Metamorphoses of Law in the Visegrad countries

2010 Programme

Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and

Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen


an international law theory conference




The conference will take place on November 9 – 11, 2010 at the premises of Loucký monastery in Znojmo.



A list of the main topical areas: 
(proposed areas should not limit a contributor in any way, it is only an orientation scheme)

1. Status of law and its perception by society
2. Law-making and legislative and technical level of legal order
3. Constitutional, administrative and general judiciary.  Role of the state prosecuting attorneys, the Bar and the police.
4. State administration and self-government.  
5. Private activities, public contracts, law of competition, etc.
6. A 
course of law at the secondary schools and universities and organization of research in the field of law.
7. Minorities and an attitude towards them.
8. Political parties
 and unincorporated associations.
9. EU Law and an attitude towards the ECHR.







Wednesday 9.6. 2010
Velká galerie (Big Gallery)

14.00 o´clock Commencement of the conference

Introductory word of the moderator
JUDr. et PhDr. Zdeněk Masopust, DrSc.

1. JUDr Peter Colotka, CSc., LL.M.(The Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Two decades after.

2. JUDr.  František Cvrček, CSc. (The Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, FPR ZČU) Several comments on the status of the Czech legal order.

3. JUDr.  Eduard Bárány, DrSc. (The Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
A great quantity of legal statuses of a man?

4. JUDr. 

Michal Šejvl, Ph.D. (The Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, FPR ZČU)
State as a power insurance company?

16.00 - 16.20 hod coffee break

16.20 - 18.00  o’clock

5. doc. JUDr. Ladislav Orosz ( Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic)
Constitution in danger.

6. prof. JUDr. Aleš Gerloch, CSc. (Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague)
Constitutionality and its protection in the Czech Republic.

7. JUDr.  Dušan Nikodým, CSc. (The Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Compatibility of the constitutional system.

8. Dr.  Ewa Poplawska, Ph.D. (Instytut nauk prawnych PAN Warsaw)
A functional aspect of the constitutional principle of subsidiarity in the Polish law.

9. JUDr.  Ludmila Gajdošíková, CSc. (Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic)
Impact of action about conformity of legal regulations on law-making

10. JUDr. PhDr. Stanislav Balík - JUDr. Vlasta Formánková (Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic)
Independence and dignity of a judge and an attorney-at-law in judicial decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic

11. JUDr.  Lucia Kurilovská, Ph.D. (The Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Specialised Penal Court


Organizers invite all participants of the conference for a banquet with wine tasting in the cellars of the Loucky monastery.


Thursday 10.6. 2010
Velká galerie (Big Gallery)

10.00 - 11.20  o’clock

12. prof. JUDr. Aleš Gerloch, CSc. (VŠ Karlovy Vary)
Metamorphoses of codification of private law in this country.

13. Mgr. Jakub Dohnal (Faculty of Law of the Palacky University in Olomouc)
Will the consumer protection hold out next to autonomy of will?

14. Mgr. Petr Dostalík, Ph.D. (Faculty of Law of the Palacky University in Olomouc)
Roman Law as a basis of the European Private Law?

15. Mgr. Ondřej Šmíd (Faculty of Law of the Palacky University in Olomouc)
Nomination of the ad hoc arbitrators in reflection of the current judicial decisions.

11.20 - 11.40 o’clock coffee break

11.40 - 13.00 o’clock

16. prof. dr hab. Maria Kruk-Jarosz (Instytut nauk prawnych PAN Varšava)
Characterization of the European Union in the Constitution of the  EU member state.

17. JUDr.  Milan Hodás (National Council of the Slovak Republic)
Relationship of the government and the parliament in the EU matters.

18. prof. JUDr. Pavel Šturma, DrSc. (Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague, Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Perspectives of the International Law teaching

19. Dr.  Anna Chmielarz (Akademia im. Jana Dlugosza w Czestochowie) -
Dr. Jaroslaw Sulkowski (Uniwersytet Lodzski)
The system of sources of law of the Polish Republic in relation to the law of the European Union.

20. doc. JUDr. Naděžda Šišková, Ph.D. (Faculty of Law of the Palacky University in Olomouc)
Specifics of application of the  Charter of fundamentals rights of the European Union in the Great Britain, Poland and the Czech Republic.

21. JUDr.  Boris Balog, Ph.D. (University of Law in Bratislava)
Some selected aspects of the constitutional and law-making activity of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in its 4th term..

13.00 - 14.15  o’clock lunch

14.15 - 15.50 o’clock

22. Dr.  Ivan Halász, Ph.D. (Institute of Legal Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Minorities and diaspora in the Central Europe: comparison of the minority law-making in the V4 countries.

23. prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, Ph.D. (Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University)
Tolerance and legal equality as the basis of non discrimination

24. Prof.  Michael Bogdan (Fakulty of Law, University of Lund)
Law in multicultural society: Islamic Family Law in Europe

25. Mgr. Adrian Tokár, LL.M, Ph.D. (Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
20 years of minority languages in Slovakia

15.50 - 16.15 o’clock coffee break
16.15 - 17.00 o’clock

26. Dr.  Gábor Schweitzer, Ph.D. (Institute of Legal Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
From the supervising state to the caring state. Relationship between state and churches in Hungary after 1989.

27. JUDr.  Ludvík David, CSc. (Supreme Court of the Czech Republic)
Judicial protection of members of associations, churches, political parties in the Czech law.

28. JUDr.  Miroslav Černý, Ph.D. (FPR ZČU)
Legal system of the sovereign order of the Knights of Malta.


Organizers invite all participants of the conference to the evening program:

Sightseeing around Znojmo by motor train (approx. 18.30 o’clock) and the subsequent friendly meeting in the Althan palace.


Friday 11.6. 2010
Velká galerie (Big Gallery)

10.00 - 13.00 o’clock

A report of the colloquy meeting „Metamorphoses of the public administration“
JUDr. Tomáš Louda, CSc. (ÚSP AV ČR and FPR ZČU)

29. prof. JUDr. Ján Svák, CSc. (University of Law in Bratislava)
Legal education in the Slovak constitutional framework.

30. JUDr.  Michal Urban (PF UK)
Teaching of law in the secondary schools.

31. JUDr.  Martin Škop, Ph.D. (Faculty of law of the Masaryk University)
Imaginative law and its benefit for the conception of truth in the law.

Final discussion

13.00 - 14.15  o’clock lunch




The conference is moderated by
JUDr. PhDr. Zdeněk Masopust, DrSc. (ÚSP AV ČR and FPR ZČU)

Proceeding of the colloquy „Metamorphosis of the public administration“ moderated by
JUDr. Tomáš Louda, CSc. (ÚSP AV ČR and FPR ZČU)

A number of registered contributions has exceeded a schedule of the conference.
The organizers therefore apologize to all participants, whose contribution has not been included in the program.

Reviewed conference proceedings will be prepared and published.



Working languages:  Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian
Contributions to proceedings: Czech, Slovak, English