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Post-Communist Restitution of Nationalized Property

Conference announcement and call for papers, September 29, 2017

Location: Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Law, in the beautiful historical town of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Date: September 29, 2017

(Arrival of the participants on September 28, 2017 and departure on September 30, 2017).

Submissions are cordially invited for the conference "Post-Communist Restitution of Nationalized Property", an international scholarly conference devoted to the problems and present status of the restitution process of properties confiscated by the communist dictatorial regimes. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where legal scholars and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe gather together to present and discuss issues relevant to post-communist restitution of nationalized property from various perspectives. We welcome both theoretical and empirical submissions. Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to participate.

The presentation proposals should include the name and contact information of the presenter and an abstract of the presentation (500 words maximum).

The proposed panels are:

- Legal History of Communist Nationalizations
- Restitution of Nationalized Church Property
- Restitution of Movable Property
- Restitution of Agricultural Lands
- Restitution of Residential Property
- Restitution of Industrial Property
- Compensation Mechanisms

Submissions: The deadline to send the presentation proposal and the abstract: March 31, 2017. Submissions should be directed to Mr. Norbert Szeredai, e-mail:

All submissions will be reviewed by the organizers of the conference.

Notification on the acceptance of papers: April 7, 2017.

The chosen papers will be presented during plenary and panel sessions with the presentation time being (strictly) limited to 15 minutes. There will be short discussion time guaranteed in each concurrent workshop session.

For the presenters of accepted papers the organizers will provide full accommodation (except travel expenses).

Submission of the final paper for the conference publication: October 27, 2017.

Organizing committee:

Prof. dr. Emőd Veress
Dr. Attila Varga, Judge of the Romanian Constitutional Court
Dr. Szilárd Sztranyiczki, Associate Professor
Prof. dr. Márton Tonk
Dr. Tamás Nótári, Associate Professor


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