Time: 09:00 - 15:30 CET
Eventtitle: Trinational Conference "Rule of Law and the Judiciary in the EU member states"
Organisor: Sächsisches Staatsministerium der Justiz und für Demokratie, Europa und Gleichstellung
Place: University Leipzig
More about the Event
Prof. Dr. Lorenz, head of the BMBF-funded project "Rule of Law in East-Central Europe", is a cooperation partner for the conference and will present the project there. The conference papers will shed light on the rule of law and the judiciary in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany in the EU context - each from a legal and political science perspective.
The rule of law is one of the fundamental values of the EU, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. As a community based on the rule of law, the Union depends on these values being shared and respected by its member states. In recent years, however, respect for the rule of law at the national level has increasingly become one of the most pressing issues on the EU agenda. Therefore, it is the common goal of the Leipzig University and the Free State of Saxony to create a sustainable trilogue and exchange on the rule of law between the judiciary, government representatives, academia and students from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.
The TRINATIONAL CONVERSATIONS ON THE RULE OF LAW aim to create and increase mutual understanding in Central Europe when it comes to challenges and potential threats to the rule of law. At the kick-off conference 2022 with participants from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, they will discuss these aspects from a legal and political science perspective.
The contributions will analyse the respective national situation in the context of EU law and also take into account the specific legal cultures and experiences, for instance shared histories of transformation. The aim is an interdisciplinary and comparative review of the current situation, to identify problems and possible solutions.