Aktuálně Publikováno: 2. 12. 2014


Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, Center for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA) pořádá přednášku

Julen Etxabe

The Experience of Judgment

Respondentem přednášky je Zdeněk Kühn.

Datum: 4. 12. 2014 od 14.00 hod

Místo: Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, Národní 18, 7. patro, zasedací místnost

Přihlášky a bližší informace: agha@ilaw.cas.cz

In a world populated by multiplicity of voices, perspectives, and normative worldviews, what is the role of courts and how is this role to be imagined? What does it mean to adjudicate a legal case in such pluralist context—and what set of resources (intellectual, emotional,normative, procedural) can a judge rely upon? Can a court lay claim to devising an overarching, homogeneous legal order (e.g., a formal set of human rights valid for all contexts and circumstances)? Should it rather abandon that hope, or replace it with something else? In short, how can judges respond to the demands and complexities of judging in the 21st century? What might its standards of excellence be and with what relation to democracy?

Julen Etxabe works as a university researcher at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. His research focuses on judicial dialogues from a comparative perspective and has taught courses on the jurisprudence of human rights, democracy, and normative conflict. Etxabe holds LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan Law School, and a LL.M. degree from the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels. His book The Experience of Tragic Judgment was published in 2013 by Routledge and has co-edited a volume entitled Living in a Law Transformed: Encounters with the Works of James Boyd White (Maize Press, 2014). Currenty, Etxabe is editing a volume on the Cultural History of Law in Antiquity as part of a series with Bloomsbury. He is also editor of No-Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice.