The Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa will hold its second international conference on resolution of mass disputes on March 16th-17th, 2017. This second conference is organized jointly with the European Institute in Florence, and City University of Hong Kong, and focuses primarily on international consumer disputes. It hosts a number of distinguished scholars and practitioners from different jurisdictions, including Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Among the confirmed speakers are Professors John Coffee from Columbia Law School, Carrie Menkel-Meadow from UCI Law, Arthur Miller from NYU, Geraint Howells from City University of Hong Kong, Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz from the EUI, Diana Wallis former Vice President of the European Parliament and current president of the European Law Institute, and Adrian Zuckerman from the University of Oxford.
The IACLheld its 16th biennial conference in Brazil 16 July – 19 July., 2017 This conference celebrated 25 years of the IACL with the theme: consumer protection and economic development.
The theme of the 2015 International Association of Consumer Law conference was ‘virtues and consumer law’. The conference was hosted by the University of Amsterdam and took places in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The key question discussed during the conference was: what makes consumer protection law fit for consumers and businesses? This question was addressed from various angles, dealing with various virtues and their relation to consumer protection law.
The conference hosted 39 workshops (during 8 concurrent sessions) on themes such as Hope (in the era of a financial crisis), Fairness (against unfair commercial practices and against unfair terms), Compassion (in clinical trials and towards vulnerable consumers in financial sector), Forgiveness (through arbitration and ODR), Trust (through data protection) and Self-realization (in consumer contracts). Keynote speeches were held by, i.a., the late Norbert Reich (University of Bremen), Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago), Carina Törnblom (European Commission), Verica Trstenjak (former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union) and Oren Bar-Gil (Harvard University).
The conference was attended by well over 200 participants –academics, consumer advocates, business representatives and lawyers – from all over the world. The conference was organized by prof. dr. Marco Loos, dr. Joasia Luzak and Sacha Tamboer, LLM.
The 16th IACL Conference will be held at Porto Allegre, Brazil in 2017.
Consumer Law Conference – University of Pretoria International Consumer Law Conference Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA – 2016
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CANADA MONTREAL – SAVE THE DATE JULY 2016
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ÉCOLE d’été sur la protection du consommateur
Développements récents en droit national, comparé et international
où ? Montréal (Québec, Canada)
quand ? Lundi 4 au samedi 9 juillet 2016
- Groupe de recherche en droit international et comparé de la consommation (GREDICC), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Montréal, Québec, Canada.
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brésil.
Étudiants (le cours peut éventuellement être crédité), enseignants et chercheurs.
- Juges, avocats, professionnels et responsables d’associations professionnelles.
- Responsables d’organisations de consommateurs ou autres acteurs du monde associatif.
interveNANTS Professeurs d’universités (10) et experts en droit de la consommation du Canada, des États-Unis, du Brésil et des pays de l’Union européenne.
4 juillet : Fondements et enjeux contemporains du droit national, régional et international de la consommation – Principes directeurs des Nations unies 2015. Prof. Thierry Bourgoignie, Prof. Claudia Lima-Marques, Prof. Gilles Paisant, Robin Simpson.
5 juillet : Environnement numérique et protection du consommateur – Protection des données personnelles – Produits numériques et propriété intellectuelle.
Prof. Vincent Gautrais, Prof. Roberto Pfeiffer, Robin Simpson.
6 juillet : Au choix :
- Crédit et surendettement du consommateur.
Prof. Gilles Paisant, Prof. Marc Lacoursière.
- Sécurité des produits de consommation – Surveillance du marché – Infrastructure Qualité. Thierry Bourgoignie, Ivan Hendrikx.
7 juillet : Modes de production et de consommation durables – Obsolescence programmée.
Prof. Fabien Durif, Prof. Patricia Galindo, Richard-Alexandre Laniel.
8 & 9 juillet : Accès à la justice et règlement des litiges – Actions collectives – Mise en œuvre transfrontières du droit de la consommation. Prof. Richard Alderman, Prof. Pierre-Claude Lafond, Prof. Geneviève Saumier, Eladio Lecej.
9 juillet : Développements récents en droit national, régional et international (Open forum).
Langues Français et anglais (avec traduction simultanée).
PLUS D’INFORMATIONS Programme détaillé, droits et procédure d’inscription disponibles mi- décembre 2015 sur le site www.gredicc.uqam.ca ou en contactant Prof. Thierry Bourgoignie à : [email protected]
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SUMMER SCHOOL in CONSUMER law and policy
Recent developments in national, comparative and international law
WHERE? Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
WHEN? Monday 4 to Saturday 9 JULY 2016
Groupe de recherche en droit international et comparé de la consommation (GREDICC), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Students (possibility to have the course credited), academics and researchers.
- Judges, lawyers, professionals, industry or trade associations.
- Government and administration officials.
- Consumer organizations and other NGO’s.
LECTURERS University professors (10) and first-rank senior experts in consumer law and policy from Canada, United States, Brazil and Europe.
4 July : Consumer policy today – Contemporary challenges – 2015 UN Guidelines on consumer protection. Prof. Thierry Bourgoignie, Prof. Claudia Lima-Marques, Prof. Gilles Paisant, Robin Simpson.
5 July : Digital consumers – Personal data protection – Digital products and intellectual property. Prof. Vincent Gautrais, Prof. Roberto Pfeiffer, Robin Simpson.
6 July : Choice between :
- Consumer credit – Consumer overindebtedness. Gilles Paisant, Prof. Marc Lacoursière.
- Product safety – Market surveillance- Quality infrastructure. Thierry Bourgoignie, Ivan Hendrikx.
7 July : Sustainable production and consumption patterns – Planned obsolescence.
Prof. Fabien Durif, Prof. Patricia Galindo, Richard-Alexandre Laniel.
8 & 9 July : Access to justice and consumer redress – Collective redress procedures – Cross-border enforcement of consumer law. Prof. Richard Alderman, Prof. Pierre-Claude Lafond, Prof. Geneviève Saumier, Eladio Lecej.
9 July : Recent developments in consumer law and policy (Open forum).
LanguAGEs French and English (with simultaneous translation).
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CURSO DE VERÃO SOBRE PROTEÇÃO DO CONSUMIDOR
Evolução recente em direito nacional, comparado e internacional
onde ? MontrEal (Quebec, Canadá)
quandO ? De 4 a 9 de JULHO DE 2016 (segunda a sexta-feira)
- Groupe de recherche en droit international et comparé de la consommation (GREDICC), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Montreal, Quebec, Canadá
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brasil
- Professores, pesquisadores e estudantes.
- Juízes, advogados, membros do Ministério Público e da Defensoria Públicages, advogados, profissionais e responsáveis por associações profissionais.
- Membros dos DPDC, dos Procons e demais servidores públicos.
- Responsáveis pelas organizações de consumidores e outros atores sociais do mundo associativo.
interveNIENTES Professores universitários (10) e experts em Direito do Consumidor do Canadá, dos Estados Unidos, do Brasil e dos países integrantes da União Europeia.
4 de julho : Fundamentos e desafios contemporâneos do direito nacional, regional e internacional do consumidor – Princípios Norteadores das Nações Unidas 2015. Prof. Thierry Bourgoignie, Prof. Claudia Lima-Marques, Prof. Gilles Paisant, Robin Simpson.
5 de julho : Ambiente digital e proteção dos consumidores – Proteção dos dados pessoais – Produtos virtuais e propriedade intelectual. Prof. Vincent Gautrais, Prof. Roberto Pfeiffer, Robin Simpson.
6 de julho : A escolher :
- Crédito e superendividamento do consumidor. Gilles Paisant, Prof. Marc Lacoursière.
- Segurança dos produtos de consumo – Fiscalização do mercado – Infraestrutura Qualidade. Thierry Bourgoignie, Ivan Hendrikx.
7 de julho : Produção e consumo sustentáveis – Obsolescência programada.
Prof. Fabien Durif, Prof. Patricia Galindo da Fonseca, Richard-Alex. Laniel.
8 de julho : Acesso à justiça e acordo entre as partes – Ações coletivas – Aplicação transfronteiriça do Direito do Consumidor. Prof. Richard Alderman, Prof. Pierre-Claude Lafond, Prof. Geneviève Saumier, Eladio Lecey.
9 de julho : Evoluções recentes em direito nacional, regional e internacional
IDIOMAS Francês e inglê (tradução simultânea).
mais informações Programa detalhado, direitos e procedimento de inscrição disponíveis a partir da segunda quinzena de dezembro de 2015, no site www.gredicc.uqam.ca ou contactando Prof. Thierry Bourgoignie à : [email protected]
Call for Papers:
Teaching Consumer Law in Our Popular Culture and Social Media
Teaching Consumer Law Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico, 20 & 21 May 2016
The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico School of Law, is organizing its eighth international law teaching conference. The subject is “Teaching Consumer Law in Our Popular Culture and Social Media. The Conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the “City Different,” one of the most interesting cities in the United States.
The Conference will focus on traditional issues of consumer law, as well as how, if at all, the teaching of consumer law should be affected by popular culture and social media. The Conference is directed at those currently teaching or interested in teaching consumer law at the law school or college level. A discussion of prior Conferences may be found at: http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V10N2/V10N2Teaching.pdf; http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V12N1/V12N1_Teaching4.pdf; http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V14N2/V14N2_Teaching.pdf
The 2016 conference will deal with themes such as:
- How should we integrate the increased use of social media into a consumer law course?
- What innovations can we bring to the consumer law classroom to reflect popular culture?
- Does we need more consumer regulation, or less? What is the impact in the US of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and how do you teach it?
- Are there innovative ways to resolve consumer problems? What are other countries doing?
- How can we teach the multitude of subjects encompassed within the term “consumer law”?
- International consumer law developments and innovations.
- How do we deal with intra-state and intra-national consumer transactions?
- Update on an area of consumer law.
Papers and presentations are invited on any of the above themes, or any other topic related to the teaching of consumer law. Proposed topics may discuss the law of any jurisdiction; however, the emphasis is on topics of interest to law school professors and those with an interest in entering the profession.
Those who wish to submit a paper or presentation topic are invited to forward a proposal including a brief abstract of not longer than 400 words and contact information for the author. The proposals should be sent to Richard M. Alderman at [email protected]. Proposals should be submitted no later than 15 January 2016. Authors will be promptly notified of acceptance. Final drafts of the papers that are to be included in the Conference materials are to be forwarded not later than the 1st of May 2016. The language of the conference is English. Conference registration fees will be waived for all presenters. Some scholarships are available for travel and room costs. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com.
If you are not sure about a proposal, but simply want to be placed on our mailing list for more information about the Conference, visit http://law.uh.edu/ccl/2014TCLC/homepage.asp
INDIA – NEW DELHI
The National Law University Delhi, a premier national law university of India is announcing National Seminar on CONSUMER PROTECTION: NEW AGE CHALLENGES to be organised on February 19-20, 2016 at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. This is being organised in collaboration with Centre for Consumer Studies, IIPA, the seminar aims to conduct a discussion amongst legal luminaries, academics, members of Voluntary Consumer Organizations (VCOs) and enforcement agencies at a time when the Indian Government is endeavouring to amend the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
The major theme of the programme will be “New Age Challenges in Consumer Protection”. The authors may choose any topic under this broad theme.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Well researched original research papers, case studies and survey reports are invited from the academics, practitioners, researchers, VCOs, students and other stakeholders working and interested in the field of consumer protection.
For any query please call: +919868449370, +919278888608 or e-mail us at[email protected] by DECEMBER 10 2015
Link for the Seminar Brochure: http://www.nludelhi.ac.in/up-event1.aspx?id=40
The Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa will hold an international conference on Legal Resolution of Mass Disputes on November 26th-27th 2015. The conference will host a number of distinguished scholars and practitioners from different jurisdictions, including Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Conveners: Dr Ariel Flavian, Dr Rabeea Assy
The Government of India has provided finance to the Consumer Chair at National Law School of India University NLSIU based in Bangaloreto establish an “Online Consumer Dispute Mediation Center” at the NLSIU campus.
Professor Ashok Patil invites papers for ‘International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice‘ 2015.
Professor Ashok Patil has been nominated as a Member to the ‘Central Consumer Protection Council’ a National level statutory body under Indian Consumer Protection Act, 1986 for next three years.