Property Law – Part I


XIONG Bingwan

In January 2013, the Faculty of Law and the Confucius Institute of the University of Geneva organized the first Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Law Faculty Conference. Speakers considered the interplay between public and private property, the relationships between intellectual property and property, and the protection of private and public property under international law, in a comparative perspective. The four reports below provide a summary of the main points discussed during the two-day workshop. (See also the news report on the Harvard Law School website.) Continuer la lecture

Property Law – Part II

[:fr]Chloé Tavernier

To start with, Professor Marc-André Renold (University of Geneva) spoke about the interplay between property rights in works of art and public control on their circulation. He analysed the effectiveness of the countries’ rules to restrain the exportation of what they consider their cultural heritage. Continuer la lecture

Property Law – Part III

[:fr]Josef Ostřanský

On Tuesday morning the workshop continued with a panel focusing on the relationship between intellectual property (‘IP’) and property. The panel included Professor Guo He, Dr Kimberlee Wheatherall, Professor Jacques de Werra and Michael Kenneally. The session was moderated by Professor Henry Smith from Harvard Law School. His introductory remark stressed the fact that discussions about intellectual property rights makes us ask about the very nature of the concept of property, as intellectual property and its conceptualization links the notions of property rights with obligations, such that terms like quasi-property are being utilized. Continuer la lecture

Property Law – Part IV

[:fr]Tibisay Morgandi

The conclusive panel of this two-days conference considered property in an international law perspective. It specifically dealt with the protection of private and public property in international law. Mr. Dayuan Han, Professor of Constitutional Law at Renmin University of China Law School, moderated the panel. Continuer la lecture