Workshop - Access to Justice in theory and practice

Workshop hosted by the INTRAlaw research centre, Department of Law, Aarhus University on 19 and 20 March 2018.

10.01.2018 | Michael Schrøder

Dato man 19 mar tir 20 mar
Tid 12:00    19:00
Sted Aarhus University, Departement of Law,

Access to Justice is a very important but still slightly underexposed topic among academics in many different fields such as sociology, law, criminology etc.

The need for research is not only enlightened through national studies on free process, legal aid, ADR, precarious groups etc. Also the accentuation of the duty of national states to secure access to justice in the European Convention on Human Rights art 6 and in the EU Charter on fundamental Rights 2000/C 364/01, art. 47 calls for academics alongside with practitioners to contribute to develop a deeper understanding of the contents of the terms access and justice.

In order to open for both general and principal theoretical debates and debates on more detailed topics the workshop will be composed of plenary sessions, panels and a few parallel sessions.

There will be great opportunities for registered participants to give presentations on their own research as long as it reflects further development on theoretical understanding of Access to Justice, methodological challenges in the study of Access to Justice, contemporary means and barriers for obtaining Access to Justice or advocacy for Access to Justice.

The program will mirror a balance between a systems-approach and a citizens-approach to Access to Justice. The presentations may start out from very different approaches e.g. narrow thematic perspectives, such as access to justice for specific groups like children, criminals, disabled people, foreigners, elderly etc. They may also refer to societal institutions of relevance like courts and other conflict resolution means, legal aid and the like, or to societal obstructions or barriers for Access to Justice such as corruption.

There is no participation fee. Food and drinks during the workshop will be covered for all participants. Dinner on 19 March will be covered for participants giving a presentation.

Everybody will have to pay for her or his own travel costs and accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus.