Theories in Law – Theories about Law Kristin Y. Albrecht and Matthias Kopp The biennial conference of the German Section of the IVR took place September 22-24, 2016 at the University of Bremen in northern Germany. Leading scholars presented their work on this year’s topic: “Theories in Law – Theories about Law”. Ten presentations gave […]


STATEMENT OF THE IVR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The IVR Executive Committee deeply regrets the recent coup attempt in Turkey and thanks the many members of the IVR who have contacted us to express support and concern for our Turkish colleagues. Turkish people across the political spectrum have stood up courageously to defend the Turkish constitution, democracy, […]


The Belgian national section of IVR has a long and venerable history, but has been inactive in the past years. It is currently taking a new start. More news should follow soon. Contact President: Benoît Frydman (Faculty of Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles) Secretary: Raf Geenens (Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven)  


The IVR and the XXVIII World Congress Organizers in Turkey are very grateful for your many expressions of concern about the welfare of our Turkish colleagues after the attempted coup and subsequent state of emergency.  They are much shaken, but glad of your support. We are not sure how these events will affect plans for […]

Universität Luzern

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing interdisciplinary and international exchange, lucernaiuris introduced, in Autumn 2013, a new Visiting Researcher Programme. The aim of the initiative is to support promising young scholars working in the fields of legal history, legal philosophy, legal theory and legal sociology. Successful applicants have the opportunity to conduct their […]


IVR Serbia International conference Interpreting Law – The Role of Judges in Contemporary Democracies Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, October 14, 2016 Legal interpretation has been one of the predominant topics in contemporary jurisprudence. From descriptive issues regarding the proper characterization of legal interpretation, to debates between competing normative theories of legal interpretation, legal […]


The Journal Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law is happy to announce a call for papers to the 1/2 issue in 2016. The main theme of the issue is “Tolerance: legal problems”. For more information, see the call for papers.