33 / PUBLIC AND PRIVATE JUSTICE

Dispute Resolutions in Modern Societies

28 May – 1 June 2012        Send to printer


Course directors

Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
C. H. (Remco) Van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Germany
Dirk Heirbaut, Ghent University, Belgium
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy


Course description:

The course Public and Private Justice, taught in English language, is interdisciplinary in nature. It not only deals extensively with legal aspects of civil litigation, but also touches upon other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy and sociology. The main asim of the course is to analyse the role and functioning of the law and its institutions as mechanisms for the regulation of social conflicts in present-day Europe. The course also covers topics that have an impact on a global scale. The emphasis of the course lies in the real day-to-day functioning of those mechanisms in the light of the applicable normative framework. The course focuses on the resolution of civil disputes, both in general and in specific areas (e.g. commercial and family litigation). Equal attention is given to mechanisms established and controlled by the state (i.e. courts and other institutions of "public justice") and mechanisms that are established and controlled by civil society actors (persons and tribunals in the field of "private justice", including arbitration and mediation).

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Public and Private Justice: Dispute resolutions in modern societies


Course lecturers

Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
C. H. (Remco) Van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Germany
Dirk Heirbaut, Ghent University, Belgium
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy


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