All Conferences


  • 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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