Invited Lectures, Conferences, Workshops, and Other Public Appearances ...

... related to my research. Non-research events are presented here.

Forthcoming

Invited Lectures

Conferences

Workshops, Discussion Groups, and Seminars

Events I was Invited to Attend (without presenting my own paper)



Forthcoming

26 - 27 June 2013, UMR de droit comparé de Paris, the European Journal of International Law (EJIL), and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON), conference "Revisting Van Gend en Loos", Paris, paper "The politics of Euro-Constitutionalism in the 'new' member states"

26 - 27 April 2013, Common Market Law Review 50th Anniversary Conference: "Current challenges for EU law - New views, new inspirations", paper "The European Court of (What Kind of) Justice?"

Invited Lectures

11 April 2011, Common Law Society, Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, invited lecture "Argumentace precedentem v Common Law a právu EU" ["Reasoning with precedent in Common Law and EU law"]

18 - 25 April 2010, lecturing within the course Advanced Issues of European Law - 8th session, Market Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Enlarging European Union, Dubrovnik (Croatia)

23 April 2009, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, guest lecture, "Judicial Precedent and Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union"

11 March 2009, Centre for European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, luncheon seminar, "Precedent in European Law: A Doctrine without a Theory?"

10 May 2007, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, Kdo je nejvyšší? Evropské soudy a Eurozatykač v laboratoři ústavního pluralismu [Who is the Supreme? European Courts and the European Arrest Warrant in the Laboratory of Constitutional Pluralism]

3 April 2007, Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, lecture "European Constitutionalism and the European Arrest Warrant"

6 December 2006, University of Lund, Faculty of Law, lecture "'In the Court We Trust.' But Should We?"


Conferences

26 June 2011, 50th Anniversary London-Leiden Conference on European Law: The Rule of Law in the European Union, invited presentation "Preliminary references in the Czech Republic"

31 March - 1 April 2011, University of Antwerp and Maastricht University, conference "Constitutional Conversations in Europe", invited presentation, "Enemy at the Gates: The Czech Constitutional Court’s Approach to EU Law"

11 February 2011, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, presentation "Ústavní základy" ["Constitutional Foundations"], conference Aplikace práva EU v České republice [Application of EU Law in the Czech Republic], programme here [pdf]

28-29 January 2011, Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB), invited paper "The Legal World Beyond the State: Constitutional and Pluralist?", conference "Constitutionalism in a New Key? Cosmopolitan, Pluralist and Public Reason Oriented"

26 June 2010, Europa Institute of Leiden University, invited presentation at the 49th meeting of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law in London and the Europa Institute of Leiden University

19 November 2009, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, conference "Dny práva", presentation "Soudcovský minimalismus a řízení o souladu mezinárodních smluv s ústavním pořádkem [Judicial Minimalism and Constitutional Review of International Treaties]"

20-21 March 2009, Institute of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, conference "Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union and Beyond," paper "Judicial Precedent and European Constitutional Pluralism: How the Two Relate?"

8 December 2008, Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, conference "Challenges for new EU Member States: Discussion from a national perspective," presentation "'So long as ... we like it.' The Czech Constitutional Court's ruling on the Lisbon Treaty"

1-3 September 2008, UACES Annual Conference, Edinburgh, "Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2008. Rethinking the European Union," 2 papers: "'Quality' of the Court of Justice’s Reasoning: What It Is and How It Can Be Measured" (panel "'Quality' in the Functioning and Performance of the European Judiciary") and "Uniformity and the Central Courts: The United States and the European Union"(panel "Questioning Uniformity")

3-4 July 2008, The Institute of European Law at Birmingham Law School, conference "The Next 50 Years: The Future of European Law & Policy," paper "The Future of the ECJ’s Precedent in a Comparative Perspective"

9-10 April 2008, Graduate Law Conference at Osgoode Hall Law School, QUO VADIS CONSTITUTION?: The Boundaries of Modern Law, paper "Judicial Precedent in Constitutional Pluralism: The United States and the European Union Compared"

21-22 April 2008, Legal Education Enhancement Programme, association Všehrd and Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, conference Reforma právnického vzdilávání a globalizace [Reform of Legal Education and Globalisation], invited as discussant and moderator of a panel, more information (in Czech) available here

11 January 2008, European University Institute, Florence, co-convening and co-chairing (together with Matej Avbelj, EUI researcher) symposium "Four Visions of Constitutional Pluralism'

26 November 2007, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, conference "Beyond Lisbon: The Constitutional Challenges of Tomorrow's European Union," discussant

11-12 October 2007, Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, conference "Europeanization of Public Law, paper "The Use of EU law as a Conclusive Argument to Everything

1-7 August 2007, Krakow, XIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, paper "EU precedent as a means of communication in the pluralistic European constitutionalism"

11 May 2007, Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, conference "Evropské soudnictví na ústavní křižovatce" ["The European Judiciary at a Constitutional Crossroads"] - panelist in the panel "Soudní dvůr jako součást soudního systému členských států - vrchol pyramidy nebo nástroj rozkladu soudních hierarchií?" ["The Court of Justice - a part of of the national judicial systems - a top of the pyramid or a means of destroying judicial hierarchies?"], transcript (in Czech) available here - pdf

9-10 March 2007, British Law Centre in Warsaw and the Centre for European Legal Studies of the University of Cambridge, Warsaw, Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, paper "'In the Court(s) We Trust?' On the need for hierarchy and differentiation in the preliminary ruling procedure"

18-19 November 2005, Aix en Province, European Law Journal together with Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III) Faculté de droit et de science politique and College d’Europe de Natolin, conference "Designing the European Union - 4th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH), paper "European Constitutional Pluralism in Action after the Enlargement: defending the constitutional identities of the new Member States"


Workshops, Discussion Groups, and Seminars

15 November 2012, Department of political Science and Sociology, Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, paper "The Place of National Constitutional Courts in the EU"


18 September 2012, the Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Foundations of European Law and Polity Research at the University of Helsinki, discussing (together with the author) Kaarlo Tuori, Ratio and Voluntas (Ashgate 2011)


17 September 2012, the Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Foundations of European Law and Polity Research at the University of Helsinki, paper "The Place of National Constitutional Courts in the EU"


14 September 2012, Faculty of Law, University of Stockholm, paper "The Place of National Constitutional Courts in the EU"


19 June 2012, El Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, Madrid, García Pelayo Seminar, paper "The Place of National Constitutional Courts in the EU"


19 - 20 May 2011, Maastricht University, Third Annual EuNaCon Workshop, commentator on a paper presented by Maartje de Visser

9 May 2011, EUI, Department of Law, paper "Is it all about representation? Commitments made in previous decisions as a factor in the comparative institutional analysis", Comparative Institutional Analysis and Global Governance Workshop

4 February 2011, French Law Discussion Group, Oxford University French Law Society, paper "Judicial lawmaking à la française: in search of the missing 'case law technique'"

19 January 2011, LSE Department of Law Staff Research Seminar, paper "Reasoning with Previous Decisions of the European Court of Justice"

30 September 2010, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, presentation "Three Models of Precedent: Reasoning with Previous Decisions of the Court of Justice"

10 September 2010, Durham University, invited paper "Is the Citizen at the Heart of the National Courts' Lisbon Judgments?" to be presented at the workshop "In the Name of the Citizen?", part of the seminar series "Empowerment and Disempowerment of the European Citizen".

20 - 21 May 2010, University of Illinois College of Law, Fifth Annual Comparative Law Works in Progress Workshop, paper "Judicial Lawmaking and Precedent in Supreme Courts" selected for discussion (more information on the workshop available here [pdf])

1 April 2010, Institute of State and Law, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, symposium "Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutionalism", opening remarks at the section "Soveregnty of the Czech Republic and the Lisbon Treaty" (a short video report - in Czech - available here)

22 January 2009, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, EC Law Discussion Group, paper "Judicial Precedent in European Constitutional Pluralism - A Framework of Analysis"

14-16 January 2009, Bergen, international doctoral course/workshop "Hope, Reluctance or Fear? The Democratic Consequences of the Case Law of the European Court of Justice," paper "Theories of European constitutionalism and European courts: An institutional turn"

20 November 2007, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, Discussion Group within the course "Principles of Civil Procedure" (Professor Adrian Zuckerman), paper "Legal professional privilege before the Court of Justice: some puzzles concerning its rationale and justification"

14 May 2007, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, EC Law Discussion Group, paper "'In the Court(s) We Trust?' On the need for hierarchy and differentiation in the preliminary ruling procedure"

24 April 2007, Florence, European University Institute, Florence, Working Group on Courts and Judges, paper "'In the Court(s) We Trust?' On the need for hierarchy and differentiation in the preliminary ruling procedure"

27 October 2006, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, EC Law Discussion Group, panel "Do national courts and the European Court of Justice really treat EC law in the same way?" together with Alicia Hinarejos, Dorota Leczykiewicz and Prof. Paul Craig


Events I was Invited to Attend (without presenting my own paper)

3-4 November 2011, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, "Judging Europe's judges. The Legitimacy of the Case Law of the ECJ in a Union Transformed"

24 September 2010, chairing a panel at a conference "Přistoupení Evropské unie k Úmluvě o ochraně lidských práv a základních svobod"  [Accession of the EU to the European Convenion for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms], organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, programme here [pdf]

25 - 26 March 2010, invited to take part in the second EuNaCon seminar, Tilburg Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law (TICOM)

15 May 2009, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, Czech Presidency in the EU, Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, chairing discussion after a lecture by Miguel Poiares Maduro, The Role and Legitimacy of the European Court of Justice

30 April 2009, Counseling Centre For Citizenship, Civil And Human Rights and Czech Society For European And Comparative Law, conference "Equality in European Law: A Platonic Heaven?", chairing a panel

17-18 April 2008, University of Michigan Law School, international interdisciplinary roundtable "Contested Space: Federalism and Federation in Europe"

20-21 June 2008, Oxford, seminar in honour of Lord Bingham of Cornhill "A Matter of Style? The Form of Judgments in the United Kingdom and Abroad"

30 April 2005, European University Institute, Florence, Workshop Apres Enlargement: Taking Stock of the Immediate Legal and Political Responses to the Accession of Central and Eastern European States to the EU