The International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL) has entrusted the organization of this international Colloquium, which is to be held in Gandia and Valencia on 6, 7 and 8 November 2008, to Professor Ortells Ramos and the working team he heads at the
Universitat de València.
The Colloquium aims to provide a meeting point –for scientific debate as well as on a more personal level – for specialists in Procedural Law and jurists interested in the legal protection of rights who, although trained and active in very different legal cultures, are aware that globalization requires renewed consideration to the basic issues in every legal area, and also that this consideration needs to take place in forums whose breadth of scope covers the rich plurality of different perspectives.
The main theme of the Colloquium will be “Oral and Written Proceedings: Efficiency in Civil Procedure”.
With two introductory reports –entrusted to renowned experts with considerable experience in procedural law– and four general reports, the Colloquium reopens the debate on the fundamental options of proceedings –oral, written, and the new telematic ones– and how they relate to improved protection of rights in terms of the time they require, their cost and their intrinsic quality.
As a complement to these, the final evening session will be devoted to providing an overview of the reforms that have been made to various European laws in terms of appeals to the supreme courts, which warrants special consideration now that Spanish civil cassation appeals may undergo profound changes.
The different types of reports outlined in the programme will be available on this website from the time they are submitted to the Organizing Committee.
However, in addition to these basic contributions, the Colloquium organizers hope to encourage the maximum possible participation, so it will be open not only to members of the IAPL, but also to any jurists interested in the subject matter who wish to register. They are invited to submit their presentations on the different topics of the Colloquium to enrich the pool of knowledge and subsequent discussions.
The working languages are Spanish and English.
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