Globalisation and National Law: An unequal relationship or a fine balance?

A Sino-Swiss Workshop

As part of their long-standing cooperation, the Law School of the China University of Political Science and Law and the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, invite the submission of paper proposals for their joint workshop on «Globalisation and National Law: an unequal relationship or «a fine balance»?» to be held on 21–22 November 2016 in Fribourg, Switzerland.

The rise of global issues and rapid global integration has increased the necessity of coordination, cooperation and integration of different legal regimes. Legislation has traditionally been the prerogative of the national state, where different levels of legislative bodies made legal rules that governed domestic activities and relations. However, globalization and the formation of regional communities, either political or economic ones, establishing uniform standards and requiring joint actions has eroded the domestic monopoly over law-making. The creation of new global and regional legal institutions and norms also has had an impressive impact on domestic legislation not only in shaping domestic law but also providing the direction it will take. Further, increasing globalization and the use of legal transplants brings together various legal cultures, which may harmonise or clash with each other.

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