10 November 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS : Dystopian Visions of the Law - 8th General Conference Palermo, 19-21 June 2023 APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS : Regards dystopiques sur le droit - 8e Congrès général Palerme, 19-21 Juin 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS
Dystopian Visions of the Law




8th General Conference
Palermo, 19-21 June 2023

The Theme:

Dystopian Visions of the Law

Could Francis Bacon have decided the Earl of Oxford’s case the other way? What would have happened if he did? What if Hua Guofeng had maintained leadership over the Chinese Communist Party longer after the death of Mao Zedong?

We can learn a lot about our history and present from a rigorous exercise of this kind. At any critical historical junction, struggles occur, and different forces and tensions collide, followed by a history written, or re-written, by winners: many historic elements get lost in narration.

Dystopian, alternative histories highlight societal elements that often survive and keep operating undercover for a long time – despite having officially been lost.

Juris Diversitas is proposing its members and friends worldwide participate in this visionary, fascinating exercise: devising, researching and producing rigorous, fact-based dystopian visions of any legal experience, with a view to unearthing hidden elements of the legal systems dealt with and their actual normative impact.

Submissions:

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 French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professors Salvatore Mancuso (smancuso63@yahoo.it) and Christa Rautenbach (Christa.Rautenbach@nwu.ac.za) by 20 December 2022, 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.

Registration Fees:

€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2022 dues. Special rate for young scholars under the age of thirty coming for the first time and scholars in developing nations: €150 or €75 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2022 dues. Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

A reduction of €25 will be applied to the fees for registration before 31 March 2023.

Dates & Venue:

19-21 June 2023
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali – DEMS
Via Maqueda, 324
90134 Palermo, Italia

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Regards dystopiques sur le droit

8e Congrès général
Palerme, 19-21 Juin 2023

Le thème :

Regards dystopiques sur le droit

Francis Bacon aurait-il pu décider que la common law l’emportait sur l’equity (Earl of Oxford’s case)? Que serait-il arrivé s’il l’avait fait? Et si Hua Guofeng avait tenu le Parti communiste chinois plus longtemps après le décès de Mao Zedong?

Il y a beaucoup à apprendre sur l’histoire et sur le présent en se livrant à de tels exercices, pourvu que ce soit fait avec rigueur. Chaque tournant critique de l’histoire donne lieu à des luttes, au choc de tensions et de forces qui s’opposent, les gagnants écrivant et réécrivant l’histoire. De nombreuses informations historiques se perdent dans la narration.

Les récits historiques dystopiques ou alternatifs font ressortir des forces sociétales qui souvent survivent et continuent d’opérer de manière occulte, alors qu’elles sont officiellement réputées disparues.

Juris Diversitas propose à ses membres et ses amis du monde entier de participer à cet exercice fascinant et visionnaire : il s’agit d’identifier et de produire par une recherche rigoureuse un regard dystopique factuel d’une expérience juridique quelle qu’elle soit, dans l’idée de révéler des éléments cachés du système juridique choisi ainsi que leur véritable impact normatif.

Communications :

Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non-juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.

Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde de trois présentateurs ou plus) sont à adresser aux Pr Salvatore Mancuso (smancuso63@yahoo.it) et Pr Christa Rautenbach (Christa.Rautenbach@nwu.ac.za) avant le 20 décembre 2022 avec une brève notice biographique donnant la liste des principales publications. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.

Droits d’inscription :

€200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2022. Tarif spécial pour jeune universitaire de moins de 30 ans venant la première fois et pour universitaire venant d’un pays en développement : €150 ou €75 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2022. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).

Une réduction de €25 sera appliquée sur les droits en cas d'inscription avant le 31 mars 2023.

Dates & lieu :

19-21 juin 2023
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali – DEMS
Via Maqueda, 324, 90134
Palermo, Italia



08 November 2022

Research Committee on Sociology of Law - Law, Society and Digital Pasts, Presents and Futures - Lund (Sweden), 30 August-1 September 2023

 



Dear friends and colleagues,

a heartily invitation to our next RCSL Conference in Lund/Sweden from 30 August-1 September 2023.

This is the conference website: https://www.rcslconference2023.com/
Paper abstracts can be submitted from 1 November 2022 – 28 February 2023.
You find the button on the right side of the website.

If you want to organise panels: Please tell your panelists to register their papers individually, to inform you when they are registered, and send then an e-mail to the conference organiser with the full information of the panel (names of presenters and titles of the presentations) via the link on the website. Keep in mind that we plan 90 mins slots for the sessions. Therefore do not include more than 4 papers in a session.

The conference is organised by the Sociology of Law Department of Lund University. We have chosen as Conference theme: Law, Society and Digital Pasts, Presents and Futuresas this is one of the specialties of the Sociology of Law Department in Lund and a very timely subject.

But the conference is also for the RCSL Working groups to meet and organise sessions on their subjects and individual paper proposals on socio-legal subjects are also welcome.

Lund is a very attractive historical city close to Copenhagen in Denmark with its international airport. The main campus buildings of Lund University are located in the centre of Lund and are an approximate 5–10 minutes' walk from the Lund's central station. The website gives travel and accommodation details. There is also a contact form with which you can send questions to the organising committee.
We have tried the best to keep the participation fee low.

There will be some limited travel funding (only covering part of the expenses) for students.

I hope that many of you can come.

All the best

Ulrike Schultz 


 



Ulrike Schultz, RCSL President      

Akad. Oberrätin a.D., FernUniversität in Hagen

Kammannstr. 18, D 58097 Hagen

Tel.: *49 2331 870811

Mobil: * 49 163 8574537

e-mail: Ulrike.Schultz@FernUni-Hagen.de

 

www.ulrikeschultz.de

www.fernuni-hagen.de/jurpro

www.fernuni-hagen.de/rechtundgender

 

Schultz, Ulrike; Gisela Shaw; Margaret Thornton; Rosemary Auchmuty: Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy. Oxford: Hart 2021.

 

Abel, Richard, Hilary Sommerlad; Ole Hammerslev; Ulrike Schultz: Lawyers in 21st Century Societies, vol 1 National Reports 2020, vol. 2 Comparisons and Theories 2022.

 





04 November 2022

PODCAST - Brevets et droits d'auteur: propriété fragile

Brevets et droits d'auteur: propriété fragile, France Culture, Concordance des temps, 29 octobre 2022. Le podcast dure 58 minutes. 

For our French speakers, a great historical, contextual and comparative survey of patents and copyright: this France Culture podcast (Concordance des temps) is 58 minute long.



Webinar Brazil on Debate: Democracy and Conflict

 

Brazil on Debate: Democracy and Conflict” organized by the Oñati Community on November 9th, Wednesday, at 17:00 (CET) via ZOOM.

To participate, please complete this form

https://forms.gle/Z9h7S3kLzBMBG6uE7

19 October 2022

Comparative Perspectives on Law and Language


Agustín Parise & Olivier Moréteau (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Law and Language, Maastricht Law Series, Eleven, 2022.

Law finds its roots in human experience and its expression in language. It cannot be administered, studied or taught without the instrumentality of language. The focus on language enlarges and deepens comparative studies. This volume features a wide array of comparative perspectives encompassing Law and Language, inviting readers to deepen their understanding of their many interactions, casting new lights that benefit jurists and linguists alike. It invites to interdisciplinary collaboration, focusing on the centrality of language in law making, solving legal problems and making sense of the law.

This volume displays a variety of approaches to Law and Language, moving from traditional to renewed doctrinal approaches, including case studies and empirical exercises. The chapters move across jurisdictions and time periods, from preconceived ideas to calls for change. This volume takes an innovative and interdisciplinary approach embracing a variety of prisms: translation studies, comparative law, legal history, jurilinguistics, and legal education, to name a few. It is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in these disciplines.

Contents


Law and Language: A Plea for Experts Sans frontières
Agustín Parise

A Twenty-First Century Approach to Law and Language in Europe 
Elena Ioriatti

Living Off Translations: The Survival of Civil Law in South Africa and Other
Mixed Jurisdictions 
Vernon Valentine Palmer

Research into Legal Translation: An Overview of the 2010s Trends from the
Perspective of Translation Studies 
Łucja Biel

Aux sources de la jurilinguistique canadienne: de la lettre à l’esprit du
droit – Crépuscule du terme, primat du texte 
Jean-Claude Gémar

Judgments’ Style: An Experience in Reading Civil and Common Law
Cases 
Silvia Ferreri

Two Centuries of Legal Translation in Louisiana: Developing and Promoting
the Civil Law English Terminology 
Olivier Moréteau

Building the Bridge from Both Sides: Successful Communication Strategies
in Legal Translation and Court Interpreting 
Carmen Bestué

The Protection of Regional and Minority Languages 
Gerard-René de Groot

Law, Language, and the 50 Years of the Netherlands Comparative Law
Association 
Ulli Jessurun d’Oliveira and Lars van Vliet

Fifty Years of Comparative Law in the Netherlands: The Importance of
Translation 
Ewoud Hondius

The Wave of Comparative Law 
Sjef van Erp

14 October 2022

Juris Diversitas 8e Congrès général, appel à communications

 

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS


8e Congrès général

 

Palerme, 19-21 Juin 2023

Regards dystopiques sur le droit

Francis Bacon aurait-il pu décider que la common law l’emportait sur l’equity (Earl of Oxford’s case)? Que serait-il arrivé s’il l’avait fait? Et si Hua Guofeng avait tenu le Parti communiste chinois plus longtemps après le décès de Mao Zedong?

Il y a beaucoup à apprendre sur l’histoire et sur le présent en se livrant à de tels exercices, pourvu que ce soit fait avec rigueur. Chaque tournant critique de l’histoire donne lieu à des luttes, au choc de tensions et de forces qui s’opposent, les gagnants écrivant et réécrivant l’histoire. De nombreuses informations historiques se perdent dans la narration.

Les récits historiques dystopiques ou alternatifs font ressortir des forces sociétales qui souvent survivent et continuent d’opérer de manière occulte, alors qu’elles sont officiellement réputées disparues. 

Juris Diversitas propose à ses membres et ses amis du monde entier de participer à cet exercice fascinant et visionnaire : il s’agit d’identifier et de produire par une recherche rigoureuse un regard dystopique factuel d’une expérience juridique quelle qu’elle soit, dans l’idée de révéler des éléments cachés du système juridique choisi ainsi que leur véritable impact normatif.  

Communications :

Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non-juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.

Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde de trois présentateurs ou plus) sont à adresser aux Pr Salvatore Mancuso (smancuso63@yahoo.it)  et Pr Christa Rautenbach (Christa.Rautenbach@nwu.ac.za) avant le 20 décembre 2022 avec une brève notice biographique donnant la liste des principales publications. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.

Droits d’inscription :

€200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2022. Tarif spécial pour jeune universitaire de moins de 30 ans venant la première fois et pour universitaire venant d’un pays en développement : €150 ou €75 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2022. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).

Une réduction de €25 sera appliquée sur les droits en cas d'inscription avant le 31 mars 2023.

Dates & lieu :

19-21 juin 2023

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali – DEMS

Via Maqueda, 324, 90134

Palermo, Italia

Juris Diversitas General Conference: Call for Papers

 

CALL FOR PAPERS



8th General Conference

 

Palermo, 19-21 June 2023


Dystopian Visions of the Law

Could Francis Bacon have decided the Earl of Oxford’s case the other way? What would have happened if he did? What if Hua Guofeng had maintained leadership over the Chinese Communist Party longer after the death of Mao Zedong?

We can learn a lot about our history and present from a rigorous exercise of this kind. At any critical historical junction, struggles occur, and different forces and tensions collide, followed by a history written, or re-written, by winners: many historic elements get lost in narration.

Dystopian, alternative histories highlight societal elements that often survive and keep operating undercover for a long time – despite having officially been lost.

Juris Diversitas is proposing its members and friends worldwide participate in this visionary, fascinating exercise: devising, researching and producing rigorous, fact-based dystopian visions of any legal experience, with a view to unearthing hidden elements of the legal systems dealt with and their actual normative impact.

Submissions:

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 French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professors Salvatore Mancuso (smancuso63@yahoo.it) and Christa Rautenbach (Christa.Rautenbach@nwu.ac.za) by 20 December 2022, 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.

Registration Fees:

€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2022 dues. Special rate for young scholars under the age of thirty coming for the first time and scholars in developing nations: €150 or €75 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2022 dues. Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

A reduction of €25 will be applied to the fees for registration before 31 March 2023.


Dates & Venue:

19-21 June 2023

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali – DEMS

Via Maqueda, 324

90134 Palermo, Italia

26 September 2022

Adjudicating Revolution: Courts and Constitutional Change


Adjudicating Revolution:
Courts and Constitutional Change

Edward Elgar has published Adjudicating RevolutionAdjudicating Revolution: Courts and Constitutional Change: Courts and Constitutional Change by Richard S. Kay and Joel Colon-Rios. The book is a comparative study of eight jurisdictions in which courts have been called on to render judgments on the legality of a revolutionary regime, one that has established itself in violation of governing constitutional rules.

In its introductory chapter (which the publisher has made available online, https://www.elgaronline.com/download/pdf/book/9781788971331/book-part-9781788971331-6.xml), the book sets out the paradoxical nature of such litigation. In ordinary discourse, the act of revolution, by definition displaces the authority of prior law. What law then are courts supposed to apply in adjudicating the revolution’s legality? Still, as the authors demonstrate, the decisions in several jurisdictions have coalesced around a few common doctrines. These include the judicial recognition of de facto governments, an approach apparently motivated by the need to maintain some level of public order. The same considerations underlie judgments that accord legal status to acts on the basis of social “necessity.” A final “law” of revolutionary change focuses on the existence of conditions demonstrating that the underlying assumptions of a legal system have undergone a fundamental and permanent alteration. Several of the courts confronting such a claim have relied on the theoretical work of Hans Kelsen. They undertake an examination of whether or not a jurisdiction’s Basic Norm has been replaced. This usually boils down to an evaluation of the extent to which the new government has been firmly established and whether its policy choices have been effective.

These doctrinal devices have been frequently employed by courts in cases where individuals have challenged the acts of revolutionary governments. The exact way in which they have been used differs depending on the historical, social and legal context in the particular jurisdiction involved. The remaining eight chapters each consist of an intensive examination of judicial actions in a particular regime that had undergone or was undergoing revolutionary change. In two of the situations studied, the Confederate States and the Rhodesian Republic, the law-breaking state’s institutions were short lived. In the former, the prior legal system, that of the United States, was restored in the rebellious southern states. In the latter, a brief transitional restoration of British colonial authority was followed by the inauguration of a new legal system based on universal suffrage. 

In another chapter, that dealing with Spain and Catalonia, the “revolution” that was the subject of judicial scrutiny was still a hypothetical one. In these three situations, it may have been relatively easier for courts to evaluate the revolutionary movement against the rules of the constitutional state against which it had been launched since, at the time of decision, that legal state, at least in some form, was still up and functioning. When the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was confronted with a situation in which the rebellious Rhodesian government was in full control of the territory in Africa, it was still able to resist the conclusion that a successful revolution had taken place by noting that the legal government of  the United Kingdom (of which, of course, the Privy Council was itself an agency) was “taking steps to regain control and it is impossible to predict with certainty whether or not it will succeed.” When this judgment failed to move the rebellious government, however, things looked different to the courts on the ground in Rhodesia, who finally acknowledged that a new de jure state had been successfully established. The Constitutional Court of Spain, when adjudicating the legality of a hypothetical independent Catalonian state, may well have seen itself as in a similar position as the Privy Council in the Rhodesia case. That Court sat in Madrid and again, it was a part of a legal system that was effective and fully functioning.  Strict legality according to the Spanish legal system must have seemed to be the natural, if not the inevitable course. 

The other five chapters, examine instances of post-revolutionary adjudication in Argentina, Colombia, Grenada, Peru and Fiji. They deal with cases in which the courts were confronted with a rather different situation. In each the new revolutionary governments  were, to various extents, successfully governing the respective territories. In such cases, judges may rationally decide that application of the law of the ousted state would be an exercise in irrelevance. They have, therefore, usually called on the doctrines of necessity or de facto government to provide a justification for recognizing the reality of the political situation while, at the same time, clothing the new regime with legal or at least legalistic authority. While the basic frameworks of these doctrines are the same in all the cases studies, their application both at the time of revolution and in the period following it exhibit different characteristics depending among other things on prevailing attitudes towards the previous government and attachment to “the rule of law.” In addition to a close analysis of the judicial decision each chapter follows the subsequent events in each jurisdiction and how the judicial intervention influenced – or failed to influence—the constitutional system.

19 September 2022

Call for Papers, 5th Worldwide Congress of WSMJJ: “Mixity in the Private and/or Public Law”

 


EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7TH, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fifth Worldwide Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists will be held June 14-16, 2023 in Malta.

The theme of the Congress isMixity in the Private and/or Public Law”.

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce its Fifth Worldwide Congress, which is to be held at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Law, from an opening evening reception and lecture on 14 June through closure on 16 June 2023.

Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.

The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their mixity, however, is not restricted to the private law alone, but is often evident in the public law as well, such as in the criminal, administrative and constitutional law.  

We propose in this Fifth Worldwide Congress to investigate mixity wherever it may appear in these legal systems.

Proposals for papers on any topic related to the above theme, whether relating to private or public law (or both) are welcome. Proposals may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Professor Vernon Palmer, President of the WSMJJ, (vpalmer@tulane.edu) by 7 November 2022. Authors will be notified by 1 December 2022 whether their proposal has been accepted. Submissions from scholars with historically underrepresented viewpoints –including women scholars, BIPOC scholars, and scholars from the Global South—are particularly welcome. Submissions should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. All papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.

 

 


15 August 2022

World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists - Fifth Worldwide Congress - Call for papers

 


CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fifth Worldwide Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists will be held June 14-16, 2023 in Malta.

The theme of the Congress is “Mixity in the Private and/or Public Law”.

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce its Fifth Worldwide Congress, which is to be held at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Law, from an opening evening reception and lecture on 14 June through closure on 16 June 2023.

Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.

The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their mixity, however, is not restricted to the private law alone, but is often evident in the public law as well, such as in the criminal, administrative and constitutional law.  

We propose in this Fifth Worldwide Congress to investigate mixity wherever it may appear in these legal systems.

Proposals for papers on any topic related to the above theme, whether relating to private or public law (or both) are welcome. Proposals may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Professor Vernon Palmer, President of the WSMJJ, (vpalmer@tulane.edu) by 15 October 2022. 

Authors will be notified by 15 November 2022 whether their proposal has been accepted. 

Submissions from scholars with historically underrepresented viewpoints –including women scholars, BIPOC scholars, and scholars from the Global South—are particularly welcome. 

Submissions should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. 

The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. 

All papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.