All Conferences


  • 8. 3. 2024 Book launch event, The School of Law, The University of Sheffield, UK

    Katarína Šipulová - panel discussant for the book 'Judicial Governance and Democracy in Europe' authored by Pablo Castillo-Ortiz

  • 7. 3. 2024 Seminar at iCourts, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    David Kosař - lecture 'Judicial Overstay: Meddling with the Tail End of Judicial Career'

  • 23.-24. 2. 2024 workshop 'Populist Constitutionalism and Populist Communication', Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

    Katarína Šipulová - paper 'The light and dark side of judicial resistance'

    Katarína Šipulová - roundtable 'Protecting courts against populists'

  • 8.-9. 2. 2024 Conference 'Constitutional Challenges - Judging under Pressure', Hertie School & Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

    David Kosař - roundtable 'Democratic Backsliding'

  • 11.-13.1.2024 '2nd Graduate Conference on Constitutional Change', The Universtity of Texas at Austin, US

    Michal Kovalčík - 'Judicial Transparency -- How Transparent Should Courts Be in a Different Political and Social Context?'


  • 7.-8.12. 2023 Workshop 'Constitutional annual works-in-progress', UCD Centre for Constitutional Studies, Dublin, Ireland (Virtual presence)

    Michal Kovalčík - 'Constitutional Referrals: A Platform for Judicial Dialogue and Another Toolkit for Judicial Resistance'

  • 30.11.-1.12. 2023 Workshop 'The European Court of Human Rights’ Response to Illiberal and Authoritarian Practices', Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany

    David Kosař - discussant of the contribution of Joseph Finnerty 'Kangaroos in Strasbourg: Appraising the ECtHR’s Response to Illiberal Practices Undermining Domestic Judicial Independence'

  • 30. 11. 2023 Discussion 'The Role of Chief Justices', International Network of Judicial Reformers. (Virtual presence)

    David Kosař 'The Role of Chief Justices'

  • 30.11. 2023 Conference 'Třicet let ústavního soudnictví' ['Thirty years of constitutional judiciary'], Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia

    Katarína Šipulová and Alžbeta Králová - paper 'Meče, štíty a rytíři demokracie. Jak 30 let ústavního přezkumu formovalo vztah ÚS a Parlamentu' [Swords, shields and knights of democracy. How did the 30 years of constitutional review shape the relationship between the Supreme Court and Parliament]

  • 8.-12.11. 2023 Workshop 'Islands of Institutional Integrity', University of Chicago Law School, USA

    David Kosař - paper 'Chief Justices in Central Europe – Activation of the Supranational Level as a Gamechanger?'

  • 12.-13.10. 2023 Conference 'Empowering domestic judiciaries', Eötvös Loránd University ELTE, Budapest, Hungary

    Katarína Šipulová - keynote speech 'Building a Resilient Judiciary'

  • 9.-10.10. 2023 Workshop 'The Foundations of Institutional Authority', Dublin, Ireland

    David Kosař, Ondřej Kadlec (co-authored with Katarína Šipulová) - paper 'The Case for Judicial Councils as Fourth Branch Institutions'

    David Kosař - discussant of the contribution of Eoin Carolan "Authority: the engine - and weakness - of the separation of powers?"

    Ondřej Kadlec - discussant of the contribution of Demian Inglesias Seifert, Daniela Rodriguez Gutierrez, and Eoin Carolan "Public opinion as (a) foundation of judicial independence: mapping the relationship between independence and public perceptions of the courts and their independence"

  • 5.-6.10. 2023 Congress 'Judicial Independence of International Courts: Current Challenges and Perspectives', Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

    David Kosař - paper 'Internal judicial independence at international courts: Court presidents and registrars'

  • 29.-30.9. 2023 ECPR Workshop of the Standing Group on Law and Courts, University of Oslo, Norway

    Michal Kovalčík – paper 'Transparency of the case assignment at the ECJ'

  • 18. 9. 2023 Round table discussion 'Vznik národní lidskoprávní instituce (NHRI) v ČR: aktuální otázky' ['The Establishing of the National Human Rights Instituation (NHRI) in the Czech Republic: Currrent Questions'], Office of the Public Defender of Rights, Brno, Czechia

    David Kosař - discussant in the panel 'Návrh novely zákona o veřejném ochránci práv ve vztahu k nárokům akreditace NHRI' ['The amendment motion to the law on the Public Defender of Rights in relation to the accreditation requirements of NHRI']

  • 15.-16.9. 2023 Workshop 'Rule of Law and Rechtstaat under Pressure', University of Warsaw, Poland

    Etienne Hanelt and Attila Vincze - 'A Hybrid Judiciary in a Hybrid Regime: A Case Study on Hungary'

  • 4.-7.9. 2023 ECPR General Conference, Charles University, Prague, Czechia

    Katarína Šipulová and David Kosař - chairing the panel 'Informality and Institutional Design of Judicial Bodies'

    Katarína Šipulová, Lukáš Hamřík, Samuel Spáč and David Kosař - 'Judicial Self-Governance Index: The Role of Court Presidents in Judicial Governance'

    Etienne Hanelt - discussant of the panel 'Courts and Communication'

    Etienne Hanelt and Attila Vincze - 'A Hybrid Judiciary in a Hybrid Regime: A Case Study on Hungary'

    Etienne Hanelt - 'Getting Article 7 Done: Coalition-building against Hungary in the European Parliament'

    Attila Vincze - discussant of the panel 'Informal Presidential Politics'

  • 3.-6.9. 2023 UACES 2023 Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

    Lukáš Hamřík - 'Judicial Leadership at the CJEU'

    Lukáš Hamřík - session chair 'Challenging or Upholding the Rule of Law?'

  • 8.-12.7. 2023 Conference 'Constitutional Heroines', Queenstown, New Zealand.

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Czech Constitutional Heroines'

  • 3.-5.7. 2023 Conference ICON-S, Wellington, New Zealand.

    David Kosař - 'Court-Hoarding'

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Unpacking the courts'

    David Kosař - participation in an Interest Group 'Separation of Powers'

    Katarína Šipulová - participation in an Interest Group 'Informal Institutions'

    Katarína Šipulová and David Kosař - participation in a panel 'Multi-Textual Constitutions in the World'

  • 2. 7. 2023 Workshop 'The Chief Justices in Comparative Perspective', Wellington, New Zealand.

    David Kosař - workshop director with Rosalind Dixon

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Chief Justices in Central Europe'

  • 15.-16. 6. 2023 Workshop 'Heads and Tails: Admissibility and Remedies at the European Court of Human Rights', Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

    Mathieu Leloup - 'The duty to exhaust non-independent apex courts as effective remedies before the European Court of Human Rights'

  • 15. 6. 2023 Workshop 'Empirical Legal Studies'. Analytical Center of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic. Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Katarína Šipulová and Lukáš Hamřík - presentation of an ongoing research on 'The position of Court Presidents in judicial (self-)governance'

  • 2. 6. 2023 Conference '(Un)doing Judicial Independence: Actor's strategies, institutions, and outcomes'. Institut d'études européennes de l'Université libre de Bruxelles. Brussels. Belgium.

    Katarína Šipulová and David Kosař - 'Judges as Agents of Change: Un(Doing)Judicial Independence in Czechia and Slovakia'

    Katarína Šipulová - discussant of contribution of Vania Alvares 'Judges associations and judicial independence: ASJP and the Portuguese case'

  • 1.-4. 6. 2023 Conference 'Annual Meeting on Law and Society'. The Law and Society Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Lukáš Hamřík - participation in 'Early Career Workshop'

  • 25.-26. 5. 2023 Conference JAR-Association 'Innovation in Judicial Systems: Human, Cyber and Beoynd'. School of Law, University Rome Tre, Rome, Italy.

    Katarína Šipulová - panel convenor 'Judicial Councils Revisited'

    Katarína Šipulová and David Kosař - 'Judicial Councils as a Fourth Branch Institutions'

    David Kosař - panel discussion 'Chief Judges and Chief Justices: Appointment, Role, Functions, Accountability, and Countries Peculiarities'

  • 24. 5. 2023 Conference 'Co nám patří a co ne: 20 let NSS' ['What does belong to us and what does not: 20 years of the Supreme Administrative Court']. Supreme Administrative Court, Brno. Czechia.

    David Kosař - keynote speech 'Co nám patří a co ne v "koncertu soudních velmocí" (NS, NSS, ÚS, SDEU, ESLP)?' ['What does belong to us and what does not in the "concert of great powers of judiciary" (Supreme Court, Supreme Administrative Court, Constitutional Court, Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights)?']

  • 25.-28. 4. 2023 Workshop 'Joint Sessions of Workshops', ECPR, Sciences Po Toulouse, France.

    Katarína Šipulová - together with Øyvindem Stiansenem directing a workshop 'Judicial Resilience and Democratic Decay'
                                 - discussant of contribution of Arnisa Tepelija 'Was it though created in Her own image? Constituting judicial independence through                                 Europeanization in Albania'
                                 - discussant of contribution of Leonardo Puleo 'Judges against the government. Towards a typology of non-partisan opposition and                                 resistance'
                                 - 'Conceptualising Judicial Resilience'

    Samuel Spáč - discussant of contribution of Igor Logvinenko 'Norms and Procedures: Courts and Democratic Backsliding in the United States'
                         - discussant of contribution of Teodory Miljojkovic 'Irremovability of Judges - An Obstacle to the Judicial Resilience-Building?'
                         - 'Capacity and willingness of Slovak judges to withstand attacks on the judiciary and protect democracy'

    David Kosař - discussant of contribution of Yulia Khalikova 'The power and the limits of international law under authoritarianism: Evidence from  a survey experiment'
                        - discussant of contribution of Lydia Tiede 'Judicial Tenacity in the Shadow of Backsliding'

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Informal Judicial Institutions and Democratic Decay'

  • 18.-19. 4. 2023 Workshop 'Judging and the Judiciary', Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK.

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Court Presidents, Informality and Power'

    David Kosař - discussant of contribution of Cristina Dallara, Carlo Guarnieri, and Patrizia Pederzoli 'Judicial policy-making and independence in continental Europe'

    Katarína Šipulová - discussant of contribution of Matyas Bencze 'Judicial Populism'

  • 3.-4. 4. 2023 'Defending Judicial Independence Through EU Judicial Remedies and the ECtHR', The CEELI Institute, Prague, Czechia.

    David Kosař - discussion on a topic 'Key developments in the case-law of the ECtHR since Ástráðsson (application no. 26374/18)'

    David Kosař - discussion on a topic 'Advantages and shortcomings of defending judicial independence via EU judicial remedies and applications to the ECtHR'

  • 16.-17. 3. 2023 Workshop 'Transition 2.0'. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law. Heidelberg, Germany.

    Katarína Šipulová and David Kosař - 'Comparative court-packing'

  • 01. 03. 2023 Discussion seminar 'Právo na svobodu projevu soudce a jeho limity v kontextu důvěry v nezávislou a nestrannou justici' ['The right to freedom of expression of a judge and its limits in the context of trust in an independent and impartial judiciary], Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, Czechia.

    David Kosař - paper 'Svoboda projevu soudců v judikatuře Evropského soudu pro lidská práva' [Freedom of expression of judges in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights]

  • 16. 02. 2023 Discussion 'The Role of Lay Members of Judicial Councils in Making the Judiciary Independent and Accountable', International Network of Judicial Reformers, (Virtual presence).

    David Kosař - 'Non-Judges on Judicial Councils: (Self-)Perception Matters'

  • 02. 02. 2023 Conference 'A jogi érvelés és alternatívái' [Legal Reasoning and its Alternatives], Győr, Hungary.

    Attila Vincze - 'A jogrendszer zártsága és az alkotmányos konvenciók' [Unity of the Legal System and the Constitutional Conventions]




  • 3.-4. 12. 2020 Workshop 'Migration and EU Borders', Maastricht Centre for European Law. (Virtual presence)

    Madalina Moraru - 'Judicial Dialogue on the Return Directive: A case of incremental constitutionalisation in the field of irregular migration'

  • 17. 12. 2020 Seminar 'Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law', Interdisciplinary Migratoin Research Seminar, Danube University Krems.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - keynote speech

  • 30. 11. 2020 Workshop 'Compliance with the ECtHR Judgments', Council of Europe.

    David Kosař - 'The State of Compliance Research with Respect to ECtHR Judgments'

  • 4. 11. 2020 Conference '70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights: A Celebration', Goldsmiths University of London.

    Jan Petrov - '‘A ravening monster’, ‘straitjacket’, and ‘European circus’: The ECtHR in the eyes of populist leaders'

  • 23. 10. 2020 Conference 'V4 Human Rights Conference on democracy, rule of law and human rights in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia', Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.

    David Kosař - Keynote speech 'Recent Challenges to Judicial Independence in Central and Eastern Europe'

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Self-governance without Judicial Council? Building judicial independence in Czechia'

  • 17.-19. 9. 2020 Conference 'Safe Zones and International Law', Third Conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - a roundtable on 'A Safe Zone for Displaced Populations in Northern Syria: Interdisciplinary Perspectives'

  • 7.-11. 9. 2020 UACES Virtual Conference 2020, University Association for Contemporary European Studies.

    Lukáš Hamřík (co-authored with Petr Kaniok) - 'The Personalization of Politics in the European Parliament'

    Hubert Smekal (co-authored with Sebastiaan Princen and Robert Zbíral) - 'Patterns of Differentiated Implementation in EU Legislation'

  • 24.-28. 8. 2020 ECPR General Conference. (Virtual presence)

    Katarína Šipulová co-organized (with Daniel Naurin, PluriCourts) the Law and Courts Section, containing 11 individual panels addressing domestic and international courts and politics.

    Panels chaired:

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Informal Institutions and Judicial Independence'

    Papers presented:

    David Kosař - 'The Family Friendliness That Wasn't - Women in the Czech Judiciary'

    Madalina Moraru - 'The Role(s) of the CJEU in Framing Migrants’ Rights: Has the Political Crisis on Asylum Re-Shaped its Approach?'

  • 30. 6. 2020 Webinar 'Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus', British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

    Jan Petrov - 'The COVID-19 emergency in the age of executive aggrandizement'

  • 11. 6. 2020 Conference 'Integrating Diversity in the European Union', Online Mid-term Conference.

    Hubert Smekal (co-authored with Sebastiaan Princen and Robert Zbíral) - 'Mapping the scope for flexible implementation in EU legislative acts'

  • 24. 3. 2020 Conference 'Rule of Law and Populism', Dublin Law and Politics Review Digital Conference, Dublin City University.

    Jan Petrov - 'Supranational Guardians of the Rule of Law? European Court v. Populist Judicial Reforms'

  • 14. 2. 2020 Conference 'Triial – Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of Judges and Arbitrators Safeguarding the Rule of Law under the Eu Charter Kick-off Meeting', Florence, Italy.

    David Kosař - CJC distinguished lecture 'Rise and Fall of Judicial Self-Governance'

  • 18. 1. 2020 Workshop 'Rule of Law and Illiberal Democracy', Budapest, Hungary.

    Katarína Šipulová - 'EU's response to current crises in Hungary, Poland and Romania, and the effect of the paradigmatical shift from the democratic to the rule of law backsliding'

  • 6. 1. 2020 Conference 'Courts, Diversity, and the Politics of Jurisdiction', Tel Aviv, Izrael.

    David Kosař - 'The Family Friendliness That Wasn’t – Women in the Czech Judiciary'


  • 28. 11. 2019 Conference 'Judicial Independence', Brno, Czechia.

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Court-packing aneb jsou reformy směřující ke změně složení soudu vždy protiústavní?' [Court-packing]

    Samuel Spáč - 'Nezávislost soudnictví na Slovensku – hrozby zevnitř i zvenčí' [Judicial Independence in Slovakia]

  • 24.-25. 10. 2019 Konference 'From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0', Helsinki, Finland.

    Madalina Moraru - 'Challenges and solutions of the EU migration and asylum policies'

  • 16.-18. 9. 2019 Workshop 'Law in Context', Oxford, UK. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Jan Petrov - 'Populism and de-judicialization of politics?'

  • 4.-7. 9. 2019 ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław, Wroclaw, Poland. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Judicial Authority Under Pressure: Politicisation and Backlash Against Courts in the Age of Populism'

    Nino Tsereteli and Hubert Smekal - 'Explaining Conflicting Tendencies of Politicisation and Judicialisation: The Case of the ECtHR'

    Samuel Spáč - 'Selecting Court Presidents in Slovakia, 2011–2017'

  • 10.-14. 8. 2019 8th Junior Faculty Forum, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention'

  • 24.-25. 7. 2019 Workshop 'Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law', Oxford, UK.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'The Internal Protection Alternative'

  • 25.-29. 6. 2019 16th IMISCOE Annual Conference 'Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches', Malmö University, Malmö, Schweden.

    Madalina Moraru - 'The impact of the migration crisis on the European supranational courts' jurisprudence and discourse'

  • 11.-13. 6. 2019 Conference 'The State Capture', University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Katarína Šipulová - 'The Problems of JSG Models in Czechia and Slovakia'

  • 3.-5. 6. 2019 4th annual conference of the Refugee Law Initiative, London, UK.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones at the Refugee Law Initiative'

    Madalina Moraru - 'The role of the CJEU in asylum and immigration'

  • 21.-22. 5. 2019 Conference organized by the Council of Europe, Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'The International Law Standards on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons'

  • 20.-30. 5. 2019 Conference 'The Power of International Courts', iCourts, Copenhagen, Denmark. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař - 'Judicialization of Judicial Politics by ECtHR'

  • 10.-13. 5. 2019 Workshop on judiciaries and transitional justice, Bonavero Institute and Bingham Centre, Oxford, UK. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Czech lustration of judges'

  • 8.-11. 5. 2019 Conference at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice conference'

  • 26.-27. 4. 2019 University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention'

  • 9. 4. 2019 Edinburgh-Glasgow International Law Workshop at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones and Refugee Law'

  • 8.-11. 4. 2019 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mons, Belgium. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař and Katarína Šipulová - 'Court-Packing Strategies'

  • 5. 4. 2019 European Society of International Law (ESIL) 2019 Research Forum, Göttingen, Deutschland. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Jan Petrov - 'Supranational Guardians of the Rule of Law? European Courts v. Populist Judicial Reforms'

  • 29. 3. 2019 ICON-S Conference (CEE Chapter), Prague, Czechia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Role of Constitutional Courts in Democratization and their take on the Separation of Powers Principles'

  • 12.-15. 3. 2019 Conference 'Putney Debates 2019', Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, London, UK. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Katarína Šipulová - 'Judicial Independence in Visegrad 4 Countries'

  • 8.-10. 1. 2019 Lecture at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař - 'Beyond Judicial Councils'


  • 15. 11. 2018 Conference 'Paying Pensions to the Conflict-Affected Persons in Ukraine: How to Exercise the Constitutional Right to Pension?', Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Internally Displaced Persons'

  • 15.-18. 11. 2018 Lecture at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař - 'Court Presidents: The Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Judicial Self-Governance'

  • 6.-12. 11. 2018 American Society of International Law Research Forum, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention'

  • 25. 10. 2018 Workshop 'Rights Consciousness and Legal Cultures: Empirical Research Experiences', Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Nino Tsereteli - 'Informal Dimension of Judicial Self-Government in Georgia: Benefits and Challenges of Empirical Research'

  • 18. 9. 2018 Conference 'Populist Constitutionalism', Prague, Czechia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař - 'The Twin Challenge to Separation of Powers in Central Europe'

  • 7.-8. 9. 2018 AHRI Conference 'Renewing Rights in Times of Transition: 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights', Global Justice Academy - University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Hubert Smekal and Katarína Šipulová - 'Beyond Compliance – Domestic Judicial Implementation of the International Human Rights Case Law'

  • 6.-7. 9. 2018 Conference 'Law and Judicial Dialogue on the Return of Irregular Migrants from the European Union', Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Madalina Moraru - 'Risk of absconding as a ground for removal and detention: which objectivity?'

    David Kosař and Adam Blisa - 'Scope and intensity of judicial review: which power for judges within the control of immigration detention?'

  • 22.-25. 8. 2018 ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Deutschland.

    Katarína Šipulová and Hubert Smekal - 'Understanding Adoption of International Human Rights Treaties: Political Regimes and Modification of Compliance Control'

    David Kosař - 'Beyond Compliance – Judicial Implementation of the Strasbourg Case Law'

  • 25.-27. 6. 2018 Conference ICON-S 'Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law', The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař (co-authored with Samuel Spáč) - 'From Transmission Belts to (Semi)Autonomous Actors – Chief Justices in Slovakia'

  • 7. 6. 2018 Law and Society Association, Toronto, Canada. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'The Rise of Judicial Self-Government: Forms and Rationales'

  • 18.-19. 5. 2018 Conference 'The European Court of Human Rights in East-West Relations: Norms, Values and Legal Politics', Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

    David Kosař – 'The European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Czech Republic: Determinants of Compliance Difficulties'

  • 2.-3. 3. 2018 Conference 'Challenges for public law in modern regulatory states', University of Münster (WWU), Münster, Deutschland. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Separation of Powers under Siege: Understanding Populism and the Rise of the Unelected in Central Europe'


  • 26. 10. 2017 Lecture at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

    David Kosař – 'Constitutional Identity of the Czech Republic'

  • 5. 10. 2017 Roundtable 'Judicial governance bodies as agents of change', National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine.

    David Kosař – 'Judicial councils in transitional justice countries'

  • 13.-19. 9. 2017 Lecture at the New York University School of Law, New York, U.S. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Populism and Separation of Powers'

  • 6.-9. 9. 2017 ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Hubert Smekal 'International Human Rights Case Law in Domestic High Politics'

    Katarína Šipulová – 'Constitutional Courts as Catalysts of Democratization'

    Hubert Smekal and Katarína Šipulová (co-authored with Jozef Janovský) – 'Political Regimes and Commitment Patterns'

  • 5.-7. 7. 2017 Conference ICON-S 'Courts, Power and Public Law', University of Copenhagen and iCourts, Copenhague, Denmark. (JUDI-ARCH)

    Katarína Šipulová – 'Slovakia: Democratic Backsliding and (Ab)use of Constitutional Identity: Slovakian Place in the Concept of Fundamental Constitutional Values of the European Union' and 'Externalities in Transitional Justice Decisions: The European Union and Transitional Justice Processes in Post-Communist Countries'

    Simone Benvenuti – 'Images of judicial self-governance. A comparative and historical study of three main jurisdictions: France, United Kingdom, United States'

    David Kosař – 'Constitutional Identity of the Czech Republic' and 'Transitional Justice in Regional Human Rights Courts and the Paradoxes of International Justice'

    Jan Petrov – 'International Input to Domestic Implementation Mechanisms in the ECHR System'

  • 20.-23. 6. 2017 International Meeting on Law and Society, Law and Society Association, New Mexico. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař (co-authored with Samuel Spáč) – 'From Transmission Belts to (Semi)Autonomous Actors - Chief Justices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia'

  • 22. 5. 2017 Conference 'The Separation of Powers: A Global Constitutional Dialogue', American Society of Comparative Law a University of Milan, Milan, Italy. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Liquid Separation of Powers in central Europe'

  • 12.-13. 5. 2017 Conference for Junior Researchers at Stanford Law School, Standford, U.S.

    Nino Tsereteli – 'Managing Legitimacy in Times of Change: the Evolution of Remedial Powers and Legitimacy Management Strategies of the European Court of Human Rights'

  • 4.-5. 5. 2017 Workshop 'Judicial Resistance', Paris, France. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'How to Tame the Judiciary: Lessons from the Communist Czechoslovakia'

  • 27. 4. 2017 AHRI conference 'The Promotion and Enforcement of Human Rights by International and Regional Organizations', Leuven, Belgium. (BeCom)

    Katarína Šipulová, Jozef Janovský and Hubert Smekal – 'Understanding adoption of international human rights treaties: political regimes and commitment patterns'

  • 21. 4. 2017 Conference 'Krize liberální demokracie v Evropě' [Crisis of Liberal Democracy in Europe], Prague, Czechia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař'Nástroje obrany liberální demokracie v Evropě' [Tools for the defence of liberal democracy in Europe]

  • 6. 3. 2017 Lecture at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Constitutional Identity in the Czech Republic: A New Twist on the Old Fashioned Idea?'

  • 28. 2. 2017 Presentation of the paper, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

    David Kosař co-authored with Ladislav Vyhnánek – 'Constitutional Identity in the Czech Republic: A New Twist on the Old Fashioned Idea?'

  • 22. 2. 2017 Workshop 'The role of the European Court of Human Rights in the Community of Final Interpreters', Barcelona, Spain.

    Jan Petrov – 'Typology of Consitutional Courts' Roles in Implementation of the ECtHR's Case Law'


  • 9.-10. 12. 2016 Conference 'How to Resolve the Crisis of Constitutional Democracy in Central Europe', Ljubljana, Slovenia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'The Strasbourg Court Meets Abusive Constitutionalism: Baka v. Hungary'

  • 1.-2. 12. 2016 Conference 'Limity transparentnej justície' [Limits of Transparent Justice] organized by Supreme Court of Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Samuel Spáč – 'Ako môže súdnictvo profitovať z transparentnosti' [How the judiciary can benefit from transparency]

  • 25. 11. 2016 Conference 'Mezinárodní lidskoprávní závazky' [International Human Rights Commitments], Brno, Czechia.

    Hubert Smekal – 'Mezinárodní lidskoprávní závazky: teoretické reflexe' [International Human Rights Commitments: theoretical reflection]

  • 11.-12. 11. 2016 ASIL Research Forum, Seattle, USA. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Transitional Justice in Regional Human Rights Courts and the Paradoxes of International Justice'

  • 2. 11. 2016 Lecture at the Bergen University, Bergen, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař – 'Judicial Councils and the Future of Judicial Self-Government'

  • 31. 10. 2016 Lecture at the Oslo University, Oslo, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař'Future of Judicial Self-Government: Dilemmas and Challenges'

  • 25.-26. 10. 2016 Conference on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Czech Senate, Prague, Czechia. (JUDI-ARCH)

    David Kosař'Výběr soudců Ústavního soudu'

  • 9. 9. 2016 ECPR General Conference, Prague, Czechia. (BeCom)

    David Kosař – 'Politics of Judicial Independence in Czechia: Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law between Court Presidents and the Ministry of Justice'

    Katarína Šipulová and Hubertem Smekalem – 'Referencing International HR Law by Constitutional Courts'

  • 8. 9. 2016 ESIL 12th Annual Conference, Riga, Latvia. (BeCom)

    David Kosař – 'European Human Rights Architecture: The Crucial Role of the Domestic Level and the Constitutional Courts in Particular'

  • 2. 9. 2016 AHRI Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands. (BeCom)

    Katarína Šipulová and Hubert Smekal – 'Referencing International HR Law by Constitutional Courts'

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