Course Code: MACTT-003

Seminary of Discussion

Intercultural Law

Birgu (Malta) – 19 June – 21 June 2014

The seminar aims to provide information and tools to access the new law intercultural programs. Its scope covers the problems that arise in encounters between people from different cultures.

Partnership with

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Teacher of the course

Ph.D. Prof. Dr. Antonio Fuccillo

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Ph.D Dr. Francesco Sorvillo

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Ph.D Dr. Raffaele Santoro

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The field of analysis of intercultural law overlaps with that of intercultural communication studies.

These studies evaluate and analyse the danger of misunderstanding in inter-subjective exchanges of information. Moreover, they focus on the role played by the implicit parts of discourses within the transmission of ideas.

However, when the law breaks into the communicative scene, further problems arise. Often, scholars of legal translation studies and comparative law talk about the law and legal effects as a ‘third person in the room.’ Negotiating with foreign people or in a foreign country, for example, can result in some bitter surprises.

This is because people don’t usually know the precise legal consequences of their actions or speeches. When people encounter Others, or foreigners, they use communicative tools fraught with implicit meanings that, in turn, are loaded with implicit legal consequences. Still worse, in many cases even the skilled help of intercultural scholars or assistants to objectify the cultural backgrounds of client speeches might be insufficient to reveal those legal consequences.

Making evident the ‘informed legal ignorance’ of people requires specific legal knowledge, and yet even the knowledge of normative systems of people’s original countries is resolutely insufficient. Those systems also have ‘mute parts’ crammed with cultural assumptions intertwined with the legal folk education of foreigners.

The lawyer must therefore ask for help from the anthropologist. To summarise, living and negotiating with people of other countries or cultures requires knowledge of their own cultural patterns and, concurrently, of what their law presumes to be the cultural patterns tacitly included in legal rules.

The acquisition of such knowledge is a fundamental task of each party engaged in intercultural encounters. Intercultural law is intended precisely to assure the functional coordination of anthropology and legal rules.

The hallmark and main purpose of this new discipline is to make persons with different cultural competence able to foresee the practical and legal consequences of their own actions and speeches. Such a possibility becomes of the utmost importance as people cross national and cultural borders to realize their ends.

Program Module I ° - 19 June 2014

Time

Supervisor

discussion topic

9-10

to be defined

INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AND RELATED LEGAL PROBLEMS

10-11,30

to be defined

WHAT IS INTERCULTURAL LAW? MAIN CONCEPTS AND TECHNICALITIES

11,30-12,30

to be defined

Discussion

3- 6 p.m

to be defined

INTERCULTURAL TRANSLATION AND LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

6-6,30

to be defined

Discussion

Program Module II ° 20 June 2014

Time

Supervisor

discussion topic

9-12

to be defined

CONTRACTS AND INTERCULTURAL LAW. CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEMSOLVING

12,-12-30

to be defined

Discussion

3-6    pm

to be defined

PENAL LAW AND INTERCULTURAL CATEGORIZATION OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR. THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS

6-6,30

to be defined

Discussion

Program Module III ° 21 June 2014

Time

Supervisor

discussion topic

9-12 a.m

to be defined

INHERITANCE, FAMILY LAW AND INTERCULTURAL QUESTIONS. CASE STUDIES AND PROBLEM SOLVING

12-12,30

to be defined

Discussion

WHO IS THE SEMINAR DESIGNED FOR?

 The subjects interested in developing intercultural legal skills are manifold. From common people facing migration experiences to employers engaged in global marketing, from legal practitioners (lawyers, notaries, judges) to public authorities, and many others, all these groups could greatly benefit from the acquisition of legal intercultural awareness and knowledge. Cultural difference and its related problems, every day and inevitably, cross all folds of the world we live in and by.

RULES 'OF MEMBERSHIP

For organizational reasons, prior registration is required. To sign up to the initiative, it is required to compile the: online form by June 10, 2014.

Participation in the seminar is subject to the same admission, which will be communicated to the applicant via: e-mail by June 15, 2014.

Applications for membership will not be accepted if incomplete and will not be accepted if received after the deadline indicated. Applications received will not be accepted from companies defaulting against the MACTT although submitted by associations .

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

And essential, more than minimum basic knowledge about EU funding, a basic knowledge of the English language that allows the understanding of the working documents

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS

The threshold is exceeded places available (maximum 30) , will be considered the ' order of arrival of the application form provided correctly completed and submitted within the required timelines .

It will not be guaranteed admission to organizations that do not ensure their participation in all the days of the seminar.

The only participation fee is € . 400,00.

DISCLAIMERS

The Organizations that have been admitted, if they wish, can send their withdrawal by email at: seminar@mactt.ue, at least 5 days from the start date of the event, but they entry fee will not be refunded.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

By submitting the application form by filling in the application form on-line this Regulation is deemed to be accepted in all its parts.

Registration form at the seminar

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