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.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021. The conference, "ICON•S Mundo", will be held online. Details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow soon.Join ICON•S