Conference on the Judge and the Border in Beirut


An international conference will be held on 22 October 2010 in Beirut, Lebanon, on ‘The Judge and the Border’.

The morning session focuses on ‘The extra-territorial activity of the courts’, and deals with the powers of the courts in respect of foreign territories, foreign evidence, foreign litigants, foreign judgments, etc. The afternoon session deals with ‘International judicial cooperation and conflict of laws’, and covers issues such as lis pendens, the reception of foreign procedural institutions, the application of foreign mandatory rules, etc.

The speakers include Professors Paul Lagarde, Bernard Audit, Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières, Léna Ganagé, Marie-Maure Niboyet, Etienne Pataut, Arnaud Nuyts, Mouhib Maamari, Sami Mansour, Haffiza Haddad. The Conference (in French and Arabic) is held under the auspices of the ‘Conseil supérieur de la magistrature’ and ‘Institut d’Etudes Judiciaires du Liban’.

The full programme can be found on