An international seminar on “iniuria and the common law” took place at All Souls College on 9 and 10 September 2011. This was organised by two former fellows of St Catherine’s College, Dr Eric Descheemaeker (now of the University of Edinburgh) and Prof. Helen Scott (of the University of Cape Town). This brought together 20 scholars from England, Scotland and South Africa to consider the doctrinal relevance of the ancient Roman delict for the modern law of civil wrongs, especially in the field of personality rights, both in the English common law and in mixed legal systems. The seminar was hosted by the Regius Professor of Civil Law, Prof. Boudewijn Sirks, and organised under the aegis of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.

Revised versions of the papers delivered by the speakers are planned to be published in late 2012: E. Descheemaeker and H. Scott (eds), Iniuria and the Common Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing).photo of participants

(L to R) Prof. Kenneth Norrie (University of Strathclyde) Prof. Robert Stevens (University College London) Prof. Francois Du Bois (University of Nottingham) Prof. John Blackie (University of Strathclyde) Prof. Reinhard Zimmermann (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg) Prof. Helen Scott (University of Cape Town) Prof. Jonathan Burchell (University of Cape Town) Prof. Tony Honoré (University of Oxford) Prof. David Ibbetson (University of Cambridge) Prof. Anton Fagan (University of Cape Town) Dr Paul Du Plessis (University of Edinburgh) Dr Simon Douglas (University of Oxford) Dr Eric Descheemaeker (University of Edinburgh) Dr Joshua Getzler (University of Oxford) Prof. Paul Mitchell (University College London) Prof. Yasunori Kasai (Otsuma University, Tokyo) Mr James Lee (University of Birmingham) Prof. Geoffrey Samuel (University of Kent)
Also present but not in this photo: Prof. Boudewijn Sirks (University of Oxford) Prof. Stefan Vogenauer (University of Oxford)