Law and Diversity – Perspectives from Legal History

Cross-cutting theme

The tension between justice in general and as applied to particular cases counts among the basic experiences of any normative order. As legal history can testify, this tension is cyclical and witnesses repeated attempts at resolution through institutional arrangements and special protection regimes.

The legal system of continental Europe is based on the principle of equality. Even today, there is acute interest in how law reacts to demands of special consideration for individual and group particularities. These features relate to cultural diversity, but also to the justification of economic and socio-political differences. Part of the discussion relates to concrete changes in substantive or procedural law, but questions also arise as to whether and how long our legal system, which is based on equality, can meet these challenges while preserving its basic structure.

However, this only describes a general constellation. The social dimensions in which the tension between equality and inequality emerged and the legal solutions or attempts at solutions it produced vary from country to country. In the cross-cutting issue "Law and Diversity”, contributions from various European and Latin American countries are intended to illustrate this diversity and at the same time facilitate a comparison. Workshops in which the different perspectives are discussed serve this purpose. On this basis, we are planning collective volumes on the following topics: Fundamental questions of law, Public law, Civil law, Criminal law.

Events

Conference: Law and Diversity - European and Latin American Experiences from a Legal Historical Perspective –Public Law II–

Dec 10, 2020 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Dec 11, 2020 04:00 PM
Online. Contact: collin@rg.mpg.de

Conference: Law and Diversity - European and Latin American Experiences from a Legal Historical Perspective –Public Law I–

Nov 26, 2020 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Nov 27, 2020 04:20 PM
Online. Contact: collin@rg.mpg.de

Conference: Law and Diversity - European and Latin American Experiences from a Legal Historical Perspective II

Jun 24, 2019 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Jun 25, 2019 03:15 PM
MPIeR, Room: Z01

Conference: Law and Diversity - European and Latin American Experiences from a Legal Historical Perspective

Jun 6, 2019 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Jun 7, 2019 03:00 PM
MPIeR, Room: Lecture hall of the MPI
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