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Ocean of Law II

Monday 12 December 2016 - Wednesday 14 December 2016
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden
Gravensteen 011

After the successful conference, “Ocean of Law: Intermixed Legal Systems across the Indian Ocean World” held at Leiden University in December 2015, most participants were enthusiastic about following it up with another event to further explore various aspects of legal interactions in the Indian Ocean world. The Ocean of Law II is a step towards that end. 

We take up the same foundational questions that Ocean of Law-I raised: 

  • How did legal ideas and texts travel across borders? 
  • How did ideas and texts shape legal traditions and systems they encountered during their journey? 
  • How and why did legal cultures negotiate, influence and contest each other at the moments and sites of their interactions?

Keynote Speakers

Prof.dr. Ronit Ricci (Australian National University)
Dr. Iza Hussin (Cambridge University)
Prof.dr. Léon Buskens (Leiden University) 


Please find the full programme of the Ocean of Law II conference here.


If you wish to attend the conference, please register by sending an email to oceanoflaw@gmail.com.

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