Programme in pdf format (updated 1 February).


CONFERENCE:
HOW CAN WE PROTECT THE RULE OF LAW IN EUROPE

This event is organized within the framework of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers (21 November 2018 – 17 May 2019) and in co-operation with the Council of Europe. The main organizer is Tampere University.

Rule of Law and good practices of measurement and use of indicators

Tuesday 5 February 2019, Tampere University, Main building, Main Auditorium

 

Programme

8.30 – 9.00 Rule of Law Hackathon -breakfast (Café & Lobby Toivo)
The aim of the hackathon is to share and collect the good practices of measuring and monitoring the application of Rule of Law. All the participants have valuable expertize, which will be collected in this hackathon. During the hackathon a questionnaire will be answered and there is time to socialize.
9.00 – 9.15 Welcoming words
Representative from the Government of Finland: Director Johanna Suurpää
Representative of Tampere University: President Mari Walls
9.15 – 10.45 Morning session: Rule of Law: Protecting European Standards
Chair: Professor Jukka Viljanen, Tampere University
Key note speech: Rule of Law as Finnish Export Product
Dr. Pekka Hallberg, Emeritus President of the Supreme Administrative
Court of Finland
Key note speech: Rule of Law as a European Value and Achievement
Professor Kaarlo Tuori, Member for Finland of the Venice Commission
Key note speech: Rule of Law and the Role of Judges
in the XXI century
Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia
Discussion
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break (Café & Lobby Toivo)
11.15 – 11.40 Recommendations on Rule of Law from ALL-YOUTH MasterClass
  Chair: Post-Doc Ferran Davesa, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Discussion
11.40 – 11.50 Luonnotar, Jean Sibelius
Johanna Almark and Henrik Wikström
Provided by City of Tampere
11.50 – 13.15 Dialogue with Judges on their Role in Protecting the Rule of Law
  Chair: Post-Doc Heta Heiskanen, Tampere University
Ineta Ziemele, President, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia
Kari Kuusiniemi, President, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland
Professor Matti Pellonpää, former judge at the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of Finland and the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland
Judge Päivi Hirvelä, Substitute member of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), Supreme Court of Finland
Nina Betetto, Vice-President of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), Judge, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia
Comments: Professor Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University
Discussion
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch at own cost
14.15 – 15.45 Afternoon session: Rule of Law: Challenges, Measurement,Monitoring and Follow-up
  Chair: Professor Reetta Toivanen, Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the President of the Finnish League for Human Rights
Independence, Quality and Efficiency of the Justice Systems
Hanne Juncher, Head of Justice and Legal Co-operation Department, Council of Europe
Rule of Law and EU
Justice Niilo Jääskinen, Vice-president of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, former Advocate General of the CJEU
Equality Before the Law and Non-discrimination
Professor Maria Daniella Marouda, Vice Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance ECRI
Effective Remedies
Fredrik Sundberg, Acting Head of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe
Discussion
15.45 – 16.30 Summary of the Conference Debate
  Professor Lorena Bachmaier, Complutense University Law School of Madrid
Discussion
16.30 – 16.45 Concluding remarks
  Dr. Nina Nordström, Director of Human Rights Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland
 
17.30 Dinner for speakers and other invited guests