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International Conference
The Comparison of Constitutional Law. Asian – European Dialogue

Conference Outline & Program:

Location: University of Macau, Faculty of Law


Tuesday, 25 November 2008


9.30 Registration

10.00 -10.30 Welcome Address and Group Photo

Prof. ZENG Lingliang, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Macau
Prof. Rostam Neuwirth, University of Macau

10.30 – 11.00 General Introduction

Dr. Konrad Lachmayer, University of Vienna

11.00 -11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 -13.30 Challenges and perspectives on Comparing Constitutional Law in Europe and Asia
 
Chairperson: Prof. Rostam Neuwirth

Prof. Mahendra P. Singh, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, (“The Indian Perspective”)
Prof. Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong (“Marrying Socialist Constitutions with Free Market Ideology: What can China Learn from Indian Constitution’s Flirtation with the Right to Property?”)
Prof. Bea Verschraegen, University of Vienna (“The European Perspective”)

13.30 - 15.00 Lunch Break

15.00-17.00 International Constitutional Law and the Constitutionalization of International Law 
Chairperson: Dr. Konrad Lachmayer

Dr. Christina Binder, University of Vienna (“The UN Charter as global Constitutional Law? Old ideas and new perspectives”)
Prof. Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy, University of Macau
Prof. Rostam Neuwirth, University of Macau (“WTO Constitutionalism: Insights from China, India and the EU”)

19.00 – Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

9.45 – 11.15 The Relevance of Comparative Constitutional Law in Supreme and Constitutional Courts 
Chairperson: Prof. Gui Jesus Conde e Silva

Dr. Bedanna Bapuly, Austrian Academy of Science (“Constitutional Courts in Europe”)
Dr. Denis Halis, University of Macau (“Constitutions "in Action": Comparative Approaches”)

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-13.00 Constitutional law and private law – The Right to Property
Chairperson: Prof. Bea Verschraegen

Prof. TONG Io Cheng, Universiy of Macau (“The Chinese Perspective”)
Dr. Judith Schacherreiter, University of Vienna (“Land property beyond public and private law”)
Prof. Gui Jesus Conde e Silva, University of Macau (“Arbitration and Constitutional Law”)

13.00-15.15 Methodology in Comparative Constitutional Law 
Chairperson: Dr. Denis Halis

Dr. Konrad Lachmayer, University of Vienna (“Different Approaches towards a Methodology in Comparative Constitutional Law”)
Joachim Stern, University of Vienna (“Applied Methodology in Comparative Constitutional Law”)

15.15-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-17.00 Final Discussion: Future Perspectives

End of the Conference

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Project Coordinators & Contact:

Dr. Rostam Neuwirth LL.M., Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, University of Macau
rjn@umac.mo

Dr. Konrad Lachmayer,
Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna
konrad.lachmayer@univie.ac.at

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