Rethinking Expropriation Law

27-29 September 2018

Katowice, Poland

Reconciling the protection of property and the public interest, just compensation and the governance of expropriation

The fifth conference on Expropriation Law, hosted by the University of Silesia and the University of Economics (Katowice, Poland) in collaboration with the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCLG), the University of Cape Town, the University of Johannesburg, and the Radboud University in Nijmegen is an opportunity to rethink and further explore issues that have been identified as core to expropriation, in an attempt to reconcile the various interests at play. The two key aspects that demand in-depth consideration when analyzing expropriation are: the reconciliation of property protection with the public interest and rethinking just compensation in the context of the governance of expropriation. Each of these matters requires separate examination. However, their interplay will often determine whether expropriation is an unbiased instrument employed in order to further the public interest.

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