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The schedule for the working groups is posted below. Any full papers submitted to the organisers prior to 31 May 2019 can be accessed by clicking on the relevant title of the presentation.


An overview of the programme is also available as a pdf here. ​​​​

​​WG 1: Dignity I
Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 302

WG 3: Nature, Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 111

  • Adriana Machado Yaghsisian & Simone Alves Cardoso, International Environmental Mediation and the Ethics of Modernity

  • Petra Gümplová, Rights of Conquest, Discovery and Occupation, and the Freedom of the Seas and the Genealogy of Natural Resource Injustice

  • Anna Beatriz Savioli, Public Procurement as Tool for Promoting Organic and Family Agriculture Policy in Brazil

  • Alexander Pearl, The (Next) Big Short and the End of the Anthropocene

  • Monim Benaissa, La jonction entre le droit de la mer, le droit de l'environnement, et le droit des droits de l'homme dans le cadre de l'action contre la pêche illégale et l'immigration clandestine en mer

  • Zeynep Özlem Üskül Engin, Accès à la Nourriture Saine en Tant qu’un Droit de l’Homme

  • Jane Maslow Cohen & Lawrence G. Sager, The Human Right to Water: A Generally Cautious, Partially Cautionary, Modestly Optimistic Assessment

  • Gabriela Soldano Garcez, Mass Tourism and the Search for Sustainable Cities According to 2030 Agenda: An Opportunity for Governance and Paradiplomacy

  • Masato Fukuhara, Future Generations and the Boundary Problem of Democracy

  • Michael Monterossi, Dignifying Natural Things?

  • Felix Ekardt, Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Legal and Philosophical Analysis with Regard to Sustainability


WG 5: Citizenship & Constitutionalism

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 302

  • Viktorija Soņeca, Coverage of the Principle of Primacy of European Union Law vs National Identity

  • Elena Prats, Selling Votes in the European Union? Presenting Citizenship by Investment Programs and their Relation to Democracy

  • Rufat Babayev, 'Brexit’, Transition and the Acquired Rights of Union Citizens?

  • Perica Jovchevski, The Political Allegiances of the Excluded: Practicing Substantive Citizenship in Multicultural Societies

  • Nicola Dimitri, Solidarieta: Il paradigma della fraternita nel gioco normativo delle costituzioni

  • Marko Bozic, The Role of the Sovereignty in the Justification of Constitutional Justice. A Reflection on Michel Troper's Marshall, Kelsen, Barak et le sophisme constitutionnaliste

  • Melis Menent, Dignity and Citizenship in Constitutional Patriotism

  • Fernando Gabriel Ghiggi, Constitutional Democracy’s Pyrrhic Victory

  • Lucía Giudice, La interpretación del artículo 44 de la Constitución uruguaya de acuerdo a los poderes del Estado: una disputa por el alcance del derecho a la salud

  • Helga María Lell, The Constitutional Hierarchy of the Legal Concept of Person in the Argentinian Legal System

  • Gerard Conway, The Role of Equality in Systematic Constitutional Interpretation

  • Cheng Naisheng & Jiang Zhenchun, Natural Law Interpretation in American Judicial Review

WG 7: Democracy I

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 217

  • Andrea Carcano, The Deconsolidation of Democracy in Times of Globalisation and Populism: What Role for Legal Scholars?

  • Douglas Carvalho Ribeiro, Does Right Wing Populism Threaten Democracy? A German Case Study

  • Débora Caetano Dahas, The Rise of the Right: Populism and the Attack on the so-called Cultural Marxism

  • Loiane Prado Verbicaro & Ridivan Clairefont de Souza Mello Neto, Neoliberalism and Humanitarian Crisis: The Advance of Post-Democratic States

  • Aakash Laad & Mohd. Aamir Siraj, Perversion of Authority by the Defenders of Law, Order and Security

  • Yxta Maya Murray, Epistemic Injustice in Puerto Rico

  • Boldizsár Szentgáli-Tóth, Legislation with Qualified Majority, and the Principle of Democracy

  • Salar Abbasi, Democracy in International Law-Making: An Unfilled Lacuna

  • Ikanyeng S. Malila, Ubunto/Botho ('Humanity'), Citizenship and Governance

  • Columbus Ogbujah, Ethics of Exclusion and its Impact on Nigeria's Trudge to Democracy


WG 9: Democracy III

Thursday 11 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 120



WG 11: Diversity, Identity & Rights

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 303



WG 12: International & Global Perspectives

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, HS 13

  • Alexander Heinze, “A Violation of Rights in one Part of the World is Felt Everywhere” – Kantian Foundations of International Criminal Law

  • Florian Weber, Legal Internationalisation Strategies – Confronting Democracy with ist Extraterritorial Conditions of Existence

  • Maria Julia Cruz da Fonseca, The Chameleon of International Law: A Case Study on Soft Law

  • Andreas Follesdal, Current Contributions of the Natural Law Tradition to International Law

  • Salar Abbasi, The Genealogy of a New Literature on Global Law

  • Chia-Yin Chang, On Constitutionalism in the Age of Globalization: Is Transnational Constitutionalism Possible?

  • Camilla Capucio, Dignity of the Human Person as a Foundation of the Duty of Cooperation Between States: Towards a Universal Justice?

  • Renee Nicole Souris, Dignity, Development, and the Gravity of Child Soldiering

  • Ntandokayise Ndhlovu, International Law as a Tool against Child Marriage in Zimbabwe

  • Wang Yue & Zhang Sheng-nan, On the Legal Guarantee of Bohai Rim Regional Economic Integration

  • Alexander Pearl, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, and the Global Climate Crisis

  • July Cassiani Hernandez, Approach to Development and Poverty in Cartagena from a Brief Historical Analysis



WG 13: Conflict, Peace & Transition

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, 1.B05

  • Andrew (Fu Yuan) Liu, Taking Responsibility for Unintended Civilian Casualties: The Reasonable Military Commander as the Standard to Assess Indirect Collateral Damage and Reverberating Effects

  • Sangsu Kim, Command Responsibility in War

  • Lorenzo Cavalaglio & Adèle Julia Chenaux, Dignité de l’homme et guerre “humanitaire”: la nouvelle signification du concept traditionnel de guerre “juste”

  • Adriana Machado Yaghsisian, Catherine de Souza Santos & Simone Alves Cardoso, Preventive Diplomacy as a Tool for International Conflict Prevention and Maintenance of Peace

  • Attila Nagy, Dignity, Democracy and Diversity in Post-Conflict Societies

  • Hiro Saito, Nationalism and Imperialism in Transitional Justice: A Cosmopolitan Critique

  • Rabia Sağlam & Kasım Akbaş, Rogue and Non-Rogue States: The Dilemma of the Legitimate Monopoly of Violence

  • Esthefânia Guerra Guimarães, The Role of Conflict in Contemporary Democracies


WG 14: Migration, Immigration and Refugeehood

Thursday 11 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 316

WG 2: Dignity II

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 316

  • Lillian Ponchio e Silva Marchi & Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Bioethics, Dignity and Vulnerability in Latin America

  • Michely Vargas Del Puppo Romanello & Jose Geraldo Romanello Bueno, The Patient's Civil Responsibility

  • Carmen Silvia Lima de Arruda, Government Transparency: A Fundamental Goal in a Society that Prizes the Diversity of its Population to Ensure Human Dignity

  • Henrieta Anisoara Serban, Dignity, Responsibility and Justice - Main Pillars of Democracy

  • Oksana Hryshchuk, Philosophy of Human Dignity in Law

  • Andrea Faggion, On the Possibility of Law without Dignity

  • Luis Felipe Vergara, The Special Function of the Principle of Human Dignity as a Concept of Positive Law

  • Tom Hannant, Dignity and Non-Domination

  • Miriam Rocha, Dignity and Equality: A Fruitful or a Sterile Relationship?

  • Duška Franeta, Human Dignity as an Existentiale? Ricoeur’s Account of Dignity and Law

WG 4: AI & (New) Technologies

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 314

  • Paolo Sommaggio & Samuela Marchiori, Moral Dilemmas in the A.I. Era: A New Approach

  • Mickhael Erik Alexander Bachmann, Ruling Artificial Intelligence: A Turn in the Way of Thinking Law

  • Vladislav V. Arkhipov, Semantic Limits of Law: A Theory to Tackle the Challenges of Post-Modern Information Society

  • Nuria Lopez, The Life of our - Natural and Artificial - Minds

  • Zou Xiao-mei, Study on the Construction of Social Identity Based on the Diversification of Cyber Society

  • Yang Yi & Liu Anqi, On the Status of Intellectual Property Protection Webcast

  • Mikołaj Firlej, Regulating Human Control over Autonomous Systems

  • Javier de la Cueva, Source Code, Algorithms and the Rule of Law

  • Gloria Ziglioli, Social Digital Metamorphosis: When Technology Overruns Healthcare Services. Spaces and Values For a New Care Labour Paradigm

  • Jerônimo Romanello Neto & Jose Geraldo Romanello Bueno, The Techno-Scientific Advances of Modern Medicine in Support of Human Dignity on Diversity

  • Raúl Madrid, The Conditions of Possibility of Technological Deconstruction from Human to Posthuman



WG 6: Bioethics, Reproduction & Childrens’ Rights

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 203

WG 8: Democracy II

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 303

  • Karla Karolina Harada Souza, Democracy, Governance and the Problem of Diversity Opposed to the Universality of Human Rights

  • Dong-il Kim, Can We Make a Democratic Decision by Voting?

  • Paolo Bodini, Compulsory Voting: Enforced Democracy or Full Participation?

  • Michael Roseneck, The Dialectics of Truth and Justice in Deliberative Democracy

  • Sasso Pagnou, Pour un réalisme juridique des processus électoraux dans les pays de l’Uémoa

  • Laetitia Ramelet, Elections as a Manifestation of the Citizens' Consent to their Authorities' Rule

  • Xin Zhang, Information Technology and E-Participation: An Empirical Study on Online Solicitation of Opinions on Lawmaking by the National People’s Congress

  • Tatsuya Yokohama, Immigration Justice and Political Membership

  • Fernando Laércio Alves da Silva, Constitutional Control or Usurpation of Function? The Decision of the Brazilian Supreme Court in the Direct Action of Unconstitutionality n. 5874

WG 10: Democracy IV

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 501





WG 15: Freedom of Expression & Hate Speech

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 120

  • Eric R. Boot, Leaks, Fake News, and the Obligations of Journalists

  • Mickhael Erik Alexander Bachmann et al., A Defense of the Epistemic Argument for Freedom of Expression

  • Gemmo Bautista Fernandez, Dealing with Internet Hate Speech: Clear Dangers, Present Approaches, and Available Remedies

  • Fatma Süzgün Şahin Ünver, Confidentiality of ‘Virtual Reflection’

  • Ian Cram, Participating, not Deliberating in the Public Sphere. Moving Beyond the Perfectionist Tendencies of Political Elites

  • Karol Dobbrzeniecki, Freedom of Speech v. Right to Truth: The Actual and Possible Flashpoints

  • Chuang Shih-Tung, Dworkin and Waldron on Dignity, Democracy, and Hate Speech: A Critical Survey from a Kantian Perspective



WG 16: Law, Education & Citizenship

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 504

  • Victor Hugo Oliveira, Universalization of Education and State Responsibility

  • Liesbet Van den Driessche, From Pupil to Active Citizen: Learning Pathway Active Citizenship

  • Marcos Viniciu da Silva, The Educational Crisis in Latin America

  • Gianluigi Segalerba, Liberalism, Autonomy, Diversity, and Education

  • Gustavo Borges Mariano, Democratic State, Gender Diversity and Dignity: Sexual Education and the Principle of Equality in Portugal and Brazil

  • Kathrin Bouvot, Lying and Deception in Political Education: An Absolute Must Requirement for Being a ‘Good’ Politician or a Reprehensible Violation of Dignity?

  • Edgar Javier Garzon Pascagaza & Daniel Leonardo Martínez Rada, Educar para pensar politicamente: el papel de la educación politica en el context colombiano

  • Asya Ostroukh, Teaching and Studying Jurisprudential Cases in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Lessons of Dignity, Democracy, Diversity



WG 17: Law, Religion and Plurality

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 304

  • Vanja-Ivan Savic, Love as a Supreme Law for All: A Path to Ecumenical Justice

  • José María Monzón, A Theological Theory of Law (and Power)

  • Hüseyin Yildiz, The Grounding of Human Dignity in Islam and its Legal Aspects for Islamic Law

  • Shu-Perng Hwang, The “Burqa-Ban” in Europe: Human Rights Violation or Expression of Cultural Pluralism?

  • Michael Roseneck, Render unto Caesar the Things that are Caesar's. Towards a Discourse Ethical Perspective on Integrating Religious Reasons in Democratic Discourse under Pluralistic Circumstances

  • Serdar Unver, Religion, Civil Rights and Democracy: The Right to Secularism

  • Ahmed Selim, The Effects of The Islamist Movements on Women’s Movement in Egypt

  • Benedict Coleridge, Reassessing Moral Contemporaneity in Contexts of Ethical and Religious Diversity

  • Flavianne Fernanda Bitencourt Nóbrega & George Browne Rego, The European Court of Human Rights Decision on the ‘Burqa Ban’ and the Critical Analysis from Peirce’s and Dewey’s Experimental Logic



WG 18: Law, Sex and Gender

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 504

  • Luana Mathias Souto & José Adércio Leite Sampaio, Female Political Spaces: Permanent State of Exception in the Brazilian Case

  • Débora Caetano Dahas, Spinoza, Rule of Law and Gender Equality in Politics

  • Kazuki Matsuda, How Should we Regulate the Arrangements of Shared Living Between Adults After the Abolition of Marriage?

  • Caroline Ferri, Racism and Sexism in Brazil: The Advertising of “Globeleza”

  • Esthefânia Guerra Guimarães & Juliana de Freitas Dornelas, Power Access by Women and the New Challenges

  • Maria Luiza Moura, Démédicaliser pour mieux protéger - La perspective démédicalisante sur les transidentités

  • Crishna Correa, Legislative and Trans Subjectivities: The Law of the Name and Fundamental Rights in Brazil



WG 19: Economics, Trade & Tax

Thursday 11 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 108

  • Manuel Augusto Meireis, The Human Rights Clause and International Trade

  • Mariusz Golecki, Judicial Activism and the Rule of Law from the Perspective of Law and Economics

  • Dana Burchardt, Legal Philosophy and Behavioural Law and Economics – Theorizing the Behaviour of Courts

  • Michele Ubertone & Tommaso Meani, Law Comes with a Price: How to Protect the Common Good through Legal Rules in a Globalized Economy

  • Izabella Schiffauer, Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence - Any Insights from the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union?

  • Han Peng, An Analysis on the Changes of Criminal Laws on the Crime of Embezzlement and Bribery and Corresponding Changes of Mechanical Solidarity in the P.R.C.

  • Marco Túlio Fernandes Ibraim, Dworkin, Nozick and the Role of Taxation on Promoting Equality and its Reflexes Over the Right to Property

  • Juliana Senna & Fernando Daniel de Moura Fonseca, Strategic Behavior and Tax Law: A Case Study of Obama Care

  • Ricardo Sergio Schmitz Filho, The Challenges of Sovereignty, Justice and Representation related to the Movement towards Multilateralism in International Taxation

  • Ellika Sevelin, Legitimate Taxes and Integration: The Connection between the Reciprocity between Obligations to Pay Taxes and Right to Social Welfare for Immigrants



WG 20: Human Rights I

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 313



WG 21: Human Rights II

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 316



WG 22: Philosophy & Jurisprudence I

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 204



WG 23: Philosophy & Jurisprudence II

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 501



WG 24: Philosophy & Jurisprudence III

Tuesday 9 July, 14.00-18.30, Sentimatt 108

  • Eva Neu et al., On Approaches to Philosophy and Law in the Context of Globalisation

  • Matti Ilmari Niemi, Law as an Expression of Adopted Justice

  • Weiwei Zhang, Élitism, Justice and Poetical Sources

  • Valerio Nitrato Izzo, The Implications of the Urban Age for Legal Theory

  • Nicolas Cornell, The Wrong of Exploitation

  • Ana Paula Barbosa-Fohrmann & Luana Adriano Araújo, Justice and Equality for People with Disabilities: Recognizing Moral Status in Law and Philosophy

  • Ákos Tussay, Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarchal Justification of Regal Power

  • Hend Hanafy, The Justification of Punishment in Authoritarian States: Utilitarianism

  • Hsin-Wen Lee, Self-Defense Theories of Punishment and the Minimum Rationality Requirement

  • Yuko Hashimoto, Retributive Emotion and Criminal Justice

  • Athina Sachoulidou, The Transformation of Criminal Law in the Big Data Era – Reflections on Benefits, Risks and Challenges Regarding the Right to Presumption of Innocence



WG 25: Philosophy & Jurisprudence IV

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 217

  • Igor Nevvazhay, Towards a General Theory of Legal Norms

  • Noam Gur, Legal Facts and Reasons for Action: Between Deflationary and Robust Conceptions of Legal Normativity

  • Cesar Serbena, What is a Fact in the Context of a Legal System? A Not So Simple Question

  • Tomasz J. G. Zygmunt, An Introduction to Legal Insight

  • Andrea Romeo, The Concept of Law and the Lawyers’ Point of View: A Jurisprudential Analysis

  • Tatiana Chauvin, Relations between Law and Science - Cooperation or a Test of Strength?

  • Corina Adriana Dumitrescu, Achieving the Rule of Law - A Fundamental Objective, Both for the Philosophy of Law and for Social Philosophy

  • Hannele Isola-Miettinen, Methods of Legal Reasoning in the Case of Principled Legislation

  • Maciej Juzaszek, Durkheimian Utilitarianism and Legal Moralism

  • Ana Paula Barbosa-Fohrmann & Luana Adriano Araújo, Support for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Recognizing Moral Status in Law and Philosophy

  • Lorena Forni, Minors and Vulnerability: The Case of Mandatory Vaccination for Children in Italy

  • Carolina Sanchez, Human Rights of Indigenous Migrants and the Contribution of Intergovernmental Organizations



WG 26: Philosophy & Jurisprudence V

Friday 12 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 315

  • Raphael Marcelino de Almeida Nunes, Judicial Review and Legal Positivism in a Neo-Kantian Perspective

  • Fernando Gabriel Ghiggi, International Judicial Review: Jurisdiction, Dialogue and Argumentative Conventionality Control

  • Peter Chau, Should Insanity be a Defence in Tort Law?

  • Helena Nadal Sánchez, Philosophy of Mediation: A New Discipline in Favour of Parties’ Dignity, Diversity and Rights

  • Ge Yanjie, Study on the Feasibility of Installing New Confucianism into the Construction of China’s Rule of Law and East Asian Sense of Identity

  • Liu Yigong, The Progress of Rule of Law in China's 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up

  • Naoto Takeya, The Rule of Law and the Role of the Supreme Court in Japan

  • Shigeki Tanaka, Comparative Legal Cultures in Japanese Legal Philosophy

  • Fei Yanying & Cao Guangyu, A Comparison of Kant, Mencius and Xunzi’s Theories of Human Nature

  • Cornelia Helfrich, Mystische Definition des Menschen

  • Eva Neu et al., On Philosophy of Law in Resident Houses



WG 27: Philosophy & Jurisprudence VI

Monday 8 July, 14.00-18.30, Museggstrasse 314



WG 28: Philosophy & Jurisprudence VII

Thursday 11 July, 14.00-18.30, Löwengraben 504