School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

The Annual Congress of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL 2024)


09:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:00 Opening ceremony

Swedish folk music and folk dance

Vice-Chancellor Professor, Dr. Johan Schnürer
President Professor, Dr. Eduardo Oteiza
Dean, Professor, Dr. Susanne Strand
Professor, Dr. Laura Ervo

Artistic performance

Keynote speech by Professor, Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess

Moderator and Words of welcome: Head of subject, Professor, Dr. Eleonor Kristoffersson

11:00 – 12:00 Session I - Procedure in multicultural context – specific needs and challenges

Moderator: Executive Secretary General, Professor, Dr. Elena D´Alessandro
Professor, Dr. Soraya Amrani-Mekki (Paris Ouest University)
Professor, Dr. Peter Hin Chi Chan (City University of Hong Kong)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15:00 Session II - Fair trial in multicultural procedures
- The normative substance of a fair trial in multicultural procedures
- Perceived fairness in multicultural procedures
- Vulnerability and procedural law

Moderator: Attorney Björn Tude
Professor, Dr. Ulrika Andersson (Lund University, Sweden).
Professor, Dr. Aleš Galič (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

15.00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Session III - Communication in multicultural procedures
- Language choice
- Interpretation
- Translation questions
- Legal ethnology perspective

Moderator: Dean, Professor Dr. Susanne Strand
Professor, Dr. Laura Ervo (Örebro University, Sweden)
Professor, Dr. Giovanni Priori-Posada (Lima, Perú)

19.00 Reception

(20:00-22:00 IAPL board meeting)

10:00 -12.00 Session IV - CALL FOR PAPERS on the topic "Cultural differences and their influence in proceedings"

Organization of this session:
Professor, Dr. Eric Bylander (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Professor, Dr. Luca Passanante (University of Brescia, Italy)

12.00-13.30 Lunch 

13.30-15.30 Session V - Special questions of multicultural family procedures
- Matrimonial cases
- Child abduction
- The best interest of the child in multicultural procedures

Moderator: Professor, Dr. Kerstin Nordlöf
Professor, Dr. Johanna Niemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Professor, Dr. Bettina Heiderhoff (University of Münster, Germany)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 Excursion with the dinner to Alfred Nobel museum in Karlskoga


10.00-12.00 Session VI - Mediation in multicultural settings

Moderator: Attorney, University Lecturer Jens Lindborg
Professor, Dr. Anna Nylund (University of Bergen, Norway)
Professor, Dr. Carlos Esplugues (University of Valencia, Spain)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30- 15.00 Awards

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15.15 -16.00 Closing ceremony

Dean Professor Dr. Susanne Strand
Head of School/Deputy Head of School
Professor, Dr. Laura Ervo
President Professor, Dr. Eduardo Oteiza

Professor, Dr. Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, presents the next year's conference.

Swedish folk music

19.00 Gala dinner at the Örebro castle