Commission on Legal Pluralism
Next biennial course and conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism: 17-24 August 2018, Ottawa, Canada:
Citizenship, legal pluralism and governance in the age of globalization
The University of Ottawa has graciously offered to host the Legal Pluralism conference and course in August of 2018. The conference will take place from 22 to 24 August 2018, as usual preceded by our course from 17 to 20 August. Please mark these dates in your calendar!
The theme of the conference is ‘Citizenship, Legal Pluralism and Governance in the Age of Globalization’. Please find here an overview of all accepted panels, as well as the Call for Papers. Paper abstracts can be submitted until 31 January 2018. During the conference we will award a prize for the best paper by a young scholar. Please have a look at http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/young-scholar-award for the criteria, feel free to submit a paper or encourage your colleagues to do so.
Prior to the conference, we will organise an international course, covering theories, knowledge and methodologies of legal pluralism. If you are interested in learning more about the course, please have a look here!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to see many of you in Ottawa in August of 2018!
Special Issue The Journal of Legal Pluralism
The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Volume 47, Issue 3, November 2015 “Special Issue: Franz von Benda-Beckmann: Legal Pluralism in the Past and Future” is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. See: http ://www . tandfonline . com/toc/rjlp20/47/3.
Pre-conference Course and International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism
India, December 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India
Dates: 10-12 and 14-16 December 2015
The Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized the most recent biennial pre-conference course on Legal Pluralism from 10 to 12 December 2015 in Mumbai, India. The course was followed by the biennial international conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, which took place from 14 to 16 December 2015.
The pre-conference course offered young scholars the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the main theories, themes and methodologies of legal pluralism in a three and a half-day intensive course taught by academics and practitioners who are experts in the field.
The international conference entitled ‘Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn’ paid particular attention to emerging areas that have gained momentum due to globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. These include debates on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights and their relationship with legal pluralism. The conference also addressed older themes, such as conflicts and contestations over property, land and natural resources; governance; religion, culture, custom and ethnicity; gender, patriarchy and kinship; human rights; development cooperation; as well as migration, mobility and transnationalism.
The Commission on Legal Pluralism granted its first ‘Young Scholar Best Paper Award’ for the best paper presented during its biennial conference in Mumbai. The jury, composed by Prof. Gordon Woodman, Prof. Ajit Menon and Prof. Dik Roth, has unanimously awarded the paper written by Joyce Das from Bangladesh, PhD student at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The paper was titled 'Good laws, bad outcomes: Land rights and inheritance practices for Christian women in Bangladesh'. You can read the abstract of the paper and some jury comments here.
We would like to thank all participants of the course and the conference for their valuable contributions!