Palau de Congressos de Girona 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2018 18 Speakers 1200 Attendants

II Conference of the series Filosofía y Derecho: Evidential Legal Reasoning World Congress

In 2010, we organized in Girona the First Congress of the Philosophy and Law collection, published by Marcial Pons, which brought together more than 350 participants and 12 speakers on the theme "Neutrality and the theory of law".
Now, on the occasion of the publication of the 100th volume, we are organizing the Second Congress of the Philosophy and Law collection: Evidential Legal Reasoning World Congress. The event will bring together great specialists from four continents, who will discuss different problems of evidentiary reasoning in the judicial process. One of the main aims of the Congress is to offer, as one of its great attractions, a debate about the probative reasoning from the particular point of view of different legal traditions and cultures.
The official languages of the Congress are Spanish and English. During the congress there will be simultaneous translation.
We hope to see you in Girona!

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Ronald J. Allen

Professor John Henry Wigmore at the law school of Northwestern University. He has lectured at various academic events in the United States, Europe, Australia, Latin America, China and Tanzania. He is a member of distinguished associations such as the American Law Institute and the Association of American Law Schools. He has been vice president of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association; And is currently chair of the Board of Advisors of the New Evidence and Forensic Science Institute (Beijing). In 2007 the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China awarded him the honorary title of Yangtze River Scholar, being the fourth foreigner and sole law professor to receive this honor. In recent years it has been coordinating various research groups for the formulation of proposals for the reform of evidentiary legislation in China and Tanzania at the request of the corresponding authorities of both countries. Among his publications are: "Burdens of Proof" (2013), "Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases" (2006), Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (2005), Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Right to Counsel , "The Juridical Management of Factual Uncertainty" (2003). In Spanish,“Los estándares de prueba y los límites al análisis jurídico” (2013) and “Los peligros de la investigación en derecho comparado” (2016)

Mauricio Duce

Lawyer for Diego Portales University (1992) and master's degree in legal sciences (J.S.M) for Stanford University, USA. UU (1999). Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University Diego Portales, Co - Director of the program of master in criminal law and criminal procedural law and director of the procedural reform and litigation of the same program. Between the years 1994 - 1996 was the Secretary of the task force that drafted the Bills that make up the Chilean criminal procedural reform and between 1996 and 2000 adviser at the Ministry of Justice the matter. He has taught at several universities in Latin America and United States and author of numerous publications in Chile and abroad about criminal justice, criminal, youth criminal justice and new teaching methodologies. He is currently Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University Diego Portales where he works since 1992 and, since March 2017, took over the Executive Chairman of Chilean thought public space

Gary Edmon

I a law professor in the School of Law at the University of New South Wales, where he directs the Program in Expertise, Evidence and Law, and a research professor in the Law School at the University of Northumbria, UK. Originally trained in the history and philosophy of science, he subsequently studied law at the University of Sydney and took a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge. An active commentator on expert evidence in Australia, England, the US and Canada, he is a member of the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of Standards Australia’s forensic science committee, a member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, and served as an international adviser to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario (2007-2008). With Andrew Ligertwood he is co-author of Australian Evidence: A principled approach to the common law and the uniform acts (6th ed. LexisNexis, 2017).

Professor of philosophy of law at the University of Girona (Spain) and director of the Chair of Legal Culture of the same university. He has previously published The Competition Rules. The rational evaluation of the test (2007), along with Jorge Rodríguez, normative Hierarchies and dynamics of the legal systems (2011) and Motivation and rationality (2000), Test and truth in the law (2002) Of the test (2016). He has co-edited the three-volume series Law, Politics, and Morality: European Perspectives (2003, 2006 and 2007), Law Laicism (2010), The Logic of Legal Requirements: Essays on Legal Defeasibility Genovés (2011) and Legal Security and Democracy in Latin America (2015). He has also published a number of articles in magazines such as Rechtstheorie, Associations, Analisi e Diritto, Ragion Pratica, Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, Teoría Política and Isonomía, among others

Daniel González Lagier

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Alicante. Co-Secretary of the magazine Doxa and Co-director of the collection "Law and Literature" editorial Marcial Pons. He has lectured in a number of Spanish, Italian and Latin American universities on subjects related to action theory, theory of proof, fundamentals of responsibility and neuroscience and law. Among his publications include "“Los hechos bajo sospecha. La objetividad de los hechos y el razonamiento judicial” (2000), “Acción y norma en G.H. von Wright”, “G.H. von Wright y los conceptos básicos del Derecho” (2001), “The Paradoxes of Action” (2003), "Hechos y argumentos" (2003), "Emociones, responsabilidad y Derecho" (2009), "Quaestio Facti. Ensayos sobre prueba, causalidad y acción" (2005 y 2013), "Estudios sobre prueba" (2006), "Neurociencia y proceso judicial" (2013) and numerous works on collective books and magazines. 

Marina Gascón

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain, where she directs the Master's Degree in Sanitary Law and Bioethics. Her research work has focused mainly on issues of political philosophy, bioethics, constitutional justice and theory of argumentation, particularly in the problems of judicial proof.

Ho Lai Hock

Is Amaladass Professor of Criminal Justice at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his first law degree from that University (LLB) in 1989,his postgraduate degree, the BCL, from Oxford University in 1993, and his doctorate from Cambridge University in 2003. He was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1990. His research interests lie mainly in the law and theory of evidence and proof, and the administration of criminal justice.

Dale A. Nance

Is the John Homer Kapp Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Nance teaches and writes in the areas of evidence law, private international law, and general legal theory. Among his most recent works is the monograph, Burdens of Proof: Discriminatory Power, Weight of Evidence, and Tenacity of Belief (Cambridge University Press 2016), which provides a theory of the two distinct burdens of proof in Anglo-American law and places in context the theme in his earlier work that many evidence rules are components of a procedural system designed to offset partisan advocacy in the selection and presentation of evidence rather than tools to control anticipated jury irrationality.

Michele Taruffo

Member of the research group of the Chair of Legal Culture of the University of Girona. He has been a Professor at the Università degli Studi di Pavia and a visiting professor at Cornell University (1994 - 1996), University of Pennsylvania (1997) and Hastings College of the Law at the University of California. He has been lecturer in various academic events in Europe, Latin America and China. He is a member of distinguished associations in procedural law and comparative law, among others, the American Law Institute, the Bielefelder Kreis and the Board of Advisors of the new Evidence and Forensic Science Institute (Beijing). Among his many publications: Studi sulla rilevanza della prova (Padua, 1970), La motivazione della sentenza civile (1975), Il civile process "adversary" nell'esperienza americana (1979), Il vertice ambiguo. Studi sulla Cassazione civile (1991), The proof of the facts (2002), Sui confini. Scritti sulla giustizia civile (2002), The Test, (2008) and Process and decision (2012).

Carmen Vázquez

Professor of Philosophy of the University of Girona and researcher at the Chair of Legal Culture from the same university.  She has done research at the “Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas”(UNAM) México, at the University of Miami and at Northwestern University. She has participated in diferents proyectes of research in Spain and in several academic studies in Europe and Latin America. Among her publications: “De la prueba científica a la prueba pericial” (2015), “La admisibilidad de las pruebas periciales y la racionalidad de las decisiones judiciales” (2015), “El perito de confianza de los jueces” (2016), “La prueba pericial en la experiencia estadounidense. El caso Daubert”. Ha editado “Estándares de prueba y prueba científica” (2013) y co-editado “Debatiendo con Taruffo” (2016). Es co-traductora de “Verdad, error y proceso penal” (2013) de Larry Laudan and traslator of “Perspectivas pragmatistas” (on press) by Susan Haack. 

Baosheng Zhang

Is Professor of Law and former vice president at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing. Dr. of Key Laboratory of Evidence Science(CUPL),Ministry of Education of China. Co-Director, Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance, China He got Ph.D. in Law at Renmin University of China. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of evidence law, criminal procedural law, and philosophy of law. He has published ten books and thirties articles in major journal of law. He has been quoted in major journal of law and national newspapers many times on matters ranging from litigation to evidence law to criminal justice.