Dr. Colom is a Researcher at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council (C.S.I.C.). He is presently developing a project called “Intercultural Justice. Cultures, Norms and Subjects in Pluralist Societies”. During his time at the Institute for European Studies he will be reviewing contemporary Canadian experiences with legal pluralism, basically the incorporation of aboriginal customary law into the Canadian judicial system and the use of faith-based arbitration boards in Ontario. He is focusing on the relationship of these practices with the normative reasoning encouraged by the multicultural principles of Canadian constitutionalism and comparing them with European practices in the management of ethno-cultural complexity.