Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2012

G.v.Haberler Conference 2012
8th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2012, Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

“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)


Conference Topic: 

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.

Conference Schedule

  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)
09:55-10:10  Discussion
10:10-10:40  “The Fed, The Great Enabler” Steve Hanke (USA)
10:40-11:00  Discussion
11:00-11:30  Coffee break
11:30-12:00  “Ueber Korruption und Unabhaengigkeit der Justiz” Stephan Voigt (D)
12:00-12:20  Discussion

  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)
2:30-2:45  Discussion
2:45-3:00  Coffee break
3:00-3:30  “Wither Democracy?” Pedro Schwartz (ES)
3:30-3:45  Discussion
3:45-4:15  “Partikularinteressen statt Gemeinwohl im demokratischen Rechtsstaat” Erich Weede (D)
4:15-4:30  Discussion
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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