The EAPIL blog will report about the conference on The Law of Treaties as Applied to Private International Law in Milan by a dedicated post at the end of each conference day. The report of day one is offered below; the report of day two is available here. Please follow us on Twitter (@eapilorg) and LinkedIn for updates as the conference unfolds. Check out our Instagram account, too!
The conference on The Law of Treaties as Applied to Private International Law, under the auspices of the Italian Society of International Law and EU Law (SIDI) and the European Association of Private International Law (EAPIL), has started! Many people are attending in person today’s session. A warm welcome to all from the editors of the blog!
The President of the European Association of Private International Law, Gilles Cuniberti, together with Pasquale De Sena (President of SIDI – the Italian Society of International and EU Law) and Stefano Solimano (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart), started with their welcome address.
The conference has been opened by two general presentations. Catherine Brölmann (University of Amsterdam) presented the rules of public international law relating to treaties and discuss the manner in which, and the extent to which, they can reflect the specificities of the subject-matter of the treaty concerned. Patrick Kinsch (University of Luxembourg) outlined the relevance of the law of treaties to the development and implementation of international conventions in the field of private international law.
The first panel has followed, on The conclusion and entry into force of private international law treaties, chaired by Hans Van Loon (former Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law). Presentations were delivered by Jean-Marc Thouvenin (University of Paris Nanterre; Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law) and Antonio Leandro (University of Bari).
Then, in the afternoon, the second panel, chaired by Sergio Carbone (University of Genova, Emeritus), dealt with The observance, application and interpretation of private international law treaties. Luigi Crema (University of Milan), Pedro De Miguel Asensio (Complutense University of Madrid) and Paul Beaumont (University of Stirling) spoke on the topic.
Finally, the third panel was about The amendment and succession of private international law treaties: Catherine Kessedjian (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Emerita) moderated a discussion between Jan Wouters (KU Leuven) and Andrea Schulz (German Federal Ministry of Justice).
A lively discussion followed the presentations.
The first day of the conference ended with University’s Studium Musicale of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan which offered in the inspiring main hall a performance with music by Saint-Saëns, Bartok, Ravel and Poulenc.
Host University: the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
Gilles Cuniberti, Pasquale de Sena and Stefano Solimano
Catherine Brölmann and Patrick Kinsch
Hans Van Loon, Jean-Marc Thouvenin and Antonio Leandro
Discussion with the audience
Sergio Carbone, Luigi Crema, Pedro De Miguel Asensio and Paul Beaumont
Catherine Kessedjian, Jan Wouters and Andrea Schulz
Studium Musicale of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan: Musical performance
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