This workshop will explore the ‘openness’ of European national legal orders to international law and European law. The aim is to discuss the following questions:
- First: What are the legal factors – sources and methods – that determine the ‘openness’ of national legal orders to international law and European law?
- Second: Who are the actors and what are the politics behind the ‘openness’ of national legal orders?
- Third: Does ‘openness’ provide a fruitful analytical framework for further research on the relationship between national law and international law and national law and European law?
The workshop will look for patterns among different national jurisdictions and aims at developing research hypotheses for further research.
It will be possible to participate via Zoom. If you wish to do so, please contact Johann Ruben Leiss
The workshop is organised under the auspices of:
- the University of Oslo – Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law and PluriCourts
- Université Paris 1 Panthéon/Sorbonne – IREDIES (Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne)
- University of Strasbourg - Centre d'Études Internationales et Européennes (CEIE),
- Høgskolen i Innlandet (Lillehammer)
- Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris
Please be aware that some changes in the program might occur. This program was updated 23. November.
Mads Andenas, Andreas Føllesdal, Geir Ulfstein, Johann Ruben Leiss
14.10 - 18.00 OPENNESS OF NATIONAL LEGAL ORDERS -– THEORY, SOURCES, AND METHOD
14.10 - 16.00 OPENNESS OF SELECTED NATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEMS – SOURCES AND METHODS
Chair and Moderation: Freya Baetens
Johann Ruben Leiss, Open-statehood Revisited: Developments in Germany’s Openness to International Law and European Law
Intervention: Andreas L. Paulus
Carl Baudenbacherz , The NAV Scandal – The Tip of the Iceberg
Geir Ulfstein, The (Disputed) Openness of the Norwegian Legal Order
Intervention: Jørgen Sørgard Skjold
Andre Nollkaemper, The Total Openness of the Dutch Legal Order: Myth and Reality Intervention: Freya Baetens
15.45 -16.00 Coffee break
Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Closing the Polish Legal Order for European Union Law
Intervention: Freya Baetens
Emanuel Castellarin, Remarks on the Openness of the French Legal Order
Intervntion: Hélène Tigroudja
Giacinto della Cananea, The Italian Constitutional Court: a ‘Selective’ Openness? Intervention: Paolo Palchetti and Ludovica Chiussi,
17.00 - 17.15 Coffee break
17.15-18.00 THE CONCEPT OF OPENNESS AS AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
Chair and Moderation: Andreas Føllesdal
Jean d'Aspremont, The Openness of Legal Orders as a Mode of Governance
Otto Pfersmann, Differentiated Openness in a Monist Theory. Avoiding New Words for Old Problem
18.00 - 19.00 OPENNESS OF NATIONAL LEGAL ORDERS – ACTORS AND POLITICS
Chair and Moderation: Mads Andenæs
ACTORS – OPEN DISCUSSION
POLITICS – OPEN DISCUSSION
CONCLUDING DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK