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70 Years of Federal Constitutional Court in Germany

Exchange between judges and legal scholars from Germany and Thailand

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On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Federal Constitutional Court, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's overseas office in Thailand is organizing an exchange between representatives of the German and Thai Constitutional Courts as well as legal scholars and academics from both countries.

The aim of the event is to present achievements of the German Constitutional Court in promoting democracy, rule of law and separation of powers in the last seven decades, to exchange experiences and to reflect on the further development of the judiciary according to international standards and contemporary legal principles and procedures.

The event will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Thai time). The agenda is attached.

Speaker:
- H.E. Ambassador Georg Schmidt, German Embassy Bangkok, Thailand.
- Judge Worawit Kangsasitiam, President of the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand
- BVR Prof. Dr. Peter M. Huber, Judge of the Second Senate, German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe
- Judge Dr. Punya Udchachon, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
- Prof. Dr. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs, Berlin
- BVR Prof. Dr. Christine Langenfeld, Judge of the Second Senate, Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe
- Judge Noppadol Theppitak, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok
- Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina Kaiser, LL.M. (Cambridge), Chair of Public Law and Foundations of Law and Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This event will be held in hybrid format at the Banyan Tree Hotel Bangkok and via Zoom.
Simultaneous translation (German-Thai) will be provided.

To participate, please register at https://forms.gle/KcbhoDcDRt5SeN9w7.

Please note that the number of seats at the venue is limited due to social distancing measures. If you would like to attend on-site, please register by December 9. Seating will be reserved for guests in chronological order.

We will send you the zoom link to participate online after registration.

We look forward to your participation.

 

Program

14.50 – 15.00 hrs.: Online registration

Online registration

15.00 – 15.05 hrs.: Opening

Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Thailand

15.05 – 15.25 hrs.: Welcome speeches

H.E. Ambassador Georg Schmidt, German Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

 

Judge Worawit Kangsasitiam, President of the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand

15.25 – 16.20 hrs.: Panel I

The Federal Constitutional Court as "Guardian of the Constitution", Guarantor of a Democracy Capable of Defending itself and Control Body of Politics

Impulse
BVR Prof. Dr. Peter M. Huber, Judge of the Second Senate, German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe

Reflection on the topic from a Thai perspective
Judge Dr. Punya Udchachon, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok

Followed by a discussion with
Prof. Dr. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs, Berlin

Discussion with all participants

Moderation
Stefan Samse, Head of Rule of Law Program Asia, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Singapore

16.35 - 17.30 hrs.: Panel II

The Federal Constitutional Court as a citizens' court and the special nature of constitutional complaints in Germany

Impulse:
BVR Prof. Dr. Christine Langenfeld, Judge of the Second Senate, Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe.

Reflection on the topic from a Thai perspective
Judge Noppadol Theppitak, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok

Followed by a discussion with
Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina Kaiser
, LL.M. (Cambridge), Chair of Public Law and Fundamentals of Law and Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin

Discussion with all participants

Moderation
Dr. Franziska Rinke, Consultant Rule of Law Dialogue and International Law, Department of Analysis and Consultation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

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