and National Law: an unequal relationship or «a fine balance»?
A Sino-Swiss Workshop, Fribourg, 21–22 November 2016
As part of their long-standing
cooperation, the Law School of the China University of Political Science and
Law and the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, invite the
submission of paper proposals for their joint workshop on «Globalisation and National Law: an unequal relationship or «a fine
balance»?» to be held on 21–22 November 2016 in Fribourg, Switzerland.
The rise of global
issues and rapid global integration has increased the necessity of
coordination, cooperation and integration of different legal regimes.
Legislation has traditionally been the prerogative of the national state, where
different levels of legislative bodies made legal rules that governed domestic
activities and relations. However, globalization and the formation of regional
communities, either political or economic ones, establishing uniform standards
and requiring joint actions has eroded the domestic monopoly over law-making.
The creation of new global and regional legal institutions and norms also has
had an impressive impact on domestic legislation not only in shaping domestic
law but also providing the direction it will take. Further, increasing
globalization and the use of legal transplants brings together various legal
cultures, which may harmonise or clash with each other.
Call for papers
This workshop aims at bringing together legal scholars and practitioners
of law, political scientists, economists and other social scientists in
examining the impacts and expectations on domestic legislation brought about by
globalization. Doctoral students and young researchers are especially
encouraged to submit abstracts.
Final programme to be uploaded.
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22
Fribourg (Venue: will be updated)
Participation and Registration:
Speakers: costs of registration are
covered; the organisers are unable to fund travel and stay.
Other participants: Registration costs
for participation at the Workshop (includes refreshments and lunch) per day CHF
40. For students: CHF 20 per day. Form for registration will be uploaded
Hotels: A list of recommended hotels will be updated shortly. Link to Tourism
Office, City of Fribourg.
The China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) is a «Project 211»
university ? a government honour bestowed upon China’s finest institutions of
higher education. CUPL is well known for legal academics and also enjoys a
distinguished reputation in arts, history, philosophy, economics, management,
and education. Since the founding of CUPL over half a century ago, CUPL has
made tremendous contributions to China's legal development ? graduating over
200,000 students, pioneering legal theory reforms, and participating in China's
key national legislative activities.
Institute of Federalism: The Institute of Federalism, Faculty of Law of
the University of Fribourg, is recognised both nationally and internationally
as a centre of expertise in the field of governance. For nearly 30 years the
Institute has been producing academic analyses of the responsibilities which
lie with a government and of the conflicts of interest it faces in performing
its tasks. These include fulfilling the duties of a government in line with
needs but economically, acting in accordance with democratic legitimacy, taking
the different sections of society into account and protecting the rights of
individuals and minorities.
Institute of Federalism
University of Fribourg
Av. Beauregard 1
Phone +41 26 300 8125