A number of experts from the Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) will discuss human rights and democracy. They will comment on the current situation in their respective V4 countries, with the main focus on judicial independence, as well as on hate speech and discrimination.

Keynote speaker will be David Kosař from the Judicial Studies Institute of the Masaryk University.

The conference will take place on Friday 23.10.2020 from 10.00-12.00 (keynote and panel 1) and from 13.30-15.00 (panel 2).

This event will take place online. Please register here: https://forms.gle/za3L3vytrkxonZ2i7. Only registered participants will receive a link to the conference.

Keynote speaker

David Kosař, Judicial Studies Institute; Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Panel 1: Judicial independence

Katarína Šipulová, Judicial Studies Institute at Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Ágnes Kovács, Assistant Professor, ELTE, Hungary

Hanna Wiczanowska, Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Erik Láštic, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Slovakia

Panel 2: Hate speech and discrimination

Monika Hanych, Office of the Government Agent before the ECtHR; Czech Centre for Human Rights & Democracy, Czech Republic

Alíz Nagy, Department of Human Rights and Politics, ELTE, Hungary

Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska, Faculty of Law and Administration Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Barbara Lášticová, Institute for Research in Social Communication, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

The outputs of the conference will be presented in the online journal V4 Human Rights Review, which the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and its partners publishes every three months.

The project is supported by the #VisegradFund.

We hope you will enjoy the online event!