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From Theory to Practice in Private International Law: Gedächtnisschrift for Professor Jonathan Fitchen

Written by Justin Borg-Barthet, Katarina Trimmings, Burcu Yüksel Ripley and Patricia Živkovic

Note: This post is also available via the blog of the European Association of Private International Law.

When our colleague and friend Prof Jonathan Fitchen passed away on 22nd January 2021, we were comforted in our grief by an outpouring of messages of condolence from private international lawyers around the world. We had known, of course, of the impact and importance of Jonathan’s work to the world of private international law scholarship. His monograph on authentic instruments, for example, will remain an essential reference on that subject for many years to come. Jonathan’s impact on the world of private international law scholars was, to a degree, less obvious. He was an unassuming man. He did not seek to command the attention of every gathering he attended, and he might have been surprised to realise how often he did just that. He was tremendously well-liked and well-respected for his wit, his self-deprecating sense of humour, and his empathy.

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EAPIL Wroclaw Conference 2024: Private International Law and Global Crises

We are please to announce that registration for the  next bi-annual conference of the European Association of Private International Law (EAPIL) is now open!

The conference will take place in Wroclaw (Poland) from 6 to 8 June 2024 and will be devoted to “Private International Law and Global Crises”. Topics to be discussed will include the interplay of private international law and 1) war and armed conflicts, 2)  the rule of law, 3) climate change and 4) global supply chains. Speakers will be:

  • Raffaele Sabato (European Court of Human Rights)
  • Vincent Kronenberger (Court of Justice of the European Union)
  • Andreas Stein (European Commission)
  • Patrick Kinsch (University of Luxembourg)
  • Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (University of Edinburgh)
  • Iryna Dikovska (Taras Shevchenko National University Kyiv)
  • Tamasz Szabados (ELTE Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Alex Mills (University College London)
  • Matthias Weller (University of Bonn)
  • Eduardo Alvarez Armas (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)
  • Olivera Boskovic (Université Paris Cité)
  • Rui Dias (University of Coimbra)
  • Klaas Eller (University of Amsterdam)
  • Laura Carpaneto (University of Genova)

To register for the conference please click here.

For questions, please get in touch with the local organizer, Agnieszka-Frackowiak-Adamska, at 2024.EAPIL.Wroclaw@uwr.edu.pl.