CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS
Lecture Series 2016-17
LAW AND TOLERANCE: A PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE
SPEAKER: Professor Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences-Po Paris)
Thursday 24 November 2016, from 6-7pm
UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Accredited with 1 CPD hour by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board
About this lecture:
Law gives expression to various forms and degrees of tolerance and intolerance towards difference, through its construction of identity, culture or sovereignty. These are obviously highly sensitive concepts, which can be made either to exclude or include, to build barriers or to ensure dialogue, to reject or to accept the other.
Many contemporary debates are framed in such terms: examples include “the Shariah Law Row”, Brexit, “anti-foreign law” statues in the US, the purity of the Roman tradition in Europe…in which such oppositions play out in the name of the law. This lecture suggests that private international law, whose very object is to regulate the tolerance of the legal system towards the foreign, provides an enlightening perspective on the schemes of argument thus deployed
About the speaker:
Horatia Muir Watt is tenured Professor at Sciences-Po Paris, where she is Co-Director of the program “Global Governance Studies » (which covers private international law, arbitration and litigation, human rights) within the Master’s Degree in Economic Law.
She is a Member of the Institute of International Law (since 2013).
She is Editor-in-chief of the Revue critique de droit international privé (the leading French-language journal on private international law) and a member of the publication committees of numerous other legal journals, among which the Journal of Private International Law, European Review of Contract Law and Transnational Legal Theory.
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