May 25-26, 2023

Comparative Animal Law Virtual Postgraduate Workshop


A Postgraduate Workshop specifically devoted to Comparative Animal Law. The Workshop, which will be held online, is open to LLM, MSL and PhD candidates from around the world working in the field of comparative animal law broadly understood. This initiative pursues various aims:

  • to promote innovative research on animal law from a comparative perspective;
  • to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to discuss their current research on comparative animal law with their peers and a team of experts; and
  • to allow for the creation of networks between young researchers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds having an interest in comparative animal law.

Participants are invited to reflect on a variety of topics pertaining to comparative animal law such as:

  • histories of animals in law;
  • the constitutionalization of animal rights;
  • tensions between animal rights and local cultures;
  • interpretation and translation issues in animal law;
  • epistemological and methodological aspects of animal law research;
  • the economics and politics of animal law;
  • the transferability of legal rules related to animals;
  • conflicts between animal rights and human rights;
  • intersections between animal law and environmental law;
  • the inadequacies of regional and international animal rights protection regimes;
  • the challenges of global animal law;
  • the future of comparative animal law.

This list is not exhaustive, and other topics regarding comparative animal law are also welcome.

The entire event will be open to the public. Anyone having an interest in comparative animal law is invited to attend the Workshop. Registration will take place via Zoom and will be free of charge.

Inquiries can be addressed either to Dr Glanert or Dr Mercescu.