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Next meeting of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law - The Hague 20-21 September 2012 - ECLT - Università di Pavia

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Next meeting of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law - The Hague 20-21 September 2012


On 21-22 September 2012 the 3rd meeting of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law will take place in The Hague (The Netherlands).

For specific information about the event, contact: Katy De Kogel:
Italian contact: Barbara Bottalico (

Provisional program:

The Hague (The Netherlands)  
20&21 September 2012

Programme version 17/9/12

Important: Please note that you need a valid ID to enter the WODC-building.

Thursday 20 September

h 9.00 – 9.30 am : Welcome session
(Frans Leeuw, Amedeo Santosuosso, and Katy DeKogel)

h. 9.30 – 10.30 am: Law & Neuroscience Winter School 2013
(Chair: Barbara Bottalico and Paul Catley: new programme and proposals)

h. 10.30 am- 11.00 coffee

h.11.00 – 12.00 am: Neuroscience and Media Communication

(Chair: Daniela Ovadia)
Proposals and discussion

12.00-13.00 pm: lunch

h 13.00 pm- 14.00 pm: Marko Jelicic
'Neuropsychology in court'

h 14.00– 16.00 pm: Databasing-the State of the art
Provisional agenda:
a) The criteria each database adopts to select cases to be inserted in it.
b)  The possibility to create a shared section within the ALST Archive-Pavia (e.g. Multilingual Neurodatabasing) where each of the participants (from different countries) can insert its own case-law.
c)  Drawing a shared agenda.
(Chair: Amedeo Santosuosso)
A. Santosuosso, K. de Kogel, P. Catley, N. Vincent, J. Chandler, N. Farahany

16.00-16.30 pm coffee

h 16.30 – 17.30 pm:  Sharing ideas about Nita’s publication: defining the introduction and the  structure of national chapters

(Chair: Jennifer Chandler and Nita Farahany)

17.30 drinks

19.00 Dinner offered by WODC (restaurant Het Gouden Hoofd, at walking distance)

Friday 21 September

Session 'Neurolaw and judicial practice'
Chairs: Ybo Buruma, judge in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and Amedeo Santosuosso, judge in the court of Appeal of Milan, Italy and professor at the University of Pavia

9.00 coffee and welcome

9:30-10:40 (including questions): Keynote lecture and general introduction 'Lost in Translation?  Law and Neuroscience’, by Stephen Morse
, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law & Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry, Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania Law School

10:40-11:00 (including questions): ‘Inferential distance in Neuroscience: what you can and cannot conclude from neuroscientific data’, by Frank Leoné,
Donders Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Nijmegen, about the limits and possibilities of neurobiological techniques in relation to judicial practice

11:00-11:20 (including questions): ‘Neuroscience and Dutch legal practice’, by Paul van de Beek
, Head of the Regional Prosecution Service Dordrecht

11:20-11:35  questions and discussion

11:35-12:30 coffee and sandwiches with EANL (ca 15 judges, prosecutors and lawyers interested in neurolaw)

13.00 pm – 15.00 pm 'Provocations in neurolaw'. Ideas for collaboration. Interactive discussion
(Chair: Lisa Claydon and Pim Haselager)

15.00 – 15.30 coffee

15.30 p.m. – 16.30 pm: Legal definition of EANL, coordination board, admission and exclusion rules, etc. – Ideas about the next activities of the Association

(Chair: Amedeo Santosuosso, Gabriella Bottini and others)
Proposals by participants and discussion

h 16.30 – 17.30 pm: Final remarks
(Amedeo Santosuosso)

17.30 – 18.00  drinks

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