The Congress programme for 2018 has scheduled a relaxed luncheon at which Small State matters of comparative law interest will be discussed.
The exact nature of that luncheon session will be determined when the number of persons likely to be interested in attending that luncheon is known.
Accordingly, it would be much appreciated if the attached questionnaire in the link below could be completed and returned before 1 December 2017.
The definition of ‘small’ – a state with fewer than one million inhabitants, OR with a land area of less than 20,000 square kilometres.
On the basis of the questionnaire responses, a tentative programme will be established.
Areas of interest will be known. Groupings of small states may be made on the basis of regions, geographical situation (eg sea-bounded or landlocked), historical or colonial background (eg the Common Law, the Civil Law, Roman-Dutch law, Islam), or on the basis of the physical resources available to the State.
A publication may result from the luncheon but will not be part of formal proceedings of Academy.