13 April 2023

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists : Fifth World Congress 2023 - Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law (June 14 -16 2023)


The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists : Fifth World Congress 2023

Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law (June 14 -16 2023)

(Online Registration for Attendees : https://www.um.edu.mt/events/jurists2023/ )


                                                    Sponsored by :               

                 The Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta,

The Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law,

                                         Tulane University,

                                            & Ganado Advocates


 Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 You are cordially invited to attend the 5th Worldwide Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions, which will be    held in beautiful Malta on June 14-16, 2023. 

The theme of the Congress is “Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law”, and as you can see from the schedule and lineup of speakers, it promises to be one of the most exciting international conferences in world.  I invite you to register here https://www.um.edu.mt/events/jurists2023/  and join us to enjoy scenic Malta, gala dinners, and three days of intellectual stimulation.

 With kind regards,

Vernon Valentine Palmer  

President of the World Society of Mixed  Jurisdiction Jurists


Wednesday 14th of June

5:00 pm

Registration: University of Malta, Valletta Campus

6:00 pm


Thursday 15th of June



9:05 - 10:20

Parallel sessions : Crossing the Public/Private Law Divide in Mixed Jurisdictions

Parallel sessions : Legal Transplants in Criminal and Procedural Law

JACQUES DU PLESSIS: Private Law and the State : A South African Perspective

YASUNORI KASAI: Mixed Nature of the Criminal Justice in Japan

CHRISTA RAUTENBACH : Traditional Leadership and Justice in South Africa : Blurring the Lines between Private and Public Law ?

SEONWHA KIM: An Unstable Combination - A Glimpse into the Korean Jury Trial System

IBTISAM SADEGH and David Edward ZAMMIT : Managing Mixity in Marriage Law and Society: Comparing Ceuta and Malta

PATRICK GALEA: The Mixed Origins and Character of the Maltese Civil Process

10:20 to 10:40

Coffee Break


Parallel sessions: From Mixity to Hybridization : Complex Mixtures in Private Law

Parallel sessions: Mixity in Public Law

10:40 to 12:00

AMIHAI RADZYNER: The American Influence on the Israeli Inheritance Law

KEVIN AQUILINA: Mixity in Maltese Public Law : The Constitution of Malta as a Microcosm of the Maltese Mixed Legal System

RONALD J. SCALISE Jr: Holographic wills : A Forgotten Dividing Line between Civil and Common and What it Means for Mixed Jurisdictions

YAIR SAGY: Comparative Modes of Judicial Review of Administrative Agencies : What Do Mixed Jurisdiction Bring to the Table ? - The Israeli Test Case

KURT XERRI: The Effect of Fiduciary Obligations on the Maltese Civil Law Contract of Mandate

DELANO COLE VAN DER LINDE: The Complex Hybridity of South African Criminal Law

12:00 to 13:00


13:00 to 14:00

Parallel sessions: The Erosion of Differences in Mixed Jurisdictions 

Parallel sessions: Judges as Agents of Diffusion

GIANLUCA PAROLIN: Postcolonial Quandary: Revisiting Malta’s Mixity through Linguistic Practices

NOÉMI ETCHENAGUCIA: The Courtroom: Theater of a Mixture of Methods

SALLY BROWN RICHARDSON: Are All Jurisdictions Community? How Mixing Marital Property Rules Has Led Jurisdictions To Have Community Property

ARIE REICH:  European and US Influence of the Israeli Judiciary: Ambivalence and/or Coherence?

14:00 to 15:30


Maltese Legal Mixity and Hybridity

15:30 to 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 pm to 17:00

Parallel sessions: Mixity as a Tool of Post Colonial Governance

Parallel sessions: Dialogues Made Possible through Mixity

14:00 to 15:30

JEANISE DALLI: Codified Legislation Based on a Common Law Approach: The Case of FGM Regulation

ROSALIE JUKIER and DAVID HOWES: Judicial Dialogues in Mixed Jurisdiction Courts : How Civilian and Common Law Judges Converse on Canada’s Supreme Court

QUAMAR MISHIRQI - ASSAD and ALEXANDRE (SANDY) KEDAR : A Legal-Geographical Examination of the Transformation of the Susiya-Area in the Occupied Palestinian Territories 1967 to 1998

AUGUSTIN PARISE : Mixité sans frontières. The 1950 Dissemination of Louisiana Public and Private Law Publications in French Legal Institutions

ENYINNA S. NWAUCHE: The Future of African Indigenous Law

GUIGUO WANG: International Rule of Law From a Mixed Culture Perspective


Evening free

Friday 16th of June



9:05 to 10:20

Parallel sessions: Mixity and EU Law

Parallel sessions: Tort Law as a Vehicle for the Hybridization of Private Law

TIZIANA FILLETI: Is the Mixity of Maltese Corporate Law About to be Compromised?

TAMAR GIDRON: Proportionality in Israeli Law of Torts - a Mixture of Public Law Values and Private Law Liability

ANA MERCEDES LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ: The Transposition of the EU Directive on Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers : Lessons for Mixed Jurisdictions.

DAVID GILLES: How to Build Historical Social Acceptation Under the British Rule of Law in Old French Colonies : Quebec and Mauritius Under Civil and Commercial Law (1760-1810)

IVAN SAMMUT: Is European Union Law a Typical Mixed Legal System, or Is It a Civil Law System With Common Law Influence?

EMI MATSUMOTO: Causation in Japanese Tort Law from the Perspective of Mixed Legal Systems

10:20 to 10:40

Coffee break

10:40  to 12:20

Parallel sessions: The Creativity of Jurists in Mixed Jurisdictions

Parallel sessions: Newly Recognized Mixed Jurisdictions

DAVID CABRELLI and LAURA MACGREGOR : Contractual Good Faith in Scots Law: The Way Forward?

ADAM FEIBELMAN: Goa : An Overlooked Mixed Jurisdiction

IGNAZIO CASTELLUCCI: The Enigmatic Creativity of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

SHAEL HERMAN: France’s Pluralistic Experiment with Jewish Communities and Their Laws

MARKUS G. PUDER: The Voice of Mixed Jurisdictions in the Comparative Law Discourse


MARK SAMMUT SASSI : Common Law Contributions

To the Maltese Rendition of the French Penal Code

JULIANA LATIFI: Albanian Civil Code : A Mixture Between Tradition and Civil Codes - Models of the Civil Law Family

12:20 to 13:20

Lunch break


13:20 to 14:20

Keynote speech: The Honorable IAN FORRESTER KC :  From Six to Twenty  Eight :  Building Consensus Between Different Traditions

14:20 to 15:20

Business Meeting :  The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists 


Afternoon free



 Gala Dinner in Valletta 


Saturday 17th June

9:00 to 12:00

Optional Walking Tour of Vittoriosa (for those registered)

 To Register Online to Attend the 5th Worldwide Congress, click here :