Dubrovnik 2006

Jean Monnet seminar

Advanced Issues of European Law


4th session, February 26 - March 5, 2006


European Law in Pre-accession Period:
Implementation, Effectiveness and Legal Culture



Organised by: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of European Public Law, with support of the European Commission

Venue: IUC Dubrovnik


Topics and Speakers


  • Free trade and Internal Market Law

    • Don Regan (University of Michigan Law School)
    • Stephen Weatherill (University of Oxford)
    • Sigmar Stadlmeier (University of Linz, Faculty of Law): Contrary to what has previously been decided: The Way to Keck; The External Dimension of the Internal Market: A Case Study
  • Democracy and Legitimacy in Non-Unitary Systems

    • Jo Shaw  (University of Edinburgh Law School)
    • Daniel Halberstam (University of Michigan Law School)
    • Branko Smerdel (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law)
  • EU Law in Post-communist States Before and After Accession

    • Zdenek Kühn (Charles University Prague): Silent Ratification and Non-Ratification with Cacophony: European Constitutional Treaty in Slovakia and the Czech Republic; Making and Unmaking European Constitutionalism: first constitutional decisions in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
    • Christophe Hillion (University of Leiden)
    • Siniša Rodin (University of Zagreb Faculty of Law): So Shall it be Written, so Shall it be Undone! Harmonization of Gender Equality Law and its Judicial Undoing in Croatia
    • Steven Blockmans (T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Hague)
  • European Court of Justice after the "Big Bang"- trends and developments

    • Marko Ilešić (Judge at the European Court of Justice
    • Felix Ronkes Agerbeek (Legal Advisor at the ECJ): The Need for Speed: instruments to shorten the duration of proceedings at the ECJ and how they may influence the development of Community law
    • Saša Sever (Referendaire at the ECJ)

Group A - European Legal Order

    • Michal Bobek: A New or a Non-Existent Legal Order?
      Application of European Law in the Czech Republic: Some (Early) Experience
    • Marie-Pierre Granger: State as successful litigants before the European Court of Justice: lessons from the ‘repeat-players’ in European litigation
    • Iavor Rangelov: EU Conditionality and Transitional Justice in the Western Balkans

Group B - Free Trade

    • Tamara Perišin: Free Movement of Goods and Protection of Values in the EU
    • John Morijn: The  impact   of   GATS  (case  law)  on  EC   education   policy: ‘Gambling’ with the right to education?
    • Andreas Auer: Legal implication of accession to the European Union on geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

Group C - The Third Pillar

    • Alicia Hinarejos Parga: The European Constitution and the Jurisdiction of the ECJ under the Third Pillar
    • Maja Brkan: CFSP in the era of “multi-level constitutionalism” –
      Exploring the legal limits of EU competences in CFSP
    • Zlata Đurđević: European Arrest Warrant: Implementation and Perspectives

Group D - Equality

    • Barbara Havelkova: Effectiveness of the Transposed EU Equality Law in the Czech Republic
    • Snježana Vasiljević: Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Croatia
    • Iva Perin: EU Law Applicable to Divorce and Croatian Private International Law


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Sunday, February 26

18.30 - Opening

19.00 - Welcome Party offered by the IUC 


Any working day Monday - Thursday

09.00 - 09.50 Lecture 1

10.00 - 10.50 Lecture 2

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.00 Lecture 3

12.10 - 13.00 Lecture 4

13.00 - 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 - 15.50 Research presentation 1      

16.00 - 16.50 Research presentation 2

17.00 - 17.50 Research presentation 3


Friday - ECJ Day

09.00 - 10.50 Presentation of the student ELMC team

11.00 - 11.50 Keynote Speech by Judge Ilešić of the ECJ

12.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.50 Lecture by Felix Ronkes Agerbeek

15.00 - 15.50 Lecture by Saša Sever




10.00 - 10.50 Lecture 1

11.00 - 11.50 Lecture 2

11.50 - 12.00 Closing 


Sunday - departures



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