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 world. The methodology used in the course is dynamic. It concentrates not only on the present legal systems, but also takes into account the evolution of procedural reforms in various jurisdictions, starting from Roman up to modern times. Although the main focus is on the interconnection of private and public dispute resolution mechanisms, the course also analyses the effect of different solutions on overall access to justice, thus covering a variety of topics in the field of comparative civil procedure.This year's course tries to identify centrifugal and centripetal forces which contributed to the development of contemporary judicial structures, especially concentrating on the solutions which could be labeled as "legal transplants" or "legal irritants".
Programme offers 4 ECTS points
(Requirements: oral presentation or an essay, regular attendance and participation in discussion)