Adjudication is an ancient practice, which long pre-dates democracies. But the egalitarian promises of the twentieth century transformed courts, which came to welcome all persons as entitled to take all roles (from litigant to lawyer and judge) in the courtroom. But democracy also challenges courts profoundly, as fair process requires resources for courts and subsidies for users. This talk will sketch the “invention” of courts during the last century and the fragility of courts in this century.
Time : 7:30pm Price : €35 / person at a charming venue in central Paris. RSVP: Please register and also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, June 9 and advise of any dietary restrictions. Space is limited.