Invitation on behalf of European Liberal Forum and Projekt: Polska
Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable on Constitutional Struggle in Central Europe
How political parties in Central Europe tried to limit constitutional courts
When: June 15, 2016, at 6 pm
Where: państwomiasto, Warsaw (Poland)
Should be interested in constitutional law and/ or the issue of the nationalism in the EU. Memebers of academia and liberal think tanks and political parties are especially welcome.
Travel reimbursement: Up to 150 euro
Accommodation for one night provided
In the recent years we could observe a significant crisis of democracy and the rule of law in some of the Central and Eastern European countries. Twenty-something years after becoming democracies Romania, Hungary and Poland caused concern to Western Europe because of reports of lawlessness and lack of respect to basic rules of liberal democracy. During the Roundtable our experts discuss and compare how the political majorities attacked the independence of the constitutional courts and what was the response of the opposition, media, civil society and the European Union.