26 July 2013

CONFERENCE: The Dynamics of Legal Development - Family and Succession Law

The Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is pleased to host the conference:  “The Dynamics of Legal Development - Family and Succession Law”  from 17 to 19 October 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

This conference deals with the development of family and succession law in Islamic countries and is now open for registration.

[The programme is now available here]


The conference looks at the different means of developing family and succession law. The dynamics of this development will be traced through lectures on the national laws of selected Islamic countries and three simultaneously held workshops, in which the main actors of legal development, i.e. the legislator, the parties through party autonomy and the judges will be examined in detail.

Additionally, the findings of the research conducted by the Max Planck Research Group "Changes in God’s Law ­– An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law" established at the Institute in April 2009 will be presented to the audience. The language of the conference is English.

Scholars from outside of the discipline of law are strongly encouraged to participate.

Registration Deadline:

Individuals interested in attending should register  by 15 September 2013. Further information as well as the registration form can be found here

For additional information, contact Ms. Tess Chemnitzer.

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