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September 16-18: Workshop 'Law in Context', Oxford, the United Kingdom. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

September 4-7: 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" (not funded by the ERC)

August 10-14: 8th Junior Faculty Forum at National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - "Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention"

July 24-25: Workshop 'Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law', Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - "The Internal Protection Alternative"

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

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

June 11-13: Conference on the State Capture organised by the University of Oxford, Oxford, the Untied Kingdom. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

June 3-5: 4th annual conference of the Refugee Law Initiative, London, the United Kingdom.

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

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

May 21-22: Conference organized by the Council of Europe, Kyiv, Ukraine.

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

May 20-30: Conference 'The Power of International Courts', iCourts, Copenhagen, Denmark. (JUDI-ARCH)

David Kosař - "Judicialization of Judicial Politics by ECtHR"

May 10-13: Workshop on judiciaries and transitional justice, Bonavero Institute and Bingham Centre, Oxford, the United Kingdom. (JUDI-ARCH)

Katarína Šipulová - "Czech lustration of judges"

May 8-11: Conference at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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

April 26-27: University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - "Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention"

April 9: Edinburgh-Glasgow International Law Workshop at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - "Safe Zones and Refugee Law"

April 8-11: ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mons, Belgium. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

April 5: European Society of International Law (ESIL) 2019 Research Forum, Göttingen, Germany. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

March 29: ICON-S Conference (CEE Chapter), Prague, Czech Republic. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

March 12-15: Conference 'Putney Debates 2019', Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, London, the United Kingdom. (JUDI-ARCH)

Katarína Šipulová - "Judicial Independence in Visegrad 4 Countries"

January 8-10: Lecture at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. (JUDI-ARCH)

David Kosař - "Beyond Judicial Councils"


November 15: Conference 'Paying Pensions to the Conflict-Affected Persons in Ukraine: How to Exercise the Constitutional Right to Pension?', Kiev, Ukraine.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - "Internally Displaced Persons"

November 15-18: Guest lecture at the University of Oxford, Oxford, the United Kingdom. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

November 6-12: American Society of International Law Research Forum, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne - 'Safe Zones as Humanitarian Intervention'

October 25: 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'

September 18: Conference 'Populist Constitutionalism', Prague, Czech Republic. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

September 7-8: 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"

September 6-7: Conference 'Law and Judicial Dialogue on the Return of Irregular Migrants from the European Union', Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. (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?"

August 22-25: ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

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"

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

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

June 7: Law and Society Association, Toronto, Canada. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

May 18-19: 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"

March 2-3: Conference 'Challenges for public law in modern regulatory states', University of Münster (WWU), Münster, Germany. (JUDI-ARCH)

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



October 26: Guest lecture at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

David Kosař – "Constitutional Identity of the Czech Republic"

October 5: Roundtable 'Judicial governance bodies as agents of change', National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine. (JUDI-ARCH)

David Kosař – "Judicial councils in transitional justice countries"

September: Guest lecture at the New York University School of Law, New York, the United States. (JUDI-ARCH)

David Kosař – "Populism and Separation of Powers"

September 6 - September 9: 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"

July 5 - July 7: Conference ICON-S 'Courts, Power and Public Law', University of Copenhagen a iCourts, Copenhagen, 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"

June: 2017 LSA 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"

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

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

May 12 - May 13: 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"

May 4 - May 5: Workshop 'Judicial Resistance', Paris, France. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

April 27: 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"

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

David Kosař – "Nástroje obrany liberální demokracie v Evropě [Defense Mechanisms of Liberal Democracy in Europe]"

March 6: Guest 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?"

February 28: 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?”

February 22: 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"


December 9 - December 10: 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"

December 1 - December 2: 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 can judicial systems benefit from transparency]"

November 25: Conference 'Mezinárodní lidskoprávní závazky' ['International Human Rights Commitments'], Brno, Czechia.

Hubert Smekal – "Mezinárodní lidskoprávní závazky: teoretické reflexe [International Human Rights Commitments: Theoretical Reflection]"

November 11 - November 12: ASIL Research Forum, Seattle, USA. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

November 2: Workshop on Judicial Indipendence, Bergen, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

November 2: Guest Lecture at Bergen University, Bergen, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

October 31: Guest Lecture at Oslo University, Oslo, Norway. (JUDI-ARCH)

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

October 25 - October 26: 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 [Selection of Judges to the Czech Constitutional Court]"

September 9: 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 with Hubert Smekal – "Referencing International HR Law by Constitutional Courts"

September 8: 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"

September 2: AHRI Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands. (BeCom)

Katarína Šipulová with Hubert Smekal – "Referencing International HR Law by Constitutional Courts"

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