27 – 31 May 2019   print this page

Course directors:

Vesna Rijavec, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
C. H. (Remco) Van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Germany

Course description:

The course and conference Public and Private Justice is interdisciplinary in nature. It not only deals extensively with the legal aspects of civil litigation, but also touches upon other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy and sociology. The main aim is to analyse the role and functioning of the law and its institutions as mechanisms for the regulation of social conflicts in present-day Europe. The course also covers topics that have an impact on a global scale. The emphasis of the course lies in the real day-to-day functioning of those mechanisms in the light of the applicable normative framework. The course focuses on the resolution of civil disputes, both in general and in specific areas (e.g. commercial and family litigation). Equal attention is given to mechanisms established and controlled by the state (i.e. courts and other institutions of „public justice“) and mechanisms that are established and controlled by civil society actors (persons and tribunals in the field of „private justice“, including arbitration and mediation).

Course lecturers:

Laura Elisabet Ervo, Örebro University, Finland
Maria Astrup Hjort, University of Oslo, Norway
Juraj Brozović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Vlahek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hermes Zanetti, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brasil, Brazil
Rashri Baboolal-Frank, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Catherine Piché, University of Montreal, Canada
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Iryna Izarova , Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine
Larissa Clare Pochmann da Silva, Candido Mendes University, Brazil
Alexandre Biarn, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Belgium
Linda Mullenix, University of Texas, United States
Tzankova Iantka, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Lovn Sicking, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands