The Common Good in Law

The theme for the annual Antwerp-Glasgow Doctoral Colloquium was The Common Good in Law. The event was held on 7-8 May 2009.

Opening Lecture: Dr Ruth Dukes (University of Glasgow)

First Panel:
International Private Law and the Common Good
Chair: Dr Bart Volders (Antwerp)

  • Marie Collard (Toulouse and Antwerp): The Common Good in the Relation between Private Parties
  • Alen Balde (Glasgow): The Role of Private Parties Interests in Formulating the “Common Good” within the Area of Antitrust Law
  • David O. Adetoro (Glasgow): Is Competition Law and Policy Good Enough for Resource-Dependent Countries?

Second Panel:
Legal Theory and the Common Good
Chair: Prof. Emilios Christodoulidis (Glasgow)

  • Marco Goldoni (Antwerp) & Christopher McCorkindale (Glasgow): The Role of the Courts in Hannah Arendt’s Political Constitutionalism
  • Josemaria Carabante Carabante & Antonio Ferrer (Universidad Complutense Madrid): Postmodernity and the Common Good: Rorty and Maritain
  • Honor McAdam (Glasgow): Law, Morality and the Common Good

Third Panel:
Public Law and the Common Good
Chair: Prof. Patricia Popelier (Antwerp)

  • Quoc Loc Hong (Antwerp): The ECJ. A Political Court in Search of the Common Good
  • Petr Novotny (Antwerp): Balancing the Common Good
  • Anne Meuwese (Antwerp): Transatlantic Diffusion and Side Effects of “Better Regulation”
  • Mohammad Abrar (Glasgow): Neighbouring Rights and Public Interest

Fourth Panel:
Human Rights and the Common Good
Chair: Prof. Wouter Vandenhole (Antwerp)

  • Frankie McCarthy (Glasgow): Article 1 of the First Protocol to the ECHR: the Role of an Economic Right in Promoting the Common Good
  • Nlerum Okogbule (Glasgow): Re-Appraising the Impact of Globalisation on Human Rights
  • Gregor Clunie (Glasgow): Globalisation and the Corporatisation of the Common Good
  • Vidyaranya Chakravarthy (Antwerp): Should We Trust Google?

Fifth Panel:
The Common Good in International Public Law
Chair: Prof. Koen De Feyter (Antwerp)

  • Ania Salinas (Glasgow): Justice as an Integral Part of Peace and the Transitional Soceities’ Common Good
  • Atabong Tamo (Antwerp): Multinational Corporate Governance, Whose Thing Is It?
  • Geeta Oboy (Warwick): The Role of Judicial Education
  • Hakeem Yusuf (Glasgow): Undemocratic Paradox and the Common Good: An Unaccounted Judiciary and Challenges of Political Transition in Post-Authoritarian Nigeria

Closing Plenary Lecture: Prof. Hans Lindhal (Tilburg): “A-legality: The Question of Legal Boundaries”