Conference: Constitutional Review and Democracy
On 23 and 24 November 2013, an international conference Constitutional Review and Democracy, was held at the Faculty of Law. The conference brought together local and international experts in the field of constitutional law, European law, political and legal philosophy. The participants were welcomed by the dean, Prof. Dr. Sima Avramović.
During two-days program, participants had a chance to listen the presentations of: Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School – New Courts and Old Problems, Old Courts and New Problems), Nenad Dimitrijević (CEU, Budapest – Always above the Law? Justification of Constitutional Review Revisited), Miodrag Jovanović (Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade – Is the Abstract Case against Constitutional Review Defensible?), Violeta Besirevic (Faculty of Law, Union University, Belgrade – Constitutional Review in a Democratic Deficit Setting: The Case of EU), Tanasije Marinkovic (Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade – The Authority of the European Human Rights Law), Dragoljub Popovic (Judge of the European Court of Human Rights – Ban on Political Parties in a Dialogue of Jurisdictions), Vito Breda (University of Cardiff -Constitutional Review in the UK: Reshaping Democratic Legitimacy, Elaine Mak (Erasmus University Rotterdam – Review of Constitutionality in the Dutch System: Background, Practice and Present-Day Challenges), Elena-Simina Tanasescu (University of Bucharest – Activism of Romanian Constitutional Judge – Lost in Transition), Luis Gordillo, (University of Deusto, Bilbao – Constitutional Justice and the Rule of Law: The Contribution of the Spanish Constitutional Court to the Consolidation of Democracy), Martin Belov (University of Sofia – Finding Ways through the Clouds of Uncertainty, Searching for Paths in the Desert of Sorrow: The Functioning of Constitutional Justice in a Non-Consolidated Democracy), Johanna Fröhlich (Constitutional Court of Hungary – Constitutional Review and the Constitution-Making Majority – The Hungarian Example), Vladan Petrov (Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade – The Role of the Constitutional Court of Serbia in Developing Constitutional Democracy – The Dispute on the Legal Nature of Representative Mandate). Also, our students had an opportunity to attend three guest lectures: Elaine Mak (Erasmus University Rotterdam – Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World), Luis Gordillo (University of Deusto, Bilbao – The Access of the EU to the European Convention of Human Rights), Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School -Constitutional Review and Democracy – On Inherent Tensions).