Universiteit Antwerpen

First Antwerp-Glasgow Doctoral Colloquium, 5-6 June 2008

This year's colloquium invites  doctoral researchers from Antwerp and Glasgow to discuss their work in progress on selected topics in Law and Globalisation. The colloquium will take place at the Glasgow Law School, from 5-6 June, 2008. For a detailed overview of the program and abstracts follow link.



Glasgow Law school, 5th & 6th June 2008


Thursday June 5th

9:30 – 10:30 (plenary paper, Gloag Lecture Hall)
Sylvie Loriaux: The Human Right to Subsistence as a Requirement of Justice

10:30 -11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 1:00
Christopher McCorkindale (Glasgow): The Burden of Our Time
Quoc Loc Hong (Antwerp): Judicial Power and Democratic Theory

Elly Van de Velde (Antwerp): Advance tax rulings revisited: constitutional and administrative principles limiting the tax ruling system
Lilian Moncrieff (Glasgow): How to drink a milkshake (without getting into politics)

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

Veronique Joosten (Antwerp) The UN Human Rights Council at work: from high hopes back to reality?
Elaine Webster (Edinburgh/ Strathclyde) Human Dignity In The Interpretation Of Degrading Treatment Within Article 3 Of The European Convention On Human Rights
Catherine Van de Heyning (Antwerp): Protection against violations of fundamenta rights by the legislature on the European level: a difficult threesome

3:30- 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00- 5:30
Sven Braspenning (Antwerp): Liberal democracy and the axiological dimension of moral conflict
Hakeem Yusuf (Glasgow): Transition, Judicial Accountability and Judicialisation of Politics in Africa:  The Nigerian Experience
Dajo de Prins (Antwerp): The Belgian Constitution and Political Parties. On the significance of a 19th Century Written Constitution


Friday June 6th

9:30 – 10:30 (plenary paper, Gloag Lecture Hall)
Alexia Herwig (Antwerp and Bremen): On the Normative Legitimacy of the World Trade Order

10:30 -11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 1:00

Haris Psarras (Edinburgh): Hart’s Internal Point of View: a Non-reason-giving Standpoint
Bram Goetschalckx (Antwerp): “Jurisprudence without philosophy”

Steven Dewulf & Didier Pacquée (Antwerp):: Terrorism as Aggression: Can non-State Actors Commit Aggressive Acts?
Marco Goldoni (Antwerp): Racial Profiling: A Test Case for European Antidiscrimination Law

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch


Alessandra Asteriti (Glasgow): Investment protection and the regulatory powers of States
Yo Sop Choi (Glasgow): Market Dominance In Developing Countries : Issues of Efficiency and Special Responsibility  
Oche Onazi (Edinburgh): Towards Legal and Institutional Frameworks for the Democratization of Public Goods in Nigeria

3:30- 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00- 5:00
Round Table Discussion


DRINKS in the Walker room