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					INSTITUTE FOR PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW IN AFRICA

CALL FOR PAPERS Third quadrennial international conference on COMPARATIVE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG 9–11 SEPTEMBER 2009

TOPICS Papers must include a comparative element and should deal with one or more of the following: (a) Jurisdiction in civil and commercial cases with an international link (b) Applicable law / choice of law (c) Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and foreign or international arbitral awards. TITLE, ABSTRACT AND CV Please send the (provisional) title of your proposed paper to Prof J L Neels at jlneels@uj.ac.za before the end of February 2009, an abstract of the content of the paper before the end of March 2009 and a final title before the end of May 2009. Please add a short curriculum vitae to your first email. If you are interested in attending the conference without delivering a paper, please send an email to the same address. PUBLICATION The conference papers will not be published by the university. However, authors are welcome to submit their papers for consideration for publication in the Journal of South African Law. Please send the relevant article to the editor, Prof J C Sonnekus, at jsonnekus@uj.ac.za. Authors are welcome to publish their papers elsewhere but are

2 requested to indicate that the paper was read at a conference at the University of Johannesburg. VENUE The conference will be held in the Council Chambers of the University of Johannesburg, new Administration Building, Auckland Park Kingsway campus, Kingsway, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Confirmed speakers include Prof C F Forsyth (University of Cambridge) and Prof M M Martinek (University of Saarland). CATERING Light lunches and coffee and tea are provided. Please indicate whether you require vegetarian or halaal catering. ACCOMMODATION The following guesthouses in Melville are within walking distance of shops and restaurants but you will need transport to the university: A Room with a View and A Hundred Angels The Space Guest House Wedgwood Mews Saffron House Guesthouse 61 on 5th The Sleepy Gecko Guest House Thulani Lodge www.aroomwithaview.co.za www.thespaceguesthouse.co.za www.thewedgwood.com www.saffronguesthouse.co.za www.61on5th.co.za www.sleepy-gecko.co.za www.thulanilodge.co.za

The following guest house in Auckland Park is within walking distance of the university but you will need transport to shops and restaurants (or use the facilities on campus): Plum Pudding Further afield (in Bryanston) (25 minutes drive): Umfula Indlu Guest Lodge www.plumpudding.co.za

www.umfulatours.com

LOCAL TRANSPORT You may need transport to and from the university and/or to and from shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, no transport can be provided by the university. Please arrange beforehand with the host at your guesthouse. Transport from and to the airport: Unfortunately, no transport can be provided by the university. Please arrange with the host at your guesthouse or contact:

3 www.thystransfers.co.za / reservations@thystransfers.co.za www.umfulalodge.com / wybe@umfulatours.com Please use this document as your entry pass to the university. PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG Umfula Tours arranges a full-day pre-conference tour of Johannesburg on 8 September 2009. Minimum number of participants: 8. The tour will include visits of Johannesburg (inner city; Constitutional Court; jails where Mandela and Gandhi were detained), Soweto (Hector Pieterson Memorial; Mandela House), Rosebank (African art market) and Sandton City. Please contact Mr Wybe Zwemstra at wybe@umfulatours.com before the end of April 2009. You are also welcome to contact Mr Zwemstra to discuss the possibility of arranging a tour to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. CONFERENCE FEES / SPONSORS No conference fees are payable as the conference is fully sponsored by the Faculty of Law, the University Research Committee and the Centre for Banking Law of the University of Johannesburg. However, donations for the faculty’s bursary fund for needy students are welcome. Please contact Mrs Ellen Greyling in this regard: egreyling@uj.ac.za. CONTACT DETAILS Prof Jan L Neels Director: Institute for Private International Law in Africa Faculty of Law University of Johannesburg e w jlneels@uj.ac.za www.uj.ac.za/law link to “centres and institutes” / “Institute for PIL in Africa”

Secretary: Mrs Maryke Els e marykee@uj.ac.za f +27 (0)11 559 2049 t +27 (0)11 559 2837 Letters of confirmation for purposes of visa: Mrs Maryke Els marykee@uj.ac.za Donations to bursary fund of the Faculty of Law: Mrs Ellen Greyling egreyling@uj.ac.za

~ Please forward this call to individuals that may be interested to deliver a paper or to attend. ~


				
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