The International Conference on Judicial Independence, Ghent, Belgium  2012

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University of Ghent

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem                                       University of Cambridge
Faculty of Law                                                                    Centre of   Public Law

International Project on Judicial Independence
   The International Association of Judicial Independence And World Peace





 

 

International Conference on Judicial Independence:
Impartiality and Fairness of the Judicial Process
Ghent 18-20 October 2012





 

Hotel: NH Ghent Belfort, Hoogpoort 63. 9000, Ghent, Belgium, Tel. +32 9 2333331

Venue of the conference: University of Ghent, Faculty of Law, Voldersstraat 3 9000 Gent

 

 

Thursday, 18 October 2012


18:30 – 20:00 Opening session

 


Session Chair: Professor Marcel Storme, University of Ghent, Honorary President, International Association of Procedural Law, Conference Co Chair

Greetings

 

Professor Dr. Piet Taelman, Dean of the Law Faculty, University of Ghent 

Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of International and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, General Coordinator of the International Project of Judicial Independence, Conference Co Chair

 

Professor Neil H. Andrews, Professor of Civil Justice and Private Law,   University of Cambridge
 

Lectures
keynote lectures

The Independence of the Judiciary: A View from Belgium
HE  Em. Prof. Justice Marc Bossuyt, President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium

 


Fairness as a Legal Concept
  Sir Louis Blom-Cooper Q.C, Bencher of the Middle Temple; Deputy High Court Judge London, England

General Discussion

Free Evening

Friday, 19 October 2012


09:00 – 10:30: Session 2

 

Session Chair: Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of International
and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ,General Coordinator , International Project of judicial Independence

Disqualification of Judges in US Courts
 

Professor Jonathan Entin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law, Case Western Reserve University

 

Impartiality of Academic Research: The Balance and Engagement in Interviewing
Professor Sean McConville, School of Law, Queen Mary,
University of London
 
Recusal of judges
Dr. Cyrus Das, Former President of The Malaysian Bar

Appointment of Judges and Juridical Responsibility of Judges in the Russian Federation
Professor Sergey Nikitin, Head of the Civil, Arbitration, and Administrative Proceedings Department at the Russian Academy of Justice

 

General Discussion

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:30 Session 3

Session Chair: Professor Marcel Storme, University of Ghent, Honorary President, International Association of procedural Law.

 


Impartiality in the Australian Judicial Process
Professor Hoong Phun Lee: Sir John Latham Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia

Comparative Perspectives on the Status of Codes of Judicial Ethics
Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of International and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Supranational and International Courts
Professor Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law, University of Utah

Impartiality and Fairness of the Judicial Process in Russia.
Adv. Dmitry V. Magonya, Senior Advocate, ART DE LEX Law Firm, Moscow

 

Discussant: Professor Daniel Thuerer, University of Zuerich 

General Discussion

 

 

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:30 Session 4:

Session Chair: Adv. Eli Bentovim, Eliyahu Bentovim Law Office and Notary, Israel.

 

An Unprecedented Case Regarding the Impartiality of Austrian Supreme Court Judges
Professor Dr. h.c. Walter H. Rechberger, Head of the Department of Civil Procedure, Institut für Zivilverfahrensrecht, Vienna University

Recent Developments in Judicial Elections in the United States and their Impact on Judicial Independence
Professor Chandra R Desilva, Vice Provost, Old Dominion University, Virginia

 

How Parliamentarians Talk To And About The Judiciary in the UK
Professor Andrew Le Sueur: Professor of Public Law, Queen Mary University of London

Entering the Political Thicket: The Role of the Judiciary as an Arbiter in Relation to Making and Implementation of Public Policy
Professor Anton Cooray, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

 

Discussant: Professor Jens Drolshammer, Em. Professor of law, University of St. Gallen, Attorney at law, Zurich.

General Discussion

 

Friday evening Reception: Professor and Mrs. Marcel Storme, Coupre 3, Ghent.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

09:00 – 10:30: Session 5

 

Session Chair: Mr. Gian Andrea Danuser, Advocate, Zurich Switzerland

Drawing a Line between Independence and Impartiality
Professor Keith Uff, University of Birmingham

 

Relations between the Tribunal and the Parties
 

Professor Neil H. Andrews, Professor of Civil Justice and Private Law, University of Cambridge

Judicial Impartiality in China
Professor Sanqiang  Qu, Professor of law ,Peking University law School

 


Discussant:
Judge Professor Dr. Paul Lemmens, The European Court of Human Rights.   

General Discussion
      

10:30 – 11:00 : Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 12:30: Session 6: "Further Review of the International Standards of Judicial Independence"

Session Chair: HE Markus Buechel, Senior Advocate, Liechtenstein
 

Public Inquiries by Judges
Professor Sir Louis Blom Cooper Q.C, Bencher of the Middle Temple; Deputy High Court Judge London, England

 

The Legal Profession and Judicial Independence
Professor Andrew Le Sueur: Professor of Public Law, Queen Mary University of London

Beyond Principle of Judicial Independence to Culture  of Judicial Independence
Candidacy of the International Project of Judicial independence for Nobel peace prize 2013

 

Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of International
and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ,General Coordinator , International Project of judicial Independence
General Discussion

 

12:30 – 13:00 : Conclusion :Prof Marcel Storme

1300 - 1400  Lunch

Afternoon and Evening Social Event

 

Contact details
Faculty of Law - Ghent University – Institute for Procedural Law
Tel. +32 9 264 69 32 (Mrs. Carla Baillière – from Monday to Thursday)
  Fax +32 9 264 69 93
Street  Address: Voldersstraat 3, 9000 Gent
Postal address: Universiteitstraat 4 B - 9000 Gent, Belgium 

Professor Marcel Storme ,Co Chair of the Conference
Chair of the Organizing Committee

 

Marcel STORME
Advocaat-vennoot
m.storme@storme-law.be
STORME, LEROY, VAN PARYS
Advocatenassociatie cvba
Coupure 5 | 9000 GENT | T: +32(0)9/224.34.99 | F: +32(0)9/223.99.50
www.storme-law.be


Prof . Shimon  Shetreet, Co Chair of the Conference
Greenblatt Professor of International and Public Law
Faculty of Law
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt Scopus ,Jerusalem 91905
Tel 972-2 5882534 
Fax:    972-2 5864503
Cell:    +972-544 777185
E-Mail:    mshetree@mscc.huji.ac.il
Shimon.Shetreet@gmail.com

 

http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/segel.asp?staff_id=15&cat=441

Hotel:
NH Ghent Belfort,
Hoogpoort 63. 9000,
Ghent, Belgium,
Tel. +32 9 2333331

 

Ground transportation
From Brussels: Trains leave for Ghent a number of times each hour  make sure to take the direct train