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18 September 2018

BOOK: Desmond MANDERSON (ed.), Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies, Critique (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), 376 p. ISBN 9781442630314, USD 60

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Book abstract:
In Law and the Visual, leading legal theorists, art historians, and critics come together to present new work examining the intersection between legal and visual discourses. Proceeding chronologically, the volume offers leading analyses of the juncture between legal and visual culture as witnessed from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Editor Desmond Manderson provides a contextual introduction that draws out and articulates three central themes: visual representations of the law, visual technologies in the law, and aesthetic critiques of law. A ground breaking contribution to an increasingly vibrant field of inquiry, Law and the Visual will inform the debate on the relationship between legal and visual culture for years to come.
On the editor:
Desmond Manderson is a professor in the ANU College of Law and College of Arts & Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He is founding Director of its Centre for Law, Arts, and the Humanities.

Table of contents:
Introduction: From Visual Evidence to Visual Discourse
Desmond Manderson
Part I
Representations. The origins of legal modernity from the 16th – 19th Centuries
1. Blindness Visible: Law, Time, and Bruegel's Justice
Desmond Manderson
2. Face and Frames of Government
Peter Goodrich
3. An Emblematic Representation of Law: Hogarth and the Engravers' Act
Cristina S. Martinez
4. Law and the Revolutionary Motif after Jacques-Louis David
Morgan Thomas
5. Legal Imagery on the Edge of Symbolism: The Decoration Projects for the Belgian Cour de Cassation
Stefan Huygebaert
6. The Visual Force of Justice in the Making of Liberia
Shane Chalmers
Part II
Technologies. Excesses of legal modernity in the 20th Century
7. 'You Will See My Family Became So American': Race, Citizenship and the Visual Archive
Sherally Munshi
8. From Sentimentality to Sadism: Visual Genres of Asylum Seeking
Honni Van Rijswijk
9. Images of Victims: The ECCC and the Cambodian Genocide Museum
Maria Elander
10. The Exceptional Image: Torture Photographs from Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib as Foucault's Spectacle of Punishment
Connal Parsley
Part III
Critique: Irony and legal modernity in the 21st Century
11. T-Shirt's Guevara: The Visual Jurisprudence of the New Man
Luis Gómez Romero
12. The Art of Bureaucracy: Redacted Ready-mades
Katherine Biber
13. Illicit Interventions in Public Non-Spaces: Unlicensed Images
Alison Young
What Authorizes the Image? The Visual Economy of Post-Secular Jurisprudence
Richard K. Sherwin

More information with the publisher.

BOOK: Pierre-Yves QUIVIGER, Penserla pratique juridique. Essais de philosophie du droit appliquée (Aix-en-Provence: PUAM, 2018), 238p. ISBN 9782731411065, 22 EUR

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Book abstract:
Puisqu’il y a du droit et puisqu’il y a de la philosophie, la philosophie du droit ne doit être ni un point de vue philosophique sur le droit qui ferait l’impasse sur la spécificité du vocabulaire et du raisonnement juridique ni une théorisation générale du droit qui ferait l’économie de la méthode philosophique ; elle est la rencontre du droit et de la philosophie, qui se nourrissent l’un l’autre. La philosophie du droit comme « droit et philosophie », comme un discours relevant autant du droit que de la philosophie – c’est ainsi qu’est ici pensée la pratique juridique. Les pratiques et les savoirs constitués du droit sont plus que le point de départ de ce travail, ils en sont aussi en un sens le point d’arrivée, au nom d’une conviction : la philosophie du droit est utile au droit. Les articles réunis dans ce volume s’inscrivent donc dans un champ disciplinaire (ou transdisciplinaire) spécifique qu’on peut nommer philosophie du droit appliquée et dont l’introduction générale présente les hypothèses méthodologiques centrales.
More information with the publisher.

BOOK: Ruiping YE, The Colonisation and Settlement of Taiwan, 1684-1945 : Land Tenure, Law and Qing and Japanese Policies (London: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9780815394716, £115.00


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Routledge has published a new book comparing the Chinese Qing and Japanese colonial administration of Taiwan.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The dispossession of indigenous peoples by conquest regimes remains a pressing issue. This book, unlike most other books on the subject, contrasts two different colonial administrations – first the Chinese Qing Empire, then, from 1895, the Japanese. It shows how , under the Chinese legal system, the Qing employed the Chinese legal system to managed the relationship between the increasing numbers of Han Chinese settlers and the indigenous peoples, and how, although the Qing regime took no and refrained from taking actions to transform aboriginal land tenure, and how nevertheless Chinese settlers were able to manipulate aboriginal land tenure to their advantage. It goes on to examine the very different approach of the Japanese colonial administration, which following the Meiji Restoration of 1868 had begun to adopt a Western legal framework, demonstrating how this was intentionally much more intrusive, and how the Japanese modernized legal framework significantly disrupted aboriginal land tenure. Based on extensive original research, the book provides important insights into colonisation, different legal traditions and the impact of colonial settlement on indigenous peoples.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Ruiping Ye is a lecturer in law at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction.
1. Land Settlement: Progression and Pattern.
2. Settlement Polices: Reluctant Expansion.
3. Aboriginal Land: Recognition and Protection.
4. Chinese Practice: Transforming Aboriginal Land Tenure.
5. Aborigines’ Efforts: A Losing Battle.
6. Japanese Colonisation: New Tenure under the Modern Law.
Conclusion: Land Tenure, Colonisation, and Legal Tradition

More information here

17 September 2018

CONFERENCE: Sur le front du droit (Toulouse, 16 October 2018)


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Via Hi-D, we learned of a conference series on European and American lawyers during World War I.

Le Centre Toulousain d’Histoire du Droit et des Idées Politiques (E.A 789) organise un cycle de conférences sur les juristes européens et américains dans la Grande Guerre.

Ce cycle de conférences est organisé en collaboration avec le Collège supérieur du Droit et l’École européenne de droit.

Les conférences sont destinées aux étudiants et au grand public. Elles ont pour objectif commun de questionner la place des juristes et du droit au cours de la période 1914-1918 et dans l’après-guerre. Comment le droit est appliqué au cours de cette période ? Comment ces circonstances sont prises en considération par le juge et la doctrine ? En quoi la guerre influe-t-elle sur la formation et le développement de domaine(s) juridique(s) ?

Mardi 16 octobre 2018 (18 h),Université Toulouse Capitole, Salle des conférences, BU de l’Arsenal
Michaël AMARA (Chef de service « Archives contemporaines », Archives générales du Royaume), La Cour militaire belge durant la Grande Guerre ou le difficile exercice de la Justice militaire en Belgique (1914-1918) (Résumé)

Annamaria MONTI (Professeur à l’Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi), Les juristes universitaires italiens et la guerre : pistes de recherche (Résumé)

Ces conférences font partie d’un ensemble de publications et manifestations portées par le C.T.H.D.I.P. et associant divers partenaires (Label Mission Centenaire)

(Source : Hi-D)

BOOK: Anton WEISS-WENDT, ed., Documents on the Genocide Convention from the American, British, and Russian Archives (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). ISBN 9781474279796, $315.00



Bloomsbury Academic is publishing a collection of archival documents relating to the 1948 Genocide Convention

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

This document collection highlights the legal challenges, historical preconceptions, and political undercurrents that had informed the UN Genocide Convention, its form, contents, interpretation, and application. Featuring 436 documents from thirteen repositories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia, the collection is an essential resource for students and scholars working in the field of comparative genocide studies.

The selected records span the Cold War period and reflect on specific issues relevant to the Genocide Convention, as established at the time by the parties concerned. The types of documents reproduced in the collection include interoffice correspondence, memorandums, whitepapers, guidelines for national delegations, commissioned reports, draft letters, telegrams, meeting minutes, official and unofficial inquiries, formal statements, and newspaper and journal articles. On a classification curve, the featured records range from unrestricted to top secret. Taken in the aggregate, the documents reproduced in this collection suggest primacy of politics over humanitarian and/or legal considerations in the UN Genocide Convention.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Anton Weiss-Wendt is Research Professor at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo, Norway. His recentpublications include Racial Science in Hitler's Europe, 1939-1945(2013)and The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (2013).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume I

Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
List of Archival Collections
Introduction
I. Genocide: From a Concept to a United Nations Resolution, 1933–1946
II. The United Nations Secretariat Draft Genocide Convention, 1947
III. Ad Hoc Committee on Genocide, January–August 1948
IV. Debates on the Draft Genocide Convention in the UN General Assembly, September–December 1948
V. Lobbying in Behalf of the Genocide Convention, 1947–1948
United Nations Concention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: The Three Drafts, 1947-48
Further Reading
Index

Volume II

VI. The United Kingdom Government Split on the Issue of Accession to the Genocide Convention, 1949–1953
VII. The United States Delays Action on the Genocide Convention, 1949–1962
VIII. The Issue of Reservations to the Genocide Convention, 1949–1952
IX. Indicting Communist Countries for Genocide, 1949–1959
X. The Genocide Convention vs. Nuremberg Principles, Draft Covenants on Human Rights, and/or the Draft Code of Offenses against the Peace and Security of Mankind, 1949–1954
XI. The Korean War, 1950–1953
XII. We Charge Genocide: The Campaign to Indict the United States for Racial Discrimination, 1951–1952
XIII. The Lonely Voice of Raphael Lemkin, 1949–1959
XIV. The United Kingdom Inches Closer to Acceding to the Genocide Convention, 1962–1968
XV. The Public Campaign Pro and Counter US Ratification of the Genocide Convention, 1970–1977
XVI. The “Armenian Question,” 1964–1985
XVII. A Final Push for the UN Genocide Convention, 1983–1988
Further Reading
Index

More information here

15 September 2018

LECTURE: IES Opening Lecture by Martti Koskenniemi (IES, Brussels, 27 September 2018)

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The Institute of European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) has the following announcement:
The IES Inaugural Lecture on Thursday 27 September at 18:00 at the IES premises in Brussels marks the start of the academic year for our LLM and EuroMaster programmes. It is our great pleasure to host one of the most prominent international law scholars of our time: Martti Koskenniemi (picture), Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. So save the date for this special occasion! The lecture will take place at the Institute for European Studies-VUB. If you wish to participante please register using the following link. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at events@ies.be.
(source: ESILHIL Blog)

14 September 2018

NEWS: 73rd conference of the Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA) to be held at The University of Edinburgh (2-7 September 2019)



We just learned that the Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité has decided that its 73rd conference, in 2019, will be held at the University of Edinburgh. Here the announcement:

It was decided in Krakow that the 73rd Session of the Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA) conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The conference will commence on Monday evening, 2nd September 2019, and end on Saturday, 7thSeptember 2019. The central theme, decided in Krakow, is:

“Le Droit et sa Place dans le Monde Antique”

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers dealing with specific aspects of legal doctrine in the Graeco-Roman world and their reception into subsequent epochs of legal development in Europe and elsewhere. In addition, we also warmly invite scholars to submit proposals for papers on the law of the Graeco-Roman world as a historical and cultural topos and its ideological legacies in subsequent periods of legal thought in Europe and elsewhere.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for discussion. Papers may be given in English, Italian, German or Spanish. Details concerning the submission of paper titles and abstracts will be communicated with the first call for papers.


BOOK LAUNCH EVENT: The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History – Book Launch (University of Helsinki, 21 September 2018)



We learned of a book launch event at the University of Helsinki for the publication of The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History.

Book Launch event: 21 September

You are warmly welcome to attend the Book Launch of
Heikki Pihlajamäki, Markus D. Dubber & Mark Godfrey (eds.)

The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History

Time: Friday 21 September 2018, 2.15–4 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Porthania 668 (6. floor)

European law, including both civil law and common law, has gone through several major phases of expansion in the world. European legal history thus also is a history of legal transplants and cultural borrowings, which national legal histories as products of nineteenth-century historicism have until recently largely left unconsidered. The Handbook of European Legal History supplies its readers with an overview of the different phases of European legal history in the light of today's state-of-the-art research, by offering cutting-edge views on research questions currently emerging in international discussions.

The Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter both nationally and systemically. Unlike traditional European legal histories, which tend to concentrate on "heartlands" of Europe (notably Italy and Germany), the Europe of the Handbook is more versatile and nuanced, taking into consideration the legal developments in Europe's geographical "fringes" such as Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The Handbook covers all major time periods, from the ancient Greek law to the twenty-first century. Contributors include acknowledged leaders in the field as well as rising talents, representing a wide range of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise and research agendas.

Programme:
Heikki Pihlajamäki, Introduction, 2.15 – 2.30
Mia Korpiola, Legal History of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe in High and Late Middle Ages, 2.30 - 2.45
Marianna Muravyeva, Russian Legal History in the Early Modern Period, 2.45 – 3.00
Martti Koskenniemi, The Emergence of International and Comparative Law (Nineteenth Century), 3.00 – 3.15
Refreshments and discussion, 3.15 – 4.00

More information here

JOURNAL: Jus Gentium. Journal of Legal History III (2018), No. 1

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Table of contents:
ARTICLES
  • "Arbitration at Vienna: Recasting the History of International Dispute Resolution" by S. Harris
  • "The Rising Generation of International Lawyers at St. Petersburg University: Zaremba and Spasovich" by V. I. Ivanenko
  • "The Baltimore Incident and American Naval Expansion" by Mark W. Podvia    
  • "The 1917 Russian Revolution and International Law" by O. O. Merezhko  
  • "The Development of the Science of International Law at the Koretsky Institute of State and Law" by K. O. Savchuk and I. M.Protsenko
  • "Currency Control, Exchange Contracts, and War: Boissevain v. Weil" by J. Anderson
  • "Brown v. United States and Confiscation of Enemy Property" by IsaacSchaphorst

NOTES AND COMMENTS
  • "Kronid Malyshev and the Renaissance of Private International Law" by V. I. Ivanenko
  • "On Teaching the History of International Law" by W. E. Butler
  • "The People as a Subject of International Law"by I. O. Kresina and O. V. Kresin

DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF STATE PRACTICE
  • "Brief Calendar of International Practice for Spain and Portugal 1641 to 1818" by P. Macalister-Smith and J. Schwietzke

BOOK REVIEW
  •  Philippe Sands, Східно-західна вулция. Повернення до Львова 671 [East West Street: Return to Lviv] (2017) by T. R.Korotkyĭ and N. Pashkovskyĭ
Source: Legal History Blog and ESILHIL Blog.

CONFERENCE: 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (Houston, 8-11 NOV 2018)

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The program of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, to be held in Houston (8-11 November) is now available.

We point your attention to the panel The Secularization of Criminal Law in Europe (17th-19th Centuries): A Critical and Comparative Analysis, featuring Renée Lettow Lerner, Jacob Giltaij, Pim Oosterhuis, Yves Cartuyvels, Heikki Pihlajamäki and Aniceto Masferrer, or to the panel Crossing the Atlantic: 'Constitutional Ideas Travelling in Early Constitutionalism', with Ulrike Müssig, Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Michal Galedek, Bodie Ashton and Marcin Byczyk, Nationality in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean with Fahad Bishara, Will Hanley, M'hamed Oualdi and Jessica Marglin, Common Law versus French Law, with Peter Johnstone, Gwenaël Guyon, Sylvain Soleil and David Gilles.

Tamar Herzog, whose Short History of European Law has been announced on our blog, will be the focus of a meet-the-author-session.

This is of course only a restricted and limited selection of a widely encompassing and fascinating programme !

Click here.

(source: Legal History Blog)

BOOK: Philippe AUDEGEAN and Luigi DELIA, eds., Le Moment Beccaria - Naissance du droit pénal moderne (1764-1810) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018). ISBN 9781786941381, £65.00



OUP will be publishing a book on Beccaria’s contribution to modern penal law later this month.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jamais, dans aucune autre période de l’histoire, le problème pénal n’a été aussi débattu qu’au siècle des Lumières. Or, l’événement déclencheur de ces débats est la publication des Délits et des peines, le petit livre de Cesare Beccaria dont la première édition paraît à Livourne en 1764. On assiste, après cette date et durant un demi-siècle, à une profusion impressionnante de réactions et de prolongements directement liés à cet ouvrage. À tel point que, pour désigner cette période, on a pu parler d’un ‘moment Beccaria’.

Les recherches rassemblées dans ce volume explorent différents foyers thématiques et géographiques (Allemagne, Angleterre, France, Italie) de cette phase inédite et fondatrice de l’histoire européenne du droit de punir. Pourquoi cette soudaine publicité du problème pénal? Comment s’est-elle manifestée, par quels canaux, sous quelles formes théoriques et matérielles?

Comme le montre cet ouvrage, le droit pénal moderne est né d’un livre, mais aussi de ses interprétations: il est né des idées de Beccaria et des débats qu’elles ont provoqués. Ces deux sources se sont croisées et ne peuvent se comprendre l’une sans l’autre.

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Throughout history, criminal law was never more discussed than during the Age of Enlightenment. The debates started after the publication of a small book by Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments, in Livorno in 1764. For fifty years from that date, reactions and additions to the book proliferated so much that this period is called by some "the Beccaria moment".

The contributions in this volume explore different thematic and geographical areas (Germany, England, France, Italy) to explore that innovative and foundational moment in the European history of criminal law. Why was the criminal problem suddenly publicised? How did those interrogations manifest? Which theoretical and material forms did they take?
This volume shows that modern criminal law originates in a book, and also in its interpretations –  in Beccaria's ideas and the debates they started. Those two sources interacted and now cannot be understood separately.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauréat du FNS, Luigi Delia est enseignant-chercheur post-doc à l’Université de Genève. Directeur du programme « Lumières juridiques » au Collège international de philosophie de Paris, il s’intéresse à l’histoire de la philosophie moderne et à la philosophie pénale. Il a publié Droit et philosophie à la lumière de l’Encyclopédie (Oxford, 2015).

Spécialiste de la pensée pénale des Lumières, Philippe Audegean est professeur de philosophie à l’université de Nice. Il a publié en 2009 une traduction commentée des Délits et des peines de Beccaria, puis en 2010 une étude sur toute l’œuvre de cet auteur (La Philosophie de Beccaria).

More information here

13 September 2018

BOOK: Conor O’REILLY, Colonial Policing and the Transnational Legacy : the Global Dynamics of Policing Across the Lusophone Community (London: Routledge, 2017). ISBN 9781409465300, £115.00


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Last year, Routledge published a new book on colonial policing in the Portuguese Empire

ABOUT THE BOOK

This compilation represents the first study to examine the historical evolution and shifting global dynamics of policing across the Lusophone community. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary range of experts, it traces the role of policing within and across settings that are connected by the shared legacy of Portuguese colonialism. Previously neglected within studies of the globalisation of policing, the Lusophone experience brings novel insights to established analyses of colonial, post-colonial and transnational policing. This compilation draws research attention to the policing peculiarities of the Lusophone community. It proposes new cultural settings within which to test dominant theories of policing research. It uncovers an important piece of the jigsaw that is policing across the globe. Key research questions that it addresses include:

• What were the patterns of policing, and policing transfers, across Portuguese colonial settings?
• How did Portugal’s dual status as both fascist regime and imperial power shape its late colonial policing?
• What have been the different experiences of post-colonial and transitional policing across the former Portuguese colonies?
• In what ways are Lusophone nations contributing to, and indeed shaping, patterns of transnational policing?
• What comparative lessons can be drawn from the Lusophone policing experience?

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Conor O’Reilly is Associate Professor in Transnational Crime and Security at the School of Law, University of Leeds. His research interests focus upon the transnational dynamics of crime, policing and security. He has published widely on these and related research themes in leading journals, including: British Journal of CriminologyCrime, Law and Social ChangeInternational Political SociologyPolice Quarterly; and Theoretical Criminology. He is also author of the forthcoming monograph, Policing Global Risks: The Transnational Security Consultancy Industry. He has worked on a range of international research projects, including the COPP-LAB project on Lusophone policing, and is currently leading a three-year project on kidnapping in Mexico.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Policing and the Lusophone Community Across Time and Space
Conor O’Reilly (University of Leeds)
PART ONE: THE COLONIAL POLICING MISSION
1. Colonial Policing and the Portuguese Empire (c.1870-1961)
Gonçalo Rocha Gonçalves (University Institute of Lisbon) and Rita Ávila Cachado (University Institute of Lisbon)
2. The Military and the (Colonial) Policing of Mainland Portugal (1850–1910)
Diego Palacios Cerezales (University of Stirling)
3. Militarism in the São Paulo Police Force (1868-1924)
André Rosemberg (Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho’)
Comment: The Portuguese Colonial Policing Mission in Comparative Perspective
Richard S. Hill (Victoria University of Wellington)
PART TWO: POLICING AT THE END OF EMPIRE
 
4. PIDE’s Racial Strategy in Angola (1957-1961)
Fernando Tavares Pimenta (New University of Lisbon)
5. Knowing ‘Mozambican Islam’: The Confidential Questionnaire on Islam and Colonial Governance during the Liberation War
Sandra Araújo (New University of Lisbon)
6. Intelligence-centric Counterinsurgency as Late Colonial Policing: Comparing Portugal with Britain and France
Bruno Cardoso Reis (University of Lisbon)
Comment: Reflections on Portuguese Late Colonial Policing
Martin Thomas (University of Exeter)
PART THREE: POSTCOLONIAL, TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL POLICING DYNAMICS
7. Post-War Police Reform in Mozambique: The Case of Community Policing
Helene Maria Kyed (Danish Institute for International Studies)
8. Transformation of Macau Policing: From a Portuguese Colony to China’s SAR
Lawrence K.K. Ho (The Hong Kong Institute of Education) and Agnes I.F. Lam (University of Macau)
9. Faint Echoes of Portugal but Strong Accents of Indonesia: Hidden Influences on Police Development in Timor-Leste
Gordon Peake (Australian National University)
10. Branding Rio de Janeiro’s Pacification Model: A Silver Bullet for the ‘Planet of Slums’?
Conor O’Reilly (University of Leeds)
Comment: "Never Mind the Similarities, Focus on the Differences": Imposition, Imitation and Intransigence in Post-colonial Global Policing Reform
Andrew Goldsmith (Flinders University)

More information here

BOOK: Neil Sydney PATTERSON, Ecclesiastical Law, Clergy and Laity : A History of Legal Discipline and the Anglican Church (London: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9780815352648, £92.00


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Routledge has published a new book on the history of legal discipline in the Anglican Church.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Discipline in an ecclesiastical context can be defined as the power of a church to maintain order among its members on issues of morals or doctrine. This book presents a scholarly engagement with the way in which legal discipline has evolved within the Church of England since 1688. It explores how the Church of England, unusual among Christian churches, has come to be without means of effective legal discipline in matters of controversy, whether liturgical, doctrinal, or moral. The author excludes matters of blatant scandal to focus on issues where discipline has been attempted in controversial matters, focussing on particular cases. The book makes connections between law, the state of the Church, and the underlying theology of justice and freedom. At a time when doctrinal controversy is widespread across all Christian traditions, it is argued that the Church of England has an inheritance here in need of cherishing, and sharing with the universal Church.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Revd Neil Patterson (MA BD) is Director of Vocations and Ordinands (Hereford) and a Member of the General Synod and the Ecclesiastical Law Society. He has published on ecclesiastical issues in books and periodicals.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1: Toleration and its Effects
Chapter 2: The Old Discipline Lingers
Chapter 3: A Century of Doctrine Trials 1775-1871
Chapter 4: Law Defied – the Ritualists
Chapter 5: The Yearning to Fence the Altar
Chapter 6: Reluctance to Discipline
Chapter 7: The Lingering Temptation
Conclusion

More information here

12 September 2018

ARTICLE: Dylan LINO, "The Rule of Law and the Rule of Empire: A.V. Dicey in Imperial Context" (Modern Law Review LXXXI (2018), No. 5, 739-764)

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Abstract:
The idea of the rule of law, more ubiquitous globally today than ever before, owes a lasting debt to the work of Victorian legal theorist A. V. Dicey. But for all of Dicey's influence, little attention has been paid to the imperial entanglements of his thought, including on the rule of law. This article seeks to bring the imperial dimensions of Dicey's thinking about the rule of law into view. On Dicey's account, the rule of law represented a distinctive English civilisational achievement, one that furnished a liberal justification for British imperialism. And yet Dicey was forced to acknowledge that imperial rule at times required arbitrariness and formal inequality at odds with the rule of law. At a moment when the rule of law has once more come to license all sorts of transnational interventions by globally powerful political actors, Dicey's preoccupations and ambivalences are in many ways our own.
Read the article here.

CONFERENCE: XVIII Giornata Gentiliana: Alberico Gentili e lo jus post bellum. Prospettive tra diritto e storia (San Ginesio: Aula consiliare del Comune, 21-22 SEP 2018)



The Centro Internazionale Studi Gentiliani (San Ginesio) organises the 18th editions of the Gentili Days. The conference theme is "Alberico Gentili and just post bellum. Legal and historical perspectives".

Speakers include Alain Wijffels, Luigi Lacchè, Luigi Nuzzo, Samuel Wordsworth, Guilio Bartolini and Marco Pertile.

The program can be found in the images above.

Source: Rechtshistorische Courant, September 2018 (Ghent Legal History Institute).

(source: ESILHIL Blog)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postdoctoral Researchers – IF@ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles, DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER 2018)


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The ULB has a call for postdoctoral fellowships. A guide for applicants, as well as eligibility criteria, can be found here.

IF@ULB is a European postdoctoral programme, COFUNDed by the Université libre de Bruxelles and the European Commission within the framework of MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE actions (H2020). The programme will enable ULB to recruit 63 international postdoctoral researchers between 2018 and 2023, in three calls.At each call, IF@ULB will offer 21 positions in one of the ULB research centres. The positions are open to researchers in all fields, according to a bottom up approach. The evaluation procedure will be organised through three panels: Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences.

This comprehensive fellowship programme will provide excellent Experienced Researchers with the opportunity to conduct frontier researchand receive broad training in an environment of scientific excellence, under the supervision of renowned academics, and to benefit from an extensive collaboration network with academic and non-academic institutions. To discover the diversity and the excellence of our research centres and find the appropriate supervisor for your project, see the dedicated webpage Life at ULB

IF@ULB is based on an efficient triple “i” dimension and a strong training philosophy that will give the postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to boost their future career inside or outside academia:

  • International mobility: ULB promotes internationalisation which is at the core of its research and teaching activities (e.g. 63% of postdoctoral researchers come from abroad). The University highly encourages international collaboration through bilateral agreements, institutional cooperation and international programmes such as Erasmus Mundus programme. IF@ULB fellows will benefit from the network of their supervisors and vice versa, thus opening up new international collaboration opportunities that will outlast the duration of the fellowships.
  • Interdisciplinarity is intrinsic part of ULB’s research and training philosophy. As ULB is a comprehensive university covering all major research fields, it encourages close interactions between researchers of different fields. In this context, ULB has several Interdisciplinary Institutes with a view to promoting innovative interdisciplinary projects that are expected to open up new fields of investigation.
  • Inter-sectoral exposure is ensured via the well-established collaboration and interaction between ULB research units, industry and societal stakeholders in all fields of research. ULB is actively involved in the regional development in both the Brussels-Capital and Walloon Regions. (see list of partners below).
IF@ULB fellows will benefit from a comprehensive career developmentprogramme, adapted to the needs of each postdoctoral researcher, with activities offered at the level of both the research unit and the university:
  • Individual career development support and coaching
  • Research-based training (research seminars, specialised courses, etc.)
  • Transferable soft skills training (open science, research communication, languages, research funding & grant writing, project management, research supervision, teacher training, etc.)
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ecclesiastical History Society – Winter Meeting 2019: The Church and the Law (DEADLINE: 31 October 2018)

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We learned of a Call for Proposals for the EHS’ Winter Meeting 2019. Here the call:

12 January 2019, Winter Meeting

Institute of Historical Research, London

The Winter Meeting continues with the 57th Summer Conference theme of The Church and the Law. As ever, the intention is to attract a broad spectrum of papers from across the history of Christianity.
Proposal forms for the Winter Meeting are available here. The deadline for proposals of 20-minute papers on the theme is 31 October 2018. Booking forms will be made available later this year and will be accompanied by an amended conference poster.

This theme addresses the legal issues and legal consequences underlying relations between secular and religious authorities in the context of the Christian church, from its earliest emergence within Roman Palestine as a persecuted minority sect through to the period when it became legally recognised within the Roman empire, its many institutional manifestations in East and West throughout the middle ages, the reconfigurations associated with the Reformation and Counter- Reformation, the legal and constitutional complications (such as in Reformation England or Calvin’s Geneva), and the variable consequences of so-called secularisation thereafter. On many occasions in recent years, moreover, we have been confronted with contemporary discrepancies, contradictions, and even rejection of secular laws, modern social mores or social attitudes. What were the legal consequences and implications of the Reformation, (including the confiscation and restitution of property), of the French wars of religion; the French Revolution; the political transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? Are there particular influences on the formation of ecclesiastical law (the Bible, Roman law, national law codes)? The engagement of secular and religious authorities with the law and what that law actually comprised (Roman law, canon law, national laws, state and royal edicts) are further issues to be addressed. This is also a theme that requires the examination of the formation of bodies of law and how and why it became recognised as law. The formation of canon law is a case in point. There is also the problem of definition. How early, for example, can a ‘code of canon law’ be defined, and what are the processes by which opinion and conciliar decision became perceived as ‘law’? What light does the transmission and reception of ‘canon law’ throw on such questions?

Delegates are encouraged to range widely within the theme. Possible case studies might include:

-  court cases
-  ​legal challenges to authority
-  discussions of legal culture and legal practice
-  legally orchestrated clashes between secular and ecclesiastical law
-  legal documents of many kinds


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BOOK: Peter SARRIS, eds. and David J.D. MILLER, transl., The Novels of Justinian : A Complete Annotated English Translation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). ISBN 9781107000926, £ 180.00



Cambridge University Press is publishing the first English translation based on the original Greek of Justinian’s Novels later this month.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The novels comprise a series of laws issued in the sixth century by the famous Emperor Justinian (r.527-65), along with a number of measures issued by his immediate successors on the throne of Constantinople. They reveal the evolution of Roman law at the end of antiquity and how imperial law was transmitted to both the Byzantine East and Latin West in the Early Middle Ages. Crucially, the texts cast fascinating light on how litigants of all social backgrounds sought to appropriate the law and turn it to their advantage, as well as on topics ranging from the changing status of women to the persecution of homosexuals, and from the spread of heresy to the economic impact of the first known outbreak of bubonic plague. This work represents the first English translation of the novels based on the original Greek, and comes with an extensive historical and legal commentary.

ABOUT THE EDITOR/TRANSLATOR

Editor: Peter SarrisUniversity of Cambridge

Peter Sarris is Reader in Late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. His publications include Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian (Cambridge, 2006), Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam (2011), and Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction (2015).

Translator: David J. D. Miller

David J. D. Miller was educated in classics and theology and taught Latin and Greek at Bristol Grammar School (where he was Head of Classics for twenty-one years) and at the University of Bristol. His previously published translations include the first-ever English versions of Eusebius' Gospel Problems and Solutions (2011) and (with Richard Goodrich) of Jerome's Commentary on Ecclesiastes (2012).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Translator's preface David Miller
2. Introduction Peter Sarris
3. Maps
4. Papyrus protocol (as discussed in J.Nov. 44)
5. Novels 1-168
6. Edicts 1-13
7. Appendices 1-9
8. Bibliography.

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SEMINAR SERIES: La neutralité des juristes (Paris, 27 September 2018, 10 January, 21 February, 28 March, 16 May 2019)


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Via Hi-D, we learned of a seminar series on “la neutralité des juristes” during the academic year 2018-2019.

Séminaire organisé par Fatiha Cherfouh (Université Paris-Descartes), Guillaume Richard (Université Paris-Descartes), Lionel Zevounou (Université Paris-Nanterre)

Présentation et Programme des 5 séances entre le 27 septembre 2018 et le 16 mai 2019.

Lorsqu’elle parle de dogmatique, la théorie analytique du droit développée en France renvoie à un discours dont la caractéristique est de ne pas distinguer les points de vue descriptifs et normatifs. De nombreux travaux ont, dans ce sillage, cherché à montrer que la doctrine contemporaine était, à bien des égards, un discours de pouvoir, voire un discours au service du pouvoir. Le séminaire entend discuter une hypothèse différente. Il cherchera à comprendre de quelle manière le style doctrinal contemporain s’est institué dès la fin du XIXe siècle, non pas en se fondant sur un quelconque critère théorique d’identification du discours dogmatique, mais en se pensant toujours lui-même comme un savoir, sans nécessairement avoir besoin de recourir à la distinction entre « dogmatique » et « science du droit », ni entre science du droit et droit. La théorie analytique du droit ne peut prétendre détenir le monopole de la représentation de la science du droit et il conviendra de dresser le panorama des différentes manières de se représenter une telle « science du droit », telle qu’elle est invoquée dans le discours juridique contemporain depuis le xixe siècle. Au-delà de cette question, il faut penser l’élaboration et la définition des frontières proposées par les juristes pour leur science.

Plusieurs travaux de philosophie et sociologie des sciences ont souligné l’évolution du concept de « science » à travers les siècles et les contextes. Parmi d’autres, les travaux de Merton, Gieryn ou d’autres ont démontré le caractère mouvant des frontières entre science et non-science. Les perspectives ouvertes par Michel Foucault ont également souligné combien la science se détachait et s’autonomisait à partir d’un substrat plus large, en fixant des critères d’inclusion et d’exclusion qui déterminent le discours scientifique admissible et la définition de la « science » dans un contexte donné. Les conceptions développées par Bruno Latour ont également orienté le regard sur les procédures suivies par les scientifiques et qui construisent la légitimité scientifique de telle ou telle pratique ou au contraire l’excluent du champ scientifique. Il ne faut pas, méthodologiquement, concevoir la science comme un savoir homogène reposant sur un critère sublimé (falsification, correspondance empirique, etc.) faisant la part entre le monde de la science et celui de la non-science, mais s’attacher au contraire à analyser les conditions de fixation de ces critères à un moment donné, à partir des pratiques mêmes des scientifiques ou de ceux qui se revendiquent comme tels.

Cette perspective permet de relier la manière dont les juristes ont ressenti le besoin de définir leur discipline selon un certain « modèle » de science, qui a influencé la manière de faire la doctrine. Le point de départ sera une analyse de la notion de neutralité du discours juridique, souvent mise en avant dans le discours juridique contemporain, soit pour considérer que la dogmatique juridique se doit de développer un discours distinct du discours politique et appuyé sur des considérations rationnelles ou scientifiques, soit pour reprocher à cette même dogmatique juridique de s’abriter derrière le paravent de la neutralité pour développer un discours éminemment politique. Pourtant, le regard rétrospectif sur la première moitié du xxe siècle montre que l’application de cette catégorie n’y est alors pas aussi simple. Le séminaire se proposera donc de revenir sur l’apparition de cette notion lorsqu’elle est appliquée au discours des juristes, à partir d’une discussion de ce concept largement tributaire dans son emploi des écrits de Max Weber. Le séminaire s’attachera ensuite à plusieurs études de cas portant sur la période contemporaine, afin de tester la pertinence d’appliquer les catégories de classement utilisées par l’épistémologie juridique contemporaine (positivisme, jusnaturalisme, discours prescriptif, etc.) à des périodes plus anciennes, antérieures aux années 1950, et d’analyser la définition de la science juridique et de son autonomie construite par le discours juridique.

Le séminaire, divisé en 5 séances réunira juristes ou historiens du droit, philosophes, sociologues.
Le séminaire se déroule sur deux sites universitaires : l’Université Paris Nanterre (RER A, Nanterre-Université) et la Faculté de droit de l’Université Paris Descartes (Métro ligne 13, Porte de Vanves ou Malakoff-Plateau de Vanves). À l’Université Paris Nanterre, les manifestations se dérouleront dans la salle 352 du bâtiment Simone Veil, 200, avenue de la République, 92000 Nanterre. L’entrée est libre sous réserve des places disponibles.

LECTURE SERIES : Institute for the History of International Law (Tilburg University)



Via International Law Reporter, we learned of the schedule for Tilburg’s Institute for the History of International Law lecture series for the academic year 2018-2019.

  • September 26, 2018: Ziv Bohrer (Bar-Ilan Univ.), Nuremberg Was Not the First International Criminal Tribunal — by a Longshot
  • November 21, 2018: Ilya Kotlyar (UvT), The International Legal Issues of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union
  • December 12, 2018: Randall Lesaffer (UvT), The Persian Gulf Conflict and the Reinvention of Collective Security: A Historical Perspective
  • January TBD, 2019: Emiliano Buis (Univ. of San Andrés, Buenos Aires) Feeling the Empire: Power, Emotions, and Interpolity Legal Rhetoric in the Classical Greek World
  • March 27, 2019: Yuko Nishitani (Kyoto Univ.), The Rise and Fall of Nations State in Private International Law
  • April 24, 2019: Ana Delic (UvT), Uniformity and Choice of Law in the Private International Law of Contracts
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CONFERENCE: French Law vs Common Law, Acte II (Paris, 9 October 2018)


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Via Hi-D, we learned of the 2nd part of the French Law vs Common Law cycle de journées d’étude on which we reported before.

Colloque international organisé par l’Institut d’Histoire du Droit (IHD EA 2515) et l’Institut de l’Ouest : Droit et Europe (IODE UMR CNRS 6262 de l’Université de Rennes 1)
Mardi 9 octobre 2018

Ancienne bibliothèque de recherche

Faculté de droit, d’économie et de gestion de l’Université Paris Descartes

10, avenue Pierre Larousse
92240 Malakoff

Comité scientifique :
– M. Gwenaël GUYON, maître de conférences, Institut d’Histoire du Droit, Université Paris Descartes
– M. Sylvain SOLEIL, professeur, Institut de l’Ouest, Droit et Europe, Université de Rennes 1
– M. Arnaud VERGNE, professeur, directeur de l’Institut d’Histoire du Droit, Université Paris Descartes

Inscription par courriel à vincent.jung1@parisdescartes.fr

Programme complet à télécharger ICI

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