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Conference-debate and study day at the Université de Bordeaux

Published on:05 November at 08:25PM
Author: Research Chair on Legal Diversity and Indigenous Peoples

Pauline Gervier, lecturer in public law at the Université de Bordeaux, CERCCLE and member of Legitimus, will host in Bordeaux, from 7 to 9 November 2018, several members of the Legitimus group including Ghislain Otis, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Legal Diversity and Indigenous Peoples.


November 7, 2018, will be devoted to a conference-debate around the book « Contributions à l’étude des systèmes juridiques autochtones et coutumiers » (EN: Contributions to the study of indigenous and customary legal systems) (insert PDF of the book). During this conference, the authors and interveners will discuss the method of research, the stakes and the contributions of this collective work conducted under the direction of Ghislain Otis and concerning the study of the indigenous legal systems. This book will be published in France in December 2018 and very soon in Canada. For more information, please see the event plan.


November 8-9, 2018 will also be devoted to the study days on the topic « Crise et pluralisme juridique » (EN: "Crisis and Legal Pluralism") (insert PDF). Workshopson this theme resonate the research prepared by regional groups of the Legitimus project: "The State and Indigenous Legal Cultures: Law in Search of Legitimacy" overseen by the Canada Research Chair in legal diversity and Indigenous peoples from the University of Ottawa with the financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The objective of this event is to promote research linked to the theme and to promote discussion between research and field partners. For more information, please see the event plan.


The second conference-debate entitled « La culture juridique coutumière dans le monde : quel état des lieux ? » (EN: "The customary legal culture in the world: what is the state of the scene?") will take place on November 9, 2018. It will focus on the issues of governance of the coexistence of State and customary norms in the same territory and is addressed to all those who, in civil society – institutional, associative and local actors – are interested in the ways of pacification of social relations. It aims to establish an inventory of the customary legal culture present in several regions of the world in family law, in land law or even in matters of justice. For more information, please see the event plan.

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