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CONFERENCE: Eastern Europe and the History of International Law (Leipzig University/L'viv, 26-28 August 2015)/PROJECT: Juridification Processes in International Relations: Eastern European Conflicts and their Influence on International Law since 1850

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The Centre for Humanities and German and Eastern-Europan Culture (Prof. Stefan Troebst) at the University of Leipzig presented its multi-disciplinary research project 'Verrechtlichungsprozesse in den internationalen Beziehungen: Prägungen des Völkerrechts durch Konflikte im östlichen Europa seit 1850' on HSozKult.de. The project centres on a specific Eastern European lecture of the history of international law, focusing on a collective history of the actors.

Scientific events:
- 100 Years On: The Carnegie Report on the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars of 1912/3, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Leipzig, 4./5. Juli 2013. Publikation in Vorbereitung: Der ‚Carnegie Report on the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars 1912/13’. Wirkungs- und Rezeptionsgeschichte im Völkerrecht und der Historiographie, hg. von Dietmar Müller und Stefan Troebst, Comparativ 6 (2014).
- GWZO-Ringvorlesung SS 2015 zum Thema „Ostmitteleuropäische Prägungen des modernen Völkerrechts“ von April bis Juli 2015, u.a. mit Prof. Dr. Lauri Mälksoo, Prof. Dr. Eric Weitz, Prof. em. Dr. Jost Dülffer, Dr. Cindy Daase, Prof. Dr. Martin Aust, Prof. Dr. Otto Luchterhandt
- East European Cataclysms and the Making of Modern International Law, Geisteswissenschaftlichen Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas zusammen mit der Nationalen Ivan Franko-Universität L’viv, L’viv 26.-28. August 2015.
Project description (in German):
Seit Januar 2014 arbeitet am Geisteswissenschaftlichen Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas an der Universität Leipzig (GWZO) unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst und Dr. Dietmar Müller eine mehrköpfige Projektgruppe zum Thema „Verrechtlichungsprozesse in den internationalen Beziehungen: Prägungen des Völkerrechts durch Konflikte im östlichen Europa seit 1850“. Die Forschungen sollen in einem dreibändigen Handbuch münden, in dem die Geschichte von Kongressen, Verträgen und Gerichtsstatuten sowie die von Institutionen und internationalen Organisationen aus ostmitteleuropäischer Perspektive dargestellt werden. Ergänzt wird dies um eine akteurszentrierte, prosopographische Analyse. In der Projektgruppe sind eine Postdoc- sowie eine Doktorandenstelle vakant, die vorzugsweise mit Juristen aus dem Bereich des Völkerrechts und mit Politologen oder Historikern aus dem Bereich der Internationalen Beziehungen respektive der Internationalen Geschichte besetzt werden sollen. Darüber hinaus bietet die Projektgruppe verschiedene Anbindungs- und Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten für die Bearbeitung einschlägiger Themen an. Bewerbungen und inhaltliche Anregungen bitten wir an unten stehende Adresse zu schicken.

Die Verrechtlichung der internationalen Beziehungen in Gestalt des sich dynamisch entwickelnden Völkerrechts ist ein universell angelegtes Projekt der europäischen Moderne. Dennoch weist seine Entstehungsgeschichte einer Reihe von Prinzipien, Regelungsfelder und Regime eine starke regionale Prägung auf. Zuvörderst gilt dies für die Wirkungen des Konfliktgeschehens im östlichen Europa im Zeitalter von Nationalismus und Nationalstaatsbildung. Das Projekt untersucht die Geschichte internationaler Beziehungen und ihrer Verrechtlichung in Form des Völkerrechts sowie zugleich die Geschichte des Völkerrechts als Wissenschaftsgeschichte aus einer ost(mittel)europäischen Prägungsperspektive. Ausgangspunkte dabei sind die Teilungen Polens 1774-1795, der den Krim-Krieg beendende Pariser Friedensschluss von 1856 und der Berliner Kongress von 1878, Untersuchungsschwerpunkte die Pariser Vorortverträge von 1919/20 und die Gründung des Völkerbunds 1920. Ebenfalls im Zentrum des Forschungsinteresses steht die auf den osmanischen Genozid an den Armeniern sowie auf den Holocaust zurückgehende Genozid-Konvention der Vereinten Nationen 1948 sowie die Entwicklung des Völkerstrafrechts von Nürnberg bis Den Haag. Den Schlusspunkt bildet die Herausbildung einer Schutzverantwortung der Staatengemeinschaft (Responsibility to Protect), wie sie als Folge des Eingreifens der NATO in Serbien 1999 zur Anwendung kam und 2008 in der Gründung des neuen Staates Kosova resultierte. Aufgrund ihrer historischen Strukturmerkmale war im östlichen Europa die Konfliktdichte zur Zeit des Übergangs vom klassischen zum modernen Völkerrecht sowie das gesamte 20. Jahrhundert hindurch außerordentlich hoch. Die wiederholten und häufig dramatischen Veränderungen der politischen Landkarte, bedingt durch imperialen Zerfall, zeitverschobene Nations- und Nationalstaatsbildung, Großmachteinfluß, diktatorische Herrschaft, religiöse Pluralität, sprachliche Vielfalt und ethnische Diversität, bewirkten unmittelbar erhöhten regionalen Regelungsbedarf, der sich mittelbar in Neuerungen im Völkerrecht niederschlug. Dieser Kausalzusammenhang ist zugleich Grund dafür, dass ein hoher Anteil an prominenten Theoretikern wie Praktikern des Völkerrechts aus der Osthälfte Europas, hier vor allem aus Minderheitengruppen, stammt.
Das Projekt verknüpft Fragestellungen der Disziplinen Völkerrechtsgeschichte, Geschichte der internationalen Beziehungen sowie Ost- und Südosteuropäische Geschichte mit dem Ziel, die zentrale Arbeitshypothese von einer maßgeblich ost-, ostmittel- und südosteuropäisch geprägten Völkerrechtsentwicklung von der Internationalisierung der Orientalischen Frage bis zum postjugoslawischen Staatenbildungsschub zu überprüfen. Das Projekt weist dabei Berührungspunkte zur Völkerrechts- und Diplomatiegeschichtsschreibung, weiterhin zu „New Approaches to International Law“, zu „Critical Legal Studies“ und zur osteuropabezogenen Teildisziplin der Geschichtswissenschaft sowie darüber hinaus zu aktuellen Forschungsansätzen wie einer „New International History“ und einer Kulturgeschichte des Politischen auf. Zudem gibt es der geschichtsregionalen Konzeption „Ostmitteleuropa“ eine neue Dimension, nämlich diejenige einer auf nationale Akteure, transnationale Institutionen und Völkerrechtsregime fokussierte historischen Kulturwissenschaft. Researchers involved:
Stefan Troebst: Die jüdisch-deutsche Völkerrechtlersymbiose im Ostmitteleuropa der Zwischenkriegszeit
Dietmar Müller: Forschungen zur Institutionalisierung des Völkerrechts. Akteure, Normen und internationale Organisationen
1) Die Europäische Donaukommission (1856–1945) in der Völkerrechtsgeschichte
2) Anfänge des Völkerstrafrechts in der Zwischenkriegszeit. Vespasian Pella und Raphael Lemkin
Adamantios Skordos: Südosteuropa als völkerrechtsprägende Geschichtsregion: Nationale Homogenisierungsprozesse – ethnopolitische Gewalt – internationale Konfliktregulierung (19.-21. Jahrhundert)
Arno Trültzsch: Jugoslawien als Mitinitiator der Blockfreien-Bewegung – Völkerrechtsinnovationen, Institutionalisierungsversuche und außenpolitische Identität (1948–1991)
Cindy Daase (assoziiert): Warfare und Lawfare - Völkerrechtschlachten am Verhandlungstisch. Völkerrechtsrhetorik in der Beilegung und Aufrechterhalten von (eingefrorenen) Konflikten im östlichen Europa seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges
Stephan Stach (assoziiert): Misslungene Staatsgründungen und das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker im östlichen Europa, 1918–1923
 Find out more here, as well as on the project's website.
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NOTICE: "NUALS Law Journal, 9th Volume: extended deadline"


The NUALS Law Journal has extended its deadline for submission for its 9th Volume. It is now accepting articles till the 15th of March, 2015.  
The Editorial Board of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Law Journal solicits submissions for its 9th Volume. The NUALS Law Journal is the flagship law review of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin and is a multidisciplinary, “double-blind”, peer reviewed journal.
They welcome submissions from academicians, legal practitioners, students, researchers and experts from the legal community. All submissions will go through a review process and if necessary, be edited by the Editorial Board.
We accept submissions under the following categories:
- Articles between 3000 and 6000 words (inclusive of footnotes). Articles exceeding the word limit may be considered on merit.Short Notes and Commentaries between 1000 and 3000 words.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to journalnuals@gmail.com
2. The deadline for submission for the current issue has been extended to 15th of March, 2015.
3. Each Article is expected to be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words.
4. Submission must contain a covering letter indicating name of the author(s), affiliation, and e-mail id.
5. The identity of the author should not be revealed in the text of the essay in any manner whatsoever.
6. By submitting an Article, the author is presumed to undertake that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
7. Articles found plagiarised will be summarily rejected.
8. Co-authorship is allowed (maximum of 2 authors).
Formatting Guidelines
1. All submissions must follow the system of citation as provided for in the 19th edition of The Bluebook.
2. Submissions must be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing 1.5
3. Footnotes must be in Times New Roman with font size 10 and line spacing 1
4. Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.
Receipt of submission will be conveyed to the authors within one week of submission.
Authors of selected articles shall be intimated by 15th of April.
For further details or queries, please contact us at journalnuals@gmail.com


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SEMINAR: "Le délit politique de sorcellerie en Angleterre sous Elisabeth 1ère et Jacques 1er" (Paris, 5 March 2015)


WHAT: Le délit politique de sorcellerie en Angleterre  sous Elisabeth 1ère et Jacques 1er, meeting within the seminar Le délit politique
WHERE: Paris, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre d'études des normes juridiques Yan Thomas - CENJ, 105 bd. Raspail, salle 7
WHEN: 5 March 2015, 3:00 - 5:00

Speaker
Pier Giuseppe Monateri,  Professeur de droit privé comparé à l'Université de Turin
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CONFERENCE: "Crime Historians Conference" (Liverpool 15-16 June 2015)

WHAT: Crime Historians Conference
WHERE: Department of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool
WHEN: 15-16 June 2015
deadline  27th March 2015
The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University is pleased to announce the call for papers for the first of a series of crime historians conferences.We are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers and panels of 3-4 papers on any area of crime history. Papers are particularly welcome that address the theme of interdisciplinary crime history, or which draw on interdisciplinary methods.Abstracts (300 words) and a brief biography should be sent to the conference organiser, Dr John Walliss (wallisj@hope.ac.uk), by the closing date of 27th March 2015.The conference fee, including accommodation and meals (inc. the conference dinner) will be £160. There are day-rates available as well as discounted rates for postgraduate students.
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CONFERENCE: "British crime historians Symposium V" (Edinburgh, September 2016)


WHAT: The British Crime Historians Symposium, V
WHERE: University of Edinburgh
WHEN: late September 2016

The British Crime Historians Symposium takes place every two years to highlight leading research in the history of law, crime and criminal justice.
Established in 2008, it acts as a central focal point and meeting place for all those researchers in the UK (as well as visitors) who work on criminal justice history.In September 2014 the fourth symposium was hosted at the University of Liverpool. Previous conference have been held in Leeds, Sheffield and at the Open University.
We are pleased to announce that the next conference - British Crime Historians Symposium 5 - will  take place at the University of Edinburgh in late September 2016. A call for papers will be circulated in the spring.  Any early enquiries should be addressed to the 2016 symposium convenor Dr Louise Jackson (Louise.Jackson@ed.ac.uk).
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Introduction: Religious Law in the 21st Century

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 04:48
By Michael A. Helfand 
Pepperdine University School of Law
Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 991, 2014
Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/15

Professor Helfand introduces this symposium on Religious Law in the 21st Century. Helfand notes that a recurring theme in recent debates over the relationship between law and religion is the unique challenge of reconciling conflicts not just between law and religion, but between the law of the nation-state and “religious legal communities” -- that is, communities that primarily experience their religious norms through the prism of legal rules. Muslim and Jewish communities serve as prime examples of such religious legal communities, and the challenges faced by these communities often parallel each other in important ways. Thus, an important subset of contemporary religious controversies -- from circumcision bans to anti-Sharia laws -- emerge as not only conflicts between law and religion, but as conflicts between law and law. And it is to this unique set of questions that the jointly-sponsored program of the Islamic Law and Jewish Law Sections of the American Association of Law Schools was addressed. The program was split into two thematic panels, and the articles in this symposium reflect those themes. The first -- titled “Religious Law in U.S. Courts” -- considered the various contexts in which U.S. courts have been asked to address religious questions that touch upon religious law. The second -- titled “Religious Law in the Secular State” -- considered contemporary issues related to the practice and implementation of religious law in secular democracies. Together, these papers bring new insight to these questions and serve as a springboard for discussion and debate about how religious law will fit into the ever-evolving landscape of the 21st century.

Click here to download this paper.
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Randomized judicial rewiev

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 04:42
by Andrei Marmor
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
February 23, 2015 USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-8


One of the main arguments in support of constitutional judicial review points to the need to curtail the legal and political power of majority rule instantiated by democratic legislative institutions. This article aims to challenge the counter majoritarian argument for judicial review by showing that there is very little difference, at least morally speaking, between the current structure of constitutional judicial review in the US, and a system that would impose limits on majoritarian decisions procedures by an entirely randomized mechanism. The argument is based on a hypothetical model of a randomized system of judicial review, and proceeds to show that between the actual practices of judicial review in the US, and the hypothetical randomized model, there is not much to recommend the former. The current system of constitutional judicial review is fraught with many arbitrary elements, to an extent that makes the system only marginally better, if at all, compared with an overtly and blatantly randomized system.
Click here to download this paper.
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PODCAST: Charlie Hebdo and Legal History (Concordance des Temps, France Culture)

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The traumatic event of the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the unexpected national resilience last January have produced countless observations. As almost two months have passed -an eternity in the world of instant mass-media infotainment-, some thematic historical comparisons can be rendered audible with the necessary distance.

Jean-Noël Jeanneney (Sciences Po) received three renowned (legal) historians to treat three themes of social and legal history relevant to a reading on the long term. Links to the episodes come with a specific bibliography for every theme:
- Patrick Eveno (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) on press freedom, press trials and freedom of expression (click here)
- Daniele Tartakowsky (Paris VIII Denis Diderot) on mass mobilisations in France, from the Revolution to the present day, pointing out that the 11 January demonstrations in Paris are actually the biggest ever seen, more important than 1936 or 1968 (click here)
- Anne Simonin (CNRS) on the penalty of "national indignity" established after World War II, putting in perspective recent French or Belgian proposals to deprive jihadi's from their nationality (click here)
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Trade law and development winter 2015

Juris Diversitas - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:19
The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development [TL&D] is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ‘15 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 7, No. 2). The manuscripts may be in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments, and Book Reviews.All manuscripts received by September 15, 2015, pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law, will be reviewed by the editorial board for publication in the Winter ‘15 issue.TL&D aims to generate and sustain a democratic debate on emerging issues in international economic law, with a special focus on the developing world. Towards these ends, we have published works by noted scholars such as Prof. Petros Mavroidis, Prof. Mitsuo Matsuhita, Prof. Raj Bhala, Prof. Joel Trachtman, Gabrielle Marceau, Simon Lester, Prof. Bryan Mercurio, Prof. E.U. Petersmann and Prof. M. Sornarajah among others. TL&D also has the distinction of being ranked the best journal in India across all fields of law for three consecutive years and the 10th best trade journal worldwide by Washington and Lee University, School of Law [The Washington & Lee Rankings are considered to be the most comprehensive in this regard].
For more information, please go through the submission guidelines available at www.tradelawdevelopment.com or write to us at editors[at]tradelawdevelopment.com.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: ENHR Conference (Lisboa 2015)

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:48

The Housing Law Research Network and the Housing Law Working Group, European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) invite submissions on any field of housing law broadly conceived (including housing rights, nuisance, neighbour law, tenure, dispute resolution and litigation, anti-social behaviour etc) for the annual conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal 30th June - 3rd July. 
Full details can be found at www.enhr2015.com

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Fanny Cornette (F.Cornette@tudelft.nl), Padraic Kenna (padraic.kenna@nuigalway.ie), Michel Vols (m.vols@rug.nl) or Julian Sidoli del Ceno (julian.sidolidelceno@bcu.ac.uk)
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ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Rule of Law Reforms and Institutional Change Processes in Eastern DR Congo: Neo-institutional Economics vs Multijuralism

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:10
By Évelyne Jean-Bouchard
From Global Jurist, Volume 15, issue 1

AbstractIn development approaches, the link between rule of law institutional reforms and economic development is theorized by neo-institutional economics (NIE). From an economic analysis of law, NIE interprets the institutional variable through its ability to reduce uncertainty. The analysis of the relationship between institutions and development then leads to the study of institutional and normative changes. In this context, authors are referring to path dependence theory in order to explain the recurrent failure of rule of law reforms. However, I will argue that while NIE, by referring to path dependence theory, acknowledges that reforms take place within a complex set of particularities, I suggest that the notion of multijuralism, elaborated by the French legal anthropologist Étienne Le Roy, is more appropriated to describe this set of particularities in an African context. Using empirical data collected during an anthropological study regarding women’s rights in Democratic Republic of Congo, we will see that normative changes usually occur on the margins of State institutions. In addition, the embedded norms considered by NIE immobile through time are actually much more fluid than it seems.Click here to download this paper
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CONFERENCE: 'The Translations of Legal Discourse. Historical Perspectives' (Rennes, 12 March 2015)

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Nomôdos announced a conference on the "Translations of Legal Discourse. Historical Perspectives", to be held in Rennes on 15 March 2015. The event is the result of a joint effort by the Faculty of Law and Political Science, the Association of Western Legal Historians (AHDO), the Center for Legal History (CDH) and the Institute of the West: Law and Europe (IODE).

Program:
  • 8h30 Accueil des participants et propos introductifs. 
I – LES VISAGES DE LA TRADUCTION JURIDIQUE Session 1: TRADUIRE LES GRANDS TEXTES Présidence: Nicolas Cornu Thénard, professeur à l’Université de Rennes 1 
  • 9h. - Emmanuel Lazayrat, docteur de l’Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Du latin au grec: le manuel du professeur Théophile (VIe siècle). 
  • 9h25; - Patrizia Graziano, docteur de l’Université de Naples Federico II, Perspectives de traduction dans le Prologus à la Lectura Codicis de Bartolomeo da Saliceto 
  • 9h50. - Constanza López Lamerain, doctorante à l’Université du Pays Basque – Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtgeschichte, The translation of the Tridentine Canon law into a local reality: the diocesan synods of Santiago de Chile during the colonial period. 
  • 10h15. - Hanaa Beldjerd, doctorante à l’Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, La traduction du discours juridique dans deux espaces culturels et temporels: le cas de la Charte des Nations Unies en arabe. 
10h40. - Discussions. 10h55. - Café.Session 2: TRADUIRE LES IDÉES Présidence: Xavier Godin, professeur à l’Université de Nantes 
  • 11h15. - Alfonso Alibrandi, doctorant à l’Université Paris V Descartes – Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtgeschichte, L’interdiction de l’interprétation de la loi et le pouvoir absolu aux XVIe– XVIIe siècles. 
  • 11h40. - Oscar Santiago Hernandez, doctorant à l’Université de Mexico – Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtgeschichte, La traduction de la «constitution mixte» classique dans la pensée constitutionnelle mexicaine (1821-1824). 
  • 12h05. - Alexis Robin, doctorant à l’Université de Rennes 1, La réception juridique d’un concept profane: la nation.
12h30 Discussions 12h45 Déjeuner en salle de réception II – L’INSTRUMENTALISATION DE LA TRADUCTION JURIDIQUE Session 3 : LA TRADUCTION AU SERVICE DU POUVOIR POLITIQUE Présidence: Tiphaine Le Yoncourt, maître de conférences à l’Université de Rennes 1 
  • 14h30. - Ahmed Djelida, doctorant à l’Université de la Rochelle, Le roi normand de Sicile à travers ses diplômes (XIIe siècle).
  • 14h55. - Jean-Philippe Hias, doctorant à l’Université de Rennes 1, La traduction humaniste des préceptes romains: l’antitribonianisme et la définition du pouvoir royal 
  • 15h20. - Graham Clure, doctorant à l’Université d’Harvard, Rousseau, Wielhorski, and the Composition of the Considerations on the Government of Poland.
15h45. - Discussions. 16h. - Café.Session 4: LA TRADUCTION, OUTIL DE LA DOCTRINE JURIDIQUE Présidence: Sylvain Soleil, professeur à l’Université de Rennes 1 
  • 16h30. - Yannick Falélavaki, doctorant à l’Université de Rennes 1, Traduire pour comparer. Les entreprises de traduction de la doctrine juridique française du XIXe siècle (1815-1914). 
  • 16h55. - Prune Decoux, doctorante à l’Université de Bordeaux, La visibilité du traducteur, de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique.
  • 17h20. - Jean-Romain Ferrand-Hus, doctorant à l’Université de Rennes 1, Le rôle des «juristes-traducteurs» au sein des revues de droit et de jurisprudence: l’exemple de Jules Bergson. 
17h45. - Discussions. 
  • 18h. - Conclusion générale. 
18h15. - Cocktail de clôture. Practical information:
Pratique
  • Inscription: 15€ (gratuit pour les personnels et étudiants de l’Université de Rennes 1)
  • Déjeuner: 10€
VENIR AU COLLOQUE
  • Université de Rennes 1, Faculté de droit et de science politique, 9, rue Jean Macé – Rennes, Amphithéâtre IV – Pierre-Henri Teitgen. 
ACCES:
  • Bus: 1. 9, Arrêt: Faculté de droit
CONTACTS  More information here.
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SEMINAR: "Construire des statuts juridiques à partir du corps. Le cas des enfants nés outre-mer de parents inconnus (territoires français d'outre-mer, XIXe-XXe siècles)", (Paris, 2 March 2015)

WHATConstruire des statuts juridiques à partir du corps. Le cas des enfants nés outre-mer  de parents inconnus (territoires français d'outre-mer, XIXe-XXe siècles), within the seminar Droit et contextes multiculturels

WHERE: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS),  Paris, 105 Boulevard Raspail, Salle 6WHEN: 2 March 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 Speaker: Silvia Falconieri, Chargé de recherche, CNRS
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ARTICLE: Interview with Tony Honoré by Ville Erkkilä and Jacob Giltaij (Forum Historiae Iuris)

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Forum Historiae Iuris published an interview with Tony Honoré (emeritus Regius professor of civil law, All Souls (Oxford). Both the transcript and the audio-version are accessible.

First paragraph:

On May 28th 2014, an interview was held with A.M. (Tony) Honoré, emeritus Regius professor of Civil Law in All Souls College, Oxford. The main reason for having the interview is the fact that Honoré was a pupil of Fritz Pringsheim during his Oxford-years. Pringsheim, a German professor of Roman law, had fled to the United Kingdom due to his Jewish family background, and taught at Oxford for almost twenty years. Being a refugee scholar, Pringsheim is one of the subjects of the research program ´Reinventing the foundations of European legal culture 1934-1964´, to which both authors are attached. The aim of this research program, hosted by the University of Helsinki and made possible by a grant of the European Research Council 1 , is to study the intellectual history of five key-figures in the twentieth-century development of Roman legal studies, and law as a science in general. Together, these five scholars may have been instrumental in formulating an idea of a common European past through the history of law and jurisprudence. The first set of scholars was exiled in the advent of the Second World War, forcing them to rethink and restate their theories to a new audience that lacked the Roman legal tradition as it had been present in Germany. Of this group, Fritz Pringsheim and Fritz Schulz (along with for instance Hermann Kantorowicz, David Daube and Ernst Levy) continued their scientific endeavors in the Anglo-Saxon academic world, whereas Paul Koschaker stayed in Germany, but was effectively ousted from office in Berlin. Helmut Coing also remained in Germany during this period, becoming a professor of Roman law in Frankfurt am Main in 1940 . Finally, Franz Wieacker, the fifth scholar and a pupil of Pringsheim, did not only remain in Germany during the Second World War, but could be seen as to a degree sympathizing with the Nazi Regime . The method we are employing is a combination of literature study, archival research as well as interviews with those having had first-hand experiences with the five scholars central to the project. In this article, the project wishes to present the interview as intact as possible, however with references to the sources wherever needed, and preceded by two brief biographies, one of Pringsheim and one of Honoré himself. Also, for reasons of legibility at points small emendations and corrections have been made: the full audio-file of the interview has however been made available to Forum Historiae Iuris .  Full text here.
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SEMINAR: Bill Miller on "de minimis and de maximis non curat lex" (St Andrews, 2 March 2015)

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Prof. Bill Miller (Michigan Law School) will hold a talk at the University of St Andrews on "De minimis and de maximis non curat lex: Law’s self-imposed limitations", next Monday at 05:15 PM GMT at the Institute for Mediaeval Studies in St Andrews.

More information here.
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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: EU Law in Judicial Review

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:27
Richard Gordon QC and Rowena Moffatt

This work provides comprehensive guidance to practitioners on EU issues in the context of judicial review, taking into account the latest developments. Discussing procedure, principle, and practice in three separate parts, it explores the interaction between EU and public law and discusses the most effective approaches for managing claims.

SECOND EDITION | SEPTEMBER 2014 | 656 PAGES | 
978-0-19-967533-3 | HARDBACK | £125

Find out more about this title >
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REMINDER: PROPOSALS DUE - JURIS DIVERSITAS Annual Conference 2015

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:28
REMINDER: PROPOSALS DUEJURIS DIVERSITAS Annual Conference 2015
2-4 June 2015
School of Law, University of Limerick
Limerick, IrelandTHE STATE AND/OF COMPARATIVE LAWWhile any proposal on comparative law (broadly conceived) will be considered, the conference’s primary theme is the relationship between social and legal norms and social and legal institutions. In memory of Roderick A Macdonald (1948-2014) and H Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), both former members of our Advisory Council, particular attention will be given to the diverse themes of their scholarship: for example, ‘common laws’, ‘constitutive polyjurality’, ‘critical legal pluralism’, ‘everyday law’, 'implicit comparative law', and ‘legal cosmopolitanism’.See http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.ie/p/blog-page.html 
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SEMINAR: Interfacultary Center for Legal History and Roman Law (Neuchâtel, March-April 2015)

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The Inter-Faculty Center for Legal History and Roman Law in Neuchâtel announces the following events, ranging from Roman Law to Law & Literature:

Le contexte institutionnel du conflit de lois. Deux exemples en droit romain
Par le Prof. Will Sullivan – Université de Chicago
Le jeudi 26 mars à 12h15.
Salle C47 - Faculté de Droit
1er Mars 26

Le pluralisme juridique dans l'Occident romain et l'invention romaine des premières lois dites barbares
Par le Prof. Soazick Kerneis - Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Le mercredi 15 avril 2015, 11h00
Lieu : Université de Neuchâtel – salle B.1.N.01 (Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines – Espace Louis-Agassiz 1)

Les prières judiciaires, un mode alternatif de résolution des conflits dans l’Empire romain
Par le Prof. Soazick Kerneis - Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
jeudi 16 avril 2015, 09h00
Lieu : Université de Neuchâtel – salle B.1.N.01 (Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines – Espace Louis-Agassiz 1)

Séminaire « droit et littérature »
Mercredi 29 avril 2015.
Programme détaillé à venir, avec la participation de Paola Mittaca, Flora di Donato, Loris Petris, Alain Papaux et Jean-Jacques Aubert.More information, including flyers for all events concerned, on the CIHDDR's website.

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CONFERENCE: Political Representation Before Representative Government (German Historical Institute in Paris/EHESS/Créteil, 12-14 March 2015)

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Calenda.org published an upcoming conference on "political representation before representative government", organized by the German Historical Institute in Paris, EHESS, Créteil University, University Paris-Denis Diderot (Paris VIII), featuring numerous distinguished historians of "the political".

Presentation:
Le but de ce colloque est d’amener politistes et historiens à dialoguer autour des usages politiques de la représentation, à partir du moment où lanotion est présente mais avant l’apparition du gouvernement représentatif, du XIIIe au XVIIIe siècle. La perspective est double : d’une part, balancer l’irréductible spécificité des pratiques en mettant en regard des expériences historiques souvent considérées séparément ; d’autre part, dans une pers-pective de sociologie historique du politique, questionner et complexifier la généalogie des institutions qui s’imposèrent en Europe et aux États-Unis à partir des révolutions de la fin du XVIIIe siècle et qui, aujourd’hui, semblent confrontées à une crise de légitimité dans les « vieilles démocraties ».
Jeudi 12 mars 2015Lieu : Institut historique allemand13:30 : Accueil des participants
  • 13:50 : Mot de bienvenue de Thomas Maissen, directeur de l’Institut historique allemand
  • 14:00-14:10. Présentation du colloque : Samuel Hayat (Arts et Métiers)
  • 14:10-14:15. Présentation du programme « Désignation » : Liliane Rabatel (IRAA, CNRS/Université de Lyon 2)
La représentation politique : regards croisésPrésidence : Claire Judde de Larivière (Université Toulouse II)
  • Thomas Maissen (Université de Heidelberg/Institut Historique allemand) : La représentation des républiques à l’époque moderne
  • Corinne Péneau (UPEC) : « Au nom de tout le peuple ». La représentation en Suède à la fin du Moyen Âge
  • Alessandro Mulieri (Université de Louvain) : Marsilius of Padua and Political Representation
15:45-16:00 : Pause
  • Yves Sintomer (Université Paris 8, IUF) : Begriffsgeschichte et comparatisme wébérien : une réflexion à partir de l’histoire de la représentation politique de Hasso Hofmann
16:30-16:45 : Commentaire : Loïc Blondiaux (Université Paris 1)16:45-17:45 : Discussion Jeudis de l’IHA, autour d’Olivier Christin
  • 18:00 : Olivier Christin (Université de Neuchâtel) : Pratiques, implications et fonctions politiques et sociales du vote à l’époque moderne
Commentaire : Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Université de Münster)Vendredi 13 mars 2015Lieu : EHESS8:45 : Accueil des participants9:00 : Début du colloqueLes catégories de la représentation, de l’Église au politiquePrésidence : Virginie Hollard (HISoMA, CNRS/Université de Lyon 2)
  • Julien Théry (Université de Montpellier) : Hiérarchie, consensus et représentation dans l’Église médiévale. Généalogie ecclésiale du constitutionnalisme occidental ?
  • Olivier Christin (Université de Neuchâtel) : Sanior pars : enjeux et usages d’une catégorie juridique aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles
  • Stéphane Péquignot (EPHE) : Histoires parallèles. La Generalitat de Catalogne et son double. Étude sur la représentation du Principat durant la « guerre civile »
10:30-10:45 : Pause
  • Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Université de Münster) : Custodians without Mandate: In how far did German territorial estates represent the people?
  • Raphaël Barat (Université de Lyon II) : La théorie de la représentation et ses contestations dans la République de Genève lors de la crise de 1707
11:45-12:00 : Commentaire de Jean-Marie Donegani (IEP Paris)12:00-13:00 : Discussion13:00-14:30 : PauseLes dynamiques de représentation politiques dans les communes italiennes, XIIe-XVIe sièclesPrésidence : Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal (CNRS – CEIAS)
  • Jean-Claude Maire-Vigueur (Université de Rome 3) : Réflexions sur les modes de participation à la vie politique dans les villes de l’Italie communale (XIIe-XIVe siècles)
  • Lorenzo Tanzini (Université de Cagliari) : Représentation et décision politique dans les assemblées communales italiennes du XIIIe siècle
  • Jean-Louis Fournel (ENS de Lyon – Paris 8  – IUF) : Le Grand conseil florentin (1494-1512) : l’enfermement de la représentation dans une salle contre les tentations plébiscitaires du parlamento
16:00-16:15 : Pause
  • Jérémie Barthas (CNRS – IRHiS) : Remarques sur la forme florentine du tribunat de la plèbe et la pensée constitutionnelle de Machiavel
  • Claire Judde de Larivière (Université Toulouse II) : Gouverner la communauté : collégialité, représentation et distribution du pouvoir dans la lagune de Venise (XVe-XVIe siècle)
17:15-17:30 : Commentaire d’Yves Deloye (IEP Bordeaux, secrétaire général de l’AFSP)17:30-18:30 : DiscussionSamedi 14 mars 2015Lieu : université de Paris-ESt-Créteil8:45 : Accueil des participants9:00 : Début du colloqueLa représentation symbolique du pouvoirPrésidence : Yves Deloye, (IEP Bordeaux, secrétaire général de l’AFSP)
  • Doina-Elena Craciun (EHESS). Otton IV sur le reliquaire des Mages à Cologne – image des rapports entre le roi des Romains et les princes électeurs autour de l’an 1200
  • Naïma Ghermani (Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble) : L’armure, un miroir politique? Les usages symboliques des objets princiers dans l’Allemagne du XVIe siècle
  • Fanny Cosandey (EHESS). La représentation dans le cérémonial monarchique : manifester l’absence
10:30-10 :45: PauseReprésentation et assemblées politiques : regards croisés Saint-Empire- FrancePrésidence : Yves Deloye, (IEP Bordeaux, secrétaire général de l’AFSP)
  • Rachel Renault (Université Paris I et Université de Münster). « Représenter l’ensemble du pays » : élections, « syndicats » et délégations dans les révoltes antifiscales, aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (Saxe-Thuringe).
  • Ekaterina Martemyanova (UPEC) : La représentation « imparfaite » : la composition de l’Assemblée générale des communautés en Provence au XVIIIe siècle
11:45-12:00 : Commentaire de Samuel Hayat (Arts et Métiers)12:00-13:00 : DiscussionPractical information:
  • IHA 8, rue du Parc Royal
    Paris, France (75003)
  • Bât. I, Salle I1 125 - Campus centre 61, avenue du Général de Gaulle
    Créteil, France (94)
Contact:
  • Corinne Péneau
    courriel : peneau [at] u-pec [dot] fr
  • Samuel Hayat
    courriel : samuel [dot] hayat [at] cnam [dot] fr
  • Yves Sintomer
    courriel : sy [at] cmb [dot] hu-berlin [dot] de
 
 Full program here.
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