International Conference: The Future of the Rule of Law and Democracy in Europe

This conference marks the end of the research project on the reform of the rule of law and democracy in Slovenia. Its objective is to reflect on the possible future scenarios of the evolution of the rule of law and democracy in Europe. As the research project has determined, while Slovenia suffers from its own specific rule of law and democracy problems, these are simultaneously part of a general trend of a gradual retreat of democracy and the rule of law across Europe, but in particular in the post-communist countries.

The Future of the Rule of Law and Democracy in Europe, Nova Univerza
European Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Lecture hall P1,
14 December 2018

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome addresses by Gorazd Justinek, Dean of Faculty of Government and European Studies, Nova Univerza, and Marko Novak, Dean of European Faculty of Law, Nova Univerza
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote Speech: Dr Martin Mits, judge on behalf of Latvia at the European Court of Human Rights

Panel 1: The View from the “North” and the “South”
10:30 – 12:00
– Daniel Augenstein (Tilburg University)
– Giuseppe Martinico (The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa)
– Maria Varaki (King’s College London)
– Cormac Mac Amhlaigh (University of Edinburgh)
Commentator: Matej Avbelj

Panel 2: The View from V4
13:00 – 15:00
– Gabor Attila Toth (Humboldt University, Berlin)
– Zdenek Kuehn (Masaryk University, Brno)
– Miroslaw Wroblewski (Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland)
– Kamil Branik (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Commentator: Gorazd Justinek

Panel 3: The View from Central and Eastern Europe
15:30 – 17:00
– Anna Dolidze (High Council of Justice of the Republic of Georgia)
– Mart Susi (University of Tartu)
– Đorđe Gardašević (University of Zagreb)
Commentator: Jernej Letnar Černič
Dinner for Participants: 20:00

More information: Konferenca-The-FutureOftheRuleofLawandDemocracyinEurope