Da 04.07.2016 a 05.07.2016

Addressing recent challenges in Public International Law: Responses from Italy and China

The Conference will be held at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna on 4 and 5 July 2016, lasting one day and a half. Panelists will include professors and researchers from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and from other institutions. The event focuses on international law issues that are of concern for both Italy and China with the aim of exploring the avenues followed by the two countries to face current challenges. The contribution of distinguished scholars from China and Italy will help clarify how such approaches differ and how they are influenced and shaped by local values, cultural specificities and legal traditions of the two countries.

Organisation and structure of the conference

The event will be jointly organised by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the China University of Political Science and Law with the support of the Confucius Institute of Pisa. The conference is structured around the five thematic sessions described below, each including a set of more specific sub-topics. For each of the sub-topics, Italian and Chinese scholars will deliver 20-minutes presentations. At the end of the presentations, the floor will be opened to debate for twenty minutes.


12.00 Arrival of participants and registration

Session 1 (Immigration policies and human rights) – July 4, 13.30 – 14.45

  • Prof. Chiara Favilli (Università di Firenze): “EU Asylum Policy v. Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”
  • Shisong Jiang (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): “Are Social Networks a Dawn in the Darkness of International Human Rights Law? Reflections from an Empirical Study on the Right to Education of Migrant Children in China”
  • Prof. Zhe Jin (Faculty of International Law, CUPL): “Chinese Policy, Law and Practice on Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees”
  • Prof. NIU Jicheng (Chinese People's Armed Police Forces Academy): "Treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees in China: legal framework, procedures and challenges"

Session 2 (Cybersecurity) – July 4, 15.15 – 16.30

  • Dr. Matteo Bonfanti (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): "Enhancing Cyber-Security by Safeguarding Information Privacy: the European Union and the Implementation of the ‘Data Protection by Design’ Approach"
  • Prof. Lijiang Zhu (Faculty of International Law, CUPL): “Cyber Sovereignty, Cyber Security, and Right to Privacy in Cyber Space: Chinese Law, Practice and Challenges”
  • Prof. Ugo Pagallo (Università di Torino): "The New EU Regulation on Data Protection and Security in the Next Internet of Everything"

Session 3 (Environmental protection) – July 4, 17.00 – 18.15

  • Prof. Zeng Wenge (Law School, Chonqing University): “Paris Agreement in Climate Change and China's response”
  • Dr. Chiara Macchi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): “Environmental protection in a human rights perspective: exploring relevant jurisprudence in the European context”
  • Prof. Xueyan Wu (Confucio Institute of Pisa): “The Carbon Emission Trading in China: from Pilots to a national scheme”
  • Prof. Hu Ye (Chinese People's Armed Police Forces Academy): "Establishment of Emergence Response System: from Law to Action"

Session 4 (Disaster response) – July 5, 9.00 – 11.00

  • Prof. Emanuele Sommario (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna):“China’s and Italy’s attitude towards the ILC’s work on the ‘Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters’”
  • Prof.  Federico Casolari (Università di Bologna): “IDRL in Italy and China: Comparative Notes on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Response”
  • Prof. Canling Lin (Faculty of International Law, CUPL): “China’s Law and Practice on Prevention and Relief of Natural Disaster”
  • Prof. Hua Lan (Faculty of International Law, CUPL): “China’s Response Management System on Disasters”
  • Prof. Xisheng Huang (Law School, Chonqing University):  “Denotative Distinction between EIA and SA and Institutional Perfection - A Reflection on Environmental Laws Based on Tianjin Explosion Accident”

Session 5 (International conflict resolution mechanisms  and  the Law of the Sea) – July 5, 11.30 – 13.30

  • Prof. Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): “Fighting Piracy at seas off the Somali Coasts: the contribution of China and of Italy”
  • Dr. Paolo Busco (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): “The UNCLOS and the ‘other rules of international law not incompatible with the UNCLOS’: an evolving relationship”
  • Francesca Sterzi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): “Fighting piracy at sea: a comparison between the Italian and Chinese perspectives on vessels' armed self-protection”
  • Prof. Hongyan Guo (Faculty of International Law, CUPL): “Interpretations on Relevant Treaties with the Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan: China’s Positions”



Da 04.07.2016 A 05.07.2016

Da 12:00 a 17:00

Luogo evento:
Sede centrale - Aula Magna storica
P.zza martiri della libertà, 43
56127 Pisa
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