8th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference


Das Ende des Rechtsstaates
The End of the Rule of Law

Organized and hosted by ECAEF - European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation

Vaduz, June 29, 2012

The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors was gratefully acknowledged

"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), Nobel Prize 1974

Organizer/Host: ECAEF - European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (www.ecaef.li)
Location: University of Liechtenstein, Fuerst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz 
Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger; Tel. +423 235-1570; rosmarie.lutziger@LGT.com 
 Kurt R. Leube, ecaef@ecaef.li 
 "Das Ende des Rechtsstaates - The End of the Rule of Law".

  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.


Relevant literature has been offered for sale by www.buchausgabe.de


Papers of this year's Conference speakers can be downloaded here:

  "Ueber Macht- und Rechtsmissbrauch" Joachim Sarbatty (D)

  "The Fed - the Great Enabler" Steve Hanke (USA) 

  "Rechtsstaat und reine Rechtslehre" Detmar Doering (D)

  "On Civil Society" Victoria Curzon Price (CH)

  "Wither Democracy?" Pedro Schwartz (ES) 

  "Partikularinteressen statt Gemeinwohl im demokratischen Rechtsstaat" Erich Weede (D)   

  "On the Wrong side of the Law" Stephan Voigt, Jerg Gutmann (D)


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