20 October 2014

JURIS DIVERSITAS: Synergies, Partnerships, etc, etc

Juris Diversitas has some big news ahead about our publications, our 2015 conference, etc, etc. 

But we've also been thinking about how we might work with others on common themes and goals in the future.

If you're interested in establishing individual or institutional links with us, please contact Christa Rautenbach, our Outreach Officer, at christa.rautenbach@nwu.ac.za.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference 14-16 December 2015

Call for panel and roundtable proposals
Mumbai Conference 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Dates: 14-16 December 2015

In the last decades legal pluralism as a field of research and study has matured across different disciplines and inter-disciplinary areas including law and legal studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, history, and development studies. The concept of legal pluralism has also gained credence in ‘area studies’ domains such as Southeast Asian, Latin American and African studies. Debates on policies, legal and constitutional changes, and development pathways also engage with the notion of legal pluralism in diverse ways, as do social movements and struggles of various kinds.

Taking stock of these developments, the international Commission on Legal Pluralism is organizing its next biennial conference in South Asia.

WORKSHOP: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'

The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples

22 October 2014 - 3:00-6:30pm 

Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC).

Theme

The issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’

The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.


Link here for additional information.

[Apologies for the late posting.]

14 October 2014

eJOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal

A new Issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal, Vol. 7, No. 86: Oct 13, 2014, has just been published, click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:


TATIANA BRAZHNIK, National Research University Higher School of Economics - Faculty of Law
Email: brazhnik.tata@gmail.com


"Towards a Fruitful Cooperation between Legal Philosophy, Legal Sociology and Doctrinal Research: How Legal Interactionism May Bridge Unproductive Oppositions" 
Forthcoming in Festschrist Roger Cotterrell
Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 14-02

SANNE TAEKEMA, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law
Email: taekema@law.eur.nl
WIBREN VAN DER BURG,
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
Email: vanderburg@frg.eur.nl



JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New Issue of The African Journal of International and Comparative Law

A new issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume: 22, Number: 3 (Oct 2014) has just been published, please click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:

 Towards an International Piracy Tribunal: Curing the Legal Limbo of 
  Captured Pirates 

  James D. Fry 
  African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3: 
  341-368. 



 Identifying Beneficiaries of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership 
  (UNIPP): The Case for the Indigenes of Nigeria's Delta Region 

  Rhuks Temitope Ako and Olubayo Oluduro 
  African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3: 
  369-398. 


  When Poverty Is Not a Sin: An Assessment of the Human Rights Council's 
  Guiding Principles on Poverty and Human Rights 

  Ebenezer Durojaye 
  African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3: 
  468-491. 


 Some Reflections on Two Decades of Human Rights Protection in South Africa: Lessons and Challenges 

  John C. Mubangizi 
  African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3: 
  512-531. 

CALL FOR PAPERS (English/French) - DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

The Fourth Worldwide Congress
McGill University Faculty of Law,
Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015

“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction”
«Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte»

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening reception and lecture on 24 June through 26 June 2015. The theme of the Congress will be “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.”

La World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists est heureuse d’annoncer son Quatrième Congrès International, qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill (Montréal, Canada). Le Congrès débutera avec une réception suivie d’une conférence le 24 Juin en soirée et se poursuivra jusqu’au 26 juin 2015. Le thème de ce congrès sera « Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte ».

08 October 2014

CALL FOR TEXTS (Italian, English, French or Spanish): Rivista delle Successioni e della Famiglia

The Board of Editors of RIVISTA DELLE SUCCESSIONI E DELLA FAMIGLIA (Succession and family law review) is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts on succession and family law for publication in the Review, in the form of Article, Notes and Comments.

The manuscripts have to discuss issues of succession and family law on foreign legal system or offering a comparative perspective or overview.

Contributions may be written in Italian, English, French or Spanish (with an abstract in English) and ideally should not exceed 10,000 words in length, footnotes included.

The manuscripts should include a 100 word informative abstract in Italian or in English. The abstract must appear at the end of the contribution, and will be published together with it.

After a pre-selection by Editor-in-Chief, articles are peer-reviewed anonymously by two member of our Board of Editors.

Submissions should be made electronically to pasqualelaghi1@virgilio.it or pasquale.laghi@unical.it Postal submission are not accepted.

The deadline is December 31st of 2014.

BOOK: Jewish Law and its Interaction with Other Legal Systems.

The Jewish Law Association has published Christine Hayes and Amos Israel-Vleeschhouwer (eds), Jewish Law and its Interaction with Other Legal Systems.

It includes:

1:  Amos ISRAEL-VLEESCHHOUWER, Systemic, Dynamic and Complex analyses of the Interaction of Jewish and Other Legal Systems (1-29)
2:  Leah BORNSTEIN-MAKOVETSKY, Adultery and Punishment among Jews in the Ottoman Empire (30-50)
3:  Lea JACOBSEN, A Mother's Legal Authority over her Offspring's Marriage in the Ancient Near East and the Bible (51-104)
4:  Ruth LAMDAN, Jewish Encounters in Muslim Courts: The Ottoman Empire, 16th-17th Centuries (105-119)
5:  Donna LITMAN, Rules of Statutory Construction for Biblical and American Laws – A Comparative Analysis (120-175)
6:  Avinoam ROSENAK, Jewish law as Staging Directions (176-224)
7:  Chaim SAIMAN, Talmudic Analytics and Ethical Thought: A study of the Jewish law of the Worker's Wages as an argument for Neo-Lamdanut (225-261)
8:  Shana Strauch SCHICK, Reading Aristotle in Mahoza?: Actions and Intentions in Rava's Jurisprudence (262-291)
9:  Yaakov SHAPIRA, Couples' Place of Residence and the dispute of Rabbenu Tam and the Maharam: Society, Religion and Halakhah (292-327)
10:  Daniel SINCLAIR, Kiddush Hashem (Sanctification of the Divine Name) and Some Aspects of the Halakhic Turn to Non-Jewish Standards in Ritual Law and Morality in the Modern Period (328-359)

The abstracts are available here. 

06 October 2014

BOOKS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Title on Comparative law by Edward Elgar Publishing




Contract Law
A Comparative Introduction
Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
‘Contract law is more international in substance and character than most other legal subjects. Thus, in particular, modern contract law in Europe rests on the same historical and philosophical foundations, and the hypothetical will of reasonable parties to a contract has usually been the focal point in the evolution of its doctrines. Today, in the age of the European Union, the internal market is the most powerful motivation, and driving force, for legal harmonization. Contract law is thus predestined for the development of common reference texts, such as the Principles of European Contract Law, and common teaching materials, such as Jan Smits’ Contract Law. Jan Smits’ book provides a splendid introduction to the key questions, themes, and features of contract law. It is not aimed at one specific national audience but can, and should, be read by students across Europe.’
– Professor Reinhard Zimmermann, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany

2014 288 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 850 7 Regular Price £110.00  Web Price £99.00 ebook 978 1 78347 851 4
2014 Paperback 978 1 78347 852 1  Regular Price £29.95  Web Price £23.96

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Research Handbook On Transparency
Edited by Padideh Ala’i, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, US and Robert G. Vaughn, Professor of Law and A. Allen King Scholar, American University Washington College of Law, US
‘For me this book could have been titled, “Everything I Ever Wanted To Know About Transparency Policy And Law—But Didn’t Know Enough To Ask.” It is masterful and unmatched in depth, scope, and acuity. It convincingly analyzes the complexities of transparency on a comparative basis in terms of goals, culture and government, legal approaches, and global governance. What is transparency? What can it be? What are its consequences? How can it be promoted and regulated? Henceforth no one should seriously attempt to address such questions without first reading this outstanding book.’
– David H. Rosenbloom, American University, US

In the last two decades transparency has become a ubiquitous and stubbornly ambiguous term. Typically understood to promote rule of law, democratic participation, anti-corruption initiatives, human rights, and economic efficiency, transparency can also legitimate bureaucratic power, advance undemocratic forms of governance, and aid in global centralization of power. This path-breaking volume, comprising original contributions on a range of countries and environments, exposes the many faces of transparency by allowing readers to see the uncertainties, inconsistencies and surprises contained within the current conceptions and applications of the term. 

2014 432 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 793 8 Regular Price £140.00  Web Price £126.00 ebook 978 1 78100 794 5
Elgar original reference
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The Internationalisation Of Legal Education
The Future Practice of Law
Edited by William van Caenegem, Professor of Law and Mary Hiscock, Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University, Australia 
‘This is a fascinating collection of essays on how the world of legal education is responding to the globalisation challenge. It deserves a place on the shelf of every legal academic and practitioner with a serious interest in legal education. The utility of the book is enhanced by the fact that it is written from a variety of different and critical perspectives. It comes highly recommended.’
– Gerard McCormack, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK

The legal academy is responding in many varied ways to the challenge of producing lawyers adequately prepared to operate in a global environment. There is a renewed focus on lawyering skills, on core principles, on cultural context and on comparative research and study. This work advances the discussion of these issues while developing solid solutions and approaches to teaching law students destined for the future practice of law.

2014 336 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 453 0 Regular Price £85.00  Web Price £76.50 ebook 978 1 78347 454 7

Ebooks from £13.00 for monographs and £36.90 for handbooks are available on Google and Ebooks.com. Prices vary due to retailer discount and local tax.

Elgaronline
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For full contents - www.e-elgar.com

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