple of contemporary cases that illustrate the fields of tension between the way parenthood is legally constructed and the public opinion about when legal – and financial – responsibilities arise in regard to children. These cases illustrate how traditional norms like ‘the father is defined by the marriage’ (‘pater est quem nuptiæ demonstrant’), and ideas linked to the welfare state like all children have the right to both a mother and a father are under pressure.  Thereafter we will move back in time to see how parenthood has been constructed historically, which norms have defined it, and why and how changes occurred. Focus will be on illegitimate children, and the parents’ rights and obligations toward them. 
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: "Les juristes à la rencontre des autres savoirs en contexte colonial (XIXe-XXe siècles)" (Paris, May 18 2015)

WHAT Les juristes à la rencontre des autres savoirs en contexte colonial (XIXe-XXe siècles), lecture of the seminar Droit et contextes multiculturels

WHEN May 18 2015, 17:00-19:00
WHERE Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS, salle 6 (105, bd Raspail) 
speakerFlorence RENUCCI, Chargée de Recherche au CNRS-Université Lille2

Catégories: Comparative Law News

PODCAST: Giacomo Todeschini on Economics and Trade in Medieval Canon Law and Theology (France Culture, 24 April 2015)

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 La Fabrique de l'Histoire received Prof. Giacomo Todeschini (Trieste) to discuss his work on "Richesse franciscaine : de la pauvreté volontaire à la société de marché" (Lagrasse: Éditions Verdier, 2008, 281 p., ISBN 9782864325499; translation from Italian). A rich interview on property and possession, usury, credit, creditworthiness and reputation, or the erroneously "primitivist" nature of economic concepts in 13th century theology.

Full podcast available here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTURE: Brian Tamanaha - Inaugural Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence (Queen Mary, University of London)

Juris Diversitas - ven, 05/15/2015 - 04:40

The Cotterrell Lecturein Sociological Jurisprudence:Professor Brian Tamanaha
28 May 2015Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Venue: Lecture Theatre, ArtsOne Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NSBOOK NOW
The Inaugural Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence will be given by Professor Brian Tamanaha (Washington University Law School), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University of London in May-June 2015, on 28 May 2015. This event will be chaired by Professor Richard Nobles (Queen Mary University of London).
In addition to this event, during his visit Professor Tamanaha will give a half-day workshop on Relating Analytic, Empirical, Evolutionary, Diachronic and Comparative Methods in Constructing Concepts of Law (10 June) and a Legal Theory Masterclass (11 June) for postgraduate students.About Professor Brian TamanahaProfessor Tamanaha is a renowned jurisprudence scholar and the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles, including his groundbreaking book, Beyond the Formalist–Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging. His articles have appeared in a variety of leading journals, and his publications have been translated into eight languages. Also an expert in law and society, he has delivered lectures in Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Colombia, Singapore, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. He spent a year in residence as a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Professor Tamanaha is the recipient of several book prizes and awards, including Professor of the Year, and a frequent speaker and lecturer at legal conferences throughout the United States and abroad. His professional affiliations include serving as a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association. Before becoming a law professor, he clerked for the Hon Walter E Hoffman, US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also practiced law in Hawaii and Micronesia, where he served as legal counsel for the Micronesian Constitutional Convention, Assistant Attorney General for the Yap State and Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Hawaii. He then earned a doctorate of juridical science at Harvard Law School.Professor Tamanaha will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Department in May 2015.About the Lecture Series
The Cotterrell Lectures in Sociological Jurisprudence are named in honour ofProfessor Roger Cotterrell. ‘Sociological jurisprudence’ is understood broadly, as encompassing any theoretical aspect of socio-legal studies, any serious effort to relate jurisprudence and legal theory to changing social and historical conditions, or any topic linking law and social theory.
How to Book
This event is free but prior booking is required. Please register via the Queen Mary Eventbrite page.ContactFor more information, please contact lawevents@qmul.ac.uk.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

COLLOQUIUM: "Can We Codify Everything ?" (20 May 2015, Sciences Po Law School)

(image: Boulevard Saint-Germain, source: Wikimedia Commons)
 Siences Po Law School organizes an international colloquium on codification on 20 May.

Le projet interdisciplinaire CODEBENTHAM vise à comprendre l’émergence de la codification en tant que construction intellectuelle et culturelle, et à tracer les lignes de force de sa diffusion diachronique, synchronique et thématique. L’ambition de consigner par écrit, sous une forme largement accessible, la régulation des conduites humaines a partie liée avec l’apparition de l’État moderne, l’émergence du constitutionnalisme rationnel et la formation d’une sphère publique sécularisée. Les Lumières théorisent cette mise en ordre, qui connait sa concrétisation la plus nette à travers les codes napoléoniens. L’expression la plus remarquable de cette nouvelle vision n’est toutefois pas l’œuvre d’un Français, mais de l’Anglais Jeremy Bentham. En inventant le néologisme « codification », il inaugure rien moins qu’une nouvelle manière de concevoir la relation sociale, et notamment la relation de pouvoir. Aussi propose-t-il d’étendre le paradigme codificateur au-delà du droit tel qu’il était entendu jusqu’alors. Code pénal, code civil, code de procédure, code constitutionnel et autres code commercial, code des affaires étrangères, code militaire, code de la preuve, code de droit international, code de moralité, s’avèrent les figures démultipliées d’une science du gouvernement des hommes qui a tout de ce que Michel Foucault nomme « biopolitique ». Cette manifestation entend tester, à partir de plusieurs objets – le phénomène religieux, la crise économique, le constitutionnalisme et le raisonnement pratique –, les formes, les ambitions et les limites, aussi bien théoriques que pratiques, du panjuridisme épistémique benthamien. Du point de vue de l’histoire des concepts et des doctrines, il s’agit fondamentalement d’éclairer certaines des tensions et des mouvements de fond que connait l’idéologie juridique contemporaine. Programme:
  • Introduction
    • Peut-on tout codifier? Formes, ambitions et limites du panjuridisme épistémique benthamien, Guillaume Tusseau, Professeur des Universités à l’Ecole de droit de Sciences Po
  • Codifier la religion 
    • Utilitarianism and Religion: Moral, Metaphysical, and Political, Tim Mulgan, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy, University of St Andrews
    • La religion dans le code ? Les lumières radicales de Jeremy Bentham, Emmanuelle de Champs, Professeure d’histoire et civilisation britannique à l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise
    • Not Paul, but Jesus, Jean-Pierre Cléro, Professeur de philosophie à l’Université de Rouen 
  • Codifier l’économie 
    • The Legal Regulation of Economic Disruption: The Codification of the Financial Crisis, Sabrina Ragone, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg 
  • Codifier la constitution 
    • L’idéologie des juristes dans le processus de civilisation étatique, Francesco di Donato, Professore ordinario di Storia delle istituzioni politiche, Università di Napoli « Parthenope » 
  • Codifier le raisonnement pratique 
    • Bentham’s Codification of Practical Reason, Piero Tarantino, Post-doctorant à l’École de droit de Sciences Po 
 Practical information:
  • Sciences Po, 199, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 7e, Salle D 511 - Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles 
ContactFull programme here.

(source: Nomôdos)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: Around Bernard Manin and his Principles of Representative Government, Twenty Years On (Nantes, 20 May 2015)

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The University of Nantes organizes a workshop around Prof. Bernard Manin (NYU, Wilf Family Department of Politics), who published an incisive study on the "Principles of Representative Government", first at Callman-Lévy in 1995, later in pocket edition (Flammarion).

A select panel of prominent French scholars will deliver comments on Manin's synthesis.

9h30 : Accueil et Introduction de la journée

I – Contextes (10h-12h)
Goulven Boudic (Université de Nantes), Bernard Manin avant les Principes
Tristan Storme (Université de Nantes), Resituer les Principes
Arnauld Leclerc (Université de Nantes), Un livre de science politique
Alain Bergounioux : Travailler avec Bernard Manin


II – Interrogations (14h-16h)
Fabienne Greffet (Université de Nancy), La démocratie du public à l’heure des réseaux sociaux
Loïc Blondiaux (Université Paris I-Sorbonne), Un retour paradoxal du tirage au sort ?
Jean-Claude Monod (Ecole normale supérieure), Démocratie du public et personnalisation
Jean-Marc Ferry, La démocratie du public à l’heure européenne

Pause café

III – Discussions et Conclusion (16h30-17h45)
Avec Bernard Manin (EHESS)
(source: Nomôdos)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: International Law and Arbitration. From the Hague Conferences to the League of Nations. Global and Belgian Perspectives (University of Antwerp, 2 June 2015)

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The Research Unit Political History at the University of Antwerp organizes a seminar on 2 June 2015 on the theme "International Law and Arbitration. From the Hague Conferences to the League of Nations. Global and Belgian Perspectives".

Programme and abstracts:

Seminar organized by PoHis (UAntwerpen)
2 June 2015
University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 10, 2000 Antwerp, room P.002
9:45 Welcome

10:00 Maartje Abbenhuis (University of Auckland): A Global History of the Hague Peace Conferences, 1898 – 1914

The two Hague conferences of 1899 and 1907 have a contested historiography. Depending on the historical tradition, the conferences are presented as either irrelevant, mere footnotes ‘en route to the First World War’, or as foundational moments shaping twentieth-century international law and order. Based on a variety of published and archival sources, this talk explains how contemporaries looked to The Hague conferences as golden opportunities to shape the international law and organisation and explains why these events are so important to understanding global realities of the time.

10:40 Vincent Genin (Université de Liège): Juristes, parlementaires et diplomates en Belgique dans le processus menant aux Conférences de la Paix de La Haye de 1875 à 1899/1907

Il n’est pas inintéressant de souligner que la manière dont la Belgique a appréhendé les Conférences de la Paix de La Haye de 1899 et 1907 mérite encore une étude solide. Notre ambition, dans le cadre de ce séminaire, est d’analyser les circonstances qui ont entouré ce rapport entre un pays déterminé et un phénomène défini, à savoir un aboutissement du processus de diffusion de l’arbitrage obligatoire entre les États. Promu en Belgique par diverses institutions, depuis 1870, et défendu de manière plus ferme par le Parlement dès 1875, cet arbitrage ou la volonté, par extension, de mettre sur pied un tribunal arbitral international, sont l’objet de débats importants en Belgique, tant au Ministère des Affaires étrangères, qu’au Parlement ou dans les écrits et correspondances privées des juristes de droit international. L’étude de ce phénomène et de la manière dont il a été représenté et accueilli, est l’objet de notre contribution.

11 :00 Maarten Van Alstein (Vlaams Vredesinstituut): A Realist View: The Belgian Diplomatic Elite and the League of Nations

After the First World War, principles such as collective security and arbitration were enhanced in international politics, not in the least because they formed the cornerstones of new international organizations such as the League of Nations. After nearly eighty decades of neutrality, Belgian policymakers and diplomats were determined to pursue a more activist foreign policy and engage in international organizations and alliances. Although Belgium became a member of the new League of Nations and provided the first president of its general assembly, Belgian policymakers and diplomats’ attitudes towards principles such as collective security and arbitration ranged from cautiousness to clear skepticism. Although an evolution towards increased trust in collective security and arbitration can be observed between 1919 and 1929, Belgian policymakers’ and diplomats’ views during this period remained predominantly based on realist premises and beliefs.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Please send an email to : henk.desmaele@uantwerpen.be.(source: newdiplomatichistory.org)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

PODCAST: Is Jihadism a New Brigadism ? (France Culture, La Fabrique de l'Histoire, 1 May 2015)

(Guernica by Pablo Picasso; source: Wikimedia Commons)
La Fabrique de l'Histoire, a radio show by and for historians, aired a debate held in the Sorbonne on 25 April on the problem of "alien enlistment". Professors Olivier Forcade (Paris IV-Sorbonne) and Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po Paris) debated with Hervé Mazurel (lecturer, University of Burgundy) and Gilles Pecout (Mediterranean historian) on parallels, recurrences and dissimilarities between the Syrian conflict and earlier episodes of European history. Particularly the Spanish Civil war and the liberal support for Greek independence, massively mobilising volunteers in France or Britain in the 20th and 19th centuries, come across when the problem of European Jihadi fighters appears in our newspaper columns today.

The full podcast can be found on France Culture's website (here).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JURIS DIVERSITAS: Annual Conference 2015 Programme

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 05/14/2015 - 03:52
JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE  2 June (afternoon) to 4 June 2015School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland
THE STATE OF/AND COMPARATIVE LAW Co-sponsored bySchool of Law, University of Limerick & Juris Diversitas
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
14:00                     Registration 14:30                     Welcoming AddressIn memoriam Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014) and H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)]14:45                     Plenary – KeynoteChair: Seán Patrick Donlan·         A Theoretical Basis for Comparative Legal Pluralism, Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University School of Law (United States)16:00-16:30         Break16:30-18:00         Parallel Sessions I I.A          Legal Pluralism in Africa·         The Dominance of Legal Pluralism in a Post-Colonial South Africa: Where do We Stand almost Three and a Half Centuries after Western Legal Transplantation?, Christa Rautenbach, North-West University (South Africa)·         The Relevance of Comparative Jurisprudence in the Namibian Legal System, Samuel Amoo, University of Namibia (Namibia)·         Mapping or Codifying? The Project on the Ascertainment of Customary Law in Somaliland, Salvatore Mancuso, University of Cape Town (South Africa)I.B           Structuring Mixed Legal Systems·         The Political Purpose of a Mixed Legal System Conception: The Case of Scotland, Andreas Rahmatian, University of Glasgow (Scotland)·         Quebec’s “droit commun” as its Basic General Law, Matthieu Juneau, Université Laval, Québec (Canada)I.C           New Dimensions of Constitutionalism·         Constitutions beyond the State: a Miracle or a Mirage?, Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)·         An Approach to Comparative Environmental Constitutionalism, Francois Venter, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus (South Africa)·         La démocratie moderne au miroir de la pensée chinoise, Frédérique Rueda-Despouey, University of Bordeaux (France)18:00-19:00         Reception – Juris Diversitas Book SeriesLaunch
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
9:00-10:30           Parallel Sessions IIII.A         Law, Religion and Tradition·         The British Religious and Secular Courts in Historical and Comparative Perspective, Martin Sychold, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland)·         Interaction between Common Law and Islamic Law in Nigeria: a study of the application of the doctrine of Stare-Decisis in some Islamic Law cases in Northern Nigeria, Ahmed S. Garba, Bauchi State University, Gadau (Nigeria)·         Traditio Canonica and Legal Tradition: The Role of the Canon Law in Contemporary Legal Debate, Lorenzo Cavalaglio, University of Udine (Italy)II.B         Interaction and Convergence: Mixed Approaches·         Liability for Losses Caused by Administrative Action in South Africa and the Netherlands, Rolien Roos, North-West University (South Africa)·         The Convergence of Defamation in English Tort and French Criminal Law, Mathilde Groppo, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law (United Kingdom)·         Public or Private? Comparing the German and British Approaches to Enforcing Consumer Protection, Shane Patrick McNamee, University of Bayreuth (Germany)10:30-11:00         Break11:00-12:00         Parallel Sessions IIIIII.A        Legal Cosmopolitanism in Territorialized and De-Territorialized Law·         Resorting to International Instruments for the Interpretation of European Private Law, Isabelle Rueda, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)·         International Commercial Arbitration, lex mercatoria, UNIDROIT Principles and Models Laws: Legal Cosmopolitanism within the World of Affairs?, Matteo Dragoni, University of Pavia (Italy)

III.B        Of Elites and their Influence·         On Legal Elites and the Legal Profession in Cyprus, Nikitas Hatzimihail, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)·         Anglo-Phone Legality: Ciceronian, Socratic and Derridian, Joseph P. Garske (United States)III.C        Views of Law and the Cities·         The Interaction between Non-Judicial Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution and the State: the Case Study of Maputo, Concetta Tina Lorizzo, University of Cape Town (South Africa)·         Plurality and the City, Julian Sidoli del Ceno, Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)12:00-14:00         Lunch14:00-15:30         Parallel Sessions IVIV.A       Comparative law, Circulation and Transplants·         Comparative Law in Russia and CIS, Irina Moutaye, Institute of Legislation & Comparative Law, Moscow (Russia)·         Legal Transplants and European Private Law, Domitilla Vanni di San Vincenzo, University of Palermo (Italy)·         The Circulation of Legal Arguments among Courts : The Case of Brown v. Board of Education, Maria Chiara Locchi, University of Perugia (Italy)IV.B        Intercultural Integration: Cosmopolitism and Pluralism·         Errant Law: Spaces and Subjects, Mario Ricca, University of Parma, (Italy)·         Living Together in a Critical, Pluralist and Cosmopolitan State?, Emma Patrignani, University of Lapland (Finland)·         Comparing Hybrid Legal Systems in India: Similarities in Diversity, Andrea Borroni and Marco Seghesio, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy) IV.C        Justified and Unjustified Enrichment·         Unjustified Enrichment: Should South Africa Venture into the Thick Forest of Passing on Defence?, Aimite Jorge, University of Namibia (Namibia)·         Unjust or Unjustified? A German-English Picture Puzzle, Nathalie Neumayer, University of Vienna (Austria)·         Contract Formation in Context of Morality, Customs and Praxeology, Jakub Szczerbowski, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland)15:30-16:00         Break16:00-17:15         Plenary– Keynote·         Forms of Combined Comparative Research: Synchronised or Restricted?, Katharina Boele-Woelki, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)19:00                     Conference DinnerThursday, June 4, 2015
9:00-10:30           Parallel Sessions VV.B         Indigenous Law and State Law·         Explicit-Implicit Legal Pluralism, Elina Moustaira, University of Athens (Greece)·         Critical Legal Pluralism in Afghanistan, Nafay Choudhury, American University of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)·         Implications of an Adaptation Theory of Indigenous Law on Legal Pluralism in Africa, Anthony C. Diala, University of Cape Town (South Africa)V.C         Shifts in Transmitting Property and Nationality·         Remodeling Values Protected by the Law of Succession in the European Union, Elwira Macierzynska-Franaszczyk, Kozminski University (Poland)·         Comparative Analyses of Testamentary Capacity, Linda Schoeman, University of Pretoria (South Africa)10:30-11:00         Break11:00-12:00         Parallel Sessions VIVI.A       Challenging Legal Traditions ·         Socio-Cultural Challenges to Comparative Legal Studies in Mixed Legal Systems, Esin Örücü, University of Glasgow (Scotland)·         From Law as a Legal Tradition to Traditions Invented Through Law: a European Perspective, Lorenzo Bairati, University of Pollenzo (Italy)VI.B        Pluralistic Views on Land Issues in Indonesia·         Controversies on the Existences of Indigenous Lands in Indonesia, Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah and Elza Syarief, Universitas Internasional Batam (Indonesia)·         Legal Pluralism and Land Administration in West Sumatra: The Implementation of the Regulations of both Local and Nagari Governments on Communal Land Tenure, Hilaire Tegnan, Andalas University, Padang (Indonesia)VI.C        Clash or Balance? Cyber Security v. Privacy, DNA v. Presumption of Innocence·         A Vague Balance between Cyber Security and Right of Privacy: Israeli, International and Italian Law in a Comparative Perspective, Paola Aurucci, University of Milan (Italy)·         A Clash of Icons? Is DNA Evidence Posing Threats to Presumption of Innocence in Ireland and France?, Michelle-Thérèse Stevenson, University of Limerick (Ireland)12:00-14:00         Lunch
14:00-15:30         Parallel Sessions VIIVII.A      Panel – Buddhist Legal Traditions·         Buddhist Tradition(s) on Law and Governance, Ignazio Castellucci, University of Trento (Italy)·         Tibetan Epiphanies of Buddhist Law, Andrea Serafino, Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)·         Tort Law in Buddhist Legal Traditions, Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland)VII.B      Everyday Life, Gender and Happiness·         Cryptotypes and Implicits in Gender Issues, Barbara Pasa (paper prepared with Lucia Morra), University of Turin (Italy)·         Ethnographic Study of the Everyday Legal Pluralism in India, Karine Bates, University of Montreal (Canada)·         Love and Happiness in Law, Angelo Parisi, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)15:30-16:00         Break16:00-17:00         Juris Diversitas General Meeting
17:00-17:30         Plenary – Closing Panel
Catégories: Comparative Law News

NEW JOURNAL: Calumet - Intercultural LAw and Humanities Review

Juris Diversitas - mer, 05/13/2015 - 15:25
'Calumet is an on-line pioneering review. It was formed with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in the face of problems arising from intercultural relationships and their interweaving with legal experience. The premise and starting point of Calumet is the belief that even under the lens of law, people are not norms. More and more often, individuals from different cultures come into daily contact, interact, and arrange their own affairs. History and present intercultural relationships demonstrate, however, that the law inevitably crosses their paths. Normative structures are constantly looming in the background of their actions. The presence of law, perhaps silent at first, is nevertheless ready to burst forth at the first sign of possible conflict. At the same time, every contact between norms coming from different social or political circuits transmits interactions between cultural systems. Those intercultural intertwinings must be unveiled and eviscerated if we are to solve the problems ensuing from the overlap of differing legal contexts and traditions. In the contemporary world, people and norms, words and interests are continuously crossing borders, giving rise to new spaces for relating. The description and analysis of these new spaces calls for interdisciplinary tools. Drawing on their own cultural resources, each person has the possibility of modulating the interweaving between norms, power devices, and institutional structures. On the other hand, relying on the public influence of normative languages, the same people can foster translation and creative transactions between cultural systems. Just as in a pioneering experiment, human and social sciences and their respective scholars are all called upon to contribute to the unfolding of these processes of intercultural ‘creation’. From anthropology to semiotics, philosophy and aesthetics, history and geography, literature and psycho-social disciplines, up to medicine, ecology, religious studies and the analysis of relationships between religious traditions and secular institutions, each and every discipline should be empowered to coordinate with the study and intercultural use of law. The theoretical and pragmatic outcome of such cognitive and methodological convergence is the potential to sketch out traces for a human and legal subjectivity capable of supporting peaceful co-existence on both a local and global scale.

Our hope is that Calumet can become a meeting point that serves scholars from different disciplines pursuing these ends.'
Catégories: Comparative Law News