Osnabrück Conference Summary

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

 

Friday, 24 October 2014

16:30 – 17:00          Registration

17:00 – 18:30          Opening Session I

 

Chair:     Professor Fryderyk Zoll, Osnabrück University,European Legal Studies Institute and Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Conference Co-Chair

 

Welcome Addresses

  • Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace, Conference Co-Chair

  • Professor Christopher Forsyth, Former Director, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge

  • Professor Dr. Hans Schulte-Nölke, Director , European Legal Studies Institute, University of Osnabrück

  • Keynote Speaker: Professor Fryderyk Zoll, Osnabrück University: The Foreigner at the Court as a Challenge for Justice

 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

9:00–10:30             Session II

Foreign Parties in Domestic Courts

Chair: Professor Christopher Forsyth, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge

 

  • Greetings: Professor Dr. Brend j. Hartmann, Pro Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Osnabrück

  • Professor Dr. h.c. Walter H. Rechberger, Ludwig-Boltzmann, Institut für Rechtsvorsorge und Urkundenwesen, Vienna: Legal aspects regarding foreign parties in Austrian civil courts

  • Professor Wayne McCormack, University of Utah Law School: Treatment of Aliens and Foreign Entities in American Courts

  • Professor Neil Andrews, Professor of Civil Justice. Faculty of Law,University of Cambridge: Reflections on Foreign law in English courts

 

10:30-11:00             Break

11:00-12:30             Session III

The Attitudes towards the Other in Judicial Proceedings

Chair: Andrea Danuser,Senior Advocate, General Secretary, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace, Zurich

 

  • Dr. Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk, Kozminski University, Warsaw: Psychology of Judicial Decision Making in Cases Involving Foreign Party

  • Circuit Judge George W. Maxwell, 18th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida: Treatment of Hispanics in Florida Criminal Courts

  • Prof. Dr. Daniela Cavallini, Università di Bologna, Bologna: The presence of religious symbols in public schools: the attitude of Italian Courts between historical legacy and protection of minority beliefs

  • Professor Keith Uff, Faculty of Law, University of Birmingham: The recognition of foreign arbitral awards in English courts

 

 

12:30-14:00              Lunch

14:00-15:30             Session IV

Maintaining Impartiality and Independence in Judicial Institutions

Chair:  Prof Walter Rechberger, Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut für Rechtsvorsorge und Urkundenwesen, Vienna

 

  • Dr Adam Bodnar,University of Warsaw,Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Warsaw: Shaping judicial independence standards by the European Court of Human Rights. Comment on Baka v. Hungary judgment

  • Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Relations between Top Courts and Supranational Courts

  • Dr. Daniela Piana, Università di Bologna, Bologna: Judicial independence after the two rounds of judicial reforms enacted in the EU targeted the organization and the management of the judicial offices

  • Professor Liu Hao, Beihang University, China: Role of foreign law in Chinese courts

 

 

15:30-16:00             Break           

16:00-17:30             Session V

Mt Scopus International Standards of Judicial Independence; Debate and Approval of Amendments

Chair:  Prof Wayne McCormack, University of Utah

 

Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

20:00                        Conference Social Event

 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

9:00-10:30  Concluding Remarks

Chair: Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

  • Professor Christopher Forsyth, Former Director, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge

  • Professor Fryderyk Zoll, Osnabrück University

 

CONFERENCE VENUE:

ELSI, Süsterstraße 28, 49069 Osnabrück, Room number 44/E03, Tel:+49 541 9696056

HOTEL:

Advena Hotel Hohenzollern, Theodor-Heuss-Platz 5,  49074 Osnabrück, Tel:+ 49 541 33170

Conference Co-Chairs

Professor Fryderyk Zoll

Osnabrück University, Jagiellonian University of Krakow

Professor Shimon Shetreet

Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

 

Conference Organizing Committee

Professor Fryderyk Zoll

Osnabrück University, Jagiellonian University of Krakow

Professor Shimon Shetreet

Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

Dr Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk

Kozminski University School of Law, Warsaw

 

Conference Administration

Osnabrück University, European Legal Studies Institute, Tel:+49 541 9696056