International AgLaw Colloquium 2015 on Agricultural Law [Italy, Sep 17-18]; Register by Sep 9

The Sant’Anna – Scuola Universitaria Superiore and the Institute of Law, Politics and Development are pleased to announce the 2015 AgLaw Colloquium on Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective, which will be held on Thursday 17 September and Friday 18 September, 2015.

The 2015 AgLaw Colloquium is inspired by the wish to share research results, ideas and novel exploration fields in the area of agricultural law considered in a global perspective.

The ultimate aim is to build a community of early career researchers interested in agricultural law in which they can find a supportive and stimulating environment.

2015 AgLaw Colloquium Themes

Every agricultural activity begins with the resources provided by nature: land, water, air, genetic resources and biodiversity. Traditionally regulated by national governments, natural resources and environmental protection are increasingly the object of international governance.

Moreover, the actors involved in the field of agriculture and food production are progressively more diversified in the new millennium. Topics such as small scale and large scale agriculture, urban and peri-urban agriculture, sustainable intensification, food and non-food production, bio-engineering, food security, the right to food and the rights of peasants are becoming burning issues for policy-makers.

A need for new regulation is emerging that is required to be more responsive to the current developments in the international arena and to take into account social and environmental considerations.

2015 AgLaw Colloquium Programme

The general theme of the Colloquium will be investigated through four Panels, each of them will be chaired by the following experts:

Panel I – Agri-Food Production: Tradition and Technologies

Chair: Vito Rubino (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy)

Panel II – Agricultural models and People’s Rights

Chair: Adriana Bessa (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland)

Panel III – Natural Resources and Environmental Protection at the cross-roads with Agricultural Law

Chair: Elisa Morgera (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Panel IV – International Trade Agreements, Investment Law and Agriculture

Chair: Saverio di Benedetto (University of Salento, Italy)

The 2015 AgLaw Colloquium Programme has been finalised and can be downloaded HERE.


For those who are unfamiliar with Pisa area, we are approx. 1 hour from Florence, 3 hours from Rome and Milan by train. Pisa has an international airport, named as Galileo Galilei International Airport, located in San Giusto neighbourhood in Pisa. In addition, participants may travel from Rome, Milan and Florence, using Trenitalia train connections.


The following Hotels offer a special discount to the participants, guaranteed by a special agreement with the Sant’Anna School. During the booking procedure, participants are encouraged to mention to the Hotel Staff that they are taking part in an event of the Sant’Anna.

Hotel Verdi
 – Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 5 – 56127 Pisa
 – Phone: 0039 050.598947

B&B Cuore di Pisa
 – Address: Piazza San Frediano, 6
- 56126 Pisa
 – Phone: 0039 050.577521

Hotel Leonardo
 – Address: Via Tavoleria, 17
- 56126 Pisa
 – Phone: 0039 050.579946

B&B Relais Paradise – Address: via Damiano Chiesa, 10
- 56123 Pisa
 – Phone: 0039 335. 649. 1690


All participants must register no later than 9 September 2015. The registration form can be downloaded HERE. Registration fee: 50 Euro, payable on-site.

For more information or questions, please contact Colloquium Organisers at [email protected], or visit  website HERE.

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