Constitutional Review in Europe – Judicial-legislative Relations in Comparative Perspective


28-29 September 2023

Venue: Ludovika University of Public Service - 1 Ludovika square, Side Building, John Lukacs Lounge [MAP]


Detailed program, abstracts, author bios: [LINK]



28 September, Thursday
  9.30 -   9.50 

Welcome speeches
Bernát Török (Director, Eötvös József Research Centre, UPS)
Kálmán Pócza (Principal Investigator, JUDICON-EU research project)




Constitutional Review in Western Europe I.

  9.50 - 10.10  The German Federal Constitutional Court: An Unbounded Court?
Oliver W. Lembcke
10.10 - 10.30  The Belgian Constitutional Court and the Law-Maker: Navigating between Constitutional Rights and Consociational Politics
Patricia Popelier – Laura Martens
10.30 - 10.50  The Supreme Court of Cyprus: The Centre of Gravity within the Separation of Powers
Constantinos Combos – Athina Herodotou
10.50 - 11.20  Coffee break







Constitutional Review in Western Europe II.

11.20 - 11.40  The French Constitutional Council: The Gradual Emergence of a Co-Legislator?
Servane Le Dû
11.40 - 12.00  The Austrian Constitutional Court 1990-2020: A Human Rights Stronghold Despite Increasing Judicial Restraint
Konrad Lachmayer – Susanne Gstöttner
12.00 - 12.20  The Irish Supreme Court: Judicial Restraint in a Stable Political Environment
Brian M. Barry
12.20 - 14.00  Lunch







Constitutional Review in Western Europe III.

14.00 - 14.20  The Italian Constitutional Court. A Powerful Political Institution
Luigi Rullo
14.20 - 14.40  The Portuguese Constitutional Tribunal
Paula Fernando – Ana Pinhal
14.40 - 15.00  The Spanish Constitutional Court: The Judicial Politics of Constitutional Review and Interpretation
Joan-Josep Vallbé
15.00 - 15.30  Coffee break






Constitutional Review in Central and Eastern Europe I.

15.30 - 15.50  The Croatian Constitutional Court: From a Potentially Powerful Court to a Court of Rejections
Monika Glavina
15.50 - 16.10  The Czech Constitutional Court: Selective self-constraint as a bulwark against the executive capture
Katarina Šipulová - Alžbeta Králová
16.10 - 16.30  Constitutional Review in Estonia: A Significant Force that Aims at a Pragmatic Outcome
Paloma Krõõt Tupay
16.30 - 16.50  The Hungarian Constitutional Court: Dialogue in Practice
Kálmán Pócza – Gábor Dobos – Attila Gyulai








29 September, Friday


Constitutional Review in Central and Eastern Europe II.

  9.30 -   9.50     Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia: Dialogue and Cooperation among Constitutional Bodies
Anita Rodiņa – Dita Plepa
  9.50 - 10.10  The Lithuanian Constitutional Court: A Strong Guardian of the Constitution that Has Gradually Consolidated its Position in the State
Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė
10.10 - 10.30  The Polish Constitutional Tribunal Encounters with Politics: Negative Legislator and the Third Chamber
Artur Wolek – Iga Kender-Jeziorska
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break







Constitutional Review in Central and Eastern Europe III.

11.00 - 11.20  The Romanian Constitutional Court: Layers of Constitutional Adjudication in the Case Law of the RCC
Csongor Kuti
11.20 - 11.40  The Slovak Constitutional Court: Towards a New Era?
Max Steuer – Erik Láštic
11.40 - 12.00  The Slovenian Constitutional Court. Thirty Years of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia
Polona Batagelj
12.00 - 13.30  Lunch