International Workshop in Kyoto 2024

Date: 5-6 March 2024

Language: English

Venue: 
Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus, Soshikan Conference Room

Organizer

University of Cologne
The Institute for Justice Systems in Comparative Law (IJSCL) Ritsumeikan University
Center for Peace Education and Research, Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University

Preliminary Programme

5 March 2024 (Tuesday)

13:15 Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Masahisa Deguchi (Ritsumeikan University)

Greetings:
Prof. Dr. Akihiko Kimijima (Director of Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University)
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Angelika Nussberger M.A. (University of Cologne)
Consul General Melanie Saxinger (German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe)
13:30 Session 1: “My Grandfather Higuchi Kiichiro and Japan’s Wartime Policy for Jewish Emigres”
Reporter: Prof. Dr. Ryuich Higuchi (Meijigakuin University)
Moderator: Professor Dr. Masahisa Deguchi (Ritsumeikan University)
14:20 Coffee Break
14:40 Discussion
Prof. Dr. Takahiro Shinyo (Kwansei Gakuin University; Former Ambassador of Germany)
Special Lecturer Toyoei Shigeeda (Nihon Sports and Science University, Former Ambassador of Lithuania)
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Angelika Nußberger M.A. (University of Cologne)
Professor Kimio Yakushiji (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Megumi Ochi (Ritsumeikan University)
Assistant Professor Dr. Rieko Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Miharu Hirano (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University APU)
Assistant Frederic Kupsch (University of Cologne)
Assistant Dr. Paula Rhein-Fischer (University of Cologne)
Professor Dr. Omi Hatashin Osaka Jogakuin University)
15:40 Coffee Break & Suekawa Memorial Hall
16:30 Session 2: “Non-discrimination v. equality – different understandings of a basic philosophical concept in law”
Reporter: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Angelika Nußberger  M.A. (University of Colongne)
Moderator: Professor Dr. Omi Hatashin Osaka Jogakuin University)

Documents:
Equality v. non-discrimination (PDF)
17:20 Coffee Break
17:40 Discussion
Prof. Dr. Takahiro Shinyo (Kwansei Gakuin University; Former Ambassador of Germany)
Special Lecturer Toyoei Shigeeda (Nihon Sports and Science University, Former Ambassador of Lithuania)
Associate Professor Dr. Megumi Ochi (Ritsumeikan University)
Assistant Professor Dr. Rieko Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Miharu Hirano (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University APU)
18:40 End

6 March 2024 (Wednesday)

10:00 Session 3: “The Role of the CJEU and ECtHR in Regulating Social Media from a Freedom of Expression Perspective Frederic Kupsch
Reporter: Assistant Frederic Kupsch (University of Cologne)
Moderator: Assistant Professor Dr. Rieko Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University)
10:50 Coffee Break
11:10 Discussion
Prof. Dr. Akihiko Kimijima (Director of Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University)
Prof. Dr. Takahiro Shinyo (Kwansei Gakuin University; Former Ambassador of Germany)
Special Lecturer Toyoei Shigeeda (Nihon Sports and Science University, Former Ambassador of Lithuania)
Professor Kimio Yakushiji (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Miharu Hirano (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University APU)
Professor Dr. Omi Hatashin Osaka Jogakuin University)
Assistant Professor Dr. Rieko Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University)
12:10 Lunch Cafeteria
13:00 Ryoanji Tempel & Tojiin Tempel
15:00 Session 4: “Unequal conditions? The principle of equality and structural discrimination”
Reporter: Assistant Dr. Paula Rhein-Fischer (University of Colongne)
Moderator: Professor Kimio Yakushiji (Ritsumeikan University)
16:00 Coffee Break
16:20 Discussion
Commentator:
Prof. Dr. Akihiko Kimijima (Director of Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University)
Special Lecturer Toyoei Shigeeda (Nihon Sports and Science University, Former Ambassador of Lithuania)
Professor Kimio Yakushiji (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Megumi Ochi (Ritsumeikan University)
Assistant Professor Dr. Rieko Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University)
Associate Professor Dr. Miharu Hirano (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University APU)
Adjunct professor Dr. Hanako Umezawa (Universita di Bologna)
17:15 End
18:00 Dinner

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