Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) will be hosting Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Conference titled “Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights” on 25-26 April 2019. This will be the third event in the series of four conferences, devoted to Fundamental Rights at the Frontiers of the European Union.
The conference aims to explore through discussions, panels and presentations the complex interplay between "national sovereignty" of the EU Member States and the development of the EU as "community of values". How to balance “national sovereignty” of the EU Member States and the development of the EU as “community of values”? According to which criteria should “common values” be interpreted? Whether and how the development of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union could influence the interpretation of “common values”? What are "common constitutional traditions" of the EU Member States and how could they evolve in the future?"
The conference will bring together key experts in the respective areas – lawyers, professors, judges, industry players from various sectors and state officials from all over European Union. Key speakers include Egils Levits, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Inga Reine, Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Dr Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, Professor, Riga Graduate School of Law, Dr. Anneli Albi, Professor of European Law, Law School, University of Kent, Dr. Armin Cuyvers, Associate Professor of European Law, Europa Institute of Leiden University, Dr. Tuomas Ojanen, Professor of Constitutional Law, and Dr. Juha Raitio, Professor of European Law, University of Helsinki.
The conference will take place at the RGSL on Strēlnieku 4 k-2 in Riga.
The working language of the conference is English. A detailed conference programme will follow.