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Register now for the Henri Capitant-symposium

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Dutch group of the Francophone comparative law Association Henri Capitant the Dutch group organises a symposium on Thursday 21 September 2017 in Leiden.

The symposium is dedicated to the reform of French tort law. After earlier amendments to its law of obligations, the French legislator is currently preparing a tort law reform. In April 2016, the Ministry of Justice published a first proposal for the purposes of public consultation. Researchers from Leiden, Amsterdam, Leuven, and Paris, united in the Grothius-Pothier research group, compared this proposal with the Dutch Civil Code. The research resulted in a publication in the Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé.

Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti (Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II) will give a lecture on the new proposal titled “The French Reform Bill on Civil Liability and the Future of Civil Liability in France.” Subsequently, researchers from the Grothius-Pothier group will present their most important findings. Prof. Philippe Dupichot (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I) will give the celebratory address.

The symposium starts at 1.00 pm at the Academy Building (Academiegebouw) in Leiden. To conclude the afternoon, drinks will be held at 5.15 pm. The symposium is organised by dr. Diana Dankers-Hagenaars (d.l.m.t.dankers-hagenaars@uva.nl), president of the Dutch group of the Association Henri Capitant.

Language of the symposium: Dutch, French, and English.
Date: Thursday afternoon 21 September 2017
Location: Academy Building, Law Faculty Room (Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden)
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm (doors open: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

See the programme.


There is no fee for this event. In order to make arrangements for seating and drinks, attendants must register before 14 September 2017 with Pauline Ribbers (p.l.f.ribbers@law.leidenuniv.nl).

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