Friday, 24th November 2017 – What is legal knowledge? By Prof. Geoffrey Samuel

Friday, November 24th 2017 / 14.30 – 16.30

Professor Geoffrey Samuel

(Kent Law School & Sciences Po Paris)

 What is legal knowledge? In tackling this question, this seminar will be a response to an imaginary request from the editor of a work on social science epistemology who would like to see in the edited book a contribution from law. Prof. Samuel will assert that arguments about the nature of legal knowledge cannot be resolved in any definitive way by a legal or social science epistemologist. This may seem surprising given that there are solid core texts – statutes and cases – a range of which have to be known in order to qualify as a lawyer or (and) jurist. Yet it is the scholarship on and around these texts which proves problematic.

How, then, would a chapter on law in an edited work on social science epistemology read? Arguably it would reveal a series of tensions that exist within the discipline of law around which knowledge issues are debated. These tensions can be summed up in four dichotomies: (1) diachronic versus synchronic; (2) formalism versus realism (construed widely); (3) law versus law-makers; and (4) authority paradigm versus inquiry paradigm. Perhaps there are more than four, but many other tensions can be seen as cross-currents and under-currents within these four generic groupings. One other issue stands out. If jurists are to be taken seriously by those in other disciplines law must be seen not just to profit from epistemological scholarship in general but actively to contribute to this general scholarship. How might it do this? There is no easy answer, but a number of responses will be raised at the seminar.

Discussant: Catalina Avasilencei

 Friday November 24th, 2017

Meeting Room, Ecole de Droit, 14.30 – 16.30

4th floor (room 410T), 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

 

IMPORTANT:

Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po buildings is restricted.

If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to filipe.silva@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name. Security officers will be provided with the list of participants.

Do not forget to bring a VALID ID.

Le Droit Talmudique Saisi Par Le Droit Comparé – 22 et 23 novembre 2017

Nancy – 22 & 23 novembre 2017 – amphi AR06

LE DROIT TALMUDIQUE SAISI PAR LE DROIT COMPARÉ

Inscription pour cet événement est obligatoire.

  • Tarif: 70 euro (gratuit pour les étudiants)
  • Bulletin d’inscription à nous retourner à l’adresse suivante : ifg-contact@univ-lorraine.fr ou
  • Institut François Gény, 13 place Carnot, C.O.70026, 54035 Nancy cedex

 

PREMIÈRE JOURNÉE

13h00

Ouverture : Stefan GOLTZBERG, Chercheur au Centre Perelman de Philosophie du Droit, Bruxelles, Charles LEBEN, Professeur émérite de l’Université Paris II, François-Xavier LICARI, Maître de conférences-HDR à l’Université de Lorraine

 

13h30

Conférence inaugurale : Michaël WYGODA, Docteur en droit, Directeur du Département de droit hébraïque, Ministère de la Justice israélien : « Les limites de l’engagement contractuel en droit talmudique et comparé – force majeure et imprévision »

 

14h00

Pause café

 

14h15

SILENCE ET PAROLES DU JUGE

David MAMAN, Talmudiste, Rabbin de Deauville : « Déni de justice et interprétation de la loi dans le Talmud »

Daniel DAHAN, Docteur en droit, Grand-Rabbin d’Aix-en-Provence : « Un secret absolu ? Le secret des délibérations de justice en droit talmudique et en droit français ».

Georges HANSEL, Professeur émérite de l’Université de Rouen : « La preuve en droit talmudique »

 

16h00

Pause café

 

16h30

STATUT DU CORPS

Raphaël ETTEDGUI, Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg : « La relation de travail en droit français et en droit talmudique »

Ariel REBIBO, Talmudiste, Rabbin de Thionville : « La vente de biens meubles corporels en droit talmudique et en droit français »

Kevin LÉVY, Doctorant à l’Université Paris I : « Essai sur le concept de “déséquilibre significatif” à l’aune du droit talmudique »

 

17h15

Pause café

 

17h30

SERMENT ET CONFESSION

Noémie ISSAN-BENCHIMOL, Doctorante à l’École Pratique des Hautes Études : « Fonction pragmatique du serment en droit talmudique, à la lumière du droit canon. Le cas de la shevuat modé bemiqtsat en droit monétaire (dinei mamonot) ».

Alexandre STYLIOS, Professeur à l’Université Laval, Québec : « Les possibles racines juives du droit des confessions en common law ».

 

SECONDE JOURNÉE

 

09h00

DROIT NATUREL ET CAS DIFFICILES

Rémy SCIALOM, Maître de conférences-HDR à l’Université d’Aix-Marseille : « Perspectives juridiques hébraïques sur le droit naturel »

Anton Mordecai KANEVSKIY, Docteur en droit, Assistant à l’Université d’Etat Lomonosov de Moscou : « Les cas difficiles : Dworkin et le Talmud »

 

09h45

Pause café

 

10h00

PRINCIPES D’INTERPRÉTATION

David LEMLER, Docteur en philosophie, enseignant au Département d’études hébraïques et juives, Université de Strasbourg : « Asmakhta (droit talmudique) et Ishāra (droit musulman) : l’usage stratégique des versets, du raisonnement halakhique à l’exégèse philosophique »

Liliane VANA, Docteur en sciences des religions, Professeure associée à l’IEJ, Université Libre de Bruxelles : « ‘Les commandements positifs liés au temps – les femmes en sont dispensées’ (M Qiddushin 1,7). Est-ce bien une règle ? »

 

Pause déjeuner libre

 

14h00

ÉVOLUTION DES SOURCES

Emmanuel BLOCH, Doctorant à l’Université Hébraïque de Jérusalem : « Les normes de la pudeur : quelques réflexions en vue d’une approche comparatiste des sources du droit talmudique »

Mikhaël BENADMON, Docteur en philosophie, Maître de conférences en philosophie juive et générale, Collège Académique Herzog, Jérusalem : « La topographie des cimetières : évolution des sources du droit »

Yaacov GARSON, Avocat au Barreau de Jérusalem : « Le précédent en droit talmudique, anglais et israélien ».

 

15h45

Pause café

 

16h00

Conclusions et débat

The Production of Imperial Space: Empire and Circulations (18th-20th Centuries)

THE PRODUCTION OF IMPERIAL SPACE: EMPIRE AND CIRCULATIONS (18th-20th Centuries)

Colloque junior (CHSP/Ecole doctorale de Sciences Po)

Date: November 23-24, 2017

Location: CHSP, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris Salle du Traité

Organisation:

  • Camille BUAT | Sciences Po-CHSP/University of Göttingen
  • Aude-Cécile MONNOT | Sciences Po-CHSP
  • Alexander VAN WICKEREN | University of Cologne/Sciences Po-CHSP

Scientific Committee:

  • Ravi AHUJA | University of Göttingen/CeMIS – Sabine DULLIN | Sciences Po-CHSP
  • Ulrike LINDNER | University of Cologne – Paul-André ROSENTAL | Sciences Po
  • CHSP/ESOPP – Jakob VOGEL | Sciences Po-CHSP

En raison des normes de sécurité accrues,
il est impératif de s’inscrire à cette manifestation.
Si vous êtes intéressé.e, veuillez envoyer un courriel (colloquium.circulation@gmail.com)

Programme:

Thursday, November 23, 2017

09:30 • Welcoming the Participants and Registration 10:00-10:30 • Introduction

10:30-12:00 • PANEL 1: Imaginations of Spaces: Explorations and Discourses in an Imperial Setting – Discussant: Jakob VOGEL (Sciences Po-CHSP)

  • KATHERINE PARKER (Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps London) | “Putting Space to Paper. The Production of the Pacific in the Eighteenth Century”
  • DELPHINE FROMENT (ENS Ulm) | “A Scramble for Kilimanjaro? Imperial Rivalries and Production of Space in East Africa at the end fo the 19th century”
  • MARTA GRZECHNIK (University of Gdánsk) | “Aspirations of an Imperial Space. The Colonial Discourse of the Maritime and Colonial League in Interwar Poland”

12:00-13:30 • LUNCH BREAK

13:30-15:00 • PANEL 2
From Railway to Television: Imperial Space and Infrastructure –
Discussant: Vidhya RAVEENDRANATHAN (University of Göttingen/CeMIS)

  • MATTHEW SCOTT (Newcastle University) | “Visions of Circulation. Continental Imperial Expan- sion and the Construction of Transcontinental Railway Systems, c. 1850-1930”
  • LIMIN TEH (Leiden University) | “The Company Town as Imperial Space”
  • FLORA LOSCH (EHESS Paris) | “Broadcast and Rule: The Circulation of Audiovisual Knowledge and Technologies and the De/Re-composition of the Imperial Space in West Africa”

15:00-15:30 • COFFEE BREAK

15:30-17:00 • PANEL 3
Ordering Mobilities within Imperial Spaces – Discussant: Sabine DULLIN (Sciences Po- CHSP)

  • HUW J. DAVIES (King’s College London) | “Networks of Knowledge Exchange and Information Circulations in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Military Imperialism”
  • ZHANNA POPOVA (International Institute of Social History Amsterdam) | “Exile to Siberia as Imperial Practice, 1870s-1900s”
  • TOM MENGER (University of Cologne) | “‘Ordinary’ Colonial Officers in German East Africa as Pawns and Producers of Imperial Space and Imperial Circulations, ca. 1890-1914”

20:00 • EVENING ACTIVITIES

 

Friday, November 24, 2017

09:30-11:00 • PANEL 4
Flows of commodities and currencies: Imperial Economic Spaces – Discussant: Claude MARKOVITS (CNRS-CEIAS)

  • JÉSUS BOHORQUEZ BARRERA (University of Lisbon) | “Entangled Geographies of the Iberian Empires in South America (1750-1800)”
  • VARSHA PATEL (University of Kassel) | “Reconfiguring Routes of Salt along the British Indian Frontier of Maritime Saurāshtra, Western India 1910-1932”
  • ADITYA RAMESH (SOAS, London) | “Circulating Commodities, Shifting Sovereignties: Rice across the Bay of Bengal c. 1900-1947”

11:00-11:30 • COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00 • PANEL 5
Trajectories and experiences of circulating people: Empire’s multilayered space – Discussant: David DO PAÇO (Sciences Po-CHSP)

  • METIN ATMACA (Social Sciences University of Ankara) | “An Imperial Social Space with Many Layers. Reconfiguration of the Ottoman-Iranian Frontier by Khaliddiya Sufi Network”
  • MARTIN SCHALLER (University of St. Andrews) | “Travellers Habsburg Empire – One Imperial Space or Different Spaces? Ca. 1815-1860s
  • ANDREI DAN SORESCU (University College London) | “The Peddler, the Peasant and the Portrait of the Czar. Spatial Layers of Empire in fin-de-siècle Romania “

13:00-14:00 • LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30 • PANEL 6
Transimperial spaces: places on the move and nodes of circulation – Discussant: Ulrike LINDNER (University of Cologne)

  • JUSTINE COUSIN (Paris IV) | “Colonial Seafarers creating a Trans-imperial Space. British Empire and Steamship Labour Circulations (1850-1950)”
  • FLORIAN WAGNER (University of Erfurt) | “The International Colonial Institute and the Creation of a Transimperial Space of Colonial Science (1890s-1920s)

15:30-16:00 • COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:00 • FINAL ROUNDTABLE

Friday 13th October – Sex, Boardrooms and Transnational Corporate Space: When Does Board Diversity Benefit Firms? by Darren Rosenblum

Friday, October 13th 2017 / 14.00 – 16.30

Meeting room (410T), Ecole de Droit, 13 rue de l’université 

By DARREN ROSENBLUM (Professor of Law, Pace Law School)

Firms embrace diversity, but vague predictions of a “diversity dividend” leave regulators and market actors unclear about what specific benefits to expect. In this seminar, Prof. Rosenblum will argue that we can only assess how sex diversity leads to improved performance by understanding the who, what, and where of diversity’s benefit. Whether sex diversity produces a “diversity dividend” depends on three key factors: (1) the nature of the benefit of including women (whether their experience or other qualities); (2) the kind of firm and its governance; and (3) the jurisdiction(s) in which the firm operates.

Only by further investigating the precise conditions under which diversity will have an effect can we estimate sex diversity’s potential instrumental benefits. This seminar melds corporate governance theory with critical gender analysis to explain how firms worldwide are attempting to incorporate sex diversity, and when these efforts may prove fruitful.

To access the full version of Prof. Rosenblum’s article, please contact lucia.bizikova@sciencespo.fr

IMPORTANT:

Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po buildings is restricted. If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to filipe.silva@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name. Security officers will be provided with the list of participants.

Do not forget to bring a VALID ID.

Friday 20th October – Bringing it home: Are Canadian courts suddenly opening up to corporate liability for extra-territorial violations of human rights? by Geneviève Saumier

SCIENCES PO ECOLE DE DROIT: SEMINAIRE DE PILAGG

Bringing it home: Are Canadian courts suddenly opening up to corporate liability for extra-territorial violations of human rights?  

Professor Geneviève Saumier (McGill University)

Discussant: Fabien Marchandier

Friday October 20th, 2017; Room 931, 14.45 – 16.45; C-building, 9 rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris

Abstract: The Third Pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights prescribes that States must provide access to an effective judicial remedy to address business-related human rights abuses. Denial of access can result from either procedural or substantive barriers. Where the alleged human rights abuse took place in a foreign State, jurisdiction rules may exclude claims against foreign defendants or a court may decline to exercise jurisdiction on forum non conveniens grounds. Even if those procedural barriers can be overcome, substantive obstacles may remain if the claim depends on “piercing the corporate veil” or if the foreign applicable law provides no cause of action. These are well-known and well-documented blind spots of the private international regimes that govern cross-border litigation and that have stood in the way of remedies for corporate violations of human rights.

Canadian corporations have a poor reputation in terms of corporate violations of human rights abroad, most specifically in the extractive industry. A 2009 study revealed that Canadian mining companies had been involved in 33% of worldwide cases of alleged human rights and environmental violations over the preceding ten-year period. While the Canadian government has since sought to address this through a CSR Strategy targeted at the extractive sector, its approach has had no direct implications for access to judicial remedies. This marks a legislative blind spot, since attempts by foreign claimants to seek redress before Canadian courts during the same period had failed, often on jurisdictional grounds, but occasionally also on substantive grounds.

Despite this bleak landscape for corporate social responsibility, there are indications that the tide may be turning. A series of recent decisions by Canadian courts have reversed course, refusing to decline jurisdiction under forum non conveniens and allowing novel claims for direct liability of parent companies for acts of their foreign subsidiaries to go forward. This optimistic development is tempered by the fact that none of these decisions have moved beyond the preliminary stages and most are currently under appeal. Moreover, a recent decision, flowing from the Rana Plaza tragedy, refused to extend this newly-discovered openness to a claim based on supply chains.

The presentation will explore this evolving Canadian jurisprudence, assessing what might appear to be judicial activism in the face of legislative inertia, and analysing the impact it is already having on corporate behaviour by Canadian parent companies.

IMPORTANT:

Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po buildings is restricted.

If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to filipe.silva@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name. Security officers will be provided with the list of participants.

Do not forget to bring a VALID ID.

The (private) politics of (legal) space – PILAGG programme for this academic year REVEALED!

Dear friends of PILAGG and private international law,

We are delighted to confirm that PILAGG seminars are back! The overarching theme of this year’s debate series is The (private) politics of (legal) space.

In case you are wondering what is that supposed to mean, please note that we will be focusing on narratives of international law and histories of global space. We will discuss exciting legal issues, such as spatial dynamics of accumulation (histories of international law and capitalism); we will try to identify the gender of space (identities, transnational communities) and the frontiers of human rights ; we will also touch upon the external and internal space (and global legal pluralism); and rediscover the local and the global (new translocalities) ; we will look closely at the cultural space and its tensions between homogenization and heterogenization ; « scapes » or globalized mental pictures of the social world (Appadurai) ; migration and border control AND MORE!

A fascinating strand of thought in this respect comes from Mariana Valverde ‘s Chronotopes of Law, in which she explores Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance (Routledge 2015).

Consider the following : (p82) : « struggles that historically and in the present are waged in a quiet and legalistic manner as fights about jurisdiction actually involve – and end up deciding – much larger extra-legal issues of power and authority ». … « jurisidction can be mor generally dscribed, from a sociolegal ,perspective, as ‘the governance of legal governance’ «   (p83)… « It would be highly inconvenient for the smooth functioning of the law if the how of governance, the qualitative question, were explicitly asked…(p84). The law of jurisdiction, in other words, … is a quite magical power to depoliticize governance » (p.84).

These observations come within a highly innovative framework for analysis of the spatio-temporal workings of law and governance.

We are still in a process of putting together all the bits and pieces for our upcoming events. But, as a TEASER, please find below the first draft of our programme (careful, this is subject to change).

– October 6th : Presentation and opening session (Legal definitions of space)

– October 13th : Darren ROSENBLUM

October 22nd : Geneviève SAUMIER : The Frontiers of Human Rights (a Canadian perspective) ***CONFIRMED

- November : Filipe de SILVA : Historical Capitalism and International law ***CONFIRMED

– November : Gunter FRANKENBERG

– December : Guillame LeBLANC

SO SAVE THE DATE !!

PILAGG ROUNDTABLE: Discussing cross-border jurisprudence

Dear friends of Pilagg,
 
You are all warmly welcome to the long-awaited Pilagg roundtable will take place this Thursday, 22 June 2017. This event is related to the Global Case Study Book that is being prepared jointly by Professors Horatia Muir Watt and Diego Fernández Arroyo. A number of contributors to the book, including Antonio Marzal Yetano, Fabien Marchadier, Robert Wai, David Sindres, Jeremy Heymann, Hélène van Lith, Jean d’Aspremont, François Licari, Nathalie Najjar, Jérôme Sgard, Gilles Cuniberti, Ugljesa Grusic, Fabio Morosini, Christelle Chalas, Etienne Pataut, Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva, Kellen Trilha, Chris Thomale & Catalina Avasilencei have agreed to participate to the debate and discuss exciting issues – and even some hot potatoes, related to the cross-border jurisprudence.
WHEN?
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 / 14.00 – 18.00
WHERE?
École de droit, Sciences Po,
13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris
Salle J 211 (2nd floor)
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP?
Yes! Due to security measures, access to Sciences Po is restricted. But it is very easy, just send an email to Agatha (agatha.brandaodeoliveira@sciencespo.fr), indicating your full name. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET A VALID ID!!

PROGRAMME

PILAGG ROUNDTABLE: DISCUSSING CROSS-BORDER JURISPRUDENCE

14:00-15:00 – Table 1: Cross-border jurisprudence & transforming of private international law

Does Private International Law still have a “raison d’être” as a discipline? Or is it absorbed by global legal pluralism? Could we talk of “the new learning”of Private International Law?

Participants: Antonio Marzal Yetano, Fabien Marchadier, Robert Wai, David Sindres, Jeremy Heymann, Hélène van Lith

 

15:15-16:15 – Table 2: Cross-border jurisprudence & necessity of interdisciplinarity

How can we view the discipline of Private International Law? Is there anything that it could usefully bring to another discipline?

Participants: Jean d’Aspremont, François Licari, Nathalie Najjar, Jérôme Sgard, Gilles Cuniberti, Ugljesa Grusic

 

16:30-17:30 – Table 3: Cross-border jurisprudence & novel teaching methods

What kind of novel experiments can one think of, which would be directly geared towards bringing out global questions in Private International Law? Would a Global Casebook would be useful?

Participants: Fabio Morosini, Christelle Chalas, Etienne Pataut, Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva, Kellen Trilha, Chris Thomale, Catalina Avasilencei

 

 

Watch “X Jornadas de ASADIP” and “DJCIL Symposium 2016″ on our blog!

Did you know that you could watch the Opening Keynote Lecture by Katharina Boele-Woelki, from the ASADIP Jornadas 2016 that took place on 10-12 November 2016, entitled “Los contratos internacionales entre la libertad de las partes y el control de los poderes públicos” online?

Click here to start watching.

Additionally, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) hosted a symposium on the topic of “Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement” on 4–5 November 2016 at Duke University School of Law.

Click here to watch Panel 2: International v Interstate Conflicts.

 

For more information about ASADIP Meeting, please refer to our previous post. For more information about the Duke symposium, click here.

2016 ASADIP Meeting, University of Buenos Aires, 10 – 11 November

2016 ASADIP Meeting

Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado organised the 2016 Meeting hosted by the University of Buenos Aires, on 10 – 11 November 2016. The opening keynote lecture on the topic “Do the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts bring any change?” given by Professor Katharina Boele-Woelki, Dean of Bucerius Law School, was introduced by Professor Diego P. Fernández Arroyo from Sciences Po Ecole de Droit. 

 

Program

Wednesday, November 9

20:00 – Cocktail offered by The Hague Conference on Private International Law

 

Thursday, November 10

8:45 – 9:00 – Welcome remarks

  • Mónica Pinto (Buenos Aires, Head of Law School of University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
  • José A. Moreno Rodríguez (Asunción, President of ASADIP)

9:00 – 9:30 – Opening keynote lecture

Katharina Boele-Woelki (Hamburg): “Do the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts bring any change?”

Introduced by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Paris)

9:30 – 11:00 – Debate: Who fears non-state legislation for the regulation of international contracts? 

  • Ralf Michaels (Duke)
  • Lauro Gama Jr (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Geneviève Saumier (Montreal)
  • Eugenio Hernández-Bretón (Caracas)

Moderated by Francisco Amallo (Buenos Aires)

11:00 – 11.30 – Break

11:30 – 12:45 – Regulation of international contracts: different options in recent Latin American legislation

  • Pablo Debuchy (Asunción)
  • María Elsa Uzal (Buenos Aires)
  • Gilberto Boutin (Panama)
  • Carlos Odriozola Mariscal (Mexico City)

Moderated by Virginia Aguilar (Mexico City)

12:45 – 14:45 – Lunch

14:45 – 16:15 – The future of international regulation of international contracts

  • Mario A. Oyarzábal (Buenos Aires)
  • Hans van Loon (The Hague)
  • José Angelo Estrella Faria (UNIDROIT, Rome)
  • Sandrine Clavel (Versailles)

Moderated by Dante Negro (Washington DC – OAS)

16:15 – 16:45 – Break

16:45 – 18:15 – Debate: Is the 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the CISG properly applied?

  • Alejandro M. Garro (New York)
  • Alberto Zuppi (Buenos Aires)
  • Franco Ferrari (New York)
  • Jorge Oviedo Albán (Bogota)
  • Carolina Iud (Buenos Aires)

Moderated by José Luis Marín (Medellín)

18:15 – 19:15 – Contractualization of secured transactions

  • Spyridon Bazinas (Vienna, UNCITRAL)
  • Paula María All (Santa Fe)

Moderated by Daniela Vargas (Río de Janeiro)

19:15 – Cocktail offered by the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA)              

  

Friday, November 11 

09:30 – 11:00 – Interpretation of international contracts by judges and arbitrators

  • María Susana Najurieta (Buenos Aires)
  • Paul Arrighi (Montevideo)
  • Cristian Conejero Roos (Santiago)
  • María Lilia Díaz Cordero (Buenos Aires)

Moderated by Verónica Sandler Obregón (Buenos Aires)

11:00 – 11:30 – Break

11:30 – 13:00 – Debate: Judges or arbitrators for the resolution of international contractual disputes?

  • Eduardo Vescovi (Montevideo)
  • Marilda Rosado (Rio de Janeiro)
  • José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz (h) (Buenos Aires)
  • Pedro Saghy (Caracas)
  • Margie Jaime (Panama)

Moderated by Máximo Bomchil (Buenos Aires)

13:00 – 15:00 – Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 – Weak parties and contractual balance

  • Claudia Madrid Martínez (Caracas)
  • Juan José Obando (San José)
  • Mariela Rabino (Buenos Aires)
  • Luciane Klein Vieira (Campinas)
  • Paula Serra Freire (Caracas)
  • Juan José Cerdeira (Buenos Aires)

Moderated by Ana Elizabeth Villalta (San Salvador)

16:30 – 17:00 – Break

17:00 – 18:30 – Debate: Are there or should there be “Latin American” specificities in the law of international contracts?

  • Julio César Rivera (Buenos Aires)
  • Nadia de Araujo (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Roberto Ruiz Díaz Labrano (Asunción)
  • Aníbal Sierralta Ríos (Lima)
  • Pedro Mendoza Montano (Guatemala)

Moderated by Ricardo Acevedo Peralta (San Salvador)

18:30 – 19:00 – Closing keynote lecture:

Jürgen Basedow (Hamburg): “A theory of party autonomy”

Introduced by Didier Opertti Badán (Montevideo)

19:30 – Reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina