What Is IVR Sweden?

IVR Sweden is a non-profit association. Its purpose is to further scientific exchange and cooperation within the philosophy of law and social philosophy in accordance with fundamental scientific principles of openness, conciseness and clarity. IVR Sweden is the Swedish section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), founded in Berlin 1909. The association is open for membership to individuals from all scholarly disciplines.


- The North Sea Groups evening seminars on The Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law will continue every tuesday night during the autumn. Please contact Christian Dahlman Christian Dahlman for more information. 

- Uppsala are announcing their seminars during the fall: 

Thursday 16 September 18:15-19:30

Anna-Lisa Pelizza (Univ. Bologna)

Processing Alterity, Enacting Europe


Contact person: Mattias Vesterlund



Wednesday 29 September kl. 15-17

Torben Spaak (SU) and Patricia Mindus (UU)

The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism

Contact person:  Minna Gräns


Wednesday 20 October kl. 13-19.30

International Conference

The Refugee Convention – 70 years on

Thomas Spijkenboer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Title t.b.d.

Maja Jarmyr (Oslo), On the Role of Non-signatory States

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Centre for International Courts, Copenhagen), Legal Evolution and the 1951 Convention

Katia Bianchini (Max Plank Institute, Halle), Adjudicating Asylum Claims based on non-Western Traditional Beliefs

Ash Amin (Cambridge), Xenophobic Nationalism

Contact person: Mattias Vesterlund


Thursday 21 October kl. 13-15

The Lack of Right to have Rights of Detained Stateless Persons

Tommaso Braida (Uppsala Universitet)

Contact person: Tommaso Braida



Thursday 18 November kl. 14-16

Who is the Refugee?

Maria Bexelius (Uppsala Universitet)

Contact person: Tommaso Braida


-  The Annual meeting of IVR 2022 will take place in Luleå. Date and more information  TBA.