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Workshop: Challenges to the European Rule of Law

Regensburg, 7/8 July 2022

Venue: Philosophy and Theology Building, Großer Sitzungssaal (PT 3.0.79)

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The rule of law is a core value of the European Union and of the Council of Europe. What role do courts play in realizing the rule of law? Relying on recent examples from Germany and Poland, the workshop seeks to assess conflicts between domestic and European courts. On 7 and 8 July, legal scholars from Regensburg discuss together with colleagues from the Polish partner University of Łódź.

Thursday, 7 July 2022

17.30 h Professor Anna Wyrozumska, University of Łódź
Conflict between the Polish Constitutional Court and the ECJ with regard to the reforms of the judiciary

Friday, 8 July 2022

9.00 – 9.30 h Professor Alexander Tischbirek, University of Regensburg
Who is to rule the law? State-church relations between the ECJ, the ECtHR, and the German Federal Constitutional Court

9.30 – 10.00 h Dr. Stefan Drechsler, University of Regensburg
Scope and Limits of Infringement Proceedings regarding Constitutional Courts – The German Federal Constitutional Court’s PSPP rulings

10.00 – 10.30 h Discussion
Chair: Professor Alexander Graser, University of Regensburg

10.30 – 10.45 h Break

10.45 – 11.15 h Dr. Isabella Skomerska, University of Łódź
Conflict between the Polish Constitutional Court and the ECtHR with regard to Article 6 ECHR

11.15 – 11.45 h  Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The rule of law and the power and impotence of courts – different examples of interdependencies

11.45 – 12.15 h Discussion
Chair: Dr. Cindy Wittke, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg

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