With the Scottish Association of Comparative Law (SACL), BACL coordinates the national reports submitted to the International Congress of Comparative Law.
The International Congress of Comparative Law, now in its 21st edition, is an event that started in 1900, at the Paris Conference, when “comparative law” started to be recognised as an academic field in its own right. It is organised every four years by the Academy of Comparative Law. More information on the Academy and its work can be found in visiting its blog, click here.
The next edition will be held in Asuncion, in 2022. The list of topics and general reporters is available here.
The previous editions were held:
- in 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan – For more information on the UK rapporteurs and the themes of the conference, see here. For more information on the Conference, see here.
- in 2014, in Vienna
- in 2010, in Washington – see here for more details
- in 2006, in Utrecht – more information on the UK national reports can be found in the Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 2006, vol. (10:1)
In addition, IACL organises thematic congresses on a regular basis. The next one will be held in 2021 in Pretoria.
The proceedings and reports presented at the International Congress of Comparative Law are published with Springer, in their series Ius Comparatum – Global studies in comparative law.
Two recent general reporters have kindly discussed their publications on this blog. Thank you to Professor Guillaume Tusseau (Sciences Po Paris) for discussing Debating legal pluralism and constitutionalism in the global age and Professor Ulla Liukkunen (Helsinki) for discussing Collective bargaining in transition – A renewed role for legal comparison.