Category Archives: Conferences and Calls for Papers

International Consumer Redress Conference

The Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University and KU Leuven are excited to announce the first International Conference on Consumer Redress to take place in Stellenbosch during April 2018. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various local and international consumer redress mechanisms, including alternative dispute resolution methods and class actions, as a means to resolving consumer disputes. It is envisaged that the conference’s comparative approach will assist in the development of local consumer redress mechanisms within the context of the emerging African consumer market.

Date: 9-10 April 2018

Conference ProgrammeClick here

Place: Attie van Wyk Auditorium, 171 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch (For directions click here)

Registration: Please complete attached registration form and send it, together with the proof of payment, to [email protected]

Registration costs: R695

Enquiries: Dr Theo Broodryk ([email protected]) / Prof Dr Stefaan Voet ([email protected])

This work is based on the research supported by the South African National Research Foundation

Call for Papers: International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice

IJCLP is an annual peer reviewed journal which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of National and International issues on Consumer Protection Laws. Following the third successful volume of the Journal and in continuance of the endeavor to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submissions for the fourth volume. The journal welcomes contributions from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields.

IJCLP solicits submissions for its Volume VI to be launched in 2018. Authors can make submissions under the following heads:

  1. Articles and Research Papers (4,000-5,000 words inclusive of foot notes)
  2. Essay (3,000-4,000 words inclusive of foot notes)
  3. A Note (2,500 words inclusive of foot notes)
  4. A Case Comment, Legislative Briefs (2,500-3,000 words inclusive of foot notes )
  5. A Book Review ( 2,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

Authors can submit their written contribution addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil, Chief Editor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Nagarbhavi Circle, Bengaluru 560072 and the same shall be e-mailed to [email protected] (MS word format) along with covering letter on or before 31st May 2018.

  1. Cover letter should include (i) Title of the Paper; (ii) Abstract (not exceeding 250 words); (iii) Name of the Author; (iv) Designation; (v) Institutional affiliation; (vi) Correspondence address. Co-authored papers should give full details about all the authors; (vii) along with CD
  2. Article should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the submitted paper is original and is not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. All citations shall be placed in footnotes and shall be in accordance with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Ed.
  4. All submissions will go through an initial round of review by the editorial board and the selected pieces will subsequently be sent for peer-review before finalization for publication.

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Conference on Collective Redress in Consumer Disputes

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.

Faculty of Law, University of Haifa. March 16th-17th, 2017.

University of Pretoria Second International Consumer Law Conference 2016

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CONFERENCE (UPICLC) 2016

20-22 September 2016

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa will host an international consumer law conference that will focus on relevant developments internationally and nationally in the field of consumer law. The conference theme is “Towards Aligning Consumer Protection in a Global Consumer Market”. The following aspects of consumer law will be covered:

 The consumer in the financial market  The over-indebted consumer
 The consumer and defective goods
 The consumer and e-commerce

 The vulnerable consumer
 The consumer and unfair marketing and commercial practices  The consumer and disclosure
 The consumer and contract terms
 Access to redress for consumers
 Ensuring a fair and competitive market for consumers

Conference highlights include presentations by renowned international and national experts in consumer law as well as the opportunity to network with colleagues in the global consumer law arena.

Kindly submit your abstract of no more than 450 words to Jani van Wyk at [email protected]

For further detailed information regarding the conference, please visit our conference website at: http://www.up.ac.za/2016-upiclc

Warm Regards
Prof Corlia van Heerden Chairperson: UPICLC Committee Department of Mercantile Law Law Faculty
University of Pretoria

Important Dates:

1. Final abstract submission: 30 April 2016

2. Notification of abstract acceptance: 30 May 2016

3. Registration: 31 July 2016

4. Full paper submission deadline: 20 August 2016

5. Payment deadline: 31 August 2016

6. Cancellation deadline: 31 August 2016

7. Opening of Conference: 20 September 2016 University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law,
Foyer of the Law Building.

Towards a Common Private Law of Europe

Twenty years have already gone by since Part I of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) was published and more than ten since the whole project was completed. The PECL, together with Law enacted by the European Union (and its predecessors) have fostered intense activity among scholars in respect of the so-called European Contract Law. A new ius commune in this field seems to be increasingly accepted across the continent and subsequent proposals on Uniform rules for Contract Law have attracted the attention of stakeholders. Among these projects are the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) or the Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL).Great effort has been put into their preparation and also the analysis of their particular rules. The aforementioned proposals, however, still remain soft law with doubtful perspectives as regards enactment by the corresponding European institutions. At this stage, it is unclear whether the whole process of drafting uniform rules is still worthy to be pursued.

The conference aims to assess the current need for uniform rules in European Contract Law, taking into consideration its possible past benefits. The programme is structured according to the needs set out in the PECL: (i) the facilitation of cross-border trade within Europe and the strengthening of the internal market; (ii) the creation of an infrastructure for EU rules governing contracts; (iii) the provision of guidelines for national courts and legislatures; and (iv) the construction of a bridge between the Civil Law and the Common Law. These benefits were to a certain extent assumed by the subsequent projects and initiatives. The programme includes a fifth part which expects to analyse the influence of the European process on non-EU countries.The conference commemorates the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of the Kingdom of Spain in the EEC/EU and serves as the closing event for the Jean Monnet Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe”, granted to IE University.

For more information: http://www.jeanmonnet.privatelaw.ie.edu/conference/

Personal Insolvency Conference

Personal Insolvency Conference: 7-9 September 2016 – Brisbane Australia

Final date for submission of abstracts: 7 March 2016

In 2016, the Insolvency & Restructuring group within the Queensland

University of Technology’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre

will be hosting their first international conference.  While the current

focus in much insolvency scholarship or commentary is upon salvaging

economic value for large businesses facing financial collapse, the harsh

reality is that many more people experience financial stress as

over-indebted consumers or Œowners¹ of micro/small/medium sized

enterprises.

The conference will provide a forum for scholars and policy-makers to

discuss and present on the human experience of bankruptcy.

Key note addresses will be delivered by Professor Jay L. Westbrook, Benno

C. Schmidt Chair of Business Law, The University of Texas at Austin, and

Professor Iain Ramsay, Professor of Law, University of Kent.

Themes to be discussed at the conference include:

– Fresh start: rhetoric or reality?

– Policy tensions: fresh start v commercial certainty

– Personal insolvency law reform

– Alternatives to bankruptcy

– Multi-disciplinary insights

– Comparative approaches

– Lenders¹ perspectives

– Human rights

– The health effects of over-indebtedness

Our themes are deliberately broad and we welcome abstracts from all

disciplines and areas of expertise examining issues surrounding natural

person insolvency.

Supporting URL

http://personalinsolvencyconference.com/