Title: The Animal Turn and the Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and New Directions in Animal Law
Date: 4/5 April 2014
Location: Pro Iure Auditorium, Law School of the University of Basel, Switzerland
This conference is organised by the doctoral programme “Law and Animals” of the Law School of the University of Basel, in collaboration with EGALS – EuroGroup for Animal Law Studies and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.
The overall purpose of this conference is to shed light on the significance and implications of the animal turn for animal law. How do human-animal studies inform legal animal studies? How does this novel academic trend translate into law and jurisprudence? These questions are particularly relevant with regard to the legal status of animals and the conceptualisation of animals and the human-animal relationship as reflected and shaped by law. Embracing interdisciplinary, innovative, or critical perspectives on current and future animal law, the conference aims at exploring cutting-edge areas and pointing to new directions in the broader context of law and animals.