Legal pluralism has dominated most historic times. Even though modern legal systems initially sought to centralize political and legal power in the nation-state, on the grounds of the supremacy of the law and the formal equality among citizens, the necessary search for justice and material equality brings back legal pluralism within the state. It is crucial to study legal pluralism in our societies, as many times we will find diverse legal bodies that do not coordinate and that overlap amongst themselves. Also, being aware of the existence of several valid normative bodies can help us to be more open to other perspectives, enabling dialogue and collaboration among those normative orders, for the search of common goals.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand.Call For Papers and Panels