23 February 2021

Still a Few Days Left to Submit...



With the General Conference on The Dark Side of the Law (La face cachee du droit) to be organized online on June 9-11, Juris Diversitas reopened the call for papers.

Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso atsmancuso63@yahoo.it by February 28, 2021 (tell us if you need more time), with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.

Juris Diversitas General Meeting, February 27, 2021

 




Dear Juris Diversitas Members,

This is to confirm that the General Meeting of our Association is scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 17:00 Central European Time (UTC/GMT +1), also known as JDT (Juris Diversitas Time) or Swiss time, since Juris Diversitas is registered as a Swiss association and has its seat in Lausanne.

No election will be conducted during the meeting, as the offices of President, Vice Presidents (two offices), General Secretary, and Treasurer are not contested. The current officers nominated themselves for a new term (Constitution, art. 9: “Where only a single nomination is received, the person nominated is deemed elected”). The Election Officer will also announce the nomination of two additional members for Communication. One may be appointed to the Executive Committee (Constitution, art. 8: “The President and Vice-Presidents may also collectively appoint up to two other members to the Executive Committee for specific duties”).

Here is the Agenda of the General Meeting:

1.       Opening and Welcome (Olivier Moréteau)

2.       Elections: Report of the Election Officer (Alessandra Pera)

3.       Annual Reports

a.       President (Olivier Moréteau)

b.       Vice President for Projects and Book Series Editor (Ignazio Castellucci)

c.       Vice-President for Events (Salvatore Mancuso)

d.       Treasurer (Lukas Heckendorn)

e.       General Secretary (Christa Rautenbach)

f.        Communication Officer (Emmanuel Didier)

4.       Appointment of Regional Officers (Olivier Moréteau)

5.       Any Other Business

It is anticipated that the General Meeting will not exceed one hour.

Only Members confirming participation, by email to Christa.Rautenbach@nwu.ac.za before the beginning of the meeting, will receive the Zoom Link to participate at the General Meeting.

We look forward to meeting you this coming Saturday and encourage your active participation,

 

For the Executive Committee,

Olivier Moréteau (President) and Christa Rautenbach (General Secretary)

17 February 2021

Global Sustainability & Comparative Legal Cultures: Call for Papers

 Call for Papers


SIRD (Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato) 

opens an international Call for Papers for Younger Comparatists on

Global Sustainability & Comparative Legal Cultures

BACKGROUND

Environmental-friendly production, practices and actions to support long-term economic

growth, sustainable consumption, new food patterns, and new policies to save natural resource

and limit pollution, are receiving renewed attention both globally and on a local scale. How do

legal systems consider the Nature’s resilience? How various cultural elements affect sustainability?

How new forms of governance re-shape cultural policies in the Western tradition and elsewhere?

Acknowledging the crucial role of a cross-cultural, comparative approach to global sustainability,

is it possible to promote legal change for a better future, and if so, in which ways?

The 2021 SIRD Call for Papers for Younger Comparatists explores the interaction of

humankind with Earth’s environmental dynamics, to comparatively examine the many pathways

through which legal cultures support and promote Nature’s resilience.

DATE AND VENUE

April 22, 2022, at the Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies

of the University of Milano “La Statale”.

The event is to take place in person, but if the Covid-19 crisis shall still impose

restrictions remote participation will be allowed.

TO WHOM THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS ADDRESSED

This call is addressed to PhD candidates and holders, lecturers, adjunct professors, based

at Italian or foreign Universities.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Proposal are received by email (sird2022youngercomparatists@gmail.com ) before April

15, 2021. Please send in an abstract of apx 300 words in Word format (Times New Roman 12),

Jean Monnet Chair - ENFASIS

with essential information about the applicant (Author’s contacts, University affiliation, proposal title).

Selected proposals will receive a notification of acceptance within July 31, 2021.

The deadline for the presentation of a draft paper of no more than 10.000 words with footnotes is February, 1, 2022.

Papers are presented at the event in Italian or English, and must be written in one of these languages.

FEE AND GENERAL ASPECTS

Scientific Council, composed of 5 professors, will select 20 proposals for presentation at the event according to the double-blind peer review.

There is no participation fee for this call.

AWARDS

The three best papers will receive the award of SIRD Younger Comparatists 2022 (400 euro). The award will be announced to the public at the opening of the event.

PROCEEDINGS

After the event, selected papers may be considered for publication by SIRD.

EVENT SUPPORT

The 2021 SIRD Call for Papers for Younger Comparatists is supported by the Jean Monnet Chair ENFASIS (European Novel Foods Agreement and Intercultural Sustainable Systems) held by Prof. Sabrina Lanni, DILHPS of Milan University.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact segreteria@sirdcomp.it or sabrina.lanni@unimi.it 

12 February 2021

General Conference on the Dark Side of the Law: no need to resubmit if your proposal had already been accepted

 Dear Juris Diversitas Members and Friends,





Some of you are asking whether you need to resubmit your proposal for the Dark Side of the Law conference. There is no need to do so, unless you decide to make a substantial change to your initial proposal. We recommend you verify that your proposal has been accepted and if so you will automatically included in the program. We will in due course ask you to reconfirm your participation. 

This will be a great conference with multiple panels and a great diversity of topics. There is still room and if you have not yet submitted and are tempted, it is still time to participate: don't wait too long, if you cannot meet the February 28 deadline, let us know and we will give you extra time. New proposals are to be sent to Prof. Salvatore Mancuso, Vice President for Events: smancuso63@yahoo.it

Best wishes,

Olivier Moreteau, President

10 February 2021

General Conference on the Dark Side of the Law: still time to answer the call for papers!

With the General Conference on The Dark Side of the Law (La face cachee du droit) to be organized online, Juris Diversitas reopens the call for papers.

Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso atsmancuso63@yahoo.it by February 28, 2021 (tell us if you need more time), with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.

05 February 2021

Election of Juris Diversitas Officers: Call for Nominations

 

Because of postponing our General Conference and General Meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic, the election of Juris Diversitas officers (Executive Committee Members) is now overdue. All positions are up to renewal: President, Vice President for Projects, Vice President for Conferences, General Secretary, and Treasurer. Here are the current officers:

Note that the Communication Officer is not an elected position, but members may want to volunteer to join the Executive Committee in a non-elected position, indicating what activity or plan they would like to serve or promote.

We kindly invite you to nominate candidates for all positions available for election. Self-nomination is acceptable, noting that nominees may only run for one office in each election. Note that all present holders of renewable positions have indicated that they are available to be reelected in the position they presently occupy. They are with this nominated for this position by the effect of this message, but they will have to be elected by the members in any case. I do not write this to dissuade nominations, but I know that some of you will ask, or that we might not receive any nominations for a specific position. Our Colleague Prof. Alessandra Pera has kindly accepted to act as Election Officer, in compliance with article 9 of the Juris Diversitas Constitution. You may access the Constitution by a click on this link. Please email your nomination to alessandra.pera@unipa.it by February 18, 2021.

The only condition to make a nomination is to have your dues paid for 2021 or commit to pay them, preferably by the election date. Payments can no longer be via PayPal due to discrepancies between Paypal’s requirement and the regulatory framework in Switzerland, where our accounts are located. Your nominations will be accepted if you certify in your message that you will do due diligence to pay the 2021 dues, if possible before the date of the General Meeting. 

The General Assembly shall be held on Saturday February 27, at 5:00 pm Swiss (Lausanne) time. A Zoom link will be posted in due course.

31 January 2021

THE 2021 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Juris Diversitas conference on The Dark Side of the Law will be held online, on June 9-11, 2021. 

More information will be shared with members and participants in the weeks to come, by email and on our Events page: stay tuned! 



Jacques Vanderlinden (1932-2021)

 


It is with great sadness that we learn that Jacques Vanderlinden passed away on January 22, 2021 in Brussels. He was a Member of the Advisory Council of Juris Diversitas. Officers and members of Juris Diversitas express their deep sympathy to his wife Jenny, their two sons Jacques Jr. and Jean-Paul, and their children.

Professor Emeritus Jacques Vanderlinden received his PhD degree in law from Brussels Free University (Belgium) in 1956, then his Agrégation de l’Enseignement supérieur in 1967 when he published his world acclaimed Le concept de code en Europe occidentale du XIIIe au XIXe siècle, after the publication by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium of his Essai sur les juridictions de droit coutumier dans les territoires d'Afrique centrale in 1959.  He started his teaching career at the Free University of Brussels in 1958, where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, and concluded it in 1992. He then started teaching law at the University of Moncton (New-Brunswick, Canada), where he has held honorary positions such as Academic Advisor of the Centre international de la common law en français. He is currently Professor Emeritus of both universities. He is a full elected fellow of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Italy (Accademia nazionale dei Lincei).

He has published some 200 articles and some 30 books and monographs, especially in the fields of African laws, comparative law, legal history, and legal theory, more specifically and recently legal pluralism. Here are a few samples, showing the diversity of his scholarship: Anthropologie juridique, Paris, Dalloz, 1996; Bibliographie de droit africain, 1987-1989, Bordeaux, 1991; “À propos de la création du droit en Afrique - Regards d'un absent”, La création du droit en Afrique, Paris, Karthala, 1997; Pierre Ryckmans (1891-1959) - Coloniser dans l'honneur, Brussels, De Boeck-Wesmael, 1994; “What Kind of Lawmaking in a Global World – The Case of Africa”, Louisiana Law Review, 67 (2007); “Analyzing Property in Different Societies, Journal of Civil Law Studies, 1 (2008); “À la rencontre de l'histoire du droit en Acadie”, Revue de l'Université de Moncton, 28 (1995); “La réception des droits européens au Canada”, Revue de la common law en français, 1996; Se marier en Acadie française, Moncton, Éditions d'Acadie, 1998; “Vers une conception nouvelle du pluralisme juridique”, Revue de la Recherche juridique - Droit prospectif, vol. XVIII (1993); “Trente ans de longue marche sur la voie du pluralisme juridique”, Cahiers d’anthropologie du droit, II (2004); “Religious laws as systems of law : a comparatist's view”, Religion, Law and Tradition : comparative studies in religious law (A. Huxley, ed.), London, Routledge, 2002; “Une lecture du système normatif de l’Église catholique par un pluraliste comparatiste aux personnalités multiples”, McGill Law Review, 50 (2005); Comparer les droits, Brussels, Kluwer, 1995; La structure des sytèmes juridiques, (with Olivier Moréteau), Brussels, Bruylant, 2003; “Qu’est-ce qu’un code ?”, Les cahiers de droit, 46 (2005).

His most recent publications count a chapter revisiting the concept of custom, in Comparative Legal History, O. Moréteau, A. Masferrer & K. Modeer eds., 2019), and “French Jurisdictional Complexity on the Fringe— Acadia 1667-1710”, Journal of Civil Law Studies, 12 (2019). With O. Moréteau and Agustín Parise, he wrote the final chapter (1900-Present) of Western Legal Traditions (Seán Patrick Donlan, Remco Van Rhee & Aniceto Masferrer eds., Ius Commune Series, Hart, forthcoming).

He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Bordeaux, Boston, Edinburgh, Kigali, London, Louisiana State University, Paris, South Carolina and has given lectures at many other Universities.

21 January 2021

Comparative Dispute Resolution

Comparative Dispute Resolution

Edited by Maria Federica Moscati, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Sussex, UK, Michael Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Law, SOAS, and Senior Research Fellow, IALS, University of London, UK, Senior Research Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS), Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong and Marian Roberts, practising family mediator, SE London Family Mediation Bureau and an Adviser to the College of Mediators, UK

Comparative Dispute Resolution offers an original, wide-ranging, and invaluable corpus of chapters on dispute resolution. Enriched by a broad, comparative vision and a focus on the processes used to handle disputes, this study a

dds significantly to the discourse around comparative legal studies.

From a comparative perspective, this Research Handbook analyses the field of dispute processing, generally and across a broad range of legal systems and their legal cultures. It explores the nature of disputes and the range of basic processes used in their resolution, examining emerging issues in theory and practice and analysing differing traditions of dispute resolution and their ‘modernization’. Offering a balanced combination of theory and praxis, chapters present new understandings of theoretical, comparative and transnational dimensions of the manner in which societies and their legal systems respond to difficulties in social relations.

Showcasing opportunities for new research and debate, Comparative Dispute Resolution will be helpful to practitioners and others engaged in the practice of handling disputes. Students and scholars in disciplines such as law, sociology, politics and psychology will also find this topical Research Handbook useful in their understanding of the theory and practice of disputing and dispute management, legal reform and enhanced access to justice.

Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78643 302 2 Extent: 608 pp

05 September 2020

Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future

Edited by Theodoros Zachariadis, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Cyprus University of Technology and The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US, Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Aarhus University, Denmark and Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Macquarie Business School, Australia
Critically assessing recent developments in environmental and tax legislation, and in particular low-carbon strategies, this timely book analyses the implementation of market-based instruments for achieving climate stabilisation objectives around the world.
2020
264 pp Hardback
978 1 83910 990 4
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