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WORKSHOP: Neo-Thomism in Action. Law and Society Reshaped by Neo-Scholastic Philosophy, 1880-1960 (Leuven: KULeuven, 8-10 Oct 2017)

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(image source: Meeting Leuven)
The KULeuven and the KADOC (Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society) organise an international workshop in the Irish College on Neo-Thomism in Action. Law and Society reshaped by neo-scholastic Philosophy, 1880-1960.


Sunday 8 October
19 h. Guided visit to the Institute of Philosophy, the Leo XIII seminar and the Sacred Hart House, by Jan De Maeyer (KU Leuven). Welcome adress by Bart Raymaekers, vice-rector of KU Leuven.

Monday 9 October

Chair: Emmanuel Gerard (KU Leuven)

Key-notes Emiel Lamberts (KU Leuven) Religious, Political and Social Settings of the Revival of Thomism (1870-1960).

James Chappel (Duke University) Contraception, Usury, and the Formation of Modern Catholic Ethics, 1880-1940.

Cajetan Cuddy, O.P. (Université de Fribourg) A Neo-Scholastic Scientific Revolution.

Jo Deferme (KU Leuven) The influence of Neo-Thomism on Catholic Social-Policy Making in Belgium, 1880-1914.

Chair: Andrea Robiglio (Institute of Philosophy KU Leuven)
Keynote Rajesh Heynickx (KU Leuven) Into Neo-Thomism. Reading the Fabric of an intellectual Movement.

Cinzia Sulas (La Sapienza, Roma)
Luigi Taparelli d’Azeglio's Thomism: semantic History of a Graft.

Erik Sengers (Bonifatiusinstitute, Diocese HaarlemAmsterdam) Joannes Aengenent: the Appeal of a thomistic Sociologist for a more humane Economy.

Jean-Pierre Delville (Diocese of Liege)
Antoine Pottier and the neo-thomist Roots of Christian-democracy.

Conference dinner (20-22 h.)

Tuesday 10 October
Chair: James Chappel (Duke University)

Piotr H. Kosicki (University of Maryland) Between Lublin and Leuven: Transnational Neo-Thomism and Europe’s Twentieth-Century Personalist 'Revolution'.

Kasper Swerts (University of Edinburgh) A forgotten Connection. The Influence of the Catholic University of Leuven and Neo-Thomism on interwar Quebec Nationalism.

Jakub Štofaník (Masaryk Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences) Reception and Adaptation of Neo-Thomism in East-central Europe, between the intellectual and social Involvement of the Catholic Church.

Chair: Cécile Vanderpelen (CIERL-ULB)

Faustino Martinez Martinez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Moderate, Conservative, Neo-Scholastic. Bravo Murillo’s Reformal Projects on the Spanish Constitution: Goals and Influences.

Milinda Banerjee (Presidency University Kolkata / LMU Munich) Thomas Aquinas, Neo-Thomism, and the TransnationallyEntangled Emergence of the Indian Judiciary as a PoliticoTheological Institution, 1973-2015

Adolfo Giuliani (Roma III / University of Helsinki) What a Legal Historian can learn from the Neo-Thomist Revival of John Poinsot’s Tractatus de Signis (1632-4).

Closing discussion (17-18 h.)
Panel of the keynote speakers chaired by Wim Decock (KU Leuven)

(source: Prof. dr. W. Decock (KUL/ULg))
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: "Conférences de droit Romain - Cycle 2017-2018" (Paris, December 4, 2017; January 23, 2018; March 13, 2018; March 27, 2018)

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                                    (Source: Université Paris Descartes)

The Université Paris Descartes announced the programme for its lecture series on Roman law during the academic year 2017-2018


Paris, Université Paris Descartes, Law faculty, Salle des Actes, 10, Avenue Pierre Larousse, Paris


December 4, 2017 - M. Pierangelo BUONGIORNO, Professeur à l'Université de Münster, Le phénomène associatif à l'époque des Antonins. Quelques remarques sur AE 2010, 242January 23, 2018 - M. Alberto DALLA ROSA, Maître de conférences à l'Université Bordeaux Montaigne, L'empereur, acheteur de terres sur le libre marché ? Problèmes juridiques, politiques et sociauxMarch 13, 2018 - Mme Fara NASTI, Professeur à l'Université de Cassino, L'Enchiridion de Pomponius. Nouvelles perspectivesMarch 27, 2018  - Mme Lauretta MAGANZANI, Professeur à l'Université Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milan, Auguste et les cadastres d'Italie
More information about this event can be found on the website of the Institut d'Histoire du Droit of the Université Paris Descartes

Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Comparative Legal History V (2017), No. 1: Maritime Conflict Management, Diplomacy and International Law, 1100–1800

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The first issue of the fifth volume of Comparative Legal History has just been published.

Editorial (Heikki Pihlajamäkki & Aniceto Masferrer Domingo)

Introduction: maritime conflict management, diplomacy and international law, 1100–1800 (Louis Sicking) (2-15)

Between royal orbits: jurisdiction in the Northern British Isles ca 1100–1360 (Ian Peter Grohse) (16-35)

Piracy and reprisal in Byzantine waters: resolving a maritime conflict between Byzantines and Genoese at the end of the twelfth century (Daphne Penna) (36-52)

Reprisal and diplomacy: conflict resolution within the context of Anglo–Dutch commercial relations c1300–c1415 (Juriaan Wink & Louis Sicking) (53-71)

 Merchants ambushed in foreign lands in the Late Middle Ages: the case of seafarers from Cuatro Villas in the North of Castile, Spaina (Javier Añíbarro-Rodríguez) (72-87)

Commercial litigation across religious borders: rendering justice for Valencian merchants in fifteenth-century North Africa and Granada (Victor Olcina Pita) (88-106)

On governance structures and maritime conflict resolution in early modern Amsterdam: the case of the Chamber of Insurance and Average (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) (Sabine CJP Go) (107-124)

Victims of maritime conflict, compensation claims and the role of the admiralty court in the early modern period (Shavana Musa) (125-141)

Prize law, international diplomacy and the treatment of foreign prizes in the seventeenth century: a case study (Hielke Van Nieuwenhuize) (142-161)

International treaties versus ‘bonne prise’: the case of the Dutch merchant ship De Vriendschap in the Mediterranean in 1745 (Thierry Allain) (162-176)

Book Reviews:
The law’s many bodies: studies in legal hybridity and jurisdictional complexity, c1600–1900 (Jan Hallebeek) (177)

Law and authority in British legal history, 1200–1900 (Kristin Boosfeld) (178-182)

Papacy, monarchy and marriage, 860–1600 (Frederik Pedersen) (182-184)

The beginnings of Islamic law: late antique Islamicate legal traditions (Assaf Likhovski) (184-188)

El jurista en el Nuevo Mundo: Pensamiento. Doctrina. Mentalidad  (Viviana Kluger) (188-191)

More information with Taylor&Francis.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Young Scholars Conference: 'Historical Capitalism and International Law' (Paris, Sciences Po Law School, 18-19 Jan 2018); DEADLINE 15 OCT 2017

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(image source: Sciences Po)
From the refugee crisis to climate change, from international terrorism to the ascent of extreme right governments, from increasing inequalities to new identity-based conflicts: the promises of liberal economic globalisation seem to be under attack all over. As a result, reflections on the relations between economy and society are increasingly present in the public debate, notably from the perspective of a more radical critique of the very basis of the capitalist system. This renewed interest is echoed for example in (yet another) return to Karl Marx’s writings, particularly in the German, French and Anglo-American press, in response to the now famous critiques of economic inequalities in liberal-democratic and market-driven societies, such as those raised by Thomas Piketty.
In the academic debate, although an increasing number of international lawyers have recently made historical interventions in their discipline in search of new possible futures, from a legal perspective in-depth analyses of the origins and functioning of the capitalist system remain limited. On the contrary, many historians have been focusing on the subject of capitalism and have developed analytical tools to critically analyse it, without however giving full importance to the constitutive role of law in the functioning of the capitalist system. The young scholars’ conference which will take place on 18 and 19 of January 2018 at Sciences Po Law School, Paris, as part of CIERA’s programme colloques juniors will explore the topic “Historical Capitalism and International Law” and try to fill some of these gaps. We borrow the notion of historical capitalism from Immanuel Wallerstein (Le Capitalisme historique, La Découverte, 2011) who points towards an analysis of the capitalist system as a specific historical process based on the principle of the continuous accumulation of capital. Originally historical, this definition underlines the particularities of capitalism as a social construction embedding several economic, social, political and cultural dimensions, all of which can be further articulated through analysing the legal dimension. Hence, this kind of analysis allows the elaboration of interdisciplinary perspectives, which depart from the material reality of capitalism to analyse its origins, functioning, current challenges and the prospect of its potential future developments. This conference will focus on the nature and evolution of economic and social institutions, their role in the exchanges and movement of peoples, ideas and commodities, as well as the way through which encounters, confrontations and interactions have shaped them in turn.
An interest in this particular dialogue lies principally in the perception of law as a social product which enjoys a relative autonomy in relation to other economic, social and cultural disciplines. Since law itself produces its own concrete realities and at the same time is an instrument around which various social actors struggle, it should not be analysed in complete isolation from other social processes. The interplay of voices coming from different disciplines is therefore central to grasping the specificity of law in the production of historical capitalism; particularly if one wants to avoid falling into analytical traps, such as the tendency to reduce law to a superstructure or on the other hand the reduction of histories and analysis of law to elements separated from the functioning of society. The conference will hence gather lawyers and historians, as well as social science scholars, appealing to the diverse and complementary approaches of each discipline in order to understand the forms of organisation which capitalism has taken in different times, in different places and at different scales. Each session will involve discussions between lawyers and historians working on related topics.
Contributions to the conference should explore one of the three following subject areas: 1) international law and the histories of capitalist expansion; 2) the history of international law and political conflicts in capitalism; 3) histories of international law and narratives of capitalist modernity. The publication of a special issue of the Journal of History of International Law is also being considered and would incorporate certain contributions from the conference.
Abstracts from 300 to 500 words shall be submitted indicating the subject area of the proposed contribution, along with a CV by 15 October 2017 to Successful applicants will be notified by 5 November 2017 at the latest. English will be the main working language during the conference.
We encourage applications from the members of the HeiParisMax network, of the Collège doctoral franco-allemand en droit public comparé européen and of scholars affiliated to history centres connected to CIERA. There will be an equal number of contributions from both men and women, participants from French and German institutions, and those proposing historical or legal approaches. Applications from other areas of the world are also accepted and encouraged. A portion of the travel and accommodation expenses of selected participants will be covered by the conference.
Scientific Committee:
Lisa Herzog (Institut für Sozialforschung der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat)
Claire Lemercier (Centre de Sociologie des Organisations de Sciences Po)
Anne Peters (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht)
Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet (Ecole de droit de Sciences Po)
Organisational Committee:
Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva (Ecole de droit de Sciences Po)
Robin Caballero (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin/ Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Alberto Rinaldi (Ecole de droit de Sciences Po)
Milan Tahraoui (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/ Max Planck Institut für ausländisches Recht und Völkerrecht)
Leonie Johanna Vierck (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht)

With the Support of:
Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA)
Collège doctoral franco-allemand en droit public comparé européen
Ecole doctorale de Sciences Po
Ecole de droit de Sciences Po
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
HeiParisMax – Partenariat académique franco-allemand
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: A legal history conference: Russian Revolution in the Nordic perspective (7 Nov 2017, Oslo, Oslo University)

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This conference aims at discussing the history, legal implications, and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution.Time and place: Nov. 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Gamle Festsal, Domus AcademicaAdd to calendarIllustration: Reidar Aulie: Tendens (copyright BONO).In February and October 1917 Revolutions took place in Russia, bringing about dramatic changes in the society and the legal system. Did the Russian Revolution(s) have any impact on the Nordic countries? What legal transformations did the Revolution(s) bring about for Russia and for the Nordic countries?Without understanding the legal and political transformations which occurred in Russia 100 years ago, we may not fully understand the legal system of Russian law in the later Soviet and post-Soviet period, and the implications for the Nordic countries.This conference will be of interest not only for legal historians. We invite legal scholars, practitioners, students and everyone interested in history of Russia and the Nordic states, international and comparative law and Russian law.PROGRAM9:00-9:15 Coffee9:15-9:30 Welcome: Professor Dag Michalsen, Dean of the Law Faculty / Professor Alla Pozdnakova9:30 Professor William E. Butler (Penn State University): Key note speech
Revolution: history, philosophy and law (10:00-12:15)Chair: Professor Marit Halvorsen10:00 History of 1917 Russian Revolution(s): Professor Emeritus Åsmund Egge (UiO)10:25 Young Marx and why Revolutionists did not like him: Professor Christoffer Conrad Eriksen (UiO)11:50 Coffee break11:15 Comparative Law in Russia: Historical traces of influence: Irina Fodchenko, PhD candidate (UiO)11:15 Revolutionary Law in Russia: Continuity and change: Dr. Tatiana Borisova (HSE St. Petersburg)11:30 Questions and discussion          12:15-13:00 Lunch break
Revolution and ownership rights (13:00-15:15)Chair: Professor Gentian Zyberi          13:00 Fisheries in Finnmark – relationship with Russia in legal history perspective: Professor Emeritus Kirsti Strøm Bull (UiO)13:20 Right to state and other property  after the revolution and/or recognition of new government in Russia, contra Russian recognition of the Norwegian government in 1905: Professor Ola Mestad (UiO)13:40 Real property law in pre- and post-soviet Russia: Has the Revolution altered Russia's legal regime? Professor Tina Hunter (University of Aberdeen)14:00 How Russia became a market economy - or did it? Professor Kaj Hobér (University of Uppsala; Stockholm Chamber of Commerce)14:30 Questions and discussion14:50 Commentary/ Professor William E. Butler15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
Afternoon session II: International and Comparative Law perspectives on the Russian Revolution (15:15-17:30)Chair: Professor Alla Pozdnakova15:15 The Martens Clause and Its Importance for the Development of International Humanitarian Law, Professor Gentian Zyberi (NCHR)15:35 The Soviet Union and the negotiation of the UN Charter and universal human rights, 1941-1948: Professor Emeritus Åsbjørn Eide15:50 Turbulent times: Finnish independence and civil war in a comparative context: Professor Jukka Kekkonen (University of Helsinki)16:20 "Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic or so called "Stuchka’s Republic" (December 1918 – January 1920) as a Latvian statehood alternative and social experiment": Dr.iur. Elīna Grigore-Bāra (University of Latvia)16:40 Commentary / Professor William E. Butler17:00 Questions and round-up
(source: University of Oslo)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Paris Peace Conference and the Challenge of a New World Order (Paris, June 2019); DEADLINE 1 JUNE 2018

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                                              (Source: H-Net)

A call for papers has been announced at H-Announce for a conference on "The Paris Peace Conference and the Challenge of a New World Order", to be held in Paris in June 2019.

Type: Call for Papers
Date: September 26, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Location: France
Subject Fields: Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Nationalism History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies
The Peace Conference held in Paris in the aftermath of the Great War remains among the most important yet also most controversial events in modern history. Although it is often considered to have made a second global war all but inevitable, it has also been praised for providing the basis for an enduring peace that was squandered recklessly by poor international leadership during the 1930s.A major international conference will take place in Paris in June 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the 1919 Conference from a global perspective. The purpose of this event is to re-examine the history of the Peace Conference through a thematic focus on the different approaches to order in world politics in the aftermath of the First World War. A remarkably wide range of actors in Paris - from political leaders, soldiers and diplomats to colonial nationalist envoys and trade unionists, economists, women's associations and ordinary citizens - produced a wide array of proposals for a future international and, indeed, global order. These proposals were often based on vastly different understandings of world politics. They went beyond the articulation of specific national security interests to make claims about the construction and maintenance of peace and the need for new norms and new institutions to achieve this aim. To what extent the treaties and their subsequent implementation represented a coherent world order remains a question of debate. 
By 'order', we mean in the first instance, the articulation and development of systematic ideas, institutions and practices aimed at promoting a durable peace that would deliver security, economic recovery and social justice. This distinguishes thinking about 'order' from discussions of 'national interests' - though there was of course overlap between these two modes of thinking about future international relations. Second, we are interested in 'order' as an analytical concept in its own right. This encourages historians to identify, as Paul Schroeder has argued, the shared rules, assumptions and understandings about a particular set of political relations and to show how specific decisions reflect the norms of the order.
Emphasising the preoccupation of peace-makers with the problem of world order broadens the scope of the familiar questions and debates that have dominated the literature on the Peace Conference. It also opens the way for posing new questions and for thinking about more familiar questions in new ways. We therefore invite papers addressing the following questions:
  1. What were different conceptions of political, economic and social order advocated at the Paris Conference? What was the relationship between different ideas about the international order, such as a system based on national self-determination and one based on the rule of law? Were there broad over-arching conceptions of an international order, such as liberal and socialist internationalism, that could accommodate more narrowly focused ideas such as free trade or labour rights? How did people conceive of the relationships between self-interest and order? What role did power politics play in conceptions of international order? Were the absentees from Paris - notably the Germans and the Bolsheviks - able to shape the debate about the emerging international order?
  2. What were the origins of these different ideas about order? Why was there such an interest in the systematic development of particular orders both during and after the war? Who produced ideas about order, and why? What was in particular the role of NGOs and ordinary citizens? Can an approache based on different 'generations' of international actors illuminate this problem in new ways? Was the idea of 'order' a reaction to international politics before and during the war? Or did it represent a continuity with certain strands of thinking about international politics that pre-dated the outbreak of war in 1914? What was the relationship between the articulation of war aims and ideas about post-war order?
  3. To what extent did contending visions of an international order shape the peace treaties? Did the organization and proceedings of the Conference reflect tensions between the national, the regional and the global? What was the role of regional orders in shaping broader conceptions of a new world order? To what extent did discourses concerning new regional orders reflect fundamental changes in the conceptualization of world politics? To what extent were they a repackaging of the more familiar themes of empire or spheres of influence?
  4. How were the peace treaties legitimated to domestic and international audiences? Were subsequent negotiations on the implementation and revision of the peace treaties shaped by the profound debates about international politics that took place before and during the Peace Conference? Were conceptions of international order systematically subordinated to concerns about national security? Conversely, to what extent can it be argued that the Paris Peace Conference produced or contributed to a disorder in European politics that led ultimately to the Second World War?
  5. What was the impact of the Paris Peace Conference on views of world order based on gender, class and race? How did women, workers and colonial subjects respond to the peace conference and what was its impact on the emergence of alternative voices in international affairs? Whose voices were heard at Paris in 1919 and whose remained silent or were silenced?
  6. What political and diplomatic practices were implied in these various conceptions of international order? To what extent did these practices shape the course of international relations in 1919? Did the intellectual debate and political experience of the Paris Peace Conference play a role in shaping a future generation of leaders (such as Jean Monnet and John Foster Dulles)?
Paper proposalsThe conference organisers aim to ensure the conference provides a global perspective on the Paris Peace Conference. We are therefore particularly keen to receive proposals from scholars working on topics pertaining to the non-western world.
The conference languages will be English and FrenchRegardless of language, all proposals will receive serious consideration.
The deadline for proposals is: 1 June 2018Please send your proposal (abstract in English or French of no more than 500 words) and short CV to Axel Dröber:
Conference Steering CommitteeLaurence Badel (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)Eckart Conze (Philipps-Universität Margurg)Norman Ingram (Concordia University)Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow)Stefan Martens (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris)Matthias Schulz (Université de Genève)William Mulligan (University College Dublin)
Comité scientifiqueAndrew Barros (Université de Québec à Montréal)Carl Bouchard (Université de Montréal)Eric Bussière (LABEX EHNE)Michael Clinton (Gwynedd Mercy University)Olivier Compagnon (Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle)Beatrice de Graaf (Utrecht)Vincent Dujardin (Université catholique de Louvain)Olivier Forcade (Université de Paris - Sorbonne)Erik Goldstein (Boston University)Jean-Michel Guieu (Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)Talbot Imlay (Université Laval)Stanislas Jeannesson (Université de Nantes)John Keiger (Cambridge University)William Keylor (Boston University)Antoine Marès (Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)Holger Nehring (University of Stirling)Jennifer Siegel (The Ohio State University)Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)Georges-Henri Soutou (Collège de France)Christian Tams (University of Glasgow)Hugues Tertrais (Commission of History of International Relations - ICHS)Martin Thomas (University of Exeter)Antonio Varsori (University of Padua)Hirotake Watanabe (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Xu Guoqi (University of Hong Kong)

Catégories: Comparative Law News

E-JOURNAL: MPI for European Legal History, SSRN Research Paper Series, VI (2017), No.4

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 (Source: MPI for European Legal Historypublished the fourth issue of the sixth volume on its SSRN Research Paper Series.
Paper 1
"Authorized Interpreters of Islamic Law – The Shīʽa View", Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-04
KATARIINA SIMONEN, University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
English Abstract:
The question of who is authorized to interpret Islamic law is a difficult one due to the plurality of different schools of Islamic jurisprudence, each of which allocates the authority very differently. Yet, any dialogue in matters of Islamic law requires the correct interlocutors to be identified. This topic is as under-researched in Western legal and security-policy studies as it is important.This study attempts to identify the correct interlocutors in legal matters under Twelver Shīʽism, which is the state religion in Iran. In terms of its legal history, such authority has developed into a hierarchical, yet pluralistic system of legal authority since the end of the 18th century, with the victory of the so-called Ușūlī school of jurisprudence and the emergence of grand jurists (marājiʽ-i taqlīd). The process of designating absolute authority continues informally, but a key prerogative is superior knowledge of Islamic law and religion.Such grand jurists have, at times, exercised great influence over the ruling Shāhs. Other times, they have preferred to remain teachers in religious schools. An important change took place with the 1979 Islamic Revolution, through which the guardianship of the jurist (vilāyat-i faqīh) was crystallized in the Iranian constitution. Since then, grand jurists have had to accommodate another religious and political authority, the guardian jurist or supreme leader (valī-yi faqīh). To date, the division of authority between the guardian jurist and grand jurists remains unresolved. The future will depend on the strength of the requirements developed by the Ușūlī school regarding superiority in learning for any attribution of authority.
Paper 2
"Sagrada Unción (DCH) (Holy Unction (DCH))", Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-05
OSVALDO RODOLFO MOUTIN, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
English Abstract:
This article describes the general doctrine and liturgical practice regarding the sacraments, and concerning holy unction specifically, in the early modern Roman Catholic tradition and in the context of the Spanish Indies, according to canonical doctrine.Paper 3
"Acusaciones e Inquisiciones (DCH) (Accusations and Inquisitions (DCH))", Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2017-06
ALEJANDRO AGUERO, CONICET-CIJS Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
English Abstract: Conceived for the Historical Dictionary of Canon Law in Latin America and the Philippines (XVI-XVIII), this essay addresses the study of the terms "accusation" and "inquisition" within the framework of this legal tradition. The text analyzes the technical meaning of these terms in Canon Law as well as the semantic changes derived from the use and judicial practice, paying particular attention to the context of colonial canon law in the domains of the old Hispanic Monarchy. The papers can be downloaded at SSRN
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOB: 2 100%-positions as Ph.D.-researcher (Tilburg); DEADLINE 20 OCT 2017

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(image source: Tilburg University)
Tilburg university has a vacancy for two fulltime PhD-researchers in legal history, sponsored by the European Research Council.

The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg University invites applications for the following position Two Positions of PhD Researcher in Legal History (2 x 1.0 FTE): Collateral rights and Bankruptcy in Early Modern Amsterdam and Frankfurt.  
The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is seeking for two full-time PhD researchers (48 months) who will be working within the project ‘Analysing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC, ERC Starting Grant 2016, nr 714759). The project started in January 2017 and will be finalized in 2021.
The project focuses on analyzing local and regional legal scholarship of the early modern period (c 1500 – c 1800), concerning the theme of collateral rights (securities) and bankruptcy. The two doctoral researchers will analyze the municipal law and legal practices of two cities of commerce in the early modern period, as well as doctrinal texts commenting on the municipal law of these cities. The first position is concerned with Amsterdam, the second one with Frankfurt.
More information here.

(source Legal History BLog)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: The Legal and Political Thought of Francisco Suarez (Bruges, 24-25 November 2017)

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                                             (Source: KU Leuven)

The Catholic University of Leuven is convening a conference on Francisco Suarez' legal and political thought in November 2017. Content:Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) is today regarded as a very prominent figure in the intellectual landscape of the later sixteenth century and the beginnings of the seventeenth century. Thanks to the renewed attention to his work throughout the twentieth century, it has become increasingly clear that the magister Eximius holds an original, sometimes even revolutionary position in between many of the dualisms that seem to mark this complex era, between natural rights and the legislator for example, or between ethical objectivism and voluntarism.Suárez work points in innovative ways towards future thought in fields as diverse as metaphysics and ontology, legal theory, constitutional thought, the law of nature and of nations and just war. In this framework, a number of contemporary debates crystallise around Suárez’ legal and political thought and centre on key notions, such as obligation, or focus on the broader interconnectedness of De legibus and Disputationes metaphysicae. These debates furthermore display a variety of diverging or opposing ideas and interpretations that concern a vast panoply of themes. The role of contract, the concept of natural law, the relation between contingency, history and law, or the subjective meaning of ‘ius’ are just a few examples in this respect. At the same time, research uncovers new fields and sources with respect to Suárez’ influence and intellectual impact, as for example the increasing interest in his legacy in protestant countries shows.This conference aims to bring together contributions from different backgrounds in Suárez Studies that focus on the various aspects and subfields of Suárez’ multifaceted legal and political thought. Within this framework, papers are invited on any subject of Suarez’ political and legal thought, including his relation to contemporary scholars, his intellectual sources as well as his own later influence and reception.Scientific Coordinator 
Randall LesafferContact details
Jo Alaerts Registration fee 
participation 1 day: 50 euros (lunch included) participation 2 days: 100 euros (both lunches included) Registration no later than 15th of November More information, as well as the registration link and the program of the conference, can be found at the conference website
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Liviu DAMSU, The Transformation of Property Regimes and Transitional Justice in Central Eastern Europe – In Search of a Theory [Studies in the History of Law and Justice, eds. Georges MARTYN and Mortimer SELLARS] (Heidelberg/New York: Springer,...

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Book abstract: This volume examines the property transformations in post-communist Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and focuses on the role of restitution and privatisation in such transformations. It argues that the theorisation of ‘restitution’ in post-communist CEE is incomplete in the transitional justice scholarship and in the literature on correction of historical wrongs.The book also argues that, for a more complete theorisation of (post-communist) restitution, the transformations of property in post-communist societies ought to be studied in a more holistic way. The main legal vehicles used for such transformations, privatisation and restitution, should not be studied separately and in abstract, but in their reciprocal relationship, and in connection to the dimension of justice which each could achieve. Finally, the book integrates ‘privatisation’ in a theory of post-communist transformation of property.Table of contents:
Introduction (1-19)Post-communist Property Transformations and Transitional Justice. Some Historical, Legal and Philosophical Issues (21-52)Justice, Property and Law in Post-communist Transformations of Property (53-98)Post-communist Privatisation: An Incomprehensible Neo-liberal Project? (99-143)Post-communist Restitution Concept and Its Challenges (145-183)Post-communist Restitution and Corrections for ‘Historical Injustice’ (185-213)‘Restitution in Action’ in Post-communist Central Eastern Europe. The Cases of Romania and Poland (215-267)Conclusions (269-289)More information can be found on the publisher's website

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JOURNAL: Law and History Review 35 (2017), Nr. 3

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The Law and History Review published the third issue of its 2017 volume.


Natural Rights Dissected and Rejected: John Lind's Counter to the Declaration of Independence, Neil L. York (563-593)
“The Law of the New Hebrides is the Protector of their Lawlessness”: Justice, Race and Colonial Rivalry in the Early Anglo-French Condominium, Kate Stevens (595-620)
The Hounds of Empire: Forensic Dog Tracking in Britain and its Colonies, 1888–1953, Binyamin Blum (621-665)
Select Enemy Women and the Laws of War in the American Civil War, Stephanie McCurry (667-710)
‘My land is worth a million dollars’: How Japanese Canadians contested their dispossession in the 1940s, Jordan Stanger-Ross, Nicholas Blomley, The Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective (711-751)
Select Spectral Legal Personality in Interwar International Law: On New Ways of Not Being a State, Natasha Wheatley (753-787)
Select Culture and the Courts in France: the Plaidoirie Sentimentale in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, James M. Donovan (789-828)
Book Reviews
Jedidiah Joseph Kroncke , The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp 376. $74.00 cloth, Rande Kostal (829-831)
Andrew Porwancher , John Henry Wigmore and the Rules of Evidence: The Hidden Origins of Modern Law. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016. Pp. 233. $40.00 cloth (ISBN 9780826220868), Michael Ariens (831-833)
Jeffrey Rosen , Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. Pp. 256. $25.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780300158670), Joel K. Goldstein (833-835)
Brett Christophers , The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016. Pp. 348. $45.00 (ISBN 978-0-674-50491-2), Judge Glock (835-837)

Katherine Turk , Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Pp. 284. $45.00 cloth (ISBN 978-0-8122-4820-3), Catherine L. Fisk (837-839)
More information can be found on Cambridge University Press' website
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BOOK: José María BENEYTO & Justo CORTI VARELA (eds.), At the Origins of Modernity: Francisco de Vitoria and the Discovery of International Law [Studies in the History of Law and Justice, eds. Georges MARTYN and Mortimer SELLARS] (Heidelberg/New York:...

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Book Abstract: 
This book is based on an international project conducted by the Institute for European Studies of the University CEU San Pablo in Madrid and a seminar on Vitoria and International Law which took place on July 2nd 2015 in the convent of San Esteban, the place where Vitoria spent his most productive years as Chair of Theology at the University of Salamanca.  It argues that Vitoria not only lived at a time bridging the Middle Ages and Modernity, but also that his thoughts went beyond the times he lived in, giving us inspiration for meeting current challenges that could also be described as “modern” or even post-modern.There has been renewed interest in Francisco de Vitoria in the last few years, and he is now at the centre of a debate on such central international topics as political modernity, colonialism, the discovery of the “Other” and the legitimation of military interventions. All these subjects include Vitoria’s contributions to the formation of the idea of modernity and modern international law.The book explores two concepts of modernity: one referring to the post-medieval ages and the other to our times. It discusses the connections between the challenges that the New World posed for XVIth century thinkers and those that we are currently facing, for example those related to the cyberworld. It also addresses the idea of international law and the legitimation of the use of force, two concepts that are at the core of Vitoria’s texts, in the context of “modern” problems related to a multipolar world and the war against terrorism.This is not a historical book on Vitoria, but a very current one that argues the value of Vitoria’s reflections for contemporary issues of international law.Table of Contents:
Anthony Pagden, Introduction: Francisco de Vitoria and the Origins of the Modern Global Order (1-17)
Franco Todescan, From the “Imago Dei” to the “Bon Sauvage”: Francisco de Vitoria and the Natural Law School (21-43)
Simona Langella, The Sovereignty of Law in the Works of Francisco de Vitoria (45-61)
André Azevedo Alves, Vitoria, the Common Good and the Limits of Political Power (63-75)
Andrew Fitzmaurice, The Problem of Eurocentrism in the Thought of Francisco de Vitoria (77-93)
Yolanda Gamarra, On the Spanish Founding Father of Modern International Law: Camilo Barcia Trelles (1888–1977) (95-115)
Mauro Mantovani, Francisco de Vitoria on the “Just War”: Brief Notes and Remarks (119-139)
Francisco Castilla Urbano, Prevention and Intervention in Francisco de Vitoria’s Theory of the Just War (141-153)
Jörg Alejandro Tellkamp, Francisco de Vitoria on Self-defence, Killing Innocents and the Limits of “Double Effect” (155-173)
Pablo Zapatero Miguel, Francisco de Vitoria and the Postmodern Grand Critique of International Law (177-195)
Johannes Thumfart, Francisco de Vitoria and the Nomos of the Code: The Digital Commons and Natural Law, Digital Communication as a Human Right, Just Cyber-Warfare (197-217)
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BOOK: Paulo Emilio VAUTHIER BORGES DE MACEDO, Catholic and Reformed Traditions in International Law. A Comparison between the Suarezian and the Grotian Concept of Ius Gentium [Studies in the History of Law and Justice, eds. Georges MARTYN and Mortimer...

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Book abstract:This book compares the respective concepts of the law of nations put forward by the Spanish theologian Francisco Suárez and by the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius. This comparison is based on the fact that both thinkers developed quite similar notions and were the first to depart from the Roman conception, which persisted throughout the entire Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. In Rome, jus gentium was a law that applied to foreigners within the Empire, and one which was often mistaken for Natural Law itself. These two features can be found even in the works of writers such as Francisco de Vitória and Alberico Gentili.
In Suárez and Grotius, the law of nations is applicable to an extra-national domain and inarguably becomes positive law. Yet, it also contains an ethical element that prevents it from transforming into a mere reflection of state interests.
This work argues that this resemblance is hardly a coincidence: Grotius has read Suárez, and that influence has modified the foundations of his early thoughts on jus gentium. This should not be taken to imply that the Dutch jurist wasn’t original: in both authors, the definition of the law of nations pursues his own internal logic. Nevertheless, Suárez’s oeuvre allowed Grotius to solve a fundamental problem touched on in his early writings that had remained unanswered. Accordingly, his oeuvre promises to clarify one of the most significant moments in the History of International Law.Table of contents:
Introduction (1-11)
The Law of Nations: Between Natural and Positive Law (13-63)
The Foundations of Law in Francisco Suárez (65-118)
The Foundations of Law in Hugo Grotius (119-182)
The Law of Nations in Francisco Suárez (183-243)
The Law of Nations in Hugo Grotius (245-303)
Conclusion (350-309)On the author:
Paulo Emílio Vauthier Borges de Macedo is an associate professor of International Law at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Vice-Coordinator of the Master and Doctorate Programme; Visiting Professor of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University; Visiting Researcher at Murdoch University; Legal Adviser at the Brazilian Navy War School (EGN); Editor-in-chief of the Rio de Janeiro University Law School Journal; President of the Brazilian section of Communio Journal (Catholic International Journal of Theology and Culture).
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BOOK: Joe SAMPSON, The Historical Foundations of Grotius’ Analysis of Delict [Legal History Library; Studies in the History of Private Law, ed. by C.H. VAN RHEE, Matthew MIROW and DIRK HEIRBAUT; 24,13] (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2018), ...

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Brill announces the forthcoming publication of the following work:
The Historical Foundations of Grotius’ Analysis of Delict explores the origins of a generalised model of liability for wrongdoing in the history of European private law. Using Grotius as its focal point, it analyses the extent to which earlier civilian and theological doctrine shaped his views. It divides Grotius’ approach into three elements – the infringement of a right, fault, and remediation – and traces the development of parallel concepts in earlier traditions. It argues that Grotius was influenced by the writings of Thomists to a far greater extent than has previously been acknowledged, virtually eclipsing any sign of civilian influence except where Romanist learning had already been incorporated into theological doctrine.On the author:
Joe Sampson, Ph.D. (2016) is the David Li Fellow in Law at Selwyn College in the University of Cambridge. The present work was his doctoral thesis, supervised by Professor David Ibbetson. 
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BOOK: Mauricio NOVOA, The Protectors of Indians in the Royal Audience of Lima: History, Careers and Legal Culture, 1575-1775 [Legal History Library; Studies in the History of Private Law, eds. C.H. VAN RHEE, Matthew MIROW and Dirk HEIRBAUT; 19,10] ...

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Book abstract:
In The Protectors of Indians in the Royal Audience of Lima: History, Careers and Legal Culture, 1575-1775 Mauricio Novoa offers an account of the institution that developed in the vice-royalty of Peru for the protection of Indians before the high courts of justice. Making use of historical materials, Novoa provides a comprehensive view on the formation of the legal elite in Lima during the colonial period; reviews the litigation undertaken by indigenous plaintiffs, and explains the legal culture that allowed the development of juristic doctrine around the Indian personal status.Table of contents:
Acknowledgements ... ixList of Illustrations, Charts and Tables ... xiList of Abbreviations ... xiii
Introduction ... 11 Bishop Protectors ... 162 Protectors of Indians in the Audience of Lima ... 443 Social Characteristics ... 714 Advancement and Careers ... 1045 Economic Position ... 1456 Legal Culture ... 1797 Litigation at the Royal Audience of Lima ... 206Conclusion ... 231
Appendices ... 235Appendix 1: Biographical Notes ... 237Appendix 2: The Library of Cipriano de Medina (1635) ... 254Appendix 3: The Library of García José Lasso de Vega (1775) ... 277Appendix 4: Procurators of Indians in the Real Audiencia of Lima, 1552–1789 ... 285
Bibliography ... 291
Index ... 320 On the author:
Mauricio Novoa was educated in Lima and Cambridge, and has published on various aspects of Latin American legal and intellectual history. 
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JOURNAL: American Journal of Legal History LVII (2017), Nr. 2

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The American Journal of Legal History published the second issue of its 2017 volume.

"Law, Religion, and Debt Relief: Balancing above the ‘Abyss of Despair’ in Early Modern Canon Law and Theology" (Wim Decock)

"A Miscellaneous Network: The History of FIDE 1961-94" (Rebekka Byberg)

"The Poll Tax before Jim Crow" (Brian Sawers)

"Principle and Politics in the New History of Originalism" (Logan E. Sawyer, III)

Book symposium
"Introduction: The People’s Welfare, Law, and the Modern American State" (Roman J. Hoyos)

"William J. Novak’s The People’s Welfare and the New Historiography of the Early Federal State" (Gautham Rao)

"The Consequential State: Public Law and the Release of Energy in Nineteenth-Century America" (Kyle G. Volk)

"The People's Welfare, Police Powers, and the Rights of Free People of African Descent" (Kate Masur)

"From the Well-Regulated Society to the Modern American State" (Karen M. Tani)

"Response: The People’s Welfare Redux" (William J. Novak)

Book reviews
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History 25 (2017): Multinormativity, Criminal Law and Emotions

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The journal Rechtsgeschichte-Legal History, published in open access by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, released its 2017 issue.


Focus 1: Multinormativity
Was ist ›Multinormativität‹? – Einführende Bemerkungen (Thomas Duve)
Collaborative Legal Pluralism. Confessors as Law Enforcers in Mercado’s Advice on Economic Governance (1571) (Wim Decock)
Formen und Konkurrenzen juristischer Normativitäten im »Ius Commune« und in der Differentienliteratur (17./18. Jh.) (Heinz Mohnhaupt)
Multinormativität in der Gelehrtenkultur? Versuche der Normierung »guter gelehrter Praxis« im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Marian Füssel)
Ehrengerichtliche Rechtsprechung im Kaiserreich und der Weimarer Republik. Multinormativität in einer mononormativen Rechtsordnung? (Peter Collin)
Normpluralismus als Ausdruck der Funktionsrationalität des Rechts (Oliver Lepsius)
Synästhetische Normativität (Daniel Daumler)
Translating Institutional Templates: A Historical Account of the Consequences of Importing Policing Models into Argentina (Matías Dewey, Daniel Pedro Míguez)
The History of National Contact Points and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Sander van 't Foort)
Rechtspluralismus in der Rechtsgeschichte (Ralph Seinecke)
The Languages of Multinormativity (Gunnar Folke Schuppert)

Focus 2: Criminal Law and Emotions
Introduction: Criminal Law and Emotions in Modern Europe. With an Introductory Note on Images of Legal Feeling (Daphne Rozenblatt)
Negotiating Justice and Passion in European Legal Cultures, ca. 1500–1800 (Stephen Cummins)
Legal Insanity: Towards an Understanding of Free Will Through Feeling in Modern Europe (Daphne Rozenblatt)
Beyond Dispassion: Emotions and Judicial Decision-Making in Modern Europe (Pavel Vasilyev)
Rhetorical Engineering of Emotions in the Courtroom: the Case of Lawyers in Modern France (Gian Marco Vidor)

Research articles
Time, Law, and Legal History – Some Observations and Considerations (Andreas Thier)
Appetitus Socialis Berolinensis. Unternehmensrecht in der Berliner Republik (Jan Thiessen)

Book reviews
Rechtliche Gelegenheitsgedichte (Thilo Kunz)
Rechtspluralismen (Ralph Seinecke)
Eine Theorie mittlerer Reichweite (Peter Collin)
Von Gerichtslandschaften, Zentren und Peripherien (Caspar Ehlers)
Neue Forschungen zu alten Forschern. Über biographische Ansätze einer Historisierung der Mediävistik (Simon Groth)
Sobre los retos de pensar al Estado históricamente (Karla Escobar)
The Invention of the Printing Press: Changing Legal Culture in England (Niels Pepers)
El concepto de ley en los escolásticos salmantinos. Intereses y perspectivas cruzadas entre la historia de la filosofía y la historia del derecho (José Luis Egío)
Und grün des Lebens goldner Baum (Peter Oestmann)
»Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust …« – die zwei personae des Gesandten (Jessika Nowak)
Mit ›verbalen‹ und ›realen‹ Waffen kämpfen – italienische Diplomatie im langen Quattrocento (Jessika Nowak)
... el valore de’ prìncipi si cognosce dalla qualità degli uomini mandano fuora – gli incaricati di missioni diplomatiche di Massimiliano I (Jessika Nowak)
L’artista della negoziazione tra gli Stati: l’ambasciatore (Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina)
Zuviel der Ehre! (Milos Vec)
Mannigfaltig und veränderlich: Recht in der Geschichte der Diplomatie (Karl-Heinz Lingens)
Der Gemischtwarenladen des Europäischen Gesellschaftsrechts in den Niederlanden und Flandern (Jasper Kunstreich)
Seeleute in der frühen Neuzeit (Phillip Hellwege)
Columbus’s Inheritance. A New Edition of the (Misnamed) Pleitos Colombinos (José Luis Egío)
Multinormatividad cotidiana (Pilar Mejía)
Raza y nación en la longue durée del imperio español (siglos XVI–XIX) (Angela Ballone)
Koloniales Dreiecksverhältnis zwischen Religion, Sprache und Recht (Lorena Ossio Bustillos)
Normatividades religiosas en la conformación de un sistema jurídico colonial en México (David Rex Galindo)
Navegando hacia el Este. Nuevas investigaciones sobre la esclavitud en el Imperio Español (Max Deardorff)
Taking Legal Proceedings Seriously (Mariana Armond Dias Paes)
The Complexity of Settler Colonialism in Jamaica (Helen McKee)
»Protokonstitutionalismus« als eine neue Phase in der Geschichte der Verfassung des Alten Reiches? (Heinz Mohnhaupt)
Von den Schwierigkeiten, ein Imperium zu ordnen (Heinhard Steiger)
Recht und Arbeit in der französischen Geschichte (Michèle Dupré)
From Justice of the Peace to Women’s Rights: A Glimpse of Jean-Pierre Nandrin’s Contributions to Legal History (Quentin Jouan)
Gemeineigentum als Katalysator (Pamela Alejandra Cacciavillani)
In flagranti – Tötungsdelikte in der Ehe (Gerhard Fritz)
Fugitives and the Borderland in North America, 1819–1914 (Emily Whewell)
Escribir la historia global del derecho penal moderno (Alfons Aragoneses)
China als Spiegel der amerikanischen Rechtsidentität (Stefan Kroll)
Alter Kontinent neu (Ulrich Jan Schröder)
Quid novus on Schmitt and Space? (Caspar Ehlers)
The Epoch of Westintegration (Felix Lange)
Unity Through Law: Revisiting the Constitutionalisation of Europe (Karin Van Leeuwen)
Everyday Strategizing in Africa: Local Actors Negotiating State Norms, Histories and Local Custom (Katayoun Alidadi)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international XIX (2017), No. 3

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The Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international published its third issue.

Table of contents:
Emily Crawford, "Tracing the Historical and Legal Development of the Levée en Masse in the Law of Armed Conflict" (329-361)

Steven Harris, "Taming Arbitration: States’ Men, Lawyers, and Peace Advocates from the Hague to the War" (362-396)

Leonardo Valladares Pecheco de Oliveira, "Overcoming the Challenges in Establishing Arbitration in Brazil: A Historical Perspective" (397-421)

Book reviews:
"The Right to Wage War (jus ad bellum). The German Reception of Grotius 50 Years after De iure belli ac pacis , written by Harald H. Aure" (Frederik Dhondt) (423-428)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Giornale di Storia costituzionale n° 33 (2017/1): On Russia and around: visions and ideologies between past and present

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The Giornale di Storia costituzionale published its 33th issue (2017, first Semester), featuring a theme issue "On Russia and around: visions and ideologies between past and present".

Table of contents:
Sommario / Contents:
Luigi Lacchè, Sulla Russia e dintorni / On Russia and aroundFONDAMENTI
Roberto Valle, Genealogie del costituzionalismo in Russia dal XVIII al XX secolo / The Genealogies of Russian constitutionalism from the 18th to the 20th centuriesRenata Gravina, Teorie e prassi delle costituzioni sovietiche e della costituzione post-sovietica del 1993: dall’URSS alla Federazione Russa / Theories and Practices of Soviet Constitutions and of the 1993’s Post-Soviet Constitution: from the USSR to the Russian FederationEvgeniy M. Kozhokin, Olga N. Zherelina, The nation at the change of epochs. Russian state and society at the turn of the XX century / La nazione nel mutamento di epoche. Lo Stato russo e la società al volgere del XX secoloTatyana Yu. Ampleeva, Julia A. Karaulova, Constitutional Control in Russia: issues of evolvement, theory and practice / Controllo costituzionale in Russia: elementi di evoluzione, teoria e prassiInna Vladimirovna Logvinova, Constitutional bases of the Russian Federation subjects’ international activity: historical context / Basi costituzionali dell’attività internazionale degli Stati federali della Federazione russa: il contesto storicoOlga Grigorieva, Constitutional basis for international cooperation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics / Basi costituzionali per la cooperazione internazionale dell’Unione delle Repubbliche Socialiste SovieticheElena V. Voevoda, Anatoliy Yu. Belogurov, Lidiya P. Kostikova, Nadezhda M. Romanenko, Margarita V. Silantyeva, Language policy in the Russian Empire: legal and constitutional aspect / Politica della lingua nell’Impero russo: aspetti legali e costituzionaliStanislav Surovtcev, Historical aspects and the meaning of lobbying from a legal perspective / Aspetti storici e significato del lobbismo da una prospettiva giuridicaITINERARI
Genri T. Sardaryan, Dzerassa Eleeva , Post-revolutionary catholic social teaching: Risorgimento, Syllabus and the failed liberalization / L’insegnamento sociale cattolico post-rivoluzionario: Risorgimento, Sillabo e la liberalizzazione fallitaIgor Okunev, Capitals and capitalness: institutional and symbolic dimensions (comparative analysis of Russian and Italian cases) / Capitali e “capitalità”: dimensioni istituzionali e simboliche (analisi comparativa di casi russi e italiani)Igor Levakin, Juridification of freedom in Europe: legal history / Giuridicizzazione della libertà in Europa: storia legaleRobert Yengibaryan, The Institution of Presidency in the USA / L’istituzione della Presidenza negli USASergey G. Kamolov, Digital public governance: trends and risks / Governo pubblico digitale: tendenze e rischiMarina M. Lebedeva, Maxim V. Kharkevich, Elena S. Zinovieva, Ekaterina N. Koposova, The impact of information technologies on development of archaic state structures / L'impatto delle tecnologie dell’informazione sullo sviluppo di strutture statali arcaicheRICERCHE
Cristina BonImmaginare una nazione. Origini e contraddizioni del nation-building americano/ Imagining a nation. Origins and contradictions of the American nation-buildingMatteo Frau, L’equilibrio originario dei poteri di guerra nella Costituzione americana / The original balance of war powers in the US ConstitutionAlessandra Petrone, Carré de Malberg e l’eredità della Rivoluzione: sovranità nazionale versus sovranità del popolo / Carré de Malberg and the heritage of the Revolution: national sovereignty versus sovereignty of the people
Primo piano / In the foregroundGiuseppe Mecca legge / reads Romano Ferrari Zumbini, Tra norma e vita. Il mosaico costituzionale a Torino 1846-1849Venti proposte di lettura / Twenty reading proposalsMore information on the journal's website, where certain articles are available in open access (cf. green links above).
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ESCLH POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE: Call for Papers, Augsburg University (22-24 Feb 2018); DEADLINE 31 OCT 2017

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Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Legal History22–24 February 2018, Augsburg University, Germany
Call for Papers
The European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is pleased to announce its first Postgraduate Conference. The ESCLH invites PhD-students (beyond their first year) and post-doctoral-researchers who work in the field of comparative legal history to participate in the conference. The conference will be held from 22 to 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 Graduate Conference of the ESCLH will give advanced PhD-students and post-doctoral-researchers the opportunity to present their research in the field of comparative legal history to a panel of six leading experts. Furthermore, the conference will give all participants the opportunity to build academic networks. The experts on the panel cover a broad range of subjects: Ulrike Babusiaux (Zürich), Mia Korpiola (Turku), Wim Decock (Leuven), Jan Hallebeek (Amsterdam), Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), Stephen Skinner (Exeter).The ESCLH invites advanced doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts for presentation. The abstract should be of no more than 300 words and give the title of your research project, your field of research, and your personal data (full name, email address, affiliated university, CV)
The conference language is English and abstracts must be submitted in English. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 31 October 2017. 12 applicants will be selected and invited to participate in the conference. Successful applicants will be informed by 15 December 2017. Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses. Accommodation and catering will be provided without charge.
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