The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? University of Warwick, 19-21 May, 2022

Warwick’s School of Law and Criminal Justice Centre are delighted to be hosting The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? the 11th Conference in the series ‘The future of adversarial and inquisitorial systems.’  Led by Professor Jackie Hodgson at Warwick together with Solange Mouthaan, these conferences are a collaboration between the Universities … Continue reading The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? University of Warwick, 19-21 May, 2022

Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law, 26-27 May 2022 (Online), Call for Papers

British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law 26-27 May 2022 (Online) Call for Papers On 26 and 27 May 2022, the Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law will host the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law. The Workshop, ‼️which will be organized online, is open … Continue reading Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law, 26-27 May 2022 (Online), Call for Papers

The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

The BACL Annual Seminar at the SLS Annual Conference took place on 31st August 2021 (the recording is available by clicking here). The panel was formed following a call for papers concerning the definition of hate speech, the appropriate balance between rights and interests in this field, and the different modes of regulation found across … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Regulators around the world are grappling with the problem of hate speech online. Regional differences in conceptions of dignity, equality, and liberty, rooted in different historical experience, are reflected in conceptions of hate speech, harm, and the appropriate role of state and private actors. In light of these historical regional differences, and their continuing relevance, … Continue reading BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Online discussion – Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action – 13 July 2021, 2pm (UCT + 2)

REALaw (Review of European Administrative Law) warmly invites you to an online discussion on the edited collection Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action (Hart 2019) on 13rd July 2021, 2pm (Rome/Amsterdam time).   This casebook asked the question whether a ius commune of administrative law of judicial review was developing in Europe on the basis of … Continue reading Online discussion – Cases, materials and texts on judicial review of administrative action – 13 July 2021, 2pm (UCT + 2)

2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and the Law: A Comparative Perspective.

The British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) held its annual seminar online this year, before the start of the SLS Conference (Exeter) on 1st September. The topic of this year seminar was Climate Change and the Law - A comparative perspective. After an introduction by Intersentia, BACL sponsor, the annual seminar featured four speakers: Dr. … Continue reading 2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and the Law: A Comparative Perspective.

Virtual discussion – Why Religious Freedom Matters for Democracy? France – Britain compared

Discussion of Myriam Hunter-Henin’s book on religious freedom. Comparative perspectives from Britain and France Date: 10 September 2020, 4pm Should an employee be allowed to wear a religious symbol at work? Should a religious employer be allowed to impose constraints on employees’ private lives for the sake of enforcing a religious work ethos? Should an … Continue reading Virtual discussion – Why Religious Freedom Matters for Democracy? France – Britain compared

2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and Law: A Comparative Perspective

Online (joining details will be sent to registered participants by e-mail) 1st September 2020, 9.30-11.30 (UK time)   Welcome President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia.   Session 1   Dr. Benoit Mayer (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Climate Assessment as a Transnational Trend   Dr. Catherine Caine (University of Exeter): The Obstacles … Continue reading 2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and Law: A Comparative Perspective

John Cairns – The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire

My focus is on “mixed legal systems”, though my teacher Alan Watson, whose memory is honoured here, never seemed to me to be especially interested in “mixed systems” as an analytical category; the idea of “Legal Transplants” would be seen by many, however, as his most important legacy. As a legal historian I have always … Continue reading John Cairns – The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire