The Research Groups of the Faculty of Government and European Studies, New University, and the Re-forma d.o.o. are organizing an international conference dedicated to the empirical study of ideological profiles of judges. The conference will take place within a framework of the research project on The Ideology on Courts, whereby the research group has been conducting an empirical research in the multidimensional ideology of the Slovenian constitutional court.
The conference will take place on Monday, 16. 9. 2019, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will consist of two invited keynote lectures and four panels, in which the selected scholars will be able to present their work in progress. Therefore, hereby a call for papers is launched to invite scholars at an early stage of their career (including doctoral students and post-docs) as well as more experienced researchers to present their on-going research on ideological profiles of judges in the national, supranational and international courts. The call is open until 17. 5. 2019 and all interested applicants shall send their 300 words abstract to Matej.Avbelj@fds.nova-uni.si.
The successful scholars will be informed about the selection by 31. 5. 2019. The Faculty of Government and European studies will cover a 2-night accommodation and provide meals, while the participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to Ljubljana.
Slovenska pravna in demokratična država je pred prelomnico: ali bodo ljudje ponotranjili vrednote vladavine prava in ustavne demokracije, da bodo lahko njene institucije začele delovati neodvisno, nepristransko in pošteno v javno blaginjo, ali pa bodo še naprej prevladovale stare prakse in mentaliteta, ki bodo še naprej razkrojevale slovensko pravno in demokratično državo. Odgovor na slednjo dilemo pogojujeta obstoj in preživetje sedanjih in prihodnjih generacij slovenskega naroda in njegovih institucionalnih struktur.
The conference on “The Future of the Rule of Law and Democracy in Europe” took place on 14 December 2018 at the Faculty of Government and European Studies of Nova Univerza in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The keynote speech on the rule of law was delivered by Martins Mits, judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Izšla je nova številka revije Dignitas – slovenske revije za človekove pravice (št. 77-78, 2018), ki vsebuje spodnje prispevke.
Jernej Letnar Černič’s new article on “The European Court of Human Rights in the States of the Former Yugoslavia” has been published in the inaugural issue of the East European Yearbook on Human Rights.
V torek, 15. maja 2018 ob 16h, je na ljubljanski lokaciji Evropske pravne fakultete potekala strokovna razprava o človekovih pravicah v krizi. Predaval je eden vodilnih evropskih strokovnjakov o Evropskem sodišču za človekove pravice in profesor na Univerzi Middlesex v Londonu, prof. dr. Philip Leach. Strokovno razpravo je organiziral in vodil izr. prof. dr. Letnar Černič.
Jernej Letnar Černič and Matej Avbelj organised between 12 and 13 April 2018 at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, the Basque Country, Spain, a workshop on the Rule of Law, Populism and Militant Democracy in Europe. Workshop, first dissected the current state of the rule of law, populism and militant democracy in Europe and, second, demonstrated how the liberally democratic states, based on the rule of law, should respond to the contemporary threats to themselves without denying their own very values.