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
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)
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.
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
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
University of Central Lancashire 3 September 2019 9.30-12.20 Welcome President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia. Session 1 (9.45-11.00) Prof. John Cairns (Edinburgh): The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire Prof. Dr. Uwe Kischel (Greifswald): Theorising Legal Transplants? (for an account of this presentation - click here) … Continue reading 2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson
Introduction For supporters of the broadest possible reach of human rights law these are troubled times. But for the comparative law scholar these are also very interesting times. Proponents of a ‘hard’ Brexit are trying to expel an entire corpus of law from our legal system whilst simultaneously the Government is trying to negotiate various … Continue reading Merris Amos – Brexit led tinkering with the UK human rights machine: minor adjustment or damaging blow?
The latest edition of the 2018 Common Law World Review is dedicated to papers first delivered at a joint seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law, held at University College Dublin on 5 September 2017. This was the first time BACL and ISCL had collaborated in this … Continue reading Publication of papers from BACL Annual Seminar 2017: Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship? – Common Law World Review 2018; 47(1): 3–102
Comparative Law in Troubled Times Annual Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law 4 September 2018 9.30-12.20 Queen Mary University of London Colette Bowe and Martin Harris Room Queens' Building Mile End Welcome President of BACL, Mrs Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia. Session 1 (9.45-11.00) Professor Merris Amos (Queen … Continue reading 2018 Annual Seminar – Comparative Law in Troubled Times – 4th September, QMUL
BACL/ISCL ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’ Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law Room L248, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin 9.30-12.00 on 5 September 2017 Welcome Professor Paula Giliker and Professor Steve Hedley, and sponsors, Intersentia. Session … Continue reading Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law – ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’