Spring 2010 Faculty
University of Torino
Laurea in Giurisprudenza (Università di Torino),
Roberta Aluffi is Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, where she also teaches Islamic Law and African Law. She formerly taught at the University of Pavia (1993-1996). She was visiting professor or lecturer in a number of universities (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), University of Alicante, Faculty of Theology of Lugano (CH), University of Milan, University of Siena, University of Marrakesh). Roberta Aluffi is Member of the Board of Direction of FIERI (International and European Forum on Migration Research); founding Committee Member of IDEDI (Intercultura, Democrazia e Diritto); Member of the Advisory Board of the International Summer School in Law and Religion of the University of Siena and Member of the Editorial Board of Daimon, Annuario di Diritto Comparato delle Religioni. She served on the Interior Minister's Advisory Board on social integration and citizenship (2007-2008).
Roberta Aluffi's main research interests are family law in the Arab Countries and on the challenges faced by the European legal systems in integrating Islam.
Libertà di appartenenza religiosa, diritti dell'uomo e laicità dello Stato. In: Politica senza religione?. Atti del III Convegno Internazionale DiReCom. Lugano. 9-11 settembre 2007. (pp. 111-116). Lugano: Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano (2008).
Matrimoni di origine divina. Fonti e interpretazioni del diritto di famiglia nell'islam. In: BORSARI M., FRANCESCONI D. Famiglia. (pp. 159-179). Modena: Fondazione Collegio San Carlo di Modena (2008).
Il diritto islamico. In: Ferrari Silvio. Introduzione al diritto comparato delle religioni. (pp. 173-226). Bologna: Il Mulino (2008).
Tutela del coniuge e cause di divorzio: l'esperienza musulmana. NOTARIATO. vol. 19, pp. 69-77 ISSN: 1591-2019 (2007).
Il matrimonio nel diritto islamico. In: ROBERTA ALUFFI BECK-PECCOZ ALESSANDRO FERRARI ALFREDO MORDECHAI RABELLO. Il matrimonio. Diritto ebraico, canonico e islamico: un commento alle fonti. (pp. 181-246). TORINO: giappichelli. a cura di Silvio Ferrari (2006) .
Polygamy in Europe. DERECHO Y RELIGION. vol. I, pp. 209-222 (2006).
Persone Famiglia Diritti. Riforme legislative nell'Africa Mediterranea. Torino. 26 maggio 2006. (pp. 69-78). TORINO: GIAPPICHELLI (2006).
Islam and the European Union: Italy. In: Islam and the European Union. Islam and the European Union. Vienna. novembre 2002. (vol. 1, pp. 181-198). Leuven-Paris-Dudley, MA: Peeters (2006).
The Legal Treatment of the Muslim Minority in Italy. In: ROBERTA ALUFFI BECK-PECCOZ AND GIOVANNA ZINCONE. The Legal Treatment of Islamic Minorities in Europe. (pp. 133-157). LEUVEN: Peeters (2004).
Relazioni familiari nella società islamica. In Il matrimonio tra cattolici e islamici, (pp. 159-170). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Città del Vaticano (2002).
Le mariage dans les pays musulmans, in BONTEMS C., Mariage-Mariages, Puf, Paris (2001).
Tempo, lavoro e culto nei paesi musulmani. Torino: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli (2000).
Le leggi del diritto di famiglia negli Stati arabi del Nord-Africa. Torino: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli (1997).
Il diritto africano, con SACCO R., GUADAGNI M., CASTELLANI L. Torino: UTET (1995).
La modernizzazione del diritto di famiglia nei Paesi Arabi. Milano: Giuffrè (1990).
Margit Cohn was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2006, after teaching law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. She holds a joint appointment both at the Faculty of Law and the Federmann School for Public Policy and Government. Previously, she served as a legal advisor at the Israel Central Bank (1987-2001). Dr Cohn's main research interests in public law and policy extend to the nature and politics of judicial review, comparative public law, energy law and policy, executive powers and constitutionalism. She teaches classes on public law and on regulation. Her publications span her areas of interest, including the study of fuzzy forms of legality and the nature and politics of non-statutory executive powers.
Dr. Cohn has been an academic visitor at several academic institutions, including Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, Tulane University and Université Jean Moulin Lyon III.
Recent Representative Publications
Margit Cohn, "Judicial Review of Non-Statutory Executive Powers after
Bancoult: A Unified Anxious Model", 2009 Public Law 260-286 (2009)
Margit Cohn, "Judicial Activism in the House of Lords: A Composite Constitutionalist Approach", 2007 Public Law 95-115 (2007)
Margit Cohn, Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Judicial Activism: A Multidimensional Model", 18 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 333-356 (2005)
Margit Cohn, "Medieval Chains, Invisible Inks: On Non-Statutory Powers of the Executive", 25 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 97-122 (2005)
Margit Cohn, "Women, Religious Courts and Religious Law in Israel - The Jewish Case", 27 Retfaerd, Scandinavian Journal of Social Sciences 57-76 (2004)
Margit Cohn, "Fuzzy Legality and National Styles of Regulation: Government Intervention in the Downstream Oil Market in Israel", 24 Law and Policy 51-88 (2002)
Margit Cohn, General Powers of the Executive Branch, Jerusalem: The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2002)
Margit Cohn, "Fuzzy Legality in Regulation: The Legislative Mandate Revisited", 23 Law and Policy 469-497 (2001)
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University of Basel
Faculty of Law
Christiana Fountoulakis was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. She received her law degree in 2000 and her doctorate degree in 2004, both from the University of Basel, Switzerland (summa cum laude). She received the Staempfli publisher Award for her doctoral thesis on credit security law in German- and English law-based jurisdictions. She has been an Assistant Professor at the University in Basel since 2004 and specialises in International Business Trade Law, Comparative Private Law, and International Commercial Arbitration. In 2007, she was a Foreign Associate with a US law firm. She finished her Habilitation on set-off defences in international commercial arbitration in 2008. Christiana Fountoulakis has published articles and books on a large range of issues and is co-editing the journals "Internationales Handelsrecht" (IHR) and "European Journal on Law Reform" (EJLR). She has been invited to teach at the Universities of Paris XII, Zurich, Fribourg, Indiana University School of Law Bloomington (USA), Bucerius Law School (Hamburg).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Set-off Defences in International Arbitration - A Comparative Analysis, Hart Publishing: Oxford 2010.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Articles 26, 71-73, 81-84 CISG, in Schwenzer (ed.), Schlechtriem & Schwenzer, Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), 3rd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Tupperware-Parties und Co. - Die wettbewerbsrechtliche Beurteilung des Vertriebs unter Einsatz von Laien (forthcoming in GRUR International 2009).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Europäisches Lauterkeitskollisionsrecht, in Schmidt-Kessel (ed.), Europ??isches Lauterkeitsrecht, Munich: Sellier 2010.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Articles 26, 71-73, 81-84 CISG, in Schlechtriem & Schwenzer (eds.), Kommentar zum Einheitlichen UN-Kaufrecht - CISG, 5th ed., Munich, 2008.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, The Parties' Choice of 'Neutral Law' in International Commercial Sales Contracts, VII (3/4) European Journal of Law Reform (2005) 303-329.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, International Sales Law, London and New York, 2007 (jointly with Ingeborg Schwenzer).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Interzession naher Angehöriger - eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung im deutschen und angelsächsischen Rechtskreis, Bern: Staempfli 2005.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Agentur- und Fachhändlerverträge - jüngere Rechtsprechung und aktuelle Probleme, in: Arter (ed.), Vertriebsverträge, Bern: Staempfli 2007, pp. 49-102.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Societas Europaea - ein Vehikel für den Schweizer Investor?, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (SZW) 2005, pp. 49-58 (jointly with Gerald Mäsch).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Anfechtung von Teil- und Zwischenentscheiden internationaler Schiedsgerichte vor dem Schweizerischen Bundesgericht, Journal of International Dispute Resolution (IDR) 2005, pp. 99-105 (jointly with Pierre A. Karrer).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Die Geltendmachung öffentlich-rechtlicher Forderungen durch den privaten Bürgen im System des Europäischen Zivilprozessrechts - zugleich Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 5.2.2004, Rs. C-265/02 - "Frahuil", Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht (GPR) 2005, pp. 98-101 (jointly with Gerald Mäsch).
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Ein Vergleich zur Vertragsautonomie im Kreditsicherungsrecht innerhalb des deutschen Rechtskreises, in: Jahrbuch Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler 2003, Stuttgart 2004, pp. 51-75.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Das deutsche Lebenspartnerschaftsgesetz auf dem verfassungsrechtlichen Prüfstand, Die Praxis des Familienrechts (FamPra.ch) 2003, pp. 53-72.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Das Verhältnis von Nacherfüllungsrecht des Verkäufers und Vertragsaufhebungsrecht des Käufers im UN-Kaufrecht, Internationales Handelsrecht (IHR) 2003, pp. 160-168.
Fountoulakis, Christiana, Der Vorentwurf zu einem Bundesgesetz über den elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr, in Cottier, Rüetschi & Sahlfeld (eds.), Information und Recht, Basel 2002, pp. 57-88.
University of Torino
Edoardo Greppi is Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, where he also teaches International Institutional Law and European Union Law.
He is Director of the Master of Laws in International Crime and Justice, jointly organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (Unicri). Edoardo Greppi is also a former Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the University of Valle d'Aosta, and former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin.
He is lecturer in International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts in the courses of the Italian Red Cross, and in courses and seminars for officers of the Italian Armed Forces at the Centre of Higher Studies for Defence (Rome) and at the Navy Institute of Military Studies (Venice) .
In 2006 he was elected a member of the Council of the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI-ISIL).
He is also full member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo), and a member of the Societ?? Fran??aise pour le Droit International (SFDI), of the Italian Committee for Human Rights (Italian Society for International Organisation, Rome), of the Italian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
Professor Greppi is Associate Senior Research Fellow at Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Milan, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the World Political Forum (President Mikhail Gorbachev).
Some works on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights issues:
Aggressione e crimine di aggressione: accertamento "politico" e riflessi giurisdizionali internazionali, in "Individual Rights and International Justice. Liber Fausto Pocar", Giuffr??, Milano 2009, pp. 367-382.
- The Responsibility to Protect: an Introduction, in IIHL, "International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Peace Operations", Sanremo 2009, pp. 174-191.
- Inability to Investigate and to Prosecute under Article 17, in M. POLITI - F. GIOIA (Eds.), "The International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions", Ashgate, Aldershot 2008, pp. 63-70.
- Chrétienté et droit international humanitaire, in A.-S. MILLET-DEVALLE (ed.), "Religions et Droit international humanitaire", Pedone, Paris 2008, pp. 63-75.
- Codice di diritto internazionale umanitario (with Gabriella VENTURINI), Giappichelli, Torino 2003, pp. XII - 424, II ediz. Torino 2007, pp. XIV - 468.
- I prigionieri di Guerra, in I. PAPANICOLOPULU, T. SCOVAZZI (a cura di), "Conflitti armati e situazioni di emergenza: la risposta del diritto internazionale", Giuffré, Milano 2007, pp. 13-40.
- Distruzione di beni culturali in guerra come crimine internazionale nei conflitti contemporanei, in N. LABANCA, L. TOMASSINI, "Forze armate e beni culturali", Unicopli, Milano 2007, pp. 33-46.
- La protezione generale dei beni culturali nei conflitti armati dalla Convenzione dell'Aja al Protocollo del 1999, in P. BENVENUTI - R. SAPIENZA, "La tutela internazionale dei beni culturali nei conflitti armati", Giuffré, Milano 2007, pp. 75-102.
- Tutela dei diritti umani e diritto internazionale umanitario, in L. PINESCHI (a cura di), "La tutela internazionale dei diritti umani. Norme, garanzie, prassi", Giuffré, Milano 2006, pp. 801-821.
- La tutela dei diritti fondamentali: lo strumento militare, la giustizia internazionale, in "Scenari del XXI secolo", NOVA, Grande dizionario enciclopedico, UTET, Torino 2005, pp. 641-649.
- Terrorism and Rogue States. Some Reflections on International Law Issues, in "La Comunità Internazionale", 2005, pp. 231-244.
- Lo sport e i diritti umani, in "Diritto internazionale dello sport" (con Michele Vellano), a cura di, Giappichelli, Torino 2005, pp. 143-165.
- Diritti dell'uomo e Diritto e organizzazioni internazionali, in N. BOBBIO, N. MATTEUCCI, G. PASQUINO, "Il Dizionario di Politica", UTET, Torino, 2004, pp. 256-262 e 267-268.
- Qualche riflessione su ordine superiore e responsabilit?? dell'individuo nei crimini internazionali, in "Studi di diritto internazionale in onore di Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz", Napoli 2004, vol. III, pp. 1945-1973.
- Corte Penale Internazionale, in "Digesto Discipline Pubblicistiche. Aggiornamento", UTET, Torino 2004, pp. 34.
- La Cour pénale internationale et le droit international, in M. CHIAVARIO (sous le direction de), "La justice p énale internationale entre pass é et avenir", Dalloz-Giuffrè, Milano 2003, pp. 81-87.
- Diritto umanitario e diritti umani nei conflitti contemporanei, in A. De GUTTRY (a cura di), "Le nuove sfide nella protezione internazionale di diritti dell'uomo", ETS, Pisa 2002, pp. 15-40.
- I crimini di guerra e contro l'umanità nel diritto internazionale, UTET, Torino, 2001, pp. XVI - 250.
- La Convenzione di Ottawa e la legislazione italiana: l'affermazione del principio del divieto generalizzato delle mine antipersona, in CRI-SIOI, "Le mine antipersona. Una guerra anche in tempo di pace", Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli 2000, pp. 21-44.
- The evolution of individual criminal responsibility under international law, in "International Review of the Red Cross", 1999, pp. 531-553.
University of Melbourne
Jürgen Kurtz is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the International Investment Law Program of the Law School's Institute for International Law and the Humanities.
Jürgen researches and teaches in the various strands of international economic law including the jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization and that of investor-state arbitral tribunals. He has a particular interest in examining the impact of treaty-based disciplines on regulatory autonomy and development strategies of member states. Jürgen's work has been published in a range of leading international law journals and has been cited by international tribunals in adjudication.
In 2002, Jürgen was appointed an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law Justice at New York University Law School. He has subsequently held a Grotius Fellowship at the University of Michigan Law School (2003-2004) and was appointed a research fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2004.
Most recently, Jürgen was appointed (in 2008) as the inaugural convenor of the General Course on International Investment Law of the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law based in Macau and organized by the Institute of European Studies. This Institute aims to provide education and training at the highest international standard on the law of international trade and investment, the WTO, and select regional integration regimes such as the NAFTA, the EU, MERCOSUR and ASEAN. The course takes place two weeks in July and follows a model similar to the Academy of European Law in Florence and to the Academy of International Law in The Hague. Jürgen has also recently accepted an appointment and will teach in the Master of Laws program at the Universidade Catolica in Portugal in 2010.
Aside from research and teaching, Jürgen acts as a consultant to a variety of governmental (AusAID) and inter-governmental agencies on law reform and implementation of investment and trade treaty commitments in developing countries. Most recently, Jürgen was invited by UNCTAD and UNDP to advise on Vietnam's planned accession into the World Trade Organization.
'National Treatment, Foreign Investment and Regulatory Autonomy: The Search for Protectionism or Something More?' in P. Kahn, T. Walde (ed), New Aspects of International Investment Law (2007) 311-351.
Journal Articles - Refereed
'A Look Behind the Mirror: Standardisation, Institutions and the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements' (2007) 30 University of New South Wales Law Journal 504-523.
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A.B. Chettle, Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure and Director, Georgetown-Hewlett Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., magna cum laude, Barnard College, Columbia University; J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania; LL.D (Hon). Quinnipiac University; Member, California and Pennsylvania State and District of Columbia Bars
Professor Menkel-Meadow joined the full-time faculty of Georgetown in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She joined us from UCLA where she had been a professor of law since 1979, serving as well as a professor in the Women's Studies program, Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Women, and Co-Director of UCLA's Center on Conflict Resolution. She has taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Toronto, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and as a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Professor Menkel-Meadow taught and conducted research in Chile, Argentina and China. A national expert in alternative dispute resolution, the legal profession, and legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession, Professor Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in these fields. She is the author of Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2005); Negotiation: Processes for Problem Solving (2006); Mediation: Theory, Policy & Practice (2006); What's Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (with Michael Wheeler, 2004) and Dispute Processing & Conflict Resolution (2003), and over 100 articles. She has won the Center for Public Resources' First Prize for Scholarship in Alternative Dispute Resolution three times (in 1983, 1990, and 1998). She has also won the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA and the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown (2006). She chaired the CPR-Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation and on the Research Grants Committee of the Law School Admissions Council. She is on the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (formerly CPR). She also sits on numerous boards of public interest organizations and the editorial boards of journals in dispute resolution, law and social science and feminism. She has chaired the AALS Sections on Law and Social Science, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Women in Legal Education, and has been on the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Education. In addition to her scholarship, research, and teaching, Professor Menkel-Meadow often serves as a mediator and arbitrator in public and private settings and has trained lawyers and mediators in the United States and on five continents. She is was the director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving, and the co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education, and is currently co-editor of the International Journal of Law in Context (with Michael Freeman of the Faculty of Law, University College London).
MEDIATION: PRACTICE, POLICY AND ETHICS (with L. Love and A. Schneider; Aspen Publishers, 2006)
NEGOTIATION: PROCESS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING (with L. Love and A. Schneider; Aspen Publishers, 2006)
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: BEYOND THE ADVERSARIAL MODEL (with L. Love, A. Schneider and J. Sternlight; Aspen Publishers, 2005)
WHAT'S FAIR: ETHICS FOR NEGOTIATORS (Editor, with M. Wheeler; Jossey-Bass, 2004)
DISPUTE PROCESSING: THEORY, PRACTICE & POLICY (Ashgate, 2003)
MEDIATION: THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Editor; Ashgate, 2001)
NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP (with C. Craver; CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1998)
???Restorative Justice: What Is It and Does It Work? In ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (2004).
???Is There An Honest Lawyer in the Box? Legal Ethics on TV,??? in LAWYERS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM: LAW AND LAWYERS ON TELEVISION (Michael Asimow, editor, ABA Press, 2009)
"Of Process and People: Empirical Studies of Civil Procedure" in LAW'S DISCIPLINARY ENCOUNTERS: NEW FRONTIERS IN LAW'S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (T. Halliday et al., eds.; with B. Garth; forthcoming)
"Ethics, Morality and Professional Responsibility in Negotiation" in DISPUTE RESOLUTION ETHICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE (P. Bernard and B. Garth eds.; ABA, 2002)
"Mediation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution," in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES (N. Smelser & P. Baltes, eds.; Elsevier, 2001)
"Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution: New Issues" and "No Answers from the Adversary Conception of Lawyers' Responsibilities" in MEDIATION: THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Ashgate, 2001); reprinted from 38 SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW 407 (1997)
"The Trouble with the Adversary System in a Postmodern, Multicultural World" in MEDIATION: THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Ashgate, 2001), reprinted from 38 WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW 5 (1996)
"The Many Ways of Mediation: The Transformation of Traditions, Ideologies, Paradigms and Practices" in MEDIATION: THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Ashgate, 2001), reprinted from 11 NEGOTIATION JOURNAL 217 (1995)
"Whose Dispute is it Anyway?: A Philosophical and Democratic Defense of Settlement (In Some Cases)" in MEDIATION: THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Ashgate, 2001), reprinted from 83 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 2663 (1995)
"The Limits of Adversarial Ethics" in ETHICS IN PRACTICE (D. Rhode, ed.; Oxford Press, 2000)
"The Causes of Cause Lawyering: Toward an Understanding of the Motivation and Commitment of Social Justice Lawyers" in CAUSE LAWYERING: POLITICAL COMMITMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (A. Sarat and S. Scheingold, eds.; Oxford University Press, 1998)
"Will Managed Care Give Us Access to Justice?" in ACHIEVING CIVIL JUSTICE: APPROPRIATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE 1990S (R. Smith, ed.; Legal Action Group, 1996)
"Women's Way of 'Knowing' Law" in KNOWLEDGE DIFFERENCE AND POWER: ESSAYS INSPIRED BY WOMEN'S WAYS OF KNOWING (N. Goldberg, et al., eds.; Basic Books, 1996)
"Portia Redux: Another Look at Gender, Feminism, and Legal Ethics" in LEGAL ETHICS AND LEGAL PRACTICE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (S. Parker and C. Sampford, eds.; Clarendon Press, 1995)
King's College London
Laurea in Giu (Florence), LLM (Georgetown), PhD (EUI)
Phone: (0044) 207 848 1747
Federico Ortino is Reader in International Economic Law at King's. Member of the ILA Committee on International Trade Law. Founding Committee Member, Society of International Economic Law. Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Economic Law. Previously, Director, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London; Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Florence and Trento; Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the NYU Jean Monnet Center in New York; Legal Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva.
Dr Ortino's research centres on international economic law focusing in particular on WTO law, international investment law and arbitration and EU internal market law. In previous writing, he has addressed principles such as non-discrimination, reasonableness and proportionality employed in various legal systems as instruments for international economic governance. He has recently focused on the regulation of trade in services within the WTO and in regional trade agreements. His current research is concerned with the legal challenges faced by the emerging system of international investment law.
Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalisation of Trade: a Comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2004)
Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2008) (co-edited with P Muchlinski & C Schreuer)
Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2006) (co-edited with L Bartels)
WTO Dispute Settlement System: 1995-2003 (eds.) (The Hague, Kluwer, 2004) (co-edited with EU Petersmann)
"GATT", in D Bethlehem, D McRae, R Neufeld & I Van Damme (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (Oxford, OUP, 2009)
"Services" in S Lester & B Mercurio (eds.) Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis (Cambridge, CUP, 2009)
"The Principle of Non-discrimination and its Exceptions in GATS: Selected Legal Issues" in M Andenas & K Alexander (eds.) The World Trade Organization and Trade in Services (Brill/Nijhof, 2008)
"Treaty Interpretation and the WTO Appellate Body Report in US - Gambling: A Critique" in 9 Journal of International Economic Law (1, 2006)
"The Social Dimension of International Investment Agreements: Drafting a New BIT/MIT Model?" in 7 International Law FORUM du droit international (4, 2005)
"From Non-Discrimination to Reasonableness: A Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law?", Jean Monnet Working Papers (1, 2005)
University of Toronto
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Denise Réaume was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1982 and promoted to full professor in 1996. She served as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) from 1990-1995. She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. She holds law degrees from Oxford, where she attended Balliol College, and Queen's, as well as a degree in history from Queen's University.
Professor Réaume teaches in the areas of tort law and discrimination law. Her current research projects include work on official language rights in Canada, discrimination law, and feminist issues in tort law, all subjects on which she has published numerous articles in legal journals and edited volumes. She is a founding member of the Women's Court of Canada, a collection of academics and litigators who eixst as a virtual court and reconsider Canadian Supreme Court equality-related decisions, issuing alternative decisions.
"Dignity, Equality, and Second Generation Rights", in Margot Young, Susan B. Boyd, Gwen Brodsky, and Shelagh Day, eds., Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007)
"The Role of Intention in the Tort in Wilkinson v. Downton", Jason Neyers, Ericka Chamberlain, and Steve Pitel, (eds.), Emerging Issues in Tort Law, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007)
"Discrimination and Dignity", in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Anti-Discrimination Law, part of the International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (2nd Series), Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2004, reprinted from (2003) 63 Louisiana Law Review 645. This essay will also be reprinted in Fay Faraday, etc., Making Equality Rights Real: Securing Substantive Equality Under the Charter, Toronto: Irwin Law, forthcoming 2006.
"Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered", forthcoming in May, 2003 in an anthology on Language Rights and Political Theory, edited by Will Kymlicka and Alan Patten, Oxford University Press.
"Individuals, Groups and Rights to Public Goods", originally published in (1988) 38 U.T.L.J. 1, reprinted in Carl Wellman, ed., Rights and Duties, Vol. 3, Possible Bearers of Rights and Duties, London: Routledge, 2002
"Legal Multiculturalism from the Bottom Up" in Wayne Norman and Ronald Beiner, eds, Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000.
"Official Language Rights: Intrinsic Value and the Protection of Difference", in Will Kymlicka, ed., Citizenship in Diverse Societies: Theory and Practice, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
"Common Law Constructions of Group Autonomy: A Case Study", in NOMOS, vol. XXXIX, Ian Shapiro and Will Kymlicka, eds, New York: New York University Press, 1997.
"The Group Right to Linguistic Security: Whose Rights, What Duties?", in Judith Baker, ed., Group Rights, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
"The Constitutional Protection of Language: Security versus Survival", in David Schneiderman, ed. Language and the State: The Law and Politics of Identity, Montreal: Yvon Blais Lt??e., 1991.
Articles and Review Essays
"Judgment of the Women's Court of Canada in Law v. Canada", (2006) 18 CJWL 143. (download paper)
"The Relevance of Relevance to Equality Rights", (2006) 31 Queen's Law Journal 696. (download paper)
"Comparing Theories of Sex Discrimination: The Role of Comparison" (2005) 25 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3, 547-564.
"Indignities: Making a Place for Human Dignity in Modern Legal Thought", (2002) 28 Queen's Law Journal 61. (download paper)
"Of Pigeon Holes and Principles: A Reconsideration of Discrimination Law", (2002) 40 Osgoode Hall L.J. 113. (download paper)
"Harm and Fault in Discrimination Law: A Tort Perspective on Recent Developments" (2001) 2 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 349.
"What's Feminist About a Feminist Analysis of Law: A Conceptual Analysis of Women's Exclusion from Law" (1996) 2 Legal Theory 265
"Justice Between Cultures: Autonomy and the Protection of Cultural Affiliation" (1995) 29 U.B.C. L. J. 117; reprinted in Nick Larsen and Brian Burtch, eds., Law in Society Canadian Readings, Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Company Canada, 1999.
"Moral and Legal Responses to the Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic State" (1993) 15 Rechtstheorie 251.
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Master of Laws, Yale Law School
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Kent Roach is Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, with cross-appointments in criminology and political science, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Professor Roach's books include Constitutional Remedies in Canada (winner of the 1997 Owen Prize for best law book), Due Process and Victims' Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice (short-listed for the 1999 Donner Prize for best public policy book), The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue (short-listed for the 2001 Donner Prize), September 11: Consequences for Canada (named one of the five most significant books of 2003 by the Literary Review of Canada) and (with Robert J. Sharpe) Brian Dickson: A Judge's Journey (winner of the 2004 J.W. Dafoe Prize for best contribution to the understanding of Canada). He is also the author of Criminal Law 4th ed (2009) and co-author (with Robert J. Sharpe) of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 3rd ed (2005) and (with Ken Jull and Todd Archibald) of Regulatory and Corporate Liability: From Due Diligence to Risk Management (2005). Professor Roach was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Legal Scholarship and he has written over 120 articles and chapters published in Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as in Canada. Since 1998, Professor Roach has been editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Quarterly.
In recent years, Professor Roach has specialized in anti-terrorism law and policy and is the co-editor of The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill (2001) and Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy (2005). Professor Roach also served on the research advisory committee for the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar and is Director of Research (Legal Studies) for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182.
Professor Roach also served on the research advisory committee of the Ipperwash Inquiry into the killing of Dudley George. He was research director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission's Report on Public Inquiries (1992) and for the Commission of Inquiry into Forensic Pediatric Pathology (2007). He has represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups in many interventions before the courts, including in the landmark Supreme Court of Canada cases of Stillman, Latimer, Gladue and Sauve. In 2008, the students at the Faculty of Law honoured Professor Roach with the Alan Mewett award for excellence in teaching. His current research involves the comparative study of miscarriages of justice, comparative judicial review and comparative anti-terrorism law and policy.
"The Consequences of Compelled Self-Incrimination in Terrorism Investigations: A Comparison of American Grand Juries and Canadian Investigative Hearings" 30 Cardozo L.Rev. 1089 (2008)
"A Comparison of Australian and Canadian Anti-Terrorism Law" (2007) 30 University of New South Wales Law Journal 53-85.
"Review and Oversight of National Security Activities with Some Reflections on Canada's Arar Inquiry" (2007) 29 Cardozo Law Review 53-84
"Sources and Trends in Post 9/11 Anti-Terrorism Laws" in L. Lazurus and B. Goold Human Rights and Security (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) at 227-256
"Multiculturalism, Muslim Minorities and Security Policy" 2006 Singapore J. of Legal Studies 405- 438
"The post 9/11 Migration of Britain's Terrorism Act, 2000" in Sujit Choudhry ed. The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) at 374-402
"Must We Trade Rights for Security: The Choice Between Smart, Harsh or Proportionate Security Strategies in Canada and the United Kingdom" (2006) 27 Cardozo L. Rev. 2151-2221
(with Gary Trotter) "Miscarriages of Justice in the War Against Terror" (2005) 109 Penn. Stat Law Rev. 967-1041.
"The Criminal Law and Terrorism" in Ramraj, Hor and Roach eds Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) at 129-151
"The World Wide Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Laws after September 11" (2004) CXVI (III Serie), III, 2004 Fasc. 3 Studi Senesi (University of Siena's law review) 487-527
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Professor Shimon Shetreet is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He holds the Greenblatt chair of public and international law and is the head of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law.
Shimon Shetreet was born in 1946 in Morocco and came to ISRAEL in 1949. He completed his education in Israel and in the US, earning an LL.B., 1968, and an LL.M., 1970, from the Hebrew University. And a Masters., 1971, and a Doctor's degree in 1973 from the University of Chicago school of Law. He served as Visiting Professor at a number of Universities including NYU School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, University of Manitoba, Wuerzburg University, Germany and the University of San Diego and New York Law School of Law.
Prof. Shetreet has in the course of his academic career been Visiting Scholar at the New York University Global Law Program, Visiting Prof. at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. He has also been Visiting Prof of law at Tulane University and University of San Diego.
In his sabbatical in 2006 Professor Shetreet was appointed jointly by The University of St Gallen and the University of Zurich as Visiting Professor for the Second semester of 2006 .Later that year Professor Shetreet served as Herbert Smith Visiting Professor of Law at Cambridge University .He also served as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. The final Part of his sabbatical in 2006 Prof. Shetreet spent as Visiting Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.
Prof. Shimon Shetreet began his legal career as Clerk to Mr. Justice Witkon of the Supreme Court of Israel, 1967. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association, 1969. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel in a number of landmark cases; was Member of the Chief Justice Landau Commission on the Israeli Court System, 1980; was a Founder Secretary General of the Public Law Association (1987 - 1992); and a Judge on the Standard Contract Court (1981-88). He is President of the Israeli Chapter of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
Prof Shetreet published extensively all the years including when he was serving in high public offices. He is author and editor of a number of books, including "Judges on Trial" (1976), "Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate" (1985), "The Role of Courts in Society" (1988) , "National Security and Free Speech" (1991),"Pioneers in Tears: Anthology on North African Jewry" (1991) "Justice in Israel" (1994), "Women in Law" (1998), "The Good Land between Power and Religion" (1998), "Law and Social Pluralism" (2002) and On Adjudication (2004 )". He is the author of numerous publications in legal journals in Israeli and overseas law reviews.
Prof. Shetreet's book Judges on Trial: A Study of the Appointment and the Accountability of the English Judiciary(1976) was relied upon by the House of Lords in the Pinochet Case in January 1999 and this and other works have also been relied upon as well in numerous Highest court cases in other countries Canada ,Australia ,New Zealand and India.
On the international level Professor Shetreet has been very active .He served as General Coordinator, International Bar association Project for Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence 1980-1982,He has led since 2007 the international Project on Judicial Independence. He has been speaker, General Rapporteur and Chairman in numerous legal international conferences of leading academic and professional organizations, including, International Bar Association , First World Conference on the Independence of Justice; Congress of Comparative Law and International Association Association on Procedural Law.
Prof Shetreet has held high public offices. Between 1988 and 1996 he served as Member of the Knesset the Israeli Parliament His Past Government Positions include a cabinet Minister in the Rabin Government where he serve as Minister of Economy and Planning, Minister of Science and Technology, Minister in charge of the Second Television and Radio Authority and Minister of Religious Affairs In addition to his distinguished academic career and his public offices he also held high business positions including member of the board of Bank Leumi and Chairman of the Board of Mishaan.
Prof Shetreet comes from a religious family. He had his elementary studies in Jewish religious school and he also attended a Yeshiva in his youth years. When he was 13 he won the first Bible youth Contest in Israel. He pursued his scholarly interest in Bible studies. He was a permanent member of the Bible Study Group of scholars that was hosted by Prime Minister Menachem Begin for about three years. He delivered papers in this group on Ethics in Government in Biblical and Jewish Law, The Powers of the King to Confiscate Property in Biblical and Jewish Law and Freedom of Conscience in the Bible.
Prof Shetreet is married to Miri, a social worker, and they have four children.
- Freedom of Conscience and Religion - The Theoretical Framework and the Law in Israel (Academon, Students Publishing House, Hebrew University) 180 pp. 1975. (Hebrew).
- Judges on Trial: A Study of the Appointment and Accountability of the English Judiciary (l976), North Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, xxii & 432 pages.
- Justice in Israel: A Study of the Israeli Judiciary (1994) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London 548 + xvii.
- The Good Land: Between Power and Religion, (1998) Hemmed Books - Yedioth Aharonoth Publishing, 577+ 30 pages.
- Between Three Branches: The Balance of Human Rights in Matters of Religions (2001) The Florsheimer Institute, 103 pages.
- On Adjudication: Justice on Trial 605 pp (Hemmed Books - Yedioth Aharonoth Publishing, 2004).
- Law and Social Pluralism 349+xxiii pp (The Nambyar Trust Lecture Series, New-Delhi, Lexis Nexis Butterworths 2003)
- Basic Law: The Government, In Progress.
- The New Civil Legislation. A collection of the lectures delivered at the Seminar for Judges, 1975. The Harry Sacher Institute, 1976, 152 pages. (Hebrew).
- Recent Developments in Israeli Case Law and Legislation.
- A collection of lectures delivered at the Seminar for Judges, 1976. The Harry Sacher Institute, Jerusalem, 1977, 161 pages. (Hebrew).
- Judicial Independence: Jerusalem Conference Papers Vol. I (112 pp.) and Vol. II (118 pp.), International Bar Association, 1982.
- Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate. Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht, Boston, Lancaster xix & 700 pp. (with J. Deschenes, as consulting editor), 1985.
- Role of Courts in Society. Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht, Boston, Lancaster, xxviii & 491 pp. (l988).
- National Security and Free Speech Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht, Boston, Lancester, xxi & 236 pp. (1991).
- Pioneers in Tears, Studies of North African Jewry, Am Oved Publishing House, 1991.
- Women in Law, Klewer Law International, The London-Hague, Boston (1998), pp.389.
- National Security and Freedom of Information (in progress ) (in Hebrew).
LAW SCHOOL CASEBOOKS AND LECTURE-BOOKS
- A Compilation of Israeli Basic Laws. Academon, 95 pp. 1976 (Hebrew).
- A Handbook for Moot Courts. Academon, First edition 1975; 2nd revised edition 1984 (Herew).
- Administrative Law I: Basic Concepts, Authorization Systems and Institutional Decisions. Academon, Student Publishing House, 196 pp., 1979 (Hebrew).
- Administrative Law II: Administrative Procedure, Academon, Student Publishing House, 140 pp. 1979 (Hebrew).
- Administrative Law: Problems and Materials. Vol. I: Basic Concepts, Authorization System and Institutional Decisions, Academon, 561 pp. 1981 (Hebrew).
- Administrative Law: Problems and Materials. Vol. II: Administrative Procedure and Grounds for Judicial Review, Academon, 561-1188 pp, 1981 (Hebrew).
- Civil Liberties in Jordanian Law, 1 Mishpatim, pp. 113-133 (1969) (Hebrew).
- The Compounds (Administrative Imposition of Payments for Criminal Offences): Administrative Criminal Sanctions, 2 Mishpatim, pp. 577-613 (1970) (Hebrew).
- The Impact of the Personality of the Judge on the Sentencing Policy, 1 Criminology, Criminal Law and Police Sciences Quarterly, pp. 125-145 (1972) (Hebrew).
- Freedom of Conscience and Religion: No Imposition of Religious Norms and No Limitations on Religious Grounds, 3 Mishpatim, pp. 467-493 (1971) (Hebrew).
- Review (with M. Kremnitzer), Constitutional Law of Israel by A. Rubinstein, 1 Mishpatim, pp. 207-209 (1970) (Hebrew).
- Exemptions and Privileges on Grounds of Religion and Conscience (in American Law), 62 Kentucky Law Journal, pp. 377-420 (1974).
- Some Reflections on Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Israel, 4 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, pp. 194-218 (1974).
- Rejoinder 4 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, pp. 241-244 (1974).
- The Case for Restricting Executive Powers over the Judiciary, 6 Mishpatim, 175-194 (1975) (Hebrew).
- Judges and the Executive in England, 27 Administrative Law Review, pp 185-204 (1975).
- Who Should Bear the Cost of Delays and Deficiencies in the Judicial Process? 6 Mishpatim, pp. 584-609 (1975) (Hebrew).
- Reflections on the Protection of the Rights of the Individual: Form and Substance", 12 Israel Law Review, pp. 32-67 (1977).
- The Relationship between the Rules of Natural Justice and Procedural Statutory Provisions, 31 Hapraklit, pp. 42-82 (1977) (Hebrew).
- A Changing Society, A Changing Judiciary on Both Sides of the Atlantic, 60 Judicature American Journal of Judicature Society, pp. 232-241 (1977).
- The Yom Kippur War Commission: The Overall Judgement - Favourable, 8 Mispatim, pp. 74-90 (1977) (Hebrew).
- Practical and Value Problems in the Administration of Justice, in Shetreet, ed. Recent Developments in Israeli Case Law and Legislation, Collection of lectures delivered at the Seminar of Judges, (1977) pp. 80-98 (Hebrew).
- A Note on Government Corporations, 12 Israel Law Review, pp. 406-412 (1977).
- The Overburdening of the Supreme Court of Israel - The Problems, the Effects and Remedies, Israeli Reports to the Tenth International Congress of Comparative Law, pp. 56-128 (S. Goldstein, ed., 1978).
- The Administration of Justice: Practical Problems, Value Conflicts and Changing Concepts, 13 University of British Columbia Law Review, pp. 52-80 (1979).
- When Judges Err: The Sins of Judge Williams, Canadian Lawyer, pp. 14-16, (June 1979).
- Remedies for Court Congestion and Delays: The Models and the Recent Trends, 17 University of Western Ontario Law Review, pp. 35-75 (1979).
- The Limits of Expeditious Justice, in Expeditious Justice, (Justice R. Holland, ed.), Carswell Co. Canada, and Canadian Institute for Administration of Justice, pp. 1-97 (1979).
- Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Israel, in Essays on Human Rights: Contemporary Issues and Jewish Perspectives, pp. 179-192 (1979) (Prof. D. Sidorsky, ed.)
(revised version of article No. 7).
- Time Standards for Justice, 5 Dalhousie Law Journal, pp. 129-136 (1979).
- Court Congestion and Delay: What Cures? International Bar Journal (International Legal Practitioner), pp. 20-24 (November 1979). 26. On Assessing the Role of Courts in Society, 10 Manitoba Law Journal, pp. 357-414 (1980).
- Alternativen zum Formellen Justizsystem: Auslaendische Beispiele, in Alternativen in der Ziviljustiz, pp. 111-125 (E. Blankenburg, W. Gottwalk und D. Strempel, eds., Bundesministerium der Justiz, 1982).
- Judicial Responsibility, the Israeli Reports to the Eleventh Congress of Comparative Law, pp. 88-162 (S. Goldstein, ed., 1982).
- The Contemporary Challenge of Judicial Independence: The General Report of the Project on Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence, in Jerusalem Conference Papers, Vol. I, pp. 66-112, (International Bar Association - Jerusalem Conference on Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence, S. Shetreet, ed., 1982).
- Toward an International Code of Judicial Independence, International Bar Association Journal (Int. Bar News) pp. 19-24 (April 1983).
- Judicial Independence and Accountability in Israel, 33 International and Comparative Law Quarterly, pp. 979-1012 (1984).
- The Responsibility over Court Administration, 13 Mishpatim, pp. 516-532 (l983) (Hebrew).
- A Contemporary Model of Emergency Detention Law: An Assessment of the Israeli Law, 14 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, pp. 186-224 (1984).
- The Administrative Procedure Draft Law, 14 Mishpatim, pp. 367-398 (l984) (Hebrew).
- Toward an International Code of Minimum Standards of Judicial Independence. History and Outline of the Jerusalem Approved Standards, in Chalenges to the Legal Profession, pp. 37-50 (1984 Eastern Book Co. International Bar Assn.).
- The Role of the Knesset in Treaty Making, 36 Hapraklit, pp. 349- 384 (l986) (Hebrew).
- New Trends in the Rules of Natural Justice, 37 Hapraklit, pp. 325-355 (1987) (Hebrew).
- Judicial Independence in Israel, in Shetreet and Deschenes, Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate, pp. 166-195 (1985).
- The Emerging Transnational Jurisprudence on Judicial Independence: IBA Standards and Montreal Declaration, in Shetreet and Deschenes, Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate, 393-402 (l985).
- Judicial Independence : New Conceptual Dimensions and Contemporary Challenges, in Shetreet and Deschenes, Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate, 590-681 (l985).
- Limits and Promises of International Norms and Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights, (The General Report to the 12th Congress of Comparative Law in Sydney - Melbourne), The Israeli Reports to the Twelfth Congress of Comparative Law, pp. 1-103 (S. Goldstein, ed. 1986).
- International Protection of Human Rights in Israeli Law, The Israeli Reports to the Twelfth Congress of Comparative Law, pp. 307-353 (S. Goldstein, ed. 1986).
- Judicial Accountability: A Comparative Analysis of the Models and Trends, 11 International Legal Practice (Journal of the International Bar Association, Section on General Practice), pp. 38-42 (June 1986).
- Who Will Judge: Reflections on the Process and Standards of Judicial Selection, 61 Australian Law Journal, pp. 766-778 (1987).
- The Role of Custom in Public Law, 21 Israel Law Review, 450-500 (1987).
- Affirmative Action to Promote Social Equality: The Israeli Experience in Positive Preference, 17 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, pp. 71-91 (1987).
- The Limits of Judicial Accountability: A Hard Look at the Judicial Officers Act 1986, 10 New South Wales Law Journal, pp. 4-16 (1987).
- The Grey Area of War Powers: The Case of Israel, 45 Jerusalem Quarterly, pp. 27-48 (Winter 1988).
- Reflections on the Contemporary Trends of Judicial Role in Israeli Society, in Shetreet, ed. The Role of Courts in Society, 158-168 (1988).
- "Judging in Society: The Changing Role of Courts", in Shetreet, ed., id. at 467-487 (1988).
- The Challenge of Expeditious Justice: Maintaining Justice in the Pursuit of Efficiency, International Legal Practitioner, (Journal of the International Bar Association), pp. 44-48 (June 1988)
- The Scope of Judicial Review of National Security Considerations in Free Speech and Other Areas: Israeli Perspectives, 18 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, pp. 35-47 (1988).
- Comparative Comments on the Independence of the Judicial Systems of Canada and Israel, A. Shachar, ed., Canada-Israel: Comparative Perspectives, pp. 13-26 (1988).
- Constitutional Protection of the Judiciary, published by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies (l988). (Hebrew).
- Protecting the Israeli Judiciary: A Proposal, Israel Studies (Review of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies), pp. 22-28 (Fall 1988)
- Adjudication: Challenges of the Present and Blueprints for the Future, Festschrift in honour of Professor Walther J. Habscheid, West Germany, pp. 295-306 (l989).
- Democracy in War Time in Israel: The Legal Framework in Practical Perspectives in S. Stempler, Editor, People and Government - The Israeli Society pp. 158-176 (1989, Defence Ministry Publishing House, Revision of 48)
- Forty Years of Constitutional Law: Developments in Constitutional Law: Selected Topics 19. Mishpatim 573-615 (1990) (Hebrew)
- Administrative Judges and Tribunals, in Israeli Reports to the 13th Congress of Comparative Law, S. Fasberg Editor, pp. 213-224 (l990).
- Guidelines for Reform (in the Justice System) 8 Legal Studies (Mehkarei Mishpat Bar Ilan University Law Journal) 59-69 (1990) (Hebrew).
- Independence and Responsibility of Judges and Lawyers, General Report to the 1991 International Congress of the World Association on Procedural Law in Role and Organisation of Judges and Lawyers in Contemporary Societies. Papers of the IXth World Conference on Procedural Law, pp. 119-186 (Coimbra- Lisboa, Portugal, 1991).
- Developments in Constitutional Law: Selected Topics, 24 Israel Law Review, pp. 368-430 (l990) (Translation, revised No. 56).
- The Scope of Judicial Review of National Security Considerations in Free speech and Other Areas: Israeli Perspective. in S.Shetreet, Editor, Free Speech and National Security pp. 41-55 (1991).
- Custom in Public Law, in I. Zamir, ed., Klinghoffer Book on Public Law, 375-416 (Sacher Institute, Hebrew Univeristy 1993) (Hebrew).
- Emergency Legislation in Israel in Light of Basic Law: Legislation, 1 Law and Government, (Haifa University Law Journal) 433-437 (1993) (Hebrew).
- The Role and Independence of the Judiciary: Need for an International Code Towards a New Global Order - Essays in Honour of Dr. L.M. Singhvi , S.R. Mohnot, Editor, pp.75-96 (1993, Har Avard Publications).
- Standing and Justiciability in 'Public Law in Israel', I. Zamir and A.Zysblat , editors, Oxford
- University Press (1997) pp. 265-274.
- Judicial Independence and Freedom of Expression,in Global Law Preactice, J. Ross
- Harper, editor, Kluwer Law Inrenational, 50th Anniversary of the International Bar
- Association Volume (1997) pp. 8-45.
- Reflections on Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State, 2 Israel Studies 190-197 (1997)
- Equality of Women On the Bench: The Theoretical Reasoning: The Principle of Fair
- Reflection in Women in Law, S. Shetreet editor, by Kluwer Law International,
- London - The Hague, Boston (1998) pp. 183-194.
- Between The Three Branches of Government: The Balance of Rights in Matters of Religion in Israel. The Florsheimer Institute For Policy Studies, (1999).60 pp. (Hebrew)
- Judicial Independence on the Scope of Internal Independence published in the volume Judicial Independence Today, in honor of Justice Giovanni. E. Longo (giuffre editore 1999) pp345-357.
- State and Religion: Funding of Religious Institutions - The Case of Israel in Comparative Perspective, 13 Notre-Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy, pp. 421-453 (1999).
- The Challenge of Judicial Independence: Constitutional Protection of the Israeli Judiciary in Peter Russell and David O'Brien Editors, Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy pp. 233-250 (2001).
- Negotiations and Agreements Are Better than Legal Resolution: Response To Prof. John Quigley, 32 Case Western Reserve J Intl Law, pp. 259-272 (2000).
- The Challenge of Judicial Independence in the Twenty-First Century, 8 Asia Pacific Law Review pp. 153-168 (2000).
- Judicial Appointments in Israel in A.M. Rabello and A. Zanotti, Developments in European, Italian and Israeli Law, pp. 181-192 (2001).
- Class Action: A Conceptual Analysis in Comparative Perspectives, Journal of The Institute of Procedural Law University of Zurich, pp.17-36 (2001).
- Global Law Practice- Globalization from Below: National and Regional Perspectives. J. Drolshammer and M. Pfeifer (eds), The Internationalization of the Practice of Law, 109-125, (2001) Kluwer Law International.
- The Discretionary Power of the Judge in M. Storme and B. Hess, eds., Discretionary Power of the Judge: Limits and Control, 73 - 116 (Procedure Gent 2000) (Kluwer 2003). (on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the University of Gent and 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Procedural Law)
- Judicial Discretion in Israel in M. Storme and B. Hess, eds., Discretionary Power of the Judge: Limits and Control, 485 - 520 (Procedure Gent 2000) (Kluwer 2003). (on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the University of Gent and 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Procedural Law) 2000.
- Public Law Powers in Matters of Land, Land - Periodical on Land Issues, p. 80-92 (2000) (in Hebrew)
- Freedom of Religion in Israel, Israel 2001 (Israel Information Center) Paper submitted to The World Conference on Racism, 19 pp. Durban, South Africa, 2001.
- Judicial Appointments: Standards and Process, 8 Hamishpat Law Review of the Law School of the Administration College, 357-404 (2003) (Hebrew)
- Resolving The Controversy Over The Form And Legitimacy Of Constitutional Adjudication In Israel: A Blueprint For Redefining The Role Of The Supreme Court And The Knesset, 77 Tulane Law Review 659-735 (2003)
- Legal Aspects of Peace Process and Approval of Peace Agreements in Dana Arieli Ed.., Phantom in Politics : Referenda in Israel , 207-225 (Magnes Press 2005) in Hebrew
- Standards of Conduct of International Judges: Outside Activities, 2 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals pp. 127 -162 (Kluwer Law International: Netherlands, 2003)
- On the Issue of Equality of Separate Residence in Rural and Communal Settlements: Was the Ruling in Quadan Case Unavoidable? 56 Land - Periodical on Land Issues, 27-65 (2003) (in Hebrew)
- The Limits of Caretaker Government in Yoav Dotan and Ariel Bendor, Editors, Law Government and Society Yitzhak Zamir Book pp 737-758 (Sacher Institute 2005 )
- Peace Today -Reflections on Four Foundations of Culture of Peace 2005 inPrince Nikolaus Von und Zu Liechtenstein and Cheikh. Gueye , Eds Peace and Intercultural Dialogue at 195-205 ( Universitaetverlag Winter Heidelberg and International Academy of Philosophy 2005 )
- Models of Constitutional Adjudication in: The Legal Cultures of China and Israel -The proceedings of Legal Conference of Zhengfa University, Beijing and Hebrew University pp. 198-229 ( Zengfa Univ 2005)
- Constitutional Aspects of the Disengagement Plan, 59 Land Periodical on Land Issues pp 39-42 ( 2005 )
- The Supreme Court at a Crossroad The Appropriate Model for Judicial Review, 5 Moznei Mishpat 23-80 (2006) (Hebrew)
- The Model of State and Church Relations and its Impact on the Protection of Freedom of Conscience and Religion: A Comparative Analysis and a Case Study of Israel in Winfried Brugger and Michael Karayanni (Eds.), Religion in the Public Sphere: A Comparative Analysis of Gennan, Israeli, American and International Law, pp. 87-161 ,Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2007
- The Decline in the Role of the Labour Movement : From political Hegemony to Not Dominant Partnership in the Country Leadership, Kivunim Hadashim 16 ,at pp 112-127 (2007) Hebrew
- The Relationship Between Religion and State a Jewish Viewpoint in Comparative Perspectives: Selected Issues, Periodica vol 12 96 (2007) pp 205-233.
- Contemporary Challenges of Law; Religion and National Security, 15 Asia Pacific Law Review pp. 137-162.( 2007)
- 'Law and Language'??, The Story of The Juduicial Interpertation of the Term "Dumb" ("Metumtam") in Aharon Maman, S. Fasberg, Y. Broyer eds. "Language Gates" ("Sha'arei Lashon") Volumes in Honor of Prof. Moshe Bar Asher, Vol. 3 pp. 204-224 (Mossad Byalik Publishing House, 2007)
- Israeli Mixture: Outline for Reform of the Electoral System of Israel in Erez Kasif, Election System (Carmel Publishing 2007) (Hebrew)
- Water and the Culture of Peace: Adopting a Kyoto Protocol Model, 2 The Israel Journal of Foreign Afairs, pp. 77-90 (2008)
- The Role of the Supreme Court in Israel: The Constitutional Discourse in Israel over the Judicial Review of Statutes, Law and Politics, To Be Published In Israel Affairs.
- Distributive Justice and State Lands , Lands ,No. 64 , pp. 26-34 ( 2008 )
- Models of Constitutional Adjudication : A Comparative Analysis , In Ada Pellegrini Grinovner and Petronio Calmon, Editors, Papers presented at the XII Congress of Procedural Law, 769-798 ( 2007 Gen, Editora Forensa Rio de Janeiro )
ENTRIES IN HEBREW ENCYCLOPEDIA
- 1. The Court System l948-1984 Vol. 6 (new ed. 1993)
- 2. Administrative Law 1948-1984 Vol. 6 (new ed. 1993)
- 3. Regulation
OTHER PAPERS AND PROJECTS
- 1. Judicial Activism and Restraint 67 pp. in A. McEachern Ed. 1701-300th Anniversary of the Act of Settlement (2001) Vancouver Canada
- 2. Judicial Independence in International Law, 67pp. in A. McEachern (ed.) 1701 - 300th Anniversary of the Act of Settlement (2001) Vancouver Canada
- 3. Positive Preferences In Israel, for a project of Clark Cunningham, Galanter and Mennon, Editors Rethinking Equality 21 pp (2002)
- 4. Constitutional Protection of Economic and Social Rights ???????? paper delivered at Minerva Centre Conference 2004
- 5. Offset and counter-trade as engines of growth in global markets, Crans Montana Forum Monaco 2005
- 6. The Israeli Supreme Court, paper delivered at Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association 25 may 2005
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Privat-Docent, Venia legendi in Private and Comparative Law, University of Fribourg, 1992
Master's degree (LL.M.) at Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, University of California, 1986
Docteur en droit (Ph.D), summa cum laude, University of Fribourg, 1986
Département de droit privé
Professor Werro shares his life between the Faculté de droit of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and the Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European private law and comparative law. He was a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY) and at a number of European Law schools, including the Universita degli Studi di Trieste (Italy), the Scuola Superiore Santa Anna in Pisa (Italy), the University of Pau (France) and the University of Bordeaux (France). He has also been teaching for a number of years with the Tulane Summer law program in Paris. On the side, Professor Werro acts as an arbitrator and as a consultant in international commercial disputes. He is on the board of a number of Swiss and European Journals and is involved in different projects of continuing legal education in Switzerland. He has recently published a treatise on Swiss tort law as well as a number of essays on the impact of EC law on national private law. One of his recent publications is a monograph on European tort law. Focusing on strict liability, this last study is part of the Common Core project in Trento (Italy) and was written together with Professor Vernon Palmer of the Tulane Law School. Professor Werro taught as a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in the fall semesters of 1999 and 2000. He has been a permanent member of the law center since 2001. In 2009 - 2010, Professor Werro was a co-director for the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, in London.
La responsabilité civile (Berne: Stämpfli, 2nd ed. forthcoming).
European Private Law. A Handbook, vol. II (with Mauro Bussani) (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant, forthcoming).
Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (with Luc Thévenoz) (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).
Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2010 - Strassenverkehrsrechtstagung 2010 with Thomas Probst) (Berne: Stämpfli 2010).
European Private Law. A Handbook, vol. I (with Mauro Bussani) (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant 2009).
La pratique contractuelle (with Pascal Pichonnaz) (Zurich: Schulthess 2009).
Le dommage corporel (with Pascal Pichonnaz) (Berne: Stämpfli 2009).
La pluralité des responsables (Berne: Stämpfli 2009).
Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2008 - Strassenverkehrsrechtstagung 2008 with Thomas Probst) (Berne: Stämpfli 2008).
Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre Tercier (with Peter Gauch and Pascal Pichonnaz), (Zurich: Schulthess 2008).
Articles and book chapters
"Commentaire des articles 41 ss du Code des obligations", in: Luc Thévenoz/Franz Werro (eds.), Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (with Luc Thévenoz) (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).
"Commentaire des articles 394 ss du Code des obligations", in: Luc Thévenoz/Franz Werro (eds.), Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).
"What is to be Gained from Comparative Research and Teaching? Thoughts for an Ideal Agenda", in: Christine Godt (ed.), Hanse Law School in Perspective - Legal Teaching and Cross Border Research under Lisbon (Baden-Baden: Nomos, forthcoming).
"Comparative Studies in Private Law: Insights from a European Point of View", in: Mauro Bussani/Ugo Mattei (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
"European Products Liability" (with Eric Mittereder), in: Mauro Bussani/Franz Werro (eds.), European Private Law. A Handbook, Vol. II (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant, forthcoming).
"Liability for Harm Caused by Things", in: A. Hartkamp et al. (eds.), Towards a Europan Civil Code, 4th revised an expanded ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law international 2011), pp. 921 ff.
"La PPE sur plan", in : Journées suisses du droit de la construction (with Béatrice Hurni) (Fribourg : Institut pour le droit suisse et international de la construction 2011), pp. 1 ff.
" Tüketici Kredisi Hukuku Alaninda Bazi Yeni Gelismeler", in: Banka ve Tüketici Hukuku Sorunlari Sempozyumu (Translation : Ar. Gör. Doruk Gönen) (Istanbul, Nisan : On Iki Levha Yayincilik 2010), pp. 209 ff.
"Le droit à l'information : un droit fondamental de la personne", in : Christine Chappuis/Bénédict Winiger, (eds.), La responsabilité pour l'information fournie à titre professionnel (Zurich: Schulthess 2010), pp. 229 ff.
"Le tort moral et la circulation routière: actualités et perspectives", in: Franz Werro/Thomas Probst (eds.), Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2010 (Berne: Stämpfli 2010), pp. 1 ff.
"La vente dans la jurisprudence récente", in: Pascal Pichonnaz/Franz Werro (eds.), La pratique contractuelle (Zurich: Schulthess 2009), pp. 1 ff.
"Le dommage ménager: notion et calcul", in: Franz Werro/Pascal Pichonnaz (eds.), Le préjudice corporel (Berne: Stämpfli 2009), pp. 15 ff.
"La pluralité des responsables: quelques principes et distinctions", in: Franz Werro (ed.), La pluralité des responsables (Berne: Stämpfli 2009), pp. 15 ff.
"La pluralité des responsables dans le projet de construction", in: Journées suisses du droit de la construction (Fribourg: Institut pour le droit suisse et international de la construction 2009), pp. 29 ff.
"The Right to Inform v. the Right to Be Forgotten: A Transatlantic Clash" » in: Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi et al. (eds.), Liber Amicorum für Gert Brüggemeier, Haftungsrecht im dritten Millennium Liability in the Third Millennium (Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009), pp. 285 ff.
"Le contrat de mandat dans la jurisprudence fédérale récente : questions choisies", in: Mario Postizzi/Mattia Annovazzi (eds.) Il Contratto di Mandato Nell'Ordinamento Giuridico (Basel/Lugano: Helbing & Lichtenhahn 2009), pp. 3 ff.
"Les méfaits de la cafetière! Un cas d'application suisse de la responsabilité du fabricant", in: Giovanni Commandé et al. (eds.), Liber Amicorum Francesco Busnelli. Il diritto civile tra principi e regole, vol. 2 (Pisa: Giuffrè 2008), pp. 501 ff.
"Le coût excessif de la réparation de la réparation de l'ouvrage et la sanction du contrat en cas de déplaisir consécutif au défaut", in: Droit de la construction 2008, pp. 116 ff.
"Le reflet de l'actualité en droit privé européen" in: Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Europarecht/Annuaire suisse de droit européen 2007/2008 (Zurich: Schulthess 2008), pp. 93 ff.
"Les services Internet et la responsabilité civile", in: Medialex 2008, pp. 119 ff.
"Le défaut du produit, ses catégories, sa preuve et les instructions du fabricant", in: Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung/Revue Suisse de Jurisprudence 2008, pp. 257 ff.
"L'animal, la route et le droit de la responsabilité civile", in: Franz Werro/Thomas Probst (eds.), Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2008 (Berne: Stämpfli 2008), pp. 1 ff.
"La protection de la personnalité, les médias et la Cour européenne des droits de l'Homme : Une illustration de la constitutionnalisation et de l'européanisation du droit civil" in: Le Centenaire du Code civil suisse (Paris: Société de législation comparée 2008) pp. 53 ff.
"Une remise du gain sans gain", in : Peter Gauch/Franz Werro/Pascal Pichonnaz (eds.), Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre Tercier (Zurich: Schulthess 2008), pp. 495 ff.
« Pour un droit privé social et démocratique », Universitas Friburgensis, March 2008, p. 27.
King's College London
Lorenzo is Lecturer in Law at King's College London. He holds the degrees of Maitrise (Paris 2 Assas), DEA (Paris 1 Sorbonne), Mjur (Oxford) and PhD (EUI, Florence). Previously, he was a full time law lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland from 2005 to 2007.
Lorenzo's special interests are in jurisprudence, constitutional theory, EU constitutional law, and human rights. He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA (OUP, 2007) and articles on European human rights law and theory. He is currently working on the place of religion in the European public sphere. This is a study of one of the most pressing legal social and political problems in Europe and includes issues such as the ECHR protection of religious freedom, EU policies against islamic terrorism, EU enlargement to Turkey, and a wider debate on European identity. He also publishes in the fields of legal theory and is particularly interested in theories of human rights. He is also working on a research project on the methodology of comparative constitutional law.
Lorenzo has been speaker at many European and International Universities, including the University of Ghent, where he delivered a keynote address on conflict of human rights. He also lectured at the University of Yokohama, Japan, and Mofid University, Iran.
Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA (OUP, 2007) (ed) Law, State and Religion in the new Europe (CUP, forthcoming)
"The Crisis of the Secular State: A Reply to Prof. Saj", International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), forthcoming 2009.
"Conflicts of Fundamental Rights as Constitutional Dilemmas" (July 2, 2008). CONFLICTS BETWEEN FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, Eva Brems, ed., Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, 2008
"The Tragedy of Ms Evans: Conflicts and Incommensurability of Rights," European Constitutional Law Review (2006), (2006), 2: 424-442
"Too Good to be True," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 20, pp.257-268, 2007
"Does the European Constitution need Christian values," Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 24 pp. 739-748, 2004