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JOURNAL: Historia et Ius (n.6, December, 2014)

Journal, n. 6, 2014All information here

Num. 6 - dicembre 2014                                                                          
Temi e questioni
  • 1) Marco Cavina, De Praeda Militari. Geometrías de la ilicitud del saqueo en la cultura juridica entre la Edad Media y la Moderna - PDF
  • 2) Giovanni Cazzetta, Intervento dello Stato e libertà contrattuale fra Otto e Novecento - PDF

Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
  • 3) Paolo Angelini, L’utilizzo del titolo imperiale nei documenti dei sovrani slavi (XIII-XIV secolo) -PDF 
  • 4) Chiara Galligani, Il tramonto del fedecommesso nel Granducato di Toscana. Una prima ricognizione dell'istituto nella legislazione sette-ottocentesca - PDF
  • 5) Cristina Danusso, Il V Congresso giuridico e la tutela penale dei poveri (1903) - PDF
  • 6) Antonio Grilli, Realizzare il sogno europeo: la nascita della “burocrazia” comunitaria (1952–1965) - PDF
  • 7) Alessandro Dani, Il concetto giuridico di "beni comuni" tra passato e presente - PDF

  • 8) Jacques Bouineau, Devenir et limites des droits de l’homme - PDF
  • 9) Dolores Freda, La regolamentazione dell’emigrazione in Italia tra Ottocento e Novecento: una ricerca in corso - PDF
  • 10) Paolo Marchetti, Race and crime. A late nineteenth century Italian debate - PDF
  • 11) Martina Giovannini, Per una storia degli istituti penali per i minorenni: il caso di Bologna - PDF
  • 12) Francesco D'Urso, Sul “ritmo” del processo romanico-canonico (a proposito di K. W. Nörr, Romanisch-kanonisches Prozessrecht. Erkenntnisverfahren erster Instanz in civilibus, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer, 2012) - PDF
  • 13) Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina, Per i trecento anni dalla nascita di Emer de Vattel (1714-2014) (a proposito di Walter Rech, Enemies of Mankind. Vattel’s Theory of Collective Security, Leiden- Boston, Nijhoff, 2013) - PDF
  • 14) Federico Sciarra, Una storia della cultura giuridica francese (a proposito di Fréderic Audren-Jean-Louis Halpérin, La culture juridique française Entre mythes et réalités. XIXe-XXe siècles, Paris, Editions du Cnrs, 2013) - PDF
  • 15) Alberto Torini, Diritto Penale e “Nuove Scienze” a confronto nei periodici di fine Ottocento (a proposito di L. Lacchè, M. Stronati (curr.), Una Tribuna per le scienze criminali. La Cultura delle riviste nel dibattito penalistico tra Otto e Novecento, Macerata, EUM, 2012) - PDF
Páginas españolas
  • 16) Nacimiento de las páginas españolas de la Revista Historia et ius - PDF
  • 17) Margarita Serna Vallejo, El contenido de las revistas de Historia del Derecho publicadas en España correspondientes al año 2013 - PDF

Centro di studi e ricerche per la storia della giustizia criminale 
  • 18) Marco Cavina, Il Centro di studi e ricerche per la storia della giustizia criminale. Centre for Study and Research. History of Criminal Justice. Alma Mater - Università degli Studi di Bologna -PDF
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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Law and Time (Geneva, 12-13 June 2014)

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The Department of International Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva) organizes a conference on "International Law and Time".Time is an inherent component of many of the most important international law concepts. However, it also fundamentally determines international law as a field. International law has been in constant dynamic change since its inception. Capturing and understanding this change in time is one of the discipline’s fundamental challenges, as is the difficulty of working with the constantly changing materiae of international law in practice.
The Graduate Institute's International Law Department is opening a call for papers to create an opportunity to reflect and debate about the fundamentals of international law in depth. The conference is open to both junior and senior international law scholars and practitioners. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 15, 2015. The Conference will be held at the Graduate Institute's Barton site.

The conference will be structured in six panels:

1.    Attributing Meaning to Time: Visions of History and Future
2.    International Law on a Given Day
3.    Role of Time in Creation and Operation of Norms
4.    International Law between Change and Stability
5.    Continuity, Discontinuity, Recurrence
6.    Regulating the Past: The Problem of Retroactivity Panel descriptions:
Panel 1 – Attributing Meaning to Time: Visions of History and FutureHow do lawyers' conceptions of history (both in their visions of the future and representations of the past) influence the structure of international law and the idea we have of it? As shown by authors like Jacob Taubes, different forms of eschatological beliefs (regarding, that is, the final events of history and the destiny of humanity) have strongly influenced several fields of western culture, from philosophy to politics. Is international law immune from these dynamics or is it itself the consequence of particular "prophecies"? For instance, what impact did the Kantian idea of a "History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose" have on the development of contemporary international law and some of its distinctive features (e.g. the idea of an "international community" or the establishment of international organizations)? Will globalization lead to legal fragmentation or legal integration, and what impact may these different visions of the future have on the development of international law? Similar questions may be raised regarding the different ways international law's history is narrated today. How does the way we think of past heritage influence our present conception of international law?

Panel 2 – International Law on a Given DayWhat conduct does international law permit or prohibit as of today? What as of 1st January of last year? How does one determine whether there is any law whatsoever? The foundation for any legal undertaking is the ability to ascertain the content of international law at a given moment. However, in reality this is often quite a challenging exercise. International law displays a high measure of fluidity thanks to being in large part customary, and because it assigns a normative character to relevant practice that modifies the content of existing international treaties. How should one work with this dynamic character of international law, with norms being created through a decentralized and heterogeneous process? Can one identify the precise moment in time a customary rule has come into existence? It has been argued that the content of international law is an inherently ex post facto construct. If so, what are the implications on the regulatory power of international law?

Panel 3 – Role of Time in the Creation and Operation of NormsWhat are the various forms of conceiving and measuring time in international law and what bearing do these choices have on the creation and operation of norms? Temporal notions are especially prominent in the identification of legally relevant facts that contribute to law-making processes such as the traditional requirement of usus longaevus in the formation of customary international law. Moreover, the use of certain techniques dispels contingency from the judicial process, as exemplified by the seemingly rigorous notion of critical date and its ramifications for applicable law, or the temporal notion of continuity that buttresses effective territorial occupation. In treaty law, there is a strong dialectic tension between past and future, especially regarding treaty interpretation and the accompanying notions of original meaning, object and purpose, and effectiveness.

Panel 4 - International Law between Change and StabilityInternational law is in constant tension between the need to adapt to changing circumstances and its vocation towards maintaining systemic stability. How is this tension reconciled? What prompts changes to occur and what are the mechanisms of change in international law? Additionally, while analyzing the dynamic development of international law, any change in international law often needs to be detected and evaluated. How can such ongoing change be identified and worked with in the practice of international law?

Panel 5 – Continuity, Discontinuity, RecurrenceIdeas and concepts in international law disappear and come back again transformed. The idea of self-determination, which was transfigured from a call for democratic self-government into a cry for independence, is a prime example. The notion of international responsibility and its relationship to its protean avatars within the law of prize and diplomatic protection presents another illustration of conceptual notions traveling overtime. This panel discusses the presence of past concepts in different contexts and moments, as well as their flexibility, autonomy and capacity to reinvigorate the future.

Panel 6 – Regulating the Past: The Problem of RetroactivityThe debate surroinding retroactivity in international law has so far mainly concerned the fields of dispute settlement, criminal law and human rights, with regard to the ex-post facto prohibition of crimes and punishments. Yet, the notion of retroactivity is rich in its implications for the relationship between time and law generally, and is relevant for all branches of international law. To what extent can States "regulate the past", and what are the implications of contemporary facts and actions on the way lawyers assess the past? What is the difference between an ex-post facto rule and an innovative interpretation of a norm? Against what law shall past acts be assessed in case of secession or accession of States? And how can international law help societies come to terms with their past? 
The call for papers can be found here.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference: Elections and Electoral Corruption in the Early Modern Period (1500-1800) – Bern, 12.03.-14.03.2015 (DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2015)

Simona Slanicka / Maud Harivel / Florian SchmitzHistorisches Institut, Universität BernPlease find below a German and a French version of the textThe organizing committee of the conference Elections and Electoral Corruption in the Early Modern Period (1500-1800) invites paper proposals from prospective speakers. For the past few years, we have observed an increased interest in elections as an object of historical research. The same applies to the research on corruption, especially on political corruption, which has led to numerous conferences and publications over the last decade. Bringing researchers from both fields together, our conference aims to fathom the field of electoral corruption.We invite prospective speakers to present their research on political as well as ecclesiastical votes. The focus will be set on the electoral system (itself) as well as on the campaigns before and after the vote. Special attention shall be paid to the acts manipulation of elections as well as the legal and societal response. We are looking for both case studies on specific events and/or regions as well as comparative and conceptual approaches. The conference covers the early modern period, however, contributions dealing with the transition period to modernity (Sattelzeit) are appreciated as well.The conference will take place in Bern on 12-14 March 2015. Travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the conference committee. The presentations may be held in French or English, the following debate will be in English. Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words. Submissions should include name, durable contact details as well as a detailed CV and list of publications. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2015. In order to contribute to gender equality in academic research the conference committee strongly encourages young female researchers to submit proposals. For more information about the conference or to submit an abstract, please email at: florian.schmitz@hist.unibe.ch ---Internationale Konferenz: Wahlen und Wahlkorruption in der Frühen Neuzeit (1500-1800) – Bern, 12.03.-14.03.2015Simona Slanicka / Maud Harivel / Florian SchmitzHistorisches Institut, Universität BernIn den letzten Jahren hat sich die Geschichtswissenschaft verstärkt politischer Korruption als Forschungsgegenstand zugewandt. Gleiches gilt für die Erforschung von Wahlen in frühneuzeitlichen Gesellschaften. Die Konferenz Elections and Electoral Corruption in the Early Modern Period möchte Forscher aus beiden Themenbereichen zusammenbringen und ein noch weitgehend unbestelltes Forschungsfeld ausmessen: Wahlkorruption.Thematischer Schwerpunk der Konferenz werden politische oder kirchliche Wahlverfahren an sich, sowie die ihnen vorhergehenden und nachfolgenden Kampagnen sein. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit soll dabei den Manipulationspraktiken und deren rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Verarbeitung gewidmet werden. Denkbar sind dabei sowohl Fallstudien zu bestimmten Wahlen und/der Regionen, als auch vergleichende und konzeptuelle Studien. Der zeitliche Schwerpunkt der Konferenz wird auf der Frühen Neuzeit liegen, Beiträge zum Übergang zur ‚Moderne‘ (Sattelzeit) sind aber ausdrücklich willkommen. Die Konferenz wird vom 12. Bis zum 14. März 2015 in Bern stattfinden. Reise- und Unterkunftskosten werden vom Veranstalter übernommen. Die Vorträge können in französischer oder englischer Sprache gehalten werden, die sich anschliessende Diskussion wird auf Englisch stattfinden. Wir bitten um die Einsendung eines Abstracts im Umfang von 500 Wörtern, sowie eines aussagekräftigen Lebenslaufes und einer Publikationsliste bis zum 15. Januar 2015. Im Sinne der Gleichstellung der Geschlechter in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung möchten wir insbesondere Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen ermutigen auf diesen Call for Paper zu antworten.Bei Fragen und für die Einsendung des Abstracts wenden Sie sich bitte an: florian.schmitz@hist.unibe.ch---Colloque international: Élections et corruption électorale à l’époque moderne (1500-1800) – Berne, 12, 13 et 14 mars 2015Simona Slanicka / Maud Harivel / Florian SchmitzHistorisches Institut, Universität BernLes élections et la corruption sont deux champs de recherche qui font l’objet de plusieurs manifestations scientifiques et publications au cours de la dernière décennie sans être vraiment mis en relation. En rassemblant des chercheurs sur ces deux objets d’étude, le colloque a pour objectif d’aborder une thématique encore peu explorée, celle de la corruption électorale.Nous invitons les chercheurs intéressés à proposer une contribution aussi bien sur les élections politiques, laïques et ecclésiastiques. Nous voulons placer au centre du débat les procédures des élections ainsi que les campagnes électorales avant comme après le vote. Il sera demandé de se concentrer en particulier sur les actes de manipulation des élections ainsi que sur leur réception légale et sociétale. Des cas d’étude à propos d’évènements particuliers ou des régions précises sont acceptées; les approches comparatives et conceptuelles sont également les bienvenues. L’époque moderne sera à l’honneur mais nous prenons aussi en compte la période de transition entre Ancien Régime et époque contemporaine (Sattelzeit).Le colloque aura lieu à Berne du 12 au 14 mars 2015. Le transport et les frais d’hôtel seront pris en charge par les organisateurs. Les personnes intéressées sont priées de soumettre une proposition de contribution de 500 mots. Les propositions de communication sont à envoyer avant le 15 janvier 2015 avec un CV et une liste de publications. Les contributions peuvent être faites en anglais ou en français. La discussion aura lieu en anglais.Pour plus d’informations sur la conférence ou pour soumettre une proposition, envoyez un courriel à l’adresse suivante: maud.harivel@hist.unibe.ch (français) ou florian.schmitz@hist.unibe.ch (anglais).
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