This is the first one of many announcements to come about a conference that I'm privileged to co-organise next year, together with my colleagues: Marco Loos and Sacha Tamboer. The 15th International Association of Consumer Law Conference will take place at the University of Amsterdam next year - book the dates: 29 June - 1 July 2015. The theme is: "Virtues and consumer law".
The theme encompasses, but is not limited to considerations of: FAIRNESS and consumer protection (e.g. unfair commercial practices, unfair contract terms, good faith and fair dealing, protection of micro-enterprises), FRUGALITY and consumer protection (e.g. financial services, banking, loans), HOPE and consumer protection (overindebtedness and clean slate-doctrine), CURIOSITY and consumer protection (e.g. influence of new technologies and innovation on consumer protection), COMPASSION and consumer protection (e.g. vulnerability of consumers), SELF-REALIZATION and SELF-DEVELOPMENT and consumer protection (consumer protection and entertainment services, tourism, education and training), FORGIVENESS and consumer protection (mediation, ADR and private and public enforcement of consumer protection legislation), TRUST and RESPECT and consumer protection (data protection, privacy and security and consumer protection), FAITH and consumer protection (the role of the principle of pacta sunt servanda in consumer law, ADR mechanisms), etc.
On this blog I will keep you, dear readers, up to date with the developments regarding the conference. A link to a conference website will follow shortly (link to IACL's website), and more details incl. on the call for papers will be announced in due time. For now: we are looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam next year!
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