Young Scholars’ PIL Conference: “Politics and Private International Law (?)” – Program

The following invitation regarding the upcoming young scholars’ PIL conference in Bonn 2017 (see our previous post here) has been kindly provided by Dr. Susanne Gössl, LLM (Tulane), University of Bonn.

We cordially invite all young scholars interested in questions of Private International Law (PIL) to the first young scholars’ PIL conference which will be held on April 6th and 7th 2017 at the University of Bonn.

The conference will be held in German.

The general topic will be

Politics and Private International Law (?)

As our call for papers elicited a large number of highly qualified and interesting responses, selecting the presentations for the conference programme was not easy. In a double-blind peer review procedure, we finally identified nine contributions leading to the following program:

Thursday, 6 April, 2017

2:00 pm: welcome

2:15 pm: opening address
Prof. em. Dr. Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, LL.M. (Mich.), University of Göttingen

3:00 pm: Panel I – Arbitration

3:00 pm: Politics Behind the “ordre public transnational” (Focus ICC Arbitral Tribunal)
Iina Tornberg, Helsinki

3:30 pm: Between Unleashed Arbitral Tribunals and European Harmonisation: The Rome I Regulation and Arbitration
Masud Ulfat, Marburg

4:00 pm: The Applicable Law in Arbitration Proceedings – A responsio
Dr. Reinmar Wolff, Marburg

4:10 pm: discussion

4:40 pm: coffee break

5:00 pm: Panel II – Procedural Law and Conflict of Laws/Substantial Law

5:00 pm: How Does the ECJ Constitutionalize the European PIL and International Civil Procedure? Tendencies and Consequences
Dominik Düsterhaus, Luxemburg

5:30 pm: Proceedings in a Foreign forum derogatum, Damages in a Domestic forum prorogatum – Fair Balancing of Interests or Unjustified Intrusion into Foreign Sovereignty?
Dr. Jennifer Lee Antomo, Mainz

6 pm: discussion (until ca. 6:30 pm)

8:00 pm: dinner

Friday, 7 April, 2017

9:30 am: opening

9:45 am: Panel III – Protection of Individual Rights and Conflict of Laws

9:45 am: Private International Law and Human Rights – Questions of Conflict of Laws Regarding the Liability for “Infringements of Human Rights”
Friederike Pförtner, Konstanz

10:15 am: Cross-Border Immissions in the Context of the Revised Hungarian Regulation for Private International Law
Reka Fuglinszky, Budapest

10:45 am: discussion

11:15 am: coffee break

11:45 am: Panel IV – Public Law and Conflict of Laws

11:45 am: Long Live the Principle of Territoriality? The Significance of Private International Law for the Guarantee of Effective Data Protection
Dr. Martina Melcher, Graz

12:15 pm: Economic Sanctions in Private International Law
Dr. Tamás Szabados, Budapest

12:45 pm: discussion

1:15 pm: final discussion and conclusion of the conference

ca. 2:00 pm: closing

Participation is free, but a registration is required.

In order to register for the conference, please use this link: The registration deadline is February 28th 2017. Please be aware that the number of participants is limited and registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. For reserving a hotel from our hotel contingent, please use the following link (

For more information, please visit

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Susanne Gössl (

We are looking forward to welcoming many participants to a lively and thought-provoking conference!

Yours faithfully,
Susanne Gössl, Rafael Harnos, Leonhard Hübner, Malte Kramme, Tobias Lutzi, Michael Müller, Caroline Rupp, Johannes Ungerer

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