International Conference: Rights, Balancing and Proportionality

The conference will be conducted as a researchers' workshop and will take place at the Sheraton City Towers Hotel, Ramat Gan, Israel, on January 4-5, 2009.

For better or for worse, the concepts of proportionality and balancing are becoming the central concepts in rights protection systems worldwide and the increase and spread of their use in recent years, especially in Europe, is unprecedented. This workshop will provide a forum for academics from the United States, Germany, Canada, Great Britain and Israel to exchange views and share ideas on the theoretical, legal and practical aspects of the concepts of balancing and proportionality in a wide variety of legal perspectives. The works presented will be published, after a "double blind" peer review, in Law & Ethics of Human Rights (BEPRESS).

Academic Organizers: Dr. Iddo Porat, Dr. Moshe Cohen-Eliya


Papers from this workshop will be published in Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights (Bepress)

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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Balancing and Theories of Rights    
Prof. Nancy Rosenblum
Harvard University
Chair  
Prof. Robert Alexy
University of Kiel
The Construction of Constitutional Rights audio Listen to the conference (100MB file)
Prof. Aharon Barak
Former President of the Israeli Supreme Court, IDC.

Principled Balancing

 
Prof. Dimitris Kyritsis
University of Sheffield
Commentator  
Prof. Ruth Gavison
The Hebrew University
Commentator  
Disciplining Balancing    
Prof. Robert Alexy
University of Kiel
Chair  
Prof. Stephen Gardbaum
UCLA

A Democratic Defense of Constitutional Balancing

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Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez
Tel-Aviv University
Commentator  
Dr. Gideon Sapir
Bar-Ilan University
Commentator  
     
Dr. Gila Stopler, Dr. Moshe Cohen Eliya Academic Center of Law & Business Prioritizing Rights in the Age of balancing  
Prof. Dimitris Kyritsis
University of Sheffield
Commentator  
Prof. Barak Medina
The Hebrew University
Commentator  
Proportionality in International Investment Arbitration  
Prof. Gabriella Blum
Harvard University
Chair  

Prof. Alec Stone Sweet
Yale University

International Investment Arbitration: Proportionality’s New Frontier

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Dr. Jonathan Yovel
University of Haifa
Commentator  
Prof. Neil Walker
University of Edinburg
Commentator  
War and Proportionality [Sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross ]
Prof. Georg Nolte
Humboldt University, Berlin
Simple or Sophisticated?
The Principle of Proportionality and International Humanitarian Law

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Prof. Yuval Shany
The Hebrew University
Commentator  
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti
Tel-Aviv University
Commentator  
     
Prof. Thomas Franck
NYU
Proportionality in International Law  

Prof. David Kretzmer
Academic Center of Law & Business;
The Hebrew University (Emeritus)

Commentator  

Prof. Gabriella Blum
Harvard University

Commentator  

Monday, January 5, 2009

Proportionality, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism  

Dr. Issaschar Rosen-Zvi
Tel-Aviv University

Chair  
Prof. David Beatty
University of Toronto
Weighing God in the Balance  
Dr. Shai Lavi
Tel-Aviv University
Commentator  
Dr. Yofi Tirosh
Tel-Aviv University
Commentator  
     
Prof. Neil Walker
University of Edinburg
Transnational Law and the Limits of Balancing  
Prof. Alec Stone Sweet
Yale University
Commentator  
Dr. Re'em Segev
The Hebrew University
Commentator  
Global Constitutionalism and Proportionality  

Prof. Suzie Navot
Law School - College of Management Academic Studies

Chair  

Prof. Matthias Kumm
NYU

Proportionality based Rights Adjudication and the Point of Judicial Review: Some Theoretical and Comparative Observations

 
Prof. David Enoch
The Hebrew University
Commentator  
Dr. Amnon Reichman
University of Haifa
Commentator  
     
Dr. Iddo PoratDr. Moshe Cohen-Eliya
Academic Center of Law & Business
The Hidden Foreign Law Debate in Heller:
The Proportionality Approach in American Constitutional Law

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Prof. Stephen Gardbaum
UCLA

Commentator  

Prof. Matthias Kumm
NYU

Commentator