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The political philosophy of European contract law

Dates:
  • Tue 02 Jun 2020 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-06-02 11:00 2020-06-02 13:00 Europe/Paris The political philosophy of European contract law

This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 7: Public policy and good morals

The seventh seminar asks the question of whether a society committed in principle to the legal enforcement of contracts is free nevertheless, or even required, to withhold enforceability from certain contracts, by declaring them ‘null’ or ‘void’ under doctrines such as contracts contrary to ‘good morals’ or ‘public policy’, because of their unacceptable content, purpose or consequences. This is the classical question of freedom of contract, which can be rephrased in contemporary terms for the EU as the question of the moral limits to the internal market.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 7

Outside EUI premises - DD/MM/YYYY
  Outside EUI premises -

This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 7: Public policy and good morals

The seventh seminar asks the question of whether a society committed in principle to the legal enforcement of contracts is free nevertheless, or even required, to withhold enforceability from certain contracts, by declaring them ‘null’ or ‘void’ under doctrines such as contracts contrary to ‘good morals’ or ‘public policy’, because of their unacceptable content, purpose or consequences. This is the classical question of freedom of contract, which can be rephrased in contemporary terms for the EU as the question of the moral limits to the internal market.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 7


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Martijn Hesselink (EUI - LAW)

Contact:
Claudia de Concini (EUI - Law) - Send a mail

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