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Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'

mer, 02/08/2017 - 13:35
Special Issue - Legal Bodies: Corpus/Persona/CommunitasWe are pleased to offer you free access* to the latest Special issue from Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'. Read the Special Issue here.Law & Literature is the leading interdisciplinary law journal directed to law and the arts. This issue investigates the way literary and artistic texts interrogate the notion of 'personhood', focussing on both historical and contemporary (re-) conceptualizations of the notion within the domain of law.Articles include:  Begin reading now.*Free access is available until the end of February, 2017.Kind regards,
Bryony Goodwin
Routledge Law
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New from Hart Publishing

mar, 01/31/2017 - 12:47
Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law WorldEdited by Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks
The recognition and enforcement of legitimate expectations by courts has been a striking feature of English law since R v North and East Devon Health Authority; ex parte Coughlan [2001] 3 QB 213.  Although the substantive form of legitimate expectation adopted in Coughlan was quickly accepted by English courts and received a generally favourable response from public law scholars, the doctrine of that case has largely been rejected in other common law jurisdictions. The central principles of Coughlan have been rejected by courts in common law jurisdictions outside the UK for a range of reasons, such as incompatibility with local constitutional doctrine, or because they mark an undesirable drift towards merits review. The sceptical and critical reception to Coughlan outside England is a striking   contrast to the reception the case received within the UK. This book provides a detailed scholarly analysis of these issues and considers the doctrine of legitimate expectations both in England and elsewhere in the common law world.
Matthew Groves is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University.Greg Weeks is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.
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January 2016     9781849467780     368pp     Hardback     RSP: $108
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Negligence and IllegalitySharon Erbacher
This book examines claims in negligence arising from illegal conduct of the claimant. An array of public policy and other grounds have been advanced for resolving these claims, resulting in an area that is characterised by confusing and contradictory case law. The book analyses the various explanations put forward as the basis for illegality doctrine within a framework of corrective justice theory. Illegality law poses particular challenges for the corrective justice explanation of negligence law, as many illegality tests are based on public policy considerations external to the relationship of the parties. The book argues that the only circumstance where illegality doctrine should be applied to deny a claim is where this is necessary to preserve the coherence of the legal system. It develops the work of Ernest Weinribian corrective justice theorists to explain how the principle of legal coherence fits within the framework of corrective justice theory, and why legal coherence is the only valid conceptual basis for a doctrine of illegality. It also contains a detailed study on the scope of the coherence rationale and the principles that will determine its application.
Sharon Erbacher is a Senior Lecturer at the Law School at Deakin University, Australia.
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January 2016     9781509906666     272pp     Hardback     RSP: $108
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Private Law and PowerEdited by Kit Barker, Simone Degeling, Karen Fairweather and Ross Grantham
The aim of this edited collection of essays is to examine the relationship between private law and power – both the public power of the state and the ‘private’ power of institutions and individuals. It describes and critically assesses the way that private law doctrines, institutions, processes and rules express, moderate, facilitate and control relationships of power. The various chapters of this work examine the dynamics of the relationship between private law and power from a number of different perspectives – historical, theoretical, doctrinal and comparative. They have been commissioned from leading experts in the field of private law, from several different Commonwealth Jurisdictions (Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand), each with expertise in the particular sphere of their contribution. They aim to illuminate the past and assist in resolving some contemporary, difficult legal issues relating to the shape, scope and content of private law and its difficult relationship with power.
Kit Barker is Professor of Private Law, Karen Fairweather is an  Associate Lecturer and Ross Grantham is Professor of Commercial Law, all  at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.Simone Degeling is Professor of Law at UNSW Australia.
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January 2016     9781509905997     320pp     Hardback     RSP: $128
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SIXTH EDITIONDalhuisen on Transnational Comparative, Commercial, Financial and Trade Law3 Volume SetJan H Dalhuisen
This is the sixth edition of the leading work on transnational and comparative commercial and financial law, covering a wide range of complex topics in the modern law of international commerce, finance and trade. As a guide for students and practitioners it has proven to be unrivaled. The work is divided into three volumes, each of which can be used independently or as part of the complete work.Volume one covers the roots and foundations of private law; the different orientations and structure of civil and common law; the concept, forces, and theoretical basis of the transnationalisation of the law in the professional sphere; the autonomous sources of the new law merchant or modern lex mercatoria, its largely finance-driven impulses; and its relationship to domestic public policy and public order requirements.Volume two deals with transnational contract, movable and intangible property law.Volume three deals with financial products and financial services, with the structure and operation of modern commercial and investment banks, and with financial risk, stability and regulation, including the fall-out from the recent financial crisis and regulatory responses in the US and Europe.All three volumes may be purchased separately or as part of this set.
Jan H Dalhuisen is Professor of Law at King's College London and Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law in the Catholic Universtity in Lisbon. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and former Visiting Professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, the University of Hong Kong and the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.
January 2016     9781509907533     Hardback     RSP: $534
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Access to Justice and Legal AidComparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal NeedEdited by Asher Flynn and Jacqueline Hodgson
This book considers how access to justice is affected by restrictions to legal aid budgets and increasingly prescriptive service guidelines. As common law jurisdictions, England and Wales and Australia, share similar ideals, policies and practices, but they differ in aspects of their legal and political culture, in the nature of the communities they serve and in their approaches to providing access to justice. These jurisdictions thus provide us with different perspectives on what constitutes justice and how we might seek to overcome the burgeoning crisis in unmet legal need. The book fills an important gap in existing scholarship as the first to bring together new empirical and theoretical knowledge examining different responses to legal aid crises both in the domestic and comparative contexts, across criminal, civil and family law. It achieves this by examining the broader social, political, legal, health and welfare impacts of legal aid cuts and prescriptive service guidelines. Across both jurisdictions, this work suggests that it is the most vulnerable groups who lose out in the way the law now operates in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for academics, students, practitioners and policymakers interested in criminal and civil justice, access to justice, the provision of legal assistance and legal aid.
Asher Flynn is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology within the School of Social Sciences at Monash University.Jacqueline Hodgson is Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre in the School of Law, University of Warwick.
January 2016     9781509900848     336pp     Hardback     RSP: $94
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EU Non-Discrimination Law in the CourtsApproaches to Sex and Sexualities Discrimination in EU LawJule Mulder
Since the year 2000, the material and personal scope of EU non-discrimination law has been significantly broadened and has challenged national courts to introduce a comprehensive equality framework into their national law to correspond with the European standard. The book provides a multi-layered culturally informed comparison of juridical approaches to EU (in)direct sex and sexualities discrimination and its implementation in Germany and the Netherlands. It examines how and why national courts apply national non-discrimination law with a European origin differently, although the legislation derives from the same set of EU law and the national courts have to respect the interpretive competence of the CJEU. The book provides valuable insights into the national and European context which shape the dialogue and influences of the courts inter se, the national application of EU law, and the harmonisation process within the area of gender equality law and beyond. A Dutch and German comparison is of special interest here because both countries’ approaches towards non-discrimination law are quite different despite the similarities in the respective legal systems; they are founding members of the EU, they are neighbours, they are civil law countries, and their legal systems  are relatively similar at least compared to Scandinavian and common law jurisdictions. Therefore, the different reception EU non-discrimination law cannot simply be explained by obvious differences between the legal systems. Their comparison thus provides an interesting case study to uncover legal and non legal, cultural and historic, factors which influence the application of EU non-discrimination law in both countries. The book is of interest for EU, comparative and equality lawyers.
Jule Mulder is a lecturer in law at the University of Bristol.
January 2016     9781849467636     344pp     Hardback     RSP: $88
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Multilevel Constitutionalism for Multilevel Governance of Public GoodsMethodology Problems in International LawErnst Ulrich Petersmann
This is the first legal monograph analysing multilevel governance of global ‘aggregate public goods’ (PGs) from the perspective of democractic, republican and cosmopolitan constitutionalism by using historical, legal, political and economic methods. It explains the need for a ‘new philosophy of international law’ in order to protect human rights and PGs more effectively and more legitimately. 'Constitutional approaches’ are justified by the universal recognition of human rights and by the need to protect ‘human rights’, ‘rule of law’, ‘democracy’ and other ‘principles of justice’ that are used in national, regional and UN legal systems as indeterminate legal concepts. The study describes and criticizes the legal methodology problems of ‘disconnected’ governance in UN, GATT and WTO institutions as well as in certain areas of the external relations of the EU (like transatlantic free trade agreements). Based on 40 years of practical experiences of the author in German, European, UN, GATT and WTO governance institutions and of simultaneous academic teaching, this study develops five propositions for constituting, limiting, regulating and justifying multilevel governance for the benefit of citizens and their constitutional rights as ‘constituent powers’, ‘democratic principals’ and main ‘republican actors’, who must hold multilevel governance institutions and their limited ‘constituted powers’ legally, democratically and judicially more accountable.
Ernst Ulrich Petersmann is emeritus professor and former head of the law department of the European University Institute at Florence (Italy). He combined 40 years of legal practice in German, European, UN, GATT and WTO governance institutions with teaching international and European law at numerous universities in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the USA as well as in African and Asian countries. He was secretary, member or chairman of numerous GATT/WTO dispute settlement panels and chairman of the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association (1999–2014).
January 2016     9781509909124     416pp     Hardback     RSP: $114
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Share Knowledge and Thoughts on Law & Food: Still Time to Submitt!

ven, 01/27/2017 - 18:31
Call for Paper Extended until February 28
JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 10-12, 2017
Lyon, France

In partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & FoodLa cuisine juridique

The Theme:For its 5th Annual Conference, Juris Diversitas revisits its culinary origins, expressed in the logo. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cared about access to water resources and food, whether it came to trade or protection. Since times immemorial, Bhutan makes sure every citizen has access to a minimal acreage of land to secure food for the family. Whilst religions multiplied food prohibitions and prescriptions, customs redistributed land, shared its occupancy in creative ways, or favored communal property so that everyone had access to food. Laws have multiplied to facilitate food trade, security, safety, traceability, and also to promote and protect food and wine production, using trademarks and geographical denominations. In addition, the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes.
All law related food topics, whether liquid or solid, vegetal or animal, real or symbolic, tasty or toxic, old or new, home-made or industrial, fast or simmering, whether connected or not to the environment, sustainable development, climate change, literature, art, science, faith, beliefs, or any dimension of human experience may be revisited in an interdisciplinary perspective from the moment they intersect with rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. You are invited to cook and share food for thought at every possible level, past, present, and future, local, regional, and global, topical and utopic, and feed at a two-day and a half worldwide intellectual banquet in a truly unique culinary capital of Europe.
Submissions:Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.
Proposals should be in English or in French.Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at : jdlyon2017@yahoo.com by FEBRUARY 28, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.
Registration Fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2017. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

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mar, 01/17/2017 - 16:14
CALL FOR PAPERS

JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 10-12, 2017
Lyon, France

In partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & FoodLa cuisine juridique
The Theme:For its 5th Annual Conference, Juris Diversitas revisits its culinary origins, expressed in the logo. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cared about access to water resources and food, whether it came to trade or protection. Since times immemorial, Bhutan makes sure every citizen has access to a minimal acreage of land to secure food for the family. Whilst religions multiplied food prohibitions and prescriptions, customs redistributed land, shared its occupancy in creative ways, or favored communal property so that everyone had access to food. Laws have multiplied to facilitate food trade, security, safety, traceability, and also to promote and protect food and wine production, using trademarks and geographical denominations. In addition, the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes.
All law related food topics, whether liquid or solid, vegetal or animal, real or symbolic, tasty or toxic, old or new, home-made or industrial, fast or simmering, whether connected or not to the environment, sustainable development, climate change, literature, art, science, faith, beliefs, or any dimension of human experience may be revisited in an interdisciplinary perspective from the moment they intersect with rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. You are invited to cook and share food for thought at every possible level, past, present, and future, local, regional, and global, topical and utopic, and feed at a two-day and a half worldwide intellectual banquet in a truly unique culinary capital of Europe.
Submissions:Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.
Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at : jdlyon2017@yahoo.com by January 31, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.
Registration Fees:€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2017. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2017)

mar, 01/17/2017 - 11:41
We invite you/your research students to submit a paper to the 6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2017) which will be held on 5th - 6th June 2017 in Singapore.
The co-Program Chairs areDr. Suresh V Nadagoudar, Bangalore University, India and Prof. K.C. Sunny,  University of Kerala, India and the Editor-In-Chief is Prof. Tony Carty, The University of Hong Kong.
The extended full paper submission deadline is on 10th February 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need more time, please let us know and we will consider on a case by case basis for an extended deadline.
LRPP 2017 Highlights:!P         Workshop on !§The Climate Future of Law. How will Climate Change Affect the Future Development of the Cognate Areas of Law, Specifically the Law of Property, Contract and Tort!  by Prof. Paul Babie, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
!P         Keynote Addresses!P         Prof. Paul Babie, Personal Chair of Law in the Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, Australia- The Climate Future of Property Law!P         Prof. Gabriel Moens, Professor of Law, Curtin Law School, Australia - Improving Public Health through Behavioural Rules: A Legitimate Legislative Project of a Nany State or a Nudge State?!P         Asst. Prof. Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Why Do Criminal Trials Crack? An Empirical Investigation of Late Guilty Pleas in Hong Kong!P         Assoc. Prof. Charles Qu, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
!P         LRPP 2017 Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2251-3809, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-3817 will be published and submitted to several indexing partners. !P         Journal of Law and Social Sciences: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS) - Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JLSS.!P         Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference). !P         LRPP 2017 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.!P         Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

For more information, please visit the LRPP 2017 website: http://law-conference.org/. Would appreciate if you could disseminate this information to your colleagues/students who might be interested to participate in this year's LRPP conference.
Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at   secretariat@law-conference.org.

Ana Martina TubillejaProgram ManagerGlobal Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)10 Anson Road, International Plaza,
#13-12, Singapore- 079903
Phone: +65 6236 1544| Fax: +65 6327 0162
Catégories: Comparative Law News

Job Offer: Visiting Lecturership at the University of Tuscia

mar, 01/17/2017 - 11:28
JOB OFFER – VISITING LECTURER 
During the Spring Semester of this academic year (2016-2017), the DISTU Department of the University of Tuscia, in its effort to promote the internationalisation of the legal studies, will offer a course on “Civil Law and Common Law Systems: Convergences and Divergences” as part of its Programme in Law. 
The course – open to the attendance of undergraduate and doctoral students – will consist of 6 lectures, each one lasting 3 hours, to be held in English, preferably in three consecutive weeks, in the period March-April 2017.
The DISTU Department seeks to appoint a foreign (non-Italian) visiting scholar, who will be responsible for the delivery of the course, as well as for the evaluation of the short essays that students will elaborate during the course in order to obtain the certificate and the 10 credits provided for the course. No more than 20 students will attend the course. 
The Department has allocated up to a maximum of € 3,000.00 (remuneration, travel and living expenses included). The gross sum of € 250.00 will be paid for each day’s seminar, which is to be considered as exclusive of all taxes and duties applicable to the University and/or the recipient. 
Travel and living expenses will also be reimbursed up to a maximum of € 1,500.00. 
Requisites 
The candidate should: 
1. Not be of Italian nationality;2. Be in possession of a level of competency of the English language of at least C1;3. Hold a Masters degree or equivalent or a Research Doctorate or PhD;4. Have academic, professional and teaching experience in the field of the Human Rights. 

The application (written in English) should be sent to the Director of the DISTU Department, Professor Giulio Vesperini (email to sangiovanni@unitus.it, and copy to mario.savino@unitus.it) by 25 January 2017. It should include a detailed academic-professional curriculum (written in English) and a list of the candidate’s academic publications. The DISTU Department will give communication of the results of the selection process by 10 February 2017.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

New from Oxford University Press

jeu, 01/05/2017 - 12:10
Separation of Powers in African ConstitutionalismEdited by Charles M. FombadStellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law
  • The first book addressing all the constitutional traditions of the African continent
  • Permits the reader to compare constitutional developments across African nations and worldwide
  • Written from a range of African perspectives, offering expert knowledge of African constitutional law
  • Choice of LawDean Symeon C. SymeonidesOxford Commentaries on American Law
    • Provides in-depth, sophisticated coverage of the choice-of-law part of Conflicts Law (or Private International Law) as practiced in the U.S., with necessary comparisons with foreign laws
    • Explains the doctrinal and methodological foundations of choice of law and then focuses on its actual practice, examining not only what courts say but also what they do
    • Identifies the emerging decisional patterns and formulates predictions about likely outcomes
    • Written by an award winning author and renowned expert in conflicts law
    • The Purse and the SwordThe Trials of Israel's Legal RevolutionDaniel Friedmann
      • Presents a critical analysis of Israel's legal system in the context of its politics, history, and society
      • Examines the extensive powers that Israel's Supreme Court arrogated to itself since the 1980s
      • Traces the historic transformation of Israel's legal system and the shifts in the balance of power between the branches of government
      • Developments are detailed in the context of major issues faced by a modern Israel
      • Analyzes the causes of public distrust of the Court and the rebalancing of power towards the political branches
      • Parliaments and the European Court of Human RightsAlice Donald and Philip Leach
        • Provides an authoritative exploration of democratic legitimacy in human rights interpretation, adjudication, and implemetation; combining new empirical data with theoretical insights
        • Offers a detailed investigation of five European states with differing records of compliance with ECtHR decisions
        • Analyses parliamentary actors in terms of their own actions, and their relationship with other domestic and supranational actors
        • Islamic Legal RevivalReception of European Law and Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt, 1875DS1952Leonard WoodOxford Islamic Legal Studies
          • A timely examination of the movement to revive Islamic law
          • Presents for the first time unknown aspects of the legal and intellectual history of the Islamic world and Islamic political movements.
          • Accessible to a wide audience, both specialist and non-specialist alike
Catégories: Comparative Law News

Juris Diversitas, 5th Annual Conference, Lyon, July 10-12, 2017

lun, 12/19/2016 - 16:15
CALL FOR PAPERS

JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 10-12, 2017
Lyon, France

In partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & FoodLa cuisine juridique
The Theme:For its 5th Annual Conference, Juris Diversitas revisits its culinary origins, expressed in the logo. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cared about access to water resources and food, whether it came to trade or protection. Since times immemorial, Bhutan makes sure every citizen has access to a minimal acreage of land to secure food for the family. Whilst religions multiplied food prohibitions and prescriptions, customs redistributed land, shared its occupancy in creative ways, or favored communal property so that everyone had access to food. Laws have multiplied to facilitate food trade, security, safety, traceability, and also to promote and protect food and wine production, using trademarks and geographical denominations. In addition, the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes.
All law related food topics, whether liquid or solid, vegetal or animal, real or symbolic, tasty or toxic, old or new, home-made or industrial, fast or simmering, whether connected or not to the environment, sustainable development, climate change, literature, art, science, faith, beliefs, or any dimension of human experience may be revisited in an interdisciplinary perspective from the moment they intersect with rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. You are invited to cook and share food for thought at every possible level, past, present, and future, local, regional, and global, topical and utopic, and feed at a two-day and a half worldwide intellectual banquet in a truly unique culinary capital of Europe.
Submissions:Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.
Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at : jdlyon2017@yahoo.comby January 31, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.
Registration Fees:€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2017. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

Juris Diversitas, 5e Congrès annuel, Lyon 10-12 juillet 2017

lun, 12/19/2016 - 16:11
APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS

JURIS DIVERSITAS5e CONGRÈS ANNUEL
10-12 juillet 2017
Lyon, France

En partenariat avecEM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin
Law & Food La cuisine juridique
Le thème:Pour son 5eCongrès annuel, Juris Diversitas revient sur ses origines culinaires qui apparaissent sur le logo. Les liens entre droit et nourriture sont aussi anciens que le phénomène juridique. Babylone, l’Égypte, la Grèce et Rome s’intéressèrent à l’accès à l’eau et aux ressources alimentaires. Le Bhoutan a de tous temps assuré à ses citoyens l’accès à une superficie minimale pour garantir l’alimentation de la famille. Alors que les religions multipliaient les interdits et les prescriptions alimentaires, la coutume redistribuait les terres, en partageait l’occupation de manière créative ou favorisait la propriété communale afin que chacun ait accès à la nourriture. Le droit s’est intensifié pour faciliter le commerce de la nourriture, la sécurité alimentaire, les normes sanitaires et de traçabilité, ainsi que pour promouvoir et protéger la production agricole et vinicole, par l’utilisation des marques et des appellations d’origine. De plus, l’activité alimentaire et culinaire offre aux penseurs et aux enseignants du droit de savoureuses métaphores, faisant des règles des recettes et de leur combinaison une cuisine juridique.
Tout thème juridique lié à la nourriture, qu’elle soit liquide ou solide, réelle ou symbolique, savoureuse ou toxique, ancienne ou nouvelle, domestique ou industrielle, instantanée ou élaborée, qu’il soit ou non lié à l’environnement, au développement durable, au changement climatique, à la littérature, l’art, la science, la foi, les croyances, ou toute dimension de l’expérience humaine peut être reconsidéré dans une perspective interdisciplinaire du moment qu’il entre en relation avec règles, normes ou prescriptions de toutes sortes. Vous êtes invités à cuisiner et nourrir la pensée sous toutes ses formes, au passé au présent ou au futur, sur le plan local, régional ou mondial, de manière topique ou utopique, et à partager pendant deux jours et demi un banquet intellectuel mondial dans une grande capitale gastronomique européenne.
Communications:Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.
Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde de trois présentateurs ou plus) sont à adresser au PrSalvatore Mancuso à jdlyon2017@yahoo.com avant le 31 janvier 2017 avec une brève notice biographique donnant la liste des principales publications. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.
Droits d’inscription: €200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2017. Les informations relatives à l’adhésion et l’inscription sont disponibles sur http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

InterGentes: McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism

mar, 11/15/2016 - 18:41
The first issue of a new journal on international law and legal pluralism has been published. This journal is peer-reviewed and open-access, available at www.intergentes.com. Although it is based in the McGill University Faculty of Law, the journal is interdisciplinary in its approach.
Following the release of this issue, the Journal will be proceeding with a publication schedule that will include a second thematic issue on (In)tangible Ownership in the International Sphere in 2017 and a renewed focus on op-eds and non-thematic articles to be published on a rolling basis. In keeping with its commitment to developing multimedia content and to complement the first issue’s discussion of resistance in international law, the journal will be releasing a podcast on 'hacktivism’ (a combination of the words ‘hacking’ and ‘activism’) and international law in the coming weeks. While the first issue features only English contributions, InterGentes remain deeply committed to its vision of a trilingual publication and will have Spanish and French pieces forthcoming soon.

Submissions are warmly encouraged. Guidelines are posted on the journal’s website.
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Pacific Region: New Books

jeu, 11/10/2016 - 11:01
In their Newsletter dated November 2016, Intersentia announce the publication of new books on Law in the South Pacific Region.



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Books from Hart

mar, 11/01/2016 - 12:09
New from Hart PublishingI am pleased to announce the publication of the title(s) shown below. If you would like to order with your 10% discount you can do so through our US distributor’s website (please quote the reference HART EMAIL in the voucher code field and click ‘apply’).Alternatively please contact ISBS directly to place your order (details below).

Comparative Law in PracticeContract Law in a Mid-Channel JurisdictionDuncan Fairgrieve
This book provides a comparative study of contract law, examining the interaction of common law and civil law approaches to contract law. Drawing extensively upon English, French and European law, the book explores how the law of contract of Jersey, Channel Islands, has been influenced by both civil law and common law sources. It is argued that this jurisdiction is a striking example of comparative law in action, given that Jersey contract law is made up of a blend of common law and civil law approaches. Jersey law is premised upon a subjective approach to contracts, in which civil law concepts such as cause (rather than consideration) and vices de consentement are the foundational aspects, but is nonetheless highly influenced by the common law in areas such as remedies (damages, termination, etc).  The book analyses a series of key issues from a comparative and European perspective, including the principles underlying contract law (comparing and contrasting civil and common law approaches), the formation of contract, requirements of reciprocity (cause vs consideration), the structure and approach of precontractual liability, the role of good faith in a mixed system, the architecture of remedies, and more.
Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law at the  British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Professeur  Associé at Université Paris Dauphine PSL, France.
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October 2016     9781782257219     208pp     Hardback     RSP: $108
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A Comparative Examination of Multi-Party ActionsThe Case of Environmental Mass HarmJoanne Blennerhassett
This monograph addresses the phenomenon of mass harm and how it may be resolved through collective redress. It examines particularly how such redress may be achieved through mechanisms such as multi-party actions (MPAs). In order to do this, an analytical framework is created against which to evaluate various multi-party procedures.  This is illustrated through the experience of a selection of common law jurisdictions in dealing with mass harm – namely that of England and Wales, Canada, Australia and the United States, as well as that of EU collective redress. It examines multi-party action laws benchmarked against the objectives identified in the analytical framework.  The phenomenon of environmental mass harm in particular is explored as a case study, as it illustrates some of the difficulties that may arise in mass harm litigation. Also, this work explores where the best solutions for mass harm redress may lie in the future – perhaps in collective actions or through alternatives such as regulation and alternative dispute resolution or a combination of these. Finally, the experience of mass harm litigation in Ireland is examined, as currently this jurisdiction does not have an effective mechanism for dealing with mass harm.
Joanne Blennerhassett  is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (La Sorbonne), University College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland and University College Cork. She is a College Lecturer in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, where she has lectured since 2003, specialising in Environmental Law, Tort Law, and Dispute Resolution. She has a background as a practitioner having practiced as a solicitor. She is also a qualified mediator and arbitrator. She was recently awarded a PhD in collective redress which formed the background research for this monograph.
Click here for more details about the Civil Justice Systems Series
October 2016     9781509905294     344pp     Hardback     RSP: $108
A co-publication between Hart Publishing and CH Beck
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