The IV Eurasian Seminar on Roman Law held at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law
The Fourth Eurasian Seminar on Roman Law (IV Seminario Eurasiatico di Diritto Romano) was held at the University of Sarajevo’s Faculty of Law on 14 and 15 September 2023. The seminar was organized in partnership with the “Giorgio La Pira” Research Center of the CNR of La Sapienza University in Rome and the Center for Eurasian Studies of Tor Vergata University in Rome, with the patronage of the City of Sarajevo.
Eurasian seminars (previously known as the Colloquia of Romanists of Socialist Countries and Italy, i.e. Colloquia of Central and Eastern Europe and Italy (ital. Colloqui dei romanisti dei Paesi socialisti e d'Italia, Colloqui dei romanisti dell'Europa Centro Orientale e d'Italia) are held from 1977 as a meeting of European and Asian Romanic culture experts.
The theme of this year's seminar is Roman law against conflict (Il diritto romano contro i conflitti), and the following panels were held: Peace: natural law and the law of nations (ius gentium); Migration: human and citizen rights; Property and inheritance: obligations and defense of the debtor; Teaching Roman law and codification.
Eminent experts, professors and researchers of Roman and civil law from Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, China, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the seminar.
The participants of the seminar were greeted by Dr. Benjamina Karić, City of Sarajevo Mayor and Prof. Dr. Zinka Grbo, University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law Dean. In the opening presentation by Prof. Dr. Riccardo Cardilli, full professor and director of the Center for Eurasian Studies at Tor Vergata University in Rome, emphasized that “it was the choice of the city of Sarajevo, which Pope John Paul II described as the Jerusalem of Europe (a motif that was later adopted by Pope Francis), that gained a strong symbolic value a guideline for inter-ethnic and inter-religious legal dialogue in the Eurasian context.”
In addition to the work part, the participants of the seminar had the opportunity to visit the most important sights of Sarajevo and feel the cultural and religious diversity of Sarajevo by visiting the most important religious institutions.