Second Annual Workshop of German Law Journal

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Duke Law hosts Second Annual Workshop of German Law Journal

On Friday, October 29 th, Duke Law School will host the second annual workshop of the German Law Journal, a monthly law review of developments in German, European and international jurisprudence. The conference will look at civil and criminal jurisdiction under the impact of globalization, and it will constantly take a comparative perspective, drawing on experience and interests from North America and from Europe. Speakers from Canada, several European countries, and the U.S., including Duke Law Professor Paul Carrington, will speak about "The Political Economy of Jurisdiction for Human Rights - A U.S.–European Dialogue". Professor Hannah Buxbaum from Indiana -Bloomington will give the keynote address on "Global Wrongs, Local Remedies—Jurisdiction in a Globalizing World".

The workshop is organized by Duke Law Professor Ralf Michaels, who is on the editorial board of the German Law Journal.

The conference will be held in room 3037. To register, contact Kelly Gallenstein. Registration closes Wednesday, October 27 th.


9:00-9:15 Welcome
Dean Kate Bartlett, Durham, NC
Russell Miller, Moscow, ID

Protecting Human Rights in Courts – the US as Model?

Paul Carrington, Durham, NC
Enforcing Human Rights in an American Courthouse

Morag Goodwin, Florence, Italy
Using the US approach to promote the rights of the Roma in Europe?

Keynote Speech: Jurisdiction in a Globalizing World

Hannah Buxbaum, Bloomington, IN
Global Wrongs, Local Remedies – Jurisdiction in a Globalizing World
11:30-11:45 Break

Globalizing Criminal Law Jurisdiction? ICC and Beyond

Chair: Madeline Morris, Duke Alexandra Kemmerer, Würzburg, Germany
Like Ancient Beacons: The European Union and the International Criminal Court – Reflections on a Chapter of European Foreign Policy

Christoph Safferling, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Comment: Can criminal prosecution be the answer to massive human rights violations?
1:00-2:00 Lunch Break

Globalizing Civil Jurisdiction? Hague Convention and Beyond

Chair: Ralf Michaels, Duke

Samuel Baumgartner, Akron, OH
Human Rights and International Civil Litigation – What Can we Learn from the Hague Negotiations?

Gralf-Peter Calliess, Frankfurt, Germany Comment: Value-added Norms, Local Litigation, and Global Enforcement: why the Brussels-Philosophy failed in The Hague
3:15-3:30 Break

Beyond Jurisdiction, Towards Transitional Justice

Chair: Cesare Romano, Duke

Peer Zumbansen, Toronto, ON
Litigation, Recompensation, Remembrance: Corporations' Amnesia and Alternative Routes to Justice

Russell Miller, Moscow, ID
4:45 -5:30

Final Discussion