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Lustration and Consolidation of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe

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Political Science Research Centre Forum, Zagreb with the support of Rule of Law Programme for South East Europe, KAS, International Scientific Conference Lustration and Consolidation of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Thursday, May 24th 2007

9.30 - 10.00 Registration

10.00 - 10.10 Conference opening

Welcome address: Dr. iur. Stefanie Ricarda Roos, Director, Rule of Law Programme for South

East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Prof. dr. sc. Anđelko Milardović, director of the Political Science Research


I. Session: Theoretical and conceptual approach

Chair: Prof. dr. sc. Vladimira Dvořáková

10.10 - 10.30 Prof. dr. sc. Gábor Halmai: Lustration and Access to the Files of the Secret Police in Central Europe

10.30 - 10.50 Prof. dr. sc. Alan Uzelac: (In)surpassable barriers to lustration: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

10.50 - 11.10 Raluca Ursachi: In search of a theoretical model of transitional justice

11.10 - 11.30 Prof. dr. sc. Anđelko Milardović: Elites in the waves of democratization and the lustration

11.30 - 11.50 Coffee break

11.50 - 12.10 Prof. dr. sc. Ivan Marke.ić: Church: Between lustration and the crisis of lustration

12.10 - 12.30 Dr. sc. Dragoş Petrescu: Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Post-1989 Romania

12.30 - 13.00 Discussion

13.00 - 14.30 Buffet lunch

II. Session: Practical approach

Chair: Tin Gazivoda

14.30 - 14.50 Prof. dr. sc. Vladimira Dvořáková: The Institute of National Memory.Historical memory as a political project

14.50 - 15.10 Jakob Finci: Lustration and vetting process in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15.10 - 15.30 Prof. dr. sc. Vesna Rakić-Vodinelić: An unsuccessful attempt of Lustration in


15.30 - 15.50 Coffee break

15.50 - 16.10 Günter Bormann: Federal Commissioner for the Stasi-Files Berlin

16.10 - 16.30 Raluca Grosescu: The role of civil society in the Romanian transitional

justice failure

16.30 - 16.50 Neviana Dosti: Dealing with the past: The limited opening of the files in Albania. Prof. dr. sc. Katy Crossley-Frolick: Sifting Through the Past: Lustration in Reunified Germany (paper contributor)

16.50 - 18.00 Discussion

19.00 Joint ceremonial dinner

Conference closing

Working languages of the Conference: Croatian, English and German.

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  • Günter Bormann, Chief lawyer, Bundesbeauftragte für Stasi-Unterlagen, Berlin, Germany. His fields of interest are law, capacity building of democratic institutions, civil education.

  • Dr. sc. Katy Crossley-Frolick, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her fields of interest are democratization / transitions to democracy, transitional justice, human rights, United Nations, American foreign policy & comparative foreign policy analysis.

  • Neviana Dosti, Project Manager, CEAPAL (Center of education and political participation in Albania), Tirana, Albania. Her fields of interest and work are politics and culture.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Vladimira Dvořáková, Professorof Political Science, Head of the Political Science Department, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. Her fields of interest are comparative transitions to democracy, comparative politics, civil society, radical right wing parties and movements.

  • Jakob Finci, Director of Civil Service Agency, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His field of interest is management in public administration.

  • Tin Gazivoda, M.A., Human Rights Center Coordinator, Zagreb, Croatia. Member of Croatian Helsinki Commitee for Human Rights and for the last three and a half years has been a member of the Council for Oversight of the Security Services of the Croatian Parliament. His field of interest is relation between security and human rights.

  • Raluca Grosescu, PhD Candidate, Head of the Documentation Office, Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania, Bucharest, Romania. Her fields of interest and research are transitional justice in historical perspectives, circulation and reproduction of elites after dictatorship regimes breakthrough, issues of democratic consolidation.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Gábor Halmai, Professor of Law, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Fields of his research interest are constitutional law, fundamental rights, models of constitutional adjudication, freedom of expression and information.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Ivan Marke.ić, Professor, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia. His fields of interest are sociology of religion, political sociology, sociology of death.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Anđelko Milardović, Full Professor, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb; Director of the Political Science Research Centre, Zagreb; Professor of Political Science at the University of Zagreb and University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. His fields of interest are political theory, political parties, globalization, transition.

  • Dr. sc. Dragoş Petrescu, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania. His fields of interest are comparative communism, nation-building and radical-identity politics, democratic consolidation and transitional justice in East-Central Europe.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Vesna Rakić-Vodinelić, Faculty of Law, Union University, Belgrade, Serbia. Fields of interest: human rights, civil procedure.

  • Raluca Ursachi, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. Her fields of interest are transitional justice in historical perspective, communist and post-communist studies, transitional studies, nationalism, national identity, philosophy of law.

  • Prof. dr. sc. Alan Uzelac, Full Professor at the Chair for Civil Procedure, Zagreb University Faculty of Law, Croatia. His fields of research interest are law, judicial procedures, organisation of judiciary, legal professionals, alternative dispute resolution.

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Zagreb, Croatia


  • Prof. Dvorakova
    • Prag
  • Jakob Finci
    • Sarajevo
  • Prof. Halmai
    • Budapest
  • Prof. Milardovic
    • Zagreb
  • Dr. Petrescu
    • Bukarest
  • Prof. Uzelac
    • Zagreb
  • Neviana Dosti
    • CEAPAL
    • Tirana
  • Raluca Grosescu
    • Bukarest
  • Raluca Ursachi
    • Paris
  • Tin Gazivoda
    • Zagreb.


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