14-16 January: Conference Harvard, Renmin, Sydney and Geneva
"Property Law in Four Dimensions"
More than 100 legal scholars gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Law Faculty Conference, a three-day event that explored the history and evolution of property laws around the world.
The conference, which took place January 14-16, brought together faculty from Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin Law School (China), and Sydney Law School (Australia). The conference was principally organized by the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and the Confucius Institute, and was sponsored by the Latsis Foundation and Hanban, an organization dedicated to Chinese cultural teaching worldwide.
In workshops and a public conference, panels of speakers from the four law schools considered the interplay between public and private property, the relationship between intellectual property and property, and the protection of private and public property under international law.
Monday January 14th, 2013: Workshop at the Confucius Institute
Zhao Xiurong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute
Christine Chappuis, Dean of the Law Faculty
Bénédict Foex - Opening Presentation
Interplay between Public and Private Property
Moderator : Maya Hertig Randall
Charles Donahue, Jr. (Harvard) :
The Emergence of Property in Land in Twelfth and Thirteenth-Century England: Blurring the Public-Private Distinction
Han Dayuan (Renmin):
The Protection of Property Rights in Chinese Constitutional Law
Wang Yi (Renmin):
Public Interest in the Perspective of Civil Law
Thomas Merrill Columbia (Harvard Delegation):
U.S. Regulatory Takings Law: Less of a Mess Than Commonly Thought?
Marc-André Renold (Geneva) :
The Interplay between Property Rights in Works of Art and Public Control on Their Circulation
Stefan Gruber (Sydney) : Illicit Export and Trade in Cultural Property
Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff (Geneva) : Decentering Property: Indigenous Land Claims in Common Law and International Law
The Protection of Private and Public Property in International Law
Moderator : Han Dayuan
Emily Crawford (Sydney) :
Moveable and Immovable Property in Times of Armed Conflict
Zhu Wenqi (Renmin) :
Immunity and Protection of Private Property
Henry Smith (Harvard) :
Property, Equity, and the Rule of law
Zachary Douglas (Geneva) :
The Strategic Use of Different Conceptions of Property by International Judge and Arbitrators
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013: Public Conference on "Property Law in Four Dimensions
Moderator : Christian Bovet
Welcome Adress Yves Flückiger, Vice-Rector
Patricia Lane - (Sydney) : Imagining Property: Traditional Rights to Land in Australia
Marco Sassòli (Geneva) : The Protection of Private and Public Property in International Law
Henry Smith (Harvard) : Property, Equity, and the Rule of Law
Zhu Wenqi (Renmin) : Private Property in China
Concluding Remarks - Basile Zimmermann, Director of the Confucius Insitute