date October 9 to 11, 2017

The 2nd Kyoto University-Universität Hamburg Symposium 2018


Transjudicial and transnational dialogues – transnational elements in legislation, doctrine and jurisprudence

Along with internationalization and globalization, world or regional organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the Council of Europe are unifying and coordinating national legal systems. On the one hand, efforts for higher international standards of human rights and liberties are desirable, and in some areas, international cooperation is inevitable for effective regulation. However, it is not realistic to assume that the differences between legal cultures and traditions will disappear. International jurists now face questions of how to distinguish between different goals and to propose effective international measures to realize different policies.


Kanako Takayama, Kyoto University
Milan Kuhli, Universität Hamburg


Venue: Symposium Hall, 5F, International Science Innovation Building (No.69 Bldg. on Main Campus Map)

October 10

Chair: Kanako Takayama

10:30-10:35 Introduction: Kanako Takayama
10:35-11:05 Tatsuhiko Inatani Corporate crime and corporate sanctioning
11:05-11:35 Alexander Baur Corporate crime and corporate sanctioning
11:35-12:00 Discussion

Chair: Alexander Baur/ Shotaro Hamamoto

13:00-13:45 Shotaro Hamamoto CJEU's “Europe first!” jurisprudence: or real danger to the international legal order does not (necessarily) exist “outre Atlantique”
13:45-14:30 Yuko Nishitani Global governance and children's rights in cross-border surrogacy
14:30-15:15 Mareike Schmidt Cultural diversity and private law
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-16:15 Milan Kuhli Suicide assistance in Japanese and German criminal law
16:15-16:45 Kanako Takayama Transnationally induced law reform: pitfalls and challenges
16:45-17:15 Julia Geneuss Transnationally induced law reform: pitfalls and challenges
17:15-17:40 Discussion
17:40-17:45 Resumé: Milan Kuhli

October 11

Chair: Yuko Nishitani

9:30-11:00 Discussion for future cooperation / preparation for wrap-up