Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Course directors:
C. H. (Remco) Van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Vesna Rijavec, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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:
Hermes Zanetti, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brasil, Brazil
Rashri Baboolal-Frank, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Maria Astrup Hjort, University of Oslo, Norway
Catherine Piché, University of Montreal, Canada
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Iryna Izarova , Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine
Ana Vlahek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Larissa Clare Pochmann da Silva, Candido Mendes University, Brazil
Juraj Brozović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Alexandre Biarn, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Linda Mullenix, University of Texas, United States
Laura Elisabet Ervo, Örebro University, Sweden
Tzankova Iantka, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Lovn Sicking, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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