Program

 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Venue: Faculty of Political Sciences, Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna, Room: Aula Poeti (1st floor)

 

14:30-15:00 Registration

 

15:00-15:30 Welcome Addresses

Chair: Prof. Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna, Co Chair of the Conference

     Prof. Giuseppe Di Federico, University of Bologna

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari, Bocconi University Milan, Co Chair of the Conference

 

15:30-17:00 First Session: Globalized Culture of Judicial Independence; Foreign Cases in National Courts

 

Chair:  Neil Andrews, Professor of Civil Justice. Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge NOT COMING

Prof. Keith Uff, University of Birmingham: Recourse to foreign cases in English Court

Prof. Em. Hans Jurgen Ahrens, Osnabruck University and Judge (retd.) Appellate Court of Celle, Lower Saxony: Reluctant Citation of Foreign Decisions by Federal Supreme Courts

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Impact of International Jurisprudence on top domestic courts: The Impact of The European Court of Human Rights in Judicial Independence Cases

 

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

 

17:30-19:00 Second Session : American Perspectives

 

Chair:  David Casson, Former Honorary Secretary, Society of Public Teachers of Law, UK, Former Judge, Immigration Appeal Tribunal, UK

Prof. Wayne McCormack: Professor of Law, University of Utah: To Ignore or not to Ignore? The Breyer Scalia  Debate on the Reliance on Foreign Law in American Courts,

Prof. Jonathan Entin , Case Western Reserve University: The Use of Foreign Law by the US Supreme Court

Prof. Maimon Schwartzchild, University of San Diego, For and (especially) Against Citing Foreign Law in US Courts or Why Justice Scalia Has Good Reasons for Resisting It

 

Dinner

 

Friday, 5 June 2015

Venue: Faculty of Political Sciences, Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna, Room: Aula Poeti (1st floor)

 

9:00-10:30 Third Session: European and South American Experience

 

Chair: Prof. Federico Carpi, University of Bologna

Prof. Daniela Piana, University of Bologna

Prof. Ada Pellegrini, University of Sao Paulo, Conventionality control by the Brazilian Supreme Court: the case of civil arrest

Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari, Bocconi University Milan, Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna, State liability for judicial wrongs: the impact of the 2006 and 2011 rulings of the European Court of Justice. The debate in Italy.

 

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:30 Fourth Session:  Views from Additional Perspectives

 

Chair: Eli Bentovim, Senior Advocate, Jerusalem

Prof. Liu Hou , Beihang University ,China 

Prof. Amnon Reichman, University of Haifa

Prof. Fryderyk Zoll, Osnabrück University, European Legal Studies Institute and Jagiellonian University of Krakow: Recourse to Foreign Decisions by Top Court: The Polish Perspectives

Dr Teuta Vodo: Judicial Independence in Albania: a Study of Institutional Shields and Political Interference

 

Remarks: Dr. Sophie Turenne, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Dean and Graduate Tutor, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

 

12:30-13:00 Fifth Session: Discussion on the Amendments of Mt. Scopus International Standards of Judicial Independence

 

Chair: Adv. Gian Andrea Danuser, Senior  Advocate, Zurich Switzerland

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Em. Hans Jurgen Ahrens, Osnabruck University and Judge (retd.) Appellate Court of Celle, Lower Saxony: Report on the Decision of The Federal German Constitutional Court on Judicial Salaries

Remarks: Prof. Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch Buffet

 

16:38 Train to Milan (arrival at 17:40)

 

Social Dinner

Night in Milan: Hotel d’Este - Viale Bligny, 23, Milan

 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Venue: Bocconi University, Room B, via Sarfatti 25, Milan

 

9:00-9:30 Sixth Session: Milan Opening Session Welcome Addresses:

Chair: Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari, Bocconi University,  Milan, Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Stefano Liebman, Dean School of Law, Bocconi University, Milan

Prof. Arianna Vedaschi, Bocconi University,  Milan

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Co Chair of the Conference

9:30-11:00 Seventh Session: Amendments of Mt Scopus International Standards of Judicial Independence II:  Global Code of Judicial Ethics

 

Chair: Prof. Maimon Schwartzchild, University of San Diego

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Remarks: Keith Uff, Birmingham Law School University of Birmingham

 

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

 

11:30-13:00 Eighth Session: Concluding Remarks

 

Chair : Prof. Arianna Vedaschi, University of Bocconi, Milan

Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna, Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari, Bocconi University Milan, Co Chair of the Conference

Prof. Wayne McCormack, University of Utah

Prof. Fryderyk Zoll, Osnabrück University

13:00 Lunch

Sight-Seeing in Milan

 

 

The Next Conference of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

From 4 June until 6 June, 2015, the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace will hold the Conference in Bologna and Milan. The organizers of the Conference are the University of Bologna, Bocconi University of Milan, University of Cambridge Centre of Public Law (UK), Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of law, Sacher Institute (Israel).

 

The main theme of the Conference is Top Courts in a globalized Legal Culture: The Use of Foreign and Transnational Precedents by National Supreme Courts.

Other Topics to be discussed: Appeal Courts, Impact of International Law on Domestic Law, Other Issues Related to Judicial Independence, Discussion of Global Judicial Ethics and Continued discussion on The Mt Scopus International Standards of Judicial Independence.

 

The International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace www.jiwp.org  was founded in 1982 and is one of the most reputed international organizations, which unites distinguished academics, practising lawyers, competent experts in law and leading judges around the world. The work of the Association is focused on drafting international standards of judicial independence, supporting culture of judicial independence in all states, promoting the ideals of peace, democracy, freedom and liberty by strengthening and maintaining judicial independence in all its aspects.

 

The Association participated in drafting a number of international documents which are now recognized in many jurisdictions of the world: The New Delhi Minimum Code of Judicial Independence (in cooperation with the International Bar Association, New Delhi, 1982),The Montreal Declaration on the Independence of Justice (Montreal, 1983) and The Mt Scopus International Standards of Judicial independence .

The Association‘s outstanding contribution to the advancement of judicial Independence was evidenced by the Candidacy of the Association for Nobel peace prize in 2013. The Association was honoured with the right to claim such prize for conducting the International Project on Judicial Independence, which is the result of its 30 years of effort.

 

Previous Conferences in the International Project of Judicial independence

The last round of conferences of the International Project of Judicial independence were held in Jerusalem 2007, Vaduz 2007, Jerusalem 2008, Krakow 2008, Cambridge 2009, Salt Lake City 2010, Vienna 2011, Hong Kong 2012, Ghent 2012 ,San Diego 2013, Moscow 2014, and Osnabruek 2014. 

 

About the organizers:

 

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature; it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.

 

Bocconi University in Milan is considered to be among the top 10 best business schools in Europe. It is also among the top 25 best institutions in the world in the fields of Economics, Econometrics, Accounting and Finance in the latest QS World University Rankings. It also ranked 25th worldwide in the 2014 QS 'Social Sciences and Management' Faculty Rankings. 

 

Co-Chairs of the Conference:

Professor Dr. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

Aggregate Professor Daniela Cavallini, University of Bologna, Bologna

Professor Dr. Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, University of Bocconi, Milan    

Organising Committee: Professor Shimon Shetreet, Prof. Daniela Cavallini, Prof. Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, Prof. Arianna Vedaschi

 

Contact details:

Dott.ssa Daniela Cavallini

Aggregate Professor, Reasearch Centre for Judicial Studies (Cesrog)

School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

daniela.cavallini@unibo.it
Office (+39) 051.2756236 – mobile ph. (+39) 328 5757939
http://www.dsps.unibo.it/it/dipartimento/persone/i-docenti

 

Prof. Giuseppe Franco Ferrari
Full Professor of Constitutional Law, Department of Legal Studies
Bocconi University
Via Röntgen, 1, 20136 - Milano
ferrari.giuseppe@unibocconi.it
Office +39 02.58365227

 

Prof. Avv. Arianna Vedaschi
Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law 

Department of Legal Studies "A. Sraffa" 

Bocconi University Via Röntgen 1, 20136 - Milano
arianna.vedaschi@unibocconi.it
Office +39. 02. 5836 2260

 

Prof. Shimon Shetreet
Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt Scopus, Jerusalem 91905

office: 972-2 5882534  
Fax:  972-2 5864503
Cell: 972-544 777185  shimon.shetreet@gmail.com
http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/segel.asp?staff_id=15&cat=441

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