Universiteit Antwerpen

'Hannah Arendt and the Law', 14-15 June 2010

Antwerp, June 14-15

Workshop organised by:
Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values (Antwerp), Glasgow Law School and Institute for Society and Social Justice Research (Caledonian School of Law and Social Sciences)

Hannah Arendt and the Law


Venue: Room C.104, Citycampus Prinsstraat 13, Antwerpen (Click here to see the map).

Monday 14

12.00-13.00: Lunch and Introduction (M. Goldoni & C. McCorkindale)

13.00-15.15: Panel I. The Concept of Law
Chair: G. Pavlakos (Antwerp & Glasgow)

H. Brunkhorst (New School for Social Research): Power and the Rule of Law in Arendt’s Thought
K. Breen (Queen’s Belfast): Law, Power and Violence in Arendt’s Thought
J. Van der Walt (Glasgow): Appearance and the Site of the Political

15.15-15.45: Coffee Break

15.45-18.00: Panel II. Constitutional Law
Chair: A. Asteriti (Glasgow)

I. Honohan (Dublin): Arendt and the Republican Constitution
M. Goldoni (Antwerp) & C. McCorkindale (Caledonian): The Role of the Courts in Arendt’s Political Constitutionalism
K. Palonen (Jyvaskyla): Arendt as an Adversary of Parliamentary Government

Tuesday 15

9.00-11.15: Panel III. International Law and Human Rights (First Part)
Chair: K. de Feyter (Antwerp)

L. Douglas (Amherst): Eichman in Jerusalem, Demianjuk in Munich
L. Bilsky (Tel Aviv): Judging Bureaucracy
S. Besson (Freibourg): International Human Rights and Citizenship

11.15-11.30: Coffee Break Panel III. International Law and Human Rights (Second Part)

F. Hofmann (London School of Economics): Facing the Abyss: (International) Law before the Political
R. Collins (Sheffield): International Law’s Constant Becoming: Modernist Positivism and the Problem of Constitutional Foundations

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.15: Panel IV. Jurisprudential Critiques
Chair: N. Van Camp (Antwerp)

M. Wilkinson (London School of Economics): Arendt and the Ambiguous Foundations of Modern Law
E. Christodoulidis (Glasgow) & A. Schaap (Exeter): Arendt’s Constitutional Question
V. Liska (Antwerp): A Lawless Legacy. Hannah Arendt and Giorgio Agamben

16.15-16.30: Final Roundtable


Given the limited number of places registration is required.

For information and registration: marco.goldoni@gmail.com