UZH

Anniversary Conference

20 Years of Centre for Legislative Studies

 

Description    

Multilingualism creates an additional challenge for the process of legislation: Drafters have to make sure that all language versions are equivalent in both form and content. However, multilingualism can also be an opportunity: the process of drafting legislative texts in multiple languages freuqently leads to the unearthing of ambiguities and inconsistencies that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

The 2021 anniversary conference will take a closer look at the advantanges and disadvantages associated with multilingual legislation. In contrast to other years, the conference will last for two days: The first day will be dedicated to the experiences that other countries have made with multilingual legislation, while the second day will be concerned with multilingual drafting in Switzerland.

Dates

Monday, 13 September 2021 –
Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Location

University of Zurich, KOL-G-201 (Assembly Hall)

Contact

Email: zfr@rwi.uzh.ch

Speakers

(preliminary)

Day 1:

Lucja Biel (Poland), Roxanne Guerard (Canada), Karen McAuliffe (UK/Ireland), Patricia Popelier (Belgium), Felix Uhlmann (Switzerland)

Day 2:

Opening address: Corina Casanova (former Federal Chancellor)

Giovanni Bruno (Federal Chancellery), Jean-Luc Egger (Federal Chancellery), Andreas Glaser (Centre for Democracy), Stefan Höfler (University of Zurich), Philipp Spoerri (Canton of Valais), Rico Valär (University of Zurich)

Information regarding the programme and registration will follow in January 2021.