“To leave the law in the hands of elective governors is like leaving the cat in charge of the cream jug – there soon won’t be any, at least no law in the sense in which it limits the discretionary power of government.” Friedrich von Hayek (1899-1992)
The End of the Rule of Law
(Das Ende des Rechtsstaates)
Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2012 | The 8th Internationals Gottfried v. Haberler Conference took place on June 29, at University Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Topic: “The End of the Rule of Law” (German: Das Ende des Rechtsstaates). It was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, in co-operation with University Liechtenstein and supported by multiple local and international sponsors. The conference was divided into three sessions.
Session I: Das Ende des Rechtsstaates (9:00am -12:20pm)
09:00-09:05 Welcome: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein (FL)
09:05-09:15 Opening Speech: Prime Minister Dr. Klaus Tschuetscher (FL)
09:15-09:25 Chair of first session: Detmar Doering (D)
09:25-09:55 “Ueber Macht- und Rechtsmissbrauch: das Beispiel der europaeischen Waehrungsunion” Joachim Starbatty (D)
10:10-10:40 “The Fed, The Great Enabler” Steve Hanke (USA)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 “Ueber Korruption und Unabhaengigkeit der Justiz” Stephan Voigt (D)
Session II: The Decline of Democracy (1:50pm-4:30pm)
1:50-2:00 Chair of second session: Heike Walterscheid (D)
2:00-2:30 “On Civil Society” Victoria Curzon Price (CH)
2:45-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-3:30 “Wither Democracy?” Pedro Schwartz (ES)
3:45-4:15 “Partikularinteressen statt Gemeinwohl im demokratischen Rechtsstaat” Erich Weede (D)
4:30-4:50 Coffee break
Session III: Panel Discussion: Staat, Macht, Recht (4:50pm-6:10pm)
4:50-6:10 Chair: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein Discussants: Doering, Starbatty, Walterscheid, Weede.
6:10-6:15 Farewell address
6:20pm Transportation to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle hosted by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.
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