Seminar on Rights In Rem – Tarragona, 10-11 Nov 2022

The Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona), University of Barcelona and University of Lleida organise the First International Seminar on Rights In Rem in the European Union: General Aspects and International Jurisdiction.

The seminar seeks to define the concept of rights in rem in the framework of European private international law and comparative law, and to identify the problematic aspects arising from the characterisation of such a concept in terms of both the delimitation of the legal instruments applicable to this matter, and of its application in the Spanish legal system as the representative of a State in which several systems of law coexist. Moreover, in terms of jurisdiction, the Seminar will also address the problems of the delimitation of the rule of jurisdiction applicable under the Brussels I bis Regulation. The Seminar is divided into four panels dealing with three major topics:
· The approach to the concept of rights in rem in European comparative private law and European private international law
· Rights in rem in the Spanish legal system and the state’s internal conflict of laws
· Rights in rem and international jurisdiction under the Brussels I bis Regulation.

In addition to the invited speakers whose topics are indicated in the programme, the Seminar is open to those interested in presenting their short communications on the topic. Applications for submitting a communication proposal must include the following information: author’s personal information and academic position; topic selected; title of the paper and an abstract of between 300 and 500 words in length. Proposals for communications should be sent to: by 12 September 2022. More information is available in the call for communications.

You are welcome to take a look at and share the official seminar leaflet.

This Seminar is part of the activities within the project PID2020-112609GB-I0 Property Rights System over Tangible Goods in the Field of European Private International Law: Aspects of International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law, funded by the Spanish Government.