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PROGRAMMES: LLM in Legal Theory

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 06:00
Applications are now open for the LLM in Legal Theory at the Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main and other universities of the European Academy of Legal Theory.
The programme offers a one-year (60 ECTS) advanced Master's Course in Legal Theory (LL.M.; language of instruction: English). Participants will study at one or more Academy partner universities (mobility phases and multiple degree tracks).The programme re-establishes the former internationally renowned programme in Brussels by the European Academy of Legal Theory, sponsored by the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme, in Frankfurt/Main on a broad institutional basis. The programme lays focus on the globalisation and the connected structural transformation of normativity in law. By this process, national law is getting supra- and international, last not least by the growing influence of transnational law making by non-state actors.
The programme aims at safeguarding European traditions in global perspective; developing legal scholarship and jurisprudence as a science; developing jurisprudence also as applied legal theory so as to enable the participants in the programme to solve system conflicts that appear nowadays in a regular manner. This is especially reflected by pluralistic theories of law including a systemtheoretical approach to law.
The new Westend Campus of the Goethe University is not only impressive in various respects and belongs internationally to the very best. By recent academic developments in the national level, it is now considered to be – in the national as well as in the European level - the center of reflection on normativity based not only on a large law faculty and a philosophy and social science department dealing prominently with practical philosophy but also on the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" that integrates the Frankfurt social sciences (anthropology, sociology and philosophy) focusing on normativity.
More information on the LLM may be found here

Recommended. SPD
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: Spazi Pubblici e Spazi Privati Nell'area del Mediterraneo

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 05:52
Università degli Studi di CataniaDipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, via Vittorio Emanuele II, 494 giugno 2014 ore 15,30 Aula B
SPAZI PUBBLICI E SPAZI PRIVATI NELL’AREA DEL MEDITERRANEOFIR 2012, Politiche migratorie e legal transplants nel mediterraneo: strategie di controllotra colonialismo e post-colonialismo
Prof. ANTONIO CANTARO (Università degli studidi Urbino),Secolarizzazione e de-secolarizzazione nelle nuove costituzioni arabo-islamiche
Prof. IGNAZIO CASTELLUCCI (Università degli studidi Trento),Finanza islamica tra tradizione e modernità
Prof. FEDERICO CRESTI (Università degli studidi Catania),Diritti fondamentali ed amministrazioni colonialiLa S.V. è invitata a intervenire
Il Direttore prof. Giuseppe Barone
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTURE: Tomlins on Debt, Death, and Redemption


Professor Christopher Tomlins'Debt, Death, and Redemption: Toward a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion'22 May 2014 - 3:00 - 5:00pm Room 100, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS   The Turner Rebellion, which took place in August 1831 in Virginia, is well known as one of the bloodiest slave revolts in antebellum America. The history of the rebellion is dominated by one document, a 24 page pamphlet entitled The Confessions of Nat Turner written by a local attorney, Thomas Ruffin Gray, based on jailhouse conversations with Turner. By the time they met, Gray had already accumulated considerable independent knowledge of the events of the rebellion, and the second half of The Confessions, a blow-by-blow narrative of the rebellion, bears his mark. But the first half is quite different, dwelling on Turner’s life from his birth until the rebellion, matters of which Gray could have had little independent knowledge. Its central motif is the ascent of a severely ascetic personality to a state of religious grace and the consequences attending that outcome. 
This lecture counterposes Gray and Turner, treating Gray as the bearer of a “disenchanting” positivist rationality that discounts Turner’s “soterial” (pertaining to salvation) account of his motivation. It describes the Turner Rebellion as a fracture in the social-historical and socio-legal normalization of the world (a normalization that Thomas Ruffin Gray laboured hard to restore in the rebellion’s wake). It argues that such fractures grant us access to new orderings of the phenomena with which as scholars we concern ourselves. In this case, a soterial-legal history uncovers realms of human motivation and action that socio-legal history cannot explain, laying bare a theological metaphysics at work in an American history and law that we have been taught to think of in determinedly atheological terms.
- Recommended. SPD
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTURE: Tomlins on Debt, Death, and Redemption

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 05:31

Professor Christopher Tomlins'Debt, Death, and Redemption: Toward a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion'22 May 2014 - 3:00 - 5:00pm Room 100, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS   
The Turner Rebellion, which took place in August 1831 in Virginia, is well known as one of the bloodiest slave revolts in antebellum America. The history of the rebellion is dominated by one document, a 24 page pamphlet entitled The Confessions of Nat Turner written by a local attorney, Thomas Ruffin Gray, based on jailhouse conversations with Turner. By the time they met, Gray had already accumulated considerable independent knowledge of the events of the rebellion, and the second half of The Confessions, a blow-by-blow narrative of the rebellion, bears his mark. But the first half is quite different, dwelling on Turner’s life from his birth until the rebellion, matters of which Gray could have had little independent knowledge. Its central motif is the ascent of a severely ascetic personality to a state of religious grace and the consequences attending that outcome. 
This lecture counterposes Gray and Turner, treating Gray as the bearer of a “disenchanting” positivist rationality that discounts Turner’s “soterial” (pertaining to salvation) account of his motivation. It describes the Turner Rebellion as a fracture in the social-historical and socio-legal normalization of the world (a normalization that Thomas Ruffin Gray laboured hard to restore in the rebellion’s wake). It argues that such fractures grant us access to new orderings of the phenomena with which as scholars we concern ourselves. In this case, a soterial-legal history uncovers realms of human motivation and action that socio-legal history cannot explain, laying bare a theological metaphysics at work in an American history and law that we have been taught to think of in determinedly atheological terms.
- Recommended. SPD
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SPD: A Report on The Method and Culture of Comparative Law Workshop

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 04:14

I'm just back from the Gent Workshop on 'The Method and Culture of Comparative Law', in honour of Mark van Hoecke.
It was a great success: the papers, the weather, the dinners, the weather. Our hosts were gentlemen. Our honoree extraordinarily gracious. And the participants were, well, generally well-behaved and civil. 
It was a privilege to be included.
- SPD
For information on the book, click here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Transnational Legal Theory

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 03:53
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new, special issue of Transnational Legal Theory
Symposium on William Twining’s Montesquieu Lecture, Globalisation and Legal Scholarship
Why Global Law is Transnational: Remarks on the Symposium around William Twining’s Montesquieu LecturePeer Zumbansen
Global Situation SensePhillip Paiement and Willem Witteveen
A Dubious Montesquieuian Moment in Constitutional Scholarship: Reading the Empirical Turn in Comparative Constitutional Law in the Light of William Twining and his HeroMing-Sung Kuo
Perspectives on the Global: A Reflection on Twining’s Globalisation and Legal ScholarshipJessica Eisen
Two Models of General JurisprudenceDan Priel
Locating a Global PerspectiveEve Darian-Smith
Re-Constituting the Hegemony of Western Law in the Third World: A Postcolonial Critique of Twining’s ‘General Jurisprudence’Ali Hammoudi

From Reaction to Agency: A ‘Subaltern’ Response to William Twining’s Globalisation and Legal ScholarshipBasil Ugochukwu
Reorienting the ‘Global’ in Legal Theory: Reading Temporal Methods into Twining’s Proximal AnalysisTerrine Friday
Mapping the Territory: Contextual Jurisprudence, Legal Pluralism and WTO Law and DevelopmentMaria Panezi
Globalisation, Legal Ideas, and the Creation of Canada’s Access to Medicines RegimeDerek McKee
Globalisation and Legal Scholarship in Colombia: Petit commentaire on William Twining’s 2009 Montesquieu LectureMarco A Velásquez-Ruiz
Global Legal Scholarship and InterdisciplinarityVanisha H Sukdeo
Turbulent Transitions: Implementing Global Perspectives in Legal EducationBrendan Jowett
Globalisation and Legal Scholarship: William Twining’s Call for Revolutionary JurisprudenceSas Ansari
Embracing the Challenge: Legal Scholarship in a Global EraMorag Goodwin
Complementing Comparison: Renewing Analytical Legal Theory to Meet the Explanatory Challenge of GlobalisationKeith Culver and Michael Giudice
Globalisation and Legal Scholarship: A ResponseWilliam Twining
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLES: Philosophy of Law

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 03:49
SSRN's Philosophy of Law eJournal, vol. 7 No. 52, has just been published.

Table of contents:


Facts, Reasons and Joint Action: Thoughts on the Social Ontology of LawRichard Ekins, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Law's Evolution and Law as CustomWilliam A. Edmundson, Georgia State University College of Law
Split Definitive: How Party Polarization Turned the Supreme Court into a Partisan CourtNeal Devins, William & Mary Law SchoolLawrence Baum, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science
Litigation Investment and Legal Ethics: What Are the Real Issues?Anthony J. Sebok, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Imaginary Contradictions: A Reply to Professor OleskeDouglas Laycock, University of Virginia School of Law
Massachusetts Statutes of Limitations: A User's GuideJoseph W. Glannon, Suffolk University Law School

Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: African Courts: Actors, Institutional Developments and Governance

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-19 03:47
There is a Call for Papers for the workshop “African Courts: Actors, Institutional Developments and Governance” at the LASDEL Niamey, Niger. Funded by the DFG and Point Sud on December 4th − 10th, 2014. Deadline for applications: May, 31st 2014  (see the call)
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: "Accounting techniques and accounting practises in Roman Law" (Edinburgh, 30 May 2014)



What: "Accounting techniques and accounting practises in Roman Law", Workshop
Where: University of Edinburgh, room 364, old college
When: 30 May 2014, 9 am - 6 pm

All information here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: "War and Peace, from Antiquity to Present: Law, Institutions, Diplomacy, Economy and Society" (Journées Internationales, Société d'Histoire du Droit et des Institutions des Pays Flamands, Picards et Wallons (Utrecht, 30-31 May 2014))



Final Program (« La Guerre de l’antiquité au monde contemporain. Droit, institutions, diplomatie, économie et société », cf. earlier on this blog). Société d’ Histoire du Droit et des Institutions 
des Pays Flamands, Picards et Wallons
Journées Internationales d’Utrecht
 30-31 mai 2014

Vendredi le 30 mai
Salle de Sénat de l’Université d’Utrecht, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29.

9.00  Accueil

9.30  Bienvenue par le Doyen de la Faculté de Droit d’Utrecht

9.45  Ouverture des Journées par le Prof. Catherine Lecomte, Présidente

10.00  Henk Nellen, Professeur d’histoire à l’Université Erasmus de Rotterdam
Hugo Grotius on religion as a motive for waging war

10.20  Pierre Bodineau, Société des pays Bourguignons, Professeur à l’Université
de Dijon 
‘Immunité diplomatique et privilège de juridictions: le Traité du juge des
ambassadeurs’ de MM van Bijnkershoek et Jean Barbeyrac (1723)

10.40  Paul van Peteghem, maître de conférence à l’Université Radboud de
Nimègue
Les indults apostoliques et la formation de l’état au début des Temps
Modernes, l’exemple des bénéfices ecclésiastiques, conférés ‘jure belli’

11.00  Fréderik Dhondt, assistant postdoctoral de l’Institut d’Histoire du Droit de
l’Université de Gand
La paix d'Utrecht après Utrecht: interprétation juridique et pratique
diplomatique

11.20  PAUSE CAFÉ

11.40  Lukas van den Berge, chercheur à l’Université d’Utrecht
Keeping the Furies underground. Justice and Truth in Aeschylus' Oresteia
and beyond

12.00  Emanuel van Dongen, maître de conférence à l’Université d’Utrecht
Soldier’s practice and civil liability in roman antiquity.

12.20  Javier Rodriguez Diez, doctorant en histoire du droit à l’ Université
Erasmus de Rotterdam
Ius gentium and captivity in colonial Chile, 17th century

12.40  Bastiaan van der Velden, maître de conférence à l’Université de Heerlen
L’affaire Ducoudray-Jeannet: piraterie, diplomatie et justice aux Caraïbes,
1820-1825
13.00  DÉBAT 

13.30  DÉJEUNER


14.30  Brecht Deseure, postdoc à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et Passau
Un héritage difficile à refuser. Les révolutionnaires français et les anciennes
constitutions du Brabant

14.50  Renaud Limelette, Ingénieur d’étude en analyse de sources, Centre
d‘Histoire judiciaire Lille 2
Les bouleversements juridiques et institutionnels du Service de Santé
militaire français sous l'Ancien Régime

15.10  Eddie van Roon, docteur en histoire, Université Erasmus de Rotterdam
Rituals and symbols. Perceptions of conscription into military service by the
Dutch population in the nineteenth century.


15.30  DÉBAT 

16.00  PAUSE CAFÉ


16.30  Juliette Lafosse, doctorante à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles 
Guerre juste et guerre en forme : morale et droit en temps de guerre

16.50  Willem van Boom, Professeur de Droit privé à l’Université Erasmus de
Rotterdam
The influence of the Great War on Dutch Private Law

17.10  DÉBAT 


17.45  ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DE LA SOCIETE


18.15  COCKTAIL


19.30  BANQUET




Samedi le 31 mai
Salle Belle de Zuylen de l’Université d’Utrecht, Academiegebouw,Domplein 29.

9.30  Annie Deperchin, Centre d‘Histoire Judiciaire Lille 2
Le journal de Pierre Malicet, magistrat à Péronne pendant la Grande Guerre

9.50  Mélanie Bost, chercheur au CEGES et à l’Ecole Royale Militaire à Bruxelles
Les ‘espionnes’ belges au service du contre-espionnage allemand: quelques
visages et trajectoires d’‘infâmes’ (Belgique, 1914-1918)

10.20  Jean-François van Caulaert, chercheur associé au Centre d'Histoire
Religieuse de l’Université Saint-Louis, Lieutenant-colonel (R.) de l’armée
belge
Vécu et ressenti, douleurs et pudeurs : les affres de la première guerre
mondiale exposés et résumés sous la plume encadrée des curés de paroisses
bruxelloise

10.40  Thomas Du Four, chercheur à l’Ecole Royale Militaire à Bruxelles
The legacy of the fall of the Belgian forts in 1914: an introduction to post-
war inquiries, sanctioning and their career-altering effects on captured
Belgian officers

11.00  PAUSE CAFÉ

11.20  Stanislas Horvat, Chargé de cours à l’Ecole Royale militaire à Bruxelles,
collaborateur scientifique à la Vrije Universiteit Brussel
L'exécution d'espions et de soldats condamnés à mort par la justice militaire
belge en 1914 et 1915

11.40  Rémy Kubicki,  doctorant en histoire du droit au Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire
de Lille 2
Le juge et la reconstruction après la Première Guerre mondiale

12.00  DÉBAT 

12.30  DÉJEUNER

13.30  Paul Mevis, Professeur de droit pénal à l’ Université Erasmus de Rotterdam
§227 & §228 Versailles: ‘Hang the ‘Kaiser’? ’Dem Galgen entkommen’?

13.50  Lawrence Van Haecke, chercheur à l’ Ecole Royale militaire à Bruxelles
Répression et épuration après la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Belgique:
nouveaux angles et résultats de recherche 
14.10  Patrick Ferot, avocat, maître de conférence associé de l’Université Paris
XIII
La Loi  n°48-1416 du 15 septembre 1948, adoptée en France le 16
septembre, et relative à la répression des crimes de guerre commis durant la
seconde guerre mondiale.

14.30  G.J.M. Corstens, président du Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Cour Suprême
des Pays-Bas)
Het falen van de Hoge Raad als hoeder van rechtvaardigheid in de Tweede
Wereldoorlog/ le rôle de la Cour Suprême Néerlandaise pendant la deuxième
guerre mondiale

15.00  DÉBAT 

15.45  CLÔTURE

16.00  COCKTAIL 


 
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: Recent Research in the History of Public International Law (Ghent, 23 May 2014) (Final Program)


The final program of the Workshop on Recent Research in the History of Public International Law (Ghent Legal History Institute, 23 May 2014; see earlier on this blog)) is now available.




Registration and Coffee (08:45)
(Meeting Room)***Welcome (09:30)
(Auditorium B)Prof. dr. D. Heirbaut, President of the Department of Jurisprudence and Legal History (Ghent)***Introduction (09:45)Dr. Frederik Dhondt (Ghent)***Session 1: The Old Regime and the Law of Nations (10:00-12:30)“An assessment of legal humanist methodologies in the sphere of international law”
Drs. James Mearns (KULeuven/Research Foundation Flanders)

“Free ship – Free good”. Evolution and contest of a legal principle via intercultural conflicts on the oceans”
Dr. Magnus Ressel (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

“Prize Courts and International Law”
Dra. Shavana Musa (Tilburg University)***Lunch break (12:30-13:30)***"Mos Trajectensis ? The Law of Nations and Diplomatic Practice after the Peace of Utrecht (11 April 1713)" (13:30-14:20)
Dr. Frederik Dhondt (Ghent)

Session 2: 1789-1815 as a turning point ? The Revolutionary Wars, the Congress of Vienna and their effects on inter-state relations and constitutions (14:20-16:00)

“The Birth of the Westphalian Order: 1789-1815 as turning point towards abstract states and equality in international legal practice and doctrine?”
Dr. Raymond Kubben (Tilburg University)

"Friedrich Gentz et le droit à l'intervention armée"
Dr. Raphael Cahen (LMU München/Aix-Marseille)***Coffee break
(Meeting Room)***Session 3: The 19th century transformation of international law
(16:15-17:55)
“The legal dynamics of British imperialism (1815-1860)”
Dra. Inge Van Hulle (KULeuven/Research Foundation Flanders)

“The Use of Force in the Nineteenth Century – Reflections on the Origins and the Reproduction of the ‘Indifference’-Narrative in Contemporary Legal Doctrine ”
Dra. Agatha Verdebout (ULB)***Conclusion (17:55)
Prof. Dr. Randall Lesaffer (Tilburg University/KUleuven)More information here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-05-14 05:33
CONFERENCE:  Superdiversity:  Theory, Method and Practice Registration for delegates for the international conference on Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice is now open. Deadline for registration is 1 June 2014. Register online here The conference is organised by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and will be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-25 June 2014. The conference will feature over 120 papers, including keynote speeches, academic and policy panels, workshops and posters on topics at the forefront of the superdiversity research agenda.Keynote speakers include: Jan Blommaert (University of Tilburg), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), James Nazroo (University of Manchester), Jenny Phillimore (University of Birmingham), Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield), and Steven Vertovec (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity).The registration fee (full fee £200, concession fee £150) covers delegate pack, lunches (23, 24 and 25 June). Conference dinner (£35) on 23 June is not included in the conference fee and should be booked via the online shop separately. Travel and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee. Delegates will need to make their own arrangements. For further information, please visit the conference webpage.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: The Method and Culture of Comparative Law

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-05-14 04:46
THE METHOD AND CULTURE OF COMPARATIVE LAWA workshop on epistemology, globalisation and context15-17 May 2014 - Ghent, Belgium

Participants include: Jacco Bomhoff, Roger Brownsword, Seán Patrick Donlan, Patrick Glenn, Matthew Grelette, Jaap Hage, Jaakko Husa, Susan Millns, David Nelken, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Geoffrey Samuel,Mathias Siems, Catherine Valcke, Rob Van Gestel, and Alain Wijffels.Thursday, May 15th Epistemology session14.00 Introduction by Maurice Adams (Tilburg)14.15 What is Legal Epistemology?Geoffrey Samuel (Canterbury, Kent)14.45 Comparative Law as Method and the Method of Comparative LawJaap Hage (Maastricht)15.15 Research-Designs of Comparative Law – Methodology or Heuristics?Jaakko Husa (Rovaniemi, Lapland)15.45 discussion16.15 break16.45 Three Functions of Function in Comparative LawCatherine Valcke and Matthew Grellette (Toronto)17.15 Against Method? Patrick Glenn (McGill, Montreal)17.45 discussion
19.30 short visit to the law faculty buildings, followed by a drink
Friday, May 16thMorning session on Globalisation09.30 Ius Commune, Comparative Law and Public GovernanceAlain Wijffels (Leiden, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Leuven)10.00 Things Being Various: Normativity, Legality, State LegalitySeán Donlan (Limerick)10.30 discussion11.00 break

11.30 The Curious Case of Overfitting Legal TransplantsMathias Siems (Durham)12.00 Making the Case for European Comparative Legal Studies in Public Law Susan Millns (Brighton, Sussex)12.30 discussion13.00 lunch
Friday, May 16thAfternoon session on Context14.30 Comparative Contexts in Legal History: Are We All Comparatists Now?Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki)15.00 Comparative Law and EU-legislation: Inspiration, Evaluation or Justification? Rob van Gestel (Tilburg)15.30 discussion16.00 break16.30 Comparatively Speaking: ‘Law in its Regulatory Environment’Roger Brownsword (King’s College, London)17.00 discussion
19.30 dinner
Saturday, May 17thClosing session10.00  Taking account of the empirical and comparative law David Nelken (Macerata/Kings College/London)10.50 reply to Nelken by Jacco Bomhoff (LSE, London)11.10 discussion12.00 Conclusions by Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent)12.30 end of the workshop
Venue: -          on 15 and 16 May: Ghent University Conference Center ‘Het Pand’, Onderbergen 1, Ghent www.ugent.be/het-pand/en/accessibility-          on 17 May: Facultaire Raadzaal, Ghent Law Faculty, Voldersstraat 3, Ghent
Workshop papers: All papers presented on 15 and 16 May will be published, together with some more papers, in ‘The Method and Culture of Comparative Law. Essays in Honour of Mark VanHoecke, edited by M.Adams and D.Heirbaut with Hart Publishing, Oxford. This book is expected to appear by the time of the Workshop.
Fees: A limited number of places are available for interested researchers. The fees are 140 €, including lunch on Friday and the book with the workshop papers. They amount to 190 € for those who also want to take part in the dinner on Friday. Registration with the enclosed registration form. Payment of the fees upon receipt of the invoice.
Boat trip: On Saturday afternoon (14-18 hrs) there will be a trip on the picturesque river Leie, on a reconstructed historical boat (tow barge used on the canal Ghent-Bruges in early 19th century). Price for taking part in this boat trip is 20 €
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: The Method and Culture of Comparative Law

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-05-13 06:50
THE METHOD AND CULTURE OF COMPARATIVE LAWA workshop on epistemology, globalisation and context15-17 May 2014 - Ghent, Belgium
Participants include: Jacco Bomhoff, Roger Brownsword, Seán Patrick Donlan, Patrick Glenn, Matthew Grelette, Jaap Hage, Jaakko Husa, Susan Millns, David Nelken, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Geoffrey Samuel,Mathias Siems, Catherine Valcke, Rob Van Gestel, and Alain Wijffels.
Additional information is available here. The programme is available here
All papers presented on 15-16 May will be published, together with some other papers, in M Adams and D Heirbaut (eds), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Mark Van Hoecke (Hart Publishing).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Spatial Justice and Diaspora: Law, Chaos and Postcoloniality Critical Legal Conference

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-05-13 04:21
 A call for papers has been issued:Spatial Justice and Diaspora: Law, Chaos and Postcoloniality Critical Legal Conference, University of Sussex,
Brighton UK     4th-6th September 2014

DEADLINE JUNE 30TH 2014
This stream will engage with critical theories of spatiality in relation to issues of postcoloniality, globalisation, diaspora, and migration. It will interrogate scales of legality across multiple jurisdictions and consider the development of an aesthetics of resistance in diasporic communities. In an increasingly interconnected, globalised world, there is a growing demand fora recognition of  processes of adaptation and resistance in the form  of legal pluralism as a historical contingency. This demand varies in  its articulation, from decolonial refraction to the empirical  negotiation of diasporic laws and the call for a redefinition of the  nation-state as the irrevocable centre . This stream will ask critical questions about the constantly  metamorphosing definition of the limit of the border in the face of  disorientating diaspora, the migration of law ,  and complex relations  of belonging. It invites papers that address the need to theorise  tempo-spatiality in law and consider how this embryonic chaos may be  filtered through transjurisdictional practice in all its many forms  and guises.

We are looking for papers from a wide variety of disciplines on (but  not limited to) the following themes:
 - diaspora communities and law - postcolonial identity and resistance- legal pluralism- globalisation and concepts of belonging - critical migration law


 Please send abstracts (max 250 words) to:
 Emma Patchett, epatc_01@uni-muenster.de
Sarah Keenan, sk128@soas.ac.uk
 See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/law/newsandevents/clc/streamsfor further information
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: We are not Born Alone and We Do Not Die Alone - Protecting Intergenerational Solidarity and Refraining Cain-ism Through Forced Heirship

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-05-13 04:20
 The article 'We Are Not Born Alone and We Do Not Die Alone: Protecting Intergenerational Solidarity and Refraining Cain-ism Through Forced Heirship' by Albert Lamarca Marques is now available on SSRN
Abstract:


English Abstract: In the current academic debate on family and succession law, the abolition or reform of forced heirship is often advocated. It is argued that this institution does not respond to the expectations and needs of today’s society. In the realm of freedom embodied by testate succession by will, the mandatory share is framed as a contradictory restriction on the individual right to decide freely. This paper contributes to the debate on the legal and social basis of forced heirship by offering a moderate defence of the institution. I argue that forced heirship actually protects individual choice while also respecting intergenerational ties. Moreover, the institution restrains competition and opportunistic behavior among siblings. It reflects the reality that we are alone in neither birth nor death and it reins in the Cain-like tendencies that threaten to tear apart families.

Spanish Abstract: En el debate académico reciente sobre el Derecho de Familia y Sucesiones es un lugar común plantear la reforma o la abolición de la legítima. Se argumenta que esta institución no responde a las expectativas y necesidades de la sociedad actual. En un reino de libertad, como es el de la sucesión testada, la legítima supone una restricción contradictoria con el derecho de las personas a decidir libremente sobre una parte de su patrimonio. Este trabajo intenta contribuir al debate sobre los fundamentos jurídicos y sociales de la institución de la legítima, así como sobre su mantenimiento, con la discusión de algunos de los argumentos en su contra, ofreciendo una moderada defensa de la misma, sobre la base de considerar que todavía existen buenas razones para abogar en su favor. La legítima protege la libertad individual respetando a la vez los vínculos intergeneracionales, y previene las conductas oportunistas y la competencia entre hermanos, Este instituto refleja el hecho que no estamos solos al nacer ni tampoco cuando morimos, y puede ser útil para mitigar el cainismo que tanto amenaza la convivencia familiar.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: Indigenous Land Claims in Europe

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-05-13 04:20

The article "Indigenous Land Claims in Europe"   by Ghislain Otis and Aurelie Laurent in Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal is now available on SSRN.This study examines the potential impact of recent developments in international human rights law relating to indigenous land claims on the protection of property under the European Convention on Human Rights. In a departure from colonial law the authors show how the doctrine of ancestral indigenous land title has recently been incorporated into international human rights law. This development, however, has yet to occur within the regime of the European Convention. The authors argue that the new decolonized approach to property can and should be adopted by the European Court of Human rights in its interpretation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 of the European Convention.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Superdiversity - Theory, Method and Practice

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-05-13 04:19

Registration for delegates for the international conference on Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice is now open. Deadline for registration is 1 June 2014.  Register online hereThe conference is organised by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and will be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-25 June 2014. The conference will feature over 120 papers, including keynote speeches, academic and policy panels, workshops and posters on topics at the forefront of the superdiversity research agenda.Keynote speakers include: Jan Blommaert (University of Tilburg), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), James Nazroo (University of Manchester), Jenny Phillimore (University of Birmingham), Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield), and Steven Vertovec (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity).
The registration fee (full fee £200, concession fee £150) covers delegate pack, lunches (23, 24 and 25 June). Conference dinner (£35) on 23 June is not included in the conference fee and should be booked via the online shop separately. Travel and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee. Delegates will need to make their own arrangements. For further information, please visit the conference webpage
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CONFERENCE: "I giuristi e il fascino del regime (1918-1925)" (Rome, 23/24 May 2014)


What: I giuristi e il fascino del regime (1918-1925), Conference 
Where: Rome, Biblioteca del Senato della Repubblica "Giovanni Spadolini", Sala degli atti parlamentari, piazza della Minerva, 38
When: 23/24 May 2014
Catégories: Comparative Law News