Seminar on “Consumer Rights: Recent Developments in European Consumer Law”

Organised by the Legal and Judicial Training Centre and integrated as part of the 2nd EU-Macao Co-operation Programme in the Legal Field, the Seminar on “Consumer Rights: Recent Developments in European Consumer Law” will take place, Monday, 25th April, at 5 p.m., in the Multi-function Room of the Law Reform and International Law Bureau located on Alameda Dr. Carlos D' Assumpção, n. ° 398, CNAC building, 6th floor.
This seminar will feature as its keynote speakers Professor Dr. Hans-W. Micklitz, Director of Graduate Studies of the European University Institute Law Department, Firenze, Italy and Emeritus Professor Dr. Norbert Reich of the University of Bremen, Germany.
This seminar will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation to Cantonese and Portuguese. During the five daily sessions, which will take place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. until April 29th, the following topics will be discussed: 1. Introduction – Economic Law, Consumer Interest and Integration;
2. Unfair Commercial Practices;
3. Unfair Contract Terms;
4. Sale of Consumer Goods;
5. Anti-discrimination;
6. Universal Services;
7. Consumer Credit;
8. Liability for Defective Goods;
9. Cross Border Consumer Protection;
10. Legal Protection of Individual and Collective Interests. An emphasis will be placed on the presentation of an overview and an evaluation of consumer rights in different areas in the context of development and challenges so as to raise awareness and promote sustainable development in this area. The 2nd Co-operation Programme in the Legal Field between the European Union and Macao, which incorporates this seminar, has as its main objective the “Consolidation of the Macao Legal System” and is going to take place until December 2012. The execution of the Co-operation Programme is coordinated by the Law Reform and International Law Bureau, together with many entities and public departments of the Macao SAR, namely the Legal and Judicial Training Centre, the Legal Affairs Bureau, the Economic Services, the Financial Services Bureau and the Institute of European Studies of Macao.

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