Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) was hosting the conference titled “Consumer Protection and Fundamental Rights” on 18 and 19 June 2018. The conference is the first event in a series of four conferences of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project "Fundamental Rights at the Frontiers of the European Union".
The idea of the RGSL Jean Monnet Project is to conduct a multidisciplinary exploration of Fundamental Rights including their philosophical, geographic, technological, political, cultural, societal and economic dimensions. The project is designed for researchers, public administrators, professional groups and civil society representatives. There are four conferences envisaged with the first conference focusing on consumer protection.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (with links to video)
Prof. Agust Thor Arnason (University of Akureyri, Iceland). The concept of consumer rights in constitutional process.
Prof. Klemen Podobnik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Geo-blocking Regulation + cross border portability of online content = Consumer benefit?
Dr. Dennis Kenji Kipker (Bremen University, Germany). International legal regulation of cybersecurity.
Prof. Danguole Bubliene and Dr. Egle Zemlyte (Vilnius University, Lithuania) Consumer credit: overview of Lithuanian experience.
Ieva Baldiņa-Brūklīte (Latvian Consumer Rights Protection Centre, Head of Department). Opening Statement
Prof. Carlos Llorente (ICADE, Madrid, Spain). Consumer protection in the EU conflict-of-laws framework.
Prof. Gabor Palasti (University KGRE AJK, Hungary). Consumer protection under the courtroom practice of the Brussels I Regulation.
Assoc.Prof. Ana Vlahek (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Development of Collective Redress in the EU and New Slovenian Act on Collective Actions and Collective Settlements
Dr. Apostolos Anthimos (European University of Cyprus, Cyprus). Access to justice and consumer alternative dispute resolution.
Skaidrīte Ābrama (Chairwoman of the Competition Council of Latvia) Opening Statement
Prof. Hassan Qaqaya (University of Melbourne, Australia; former Chief of the UNCTAD Competition and Consumer Policies Branch). The scope of consumer rights under the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection
Assoc.Prof. Jaka Cepec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Consumer bankruptcy as an essential element of consumer protection laws in consumer economies.
Prof. Javier Lete Achirica (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). Consumer Lending Litigation in Spain.