Fachkonferenz

Independence of the Courts within the System of Division of Powers

An Expert Discussion in the Light of the Draft Amendments to the Serbian Constitution regarding the Judiciary

The Panel Discussion is organized at Kopaonik (Serbia) on the 15.12.2018 in partnership with the Kopaonik School of Natural Law in the light of the proposed Draft Amendments to the Serbian Constitution regarding the reform of the judiciary.

Details

Panellists are eminent legal professionals (judges, prosecutors) and academics from Serbia and Germany who will discuss the proposed reform of the Serbian Judiciary before an audience of legal professionals and academics.

The main focus of the discussion will be on the question if the proposed reform did achieve a fair balance between accountability and independence of the judiciary.

Please find the agenda below:

17:00 Welcoming & Opening remarks

  • Hartmut Rank, Director of the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • Nela Kuburovic, Minister of Justice (tbc)

17:20 Short Introduction of Panel Members and the International Expert

  • Dr. Goran Ilić, President of the Association of Prosecutors of Serbia and Deputy Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia
  • Dragana Boljević, President of the Association of Judges of Serbia and Judge of the Appellate Court in Belgrade
  • Nenad Stefanović, President of the Association of Judges and Prosecutors in Serbia and Deputy Prosecutor in Belgrade (tbc)
  • Prof. dr. Vesna Petrović, President of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (tbc)
  • Prof. dr. Marijana Pajvančić, Professor of Constitutional Law University of Novi Sad (tbc)
  • Dr. Vladan Petrov, Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law Belgrade
  • Dr. Rainer Deville, International Expert and Judge at the Higher Regional Court in Duesseldor

17:25 Every Panelist (except the international expert) gives his general remarks on the Draft Amendments (up to 5 minutes per panelist)

  • Dr. Rainer Deville , European and German standards for judicial independence with reflections to the Serbian Amendments (up to 10 minutes)

18:10 Open discussion between panelists on key issues with questions by the Moderator

18:30 Questions from the audience to the panelists

18:40 Closing remarks by every panelist (up to 2 minutes per panelist)

18:55 Closing Remarks

  • Hartmut Rank, Director of the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

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Veranstaltungsort

Hotel Grand, Kopaonik, Serbia