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How can asylum law and courts be studied?

At a workshop at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, researchers discussed different disciplinary approaches to the study of asylum law and courts in preparation of a Special Issue of the German Journal of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (Zeitschrift für Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung – Z’Flucht).

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President of Kosovo visited the HU

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, was invited by the International Affairs Department and the Law and Society Institute (LSI) to visit HU Berlin on 15 September 2021.

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Webinar "Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human right in Turkey"

Hosted by Silvia von Steinsdorff and Francis Fukuyama (Stanford University) via Zoom on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 7:00 pm (CEST).

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CfP for workshop: Challenging Social and Cultural Transformations - Gender and Youth Policies and Activism in New Authoritarian Regimes

Deadline for abstracts: 25 October 2021, Workshop days: 26-27 February 2022, Deadline for final papers: 25 July 2022

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Book Launch: Ran Hirschl - City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020

3. November 2021, 18:00: Book Launch with Ran Hirschl in cooperation with Centre Marc Bloch, Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) (HU Berlin), Center for Global Constitutionalism (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)

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CfA: Berlin Winter School on The Laws and Politics of (In)Security and Social Cohesion – An Interdisciplinary Conversation

From 1–3 December 2021, the LSI Berlin, in cooperation with the Centre Marc Bloch and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, will host the second Berlin Winter School for young scholars in interdisciplinary legal research. Application deadline is 1 September 2021.

Call for Applications: Visiting Fellows - Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies - lucernaiuris

The call for the visiting fellows programme 2022 at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies - lucernaiuris is now open.

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Dr. Johan Horst on law and the environment between protection and design

In the new publication "Natur, Umwelt, Nachhaltigkeit. Perspektiven auf Sprache, Diskurse und Kultur" there is an article by Dr. Johan Horst entitled "Recht und Umwelt zwischen Schutz und Gestaltung. Das Beispiel des Solar Radiation Managements"

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New video: Human rights in times of crises - Corporate power, the role of law and human rights

On 2 June 2021, Katharina Pistor (author, Columbia Law School) spoke with Guillermo Torres (lawyer, ProDESC), Johan Horst (LSI Berlin), and Miriam Saage-Maaß (ECCHR program director Business and Human Rights) about how corporate power and law are intertwined.

New doctoral programme Law & Society

The doctoral programme Law & Society of the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) in cooperation with the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is currently accepting applications for two doctoral scholarships at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, Graduate School Scholarship Programme).

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Courts and regulation in action: from activism to innovation?

Online Workshop on March 4th and March 5th, organised by the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

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New panel series on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Turkey

The Center for Comparative Research on Democracy and the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society are launching a new panel series on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Turkey. The first panel of the series on March 3rd will focus on Turkey’s State of Emergency Inquiry Commission.

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Kick-off event of the new interdisciplinary DFG Research Training Group on Normativity, Critique, Change on March 15, 2021

The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds a new Research Group on Normativity, Critique, Change to be established at FU Berlin in cooperation with HU Berlin und UdK.

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New episode of the Law & Society Podcast online

In the new episode of the Law & Society Podcast, Valentin Feneberg speaks to Francesco Bosso from the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford) about migrant exclusion and the Janus face of the rule of law.

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Workshop: Legal Expertise in Theory and Practice

Call for Papers for a Workshop at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research on February 25–26, 2021. Deadline: December 5, 2020.

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But what does the law say? Reading legal texts socio-legally

A digital workshop as part of the co-operation between the LSI Berlin and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. It seeks to contribute to thinking about socio-legal methods across the common and civil law traditions.

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Call for Applications: Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack

2 Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows at the Department of Social Sciences of HU Berlin; Scientific services for research in the field of comparative political science, democracy research, rule of law and constitutional politics; contribution to the research project „Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack“.

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Francesco Bosso from the Refugee Studies Centre Oxford is new guest researcher at LSI

During his association with Integrative Research Institute Law & Society, Francesco will be completing his PhD thesis on "the borders of the Rechtsstaat", which ethnographically investigates the doctrinal meaning and the social significance of the Rechtsstaat ideal in relation to the process of migrant exclusion.

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Berlin University Alliance awards funding to The Laws of Social Cohesion

The Berlin University Alliance (BUA) announced a major funding award for The Laws of Social Cohesion (LSC), a collaborative endeavor of FUELS (Freie Universität Empirical Legal Studies), the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) and Recht im Kontext.

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Surveillance and Religion: Laws and Practices – New Research Project at LSI

Since September 2020 the research project Surveillance and Religion: Laws and Practices is based at the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society with Dr. Nahed Samour M.A. as principal investigator. It is funded by the Arab Young German Academy.

Second episode of the Law & Society Podcast online

In the second episode of the Law & Society Podcast, Dr. Eddie Bruce-Jones from the University of London speaks about race and inequality and the scholarship on law and race in Germany and internationally.

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Crisis Managers Wanted - Authoritarian vs. Democratic Systems in Times of Instability

LSI speaker Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff was part of a panel discussion on „Crisis Managers Wanted - Authoritarian vs. Democratic Systems in Times of Instability” at the POSTWEST festival (Volksbühne Berlin), together with Oliver Bilger (Tagesspiegel) and Vlad Troitskyi (Center of Contemporary Art DAKH, Kyiv). Chair: Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS).

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Moira Fradinger on gender diversity and sexual identity in Argentina

Moira Fradinger discusses Argentina’s ground-breaking legal reform of 2012 which de-pathologized gender identity and sexual diversity

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Legal form(s) beyond capitalism?

Johan Horst discusses Grietje Baars's The Corporation, Law and Capitalism in the Völkerrechtsblog.

Lectures on Contemporary Turkey: Anatomy of a Political Regime

Online Lecture Series on Contemporary Turkey: Anatomy of a Political Regime by Off-University and HU Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies from May to July 2020 every Wednesday, 5 pm.

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Postponement of the LSI events for the 2020 summer semester

Due to the current closure of the university, the public LSI events will not take place as planned until further notice. We will inform you on our website as soon as new information is available. Stay healthy!

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Call for Applications: re:constitution Fellowships 2020/21

The Berlin-based re:constitution programme “Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe” released the Call for Applications for the 2020 re:constitution Fellowships.

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Lecture Series: Ambivalences of Strategic Litigation

Die DFG-Forschungsgruppe “Recht Geschlecht Kollektivität”, das Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin) und das Center for Interdisciplinary Labour Law Studies (Viadrina) veranstalten im Sommersemester 2020 die Vortragsreihe „Ambivalences of Strategic Litigation“.

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Integrative Research Institute Law & Society is part of the Oxford/Berlin Research Partnership

Since 2019, the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) is part of the Oxford/Berlin Research Partnership. With the project "The Role of Law in Society". An Oxford/Berlin socio-legal research partnership, cooperation with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford is being strengthened.

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The Berlin Winter School on Politics and Law 2019 – A short report

The Integrative Research Institute Law & Society, the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Centre Marc Bloch hosted the first Berlin Winter School on Politics and Law from November 28 to 30.

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LSI Berlin is now inaugurated as Integrative Research Institute!

The Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) celebrated its inauguration on 29 November 2019 in the law faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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Call for Paper: Manufacturing Collectivity

From July 1st 2020 to July 3rd 2020 the conference "Manufacturing Collectivity. Exploring the Nexus of Gender, Collectivities, and Law." will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin. The submission deadline for the Call for Papers is Janauary 3rd 2020.

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Winter School on Politics and Law

From 28 to 30 November, the Law & Society Institute, Centre Marc Bloch and the Oxford Centre for Socio Legal Studies are hosting the first Berlin Winter School on Politics & Law.

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"Mobility, Activism and Politics". Public Lecture Series by Einstein Fellows Research Group @HU
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Lecture Series on Popular Sovereignty in Winter Term 2019/20
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Call for Applications: Winter School "Politics and Law – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue between Social and Legal Sciences"