Rule of Law in Europe

What is the practical impact of the rule of law principle on the functioning of the EU? What areas does it involve, and which are out of its reach? Where issues can arise within this context and what are they based on? What is the approach the European Commission adopted in its Rule of Law Report? And what the pandemic revealed about the condition the rule of law in the Czech Republic is?

These and other issues will be discussed by speakers during three panel discussions on Friday 22nd October 2021 in Prague at the Masarykova Dormitory (Thákurova 1, 160 00, Praha 6).

 

10:00–10:15 Opening

Pavel SVOBODA, Chair of the Board of the IKDP and Former Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament

 

10:15–11:45  I. panel discussion: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RULE OF LAW FOR THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EU

Jiří PŘIBÁŇ, Professor of Law, Cardiff University

Pavel SVOBODA, Chair of the Board of the IKDP and Former Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament

Angelos CHRYSSOGELOS, Research Associate of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Ivana JANŮ, Former Vice-President of the Constitutional Court

 

12:45–14:15  II. panel discussion: CURRENT ISSUES REGARDING THE RULE OF LAW IN THE EU

Věra JOUROVÁ, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Values and Transparency

Martin SMOLEK, Deputy Minister for Legal and Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Vít DOSTÁL, Executive Director, Association for International Affairs

Jana PLAŇAVOVÁ-LATANOWICZ, Centre for Europe, Warsaw University

 

14:30–16:00 III.PANEL: RULE OF LAW AND DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC IN CZECHIA

Jan KYSELA, Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague

Martin BUCHTÍK, Director of the STEM Empirical Research Centre

Marek VÝBORNÝ, MP, Member of the Constitutional and Legal Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic

Andrea PROCHÁZKOVÁ, Editor of the “Respekt” Weekly Magazine

Detailed programme hereCzech-English interpretation provided.

 

You can watch live stream on IKDP YouTube page. While watching, you can ask questions in videos’ comment sections.

If you would like to attend the event in person, please register at here by Monday 18th October 2021. The capacity of the venue is limited.

The event is organised by the Institute for Christian Democratic Politics (IKDP) in cooperation with Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.