Conference(Tallinn, October 19-21, 2017) : “What criteria are required to achieve genuine separation of power?”

Conference(Tallinn, October 19-21, 2017) : “What criteria are required to achieve genuine separation of power?”

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Tallinn, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October 2017

Eesti Riigikogu, Toompea loss

(Conference Hall of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia)

 

AGENDA

Thursday, October 19, 2017

16:00 – 17:30  Meeting of the Board

20:00 – 23:00  Dinner hosted by Mr. Priit Pikamäe, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia, at the premises of the Seaplane Harbour Museum

Friday, October 20, 2017

Conference “What criteria are required to achieve genuine separation of power?” (Does a European notion of the independence of justice exist?)

9:15 Opening of the Conference

9:30 – 11:00 Session I: “Do Supreme Courts have any independence above and beyond their independent decision-making?”

Moderator: Mrs. Bettina Limperg

President of the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichthof)

Introductory Report: Mr. Jean Claude Wiwinius

President of the Supreme Court of Luxembourg

Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Session II: “What control over Supreme Courts?”

Moderator: Mr. Frank Clarke

Chief Justice of Ireland

Introductory Report: Chevalier Jean de Codt

First President of the Court of Cassation of Belgium

Mr. Bertrand Louvel

First President of the Court of Cassation of France

Discussion

13.00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 Guided tour of the Building of the Parliament

14:45 – 16:15 Session III: “Reforms affecting the judicial institution: duty to react and freedom of speech of Supreme Court Presidents”

Moderator: Mr. Maarten Feteris

President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

Introductory Report: Mr. Giovanni Canzio

First President of the Court of Cassation of Italy

Discussion

16:15 – 16:30 Closing of the Conference

20:00 – 22:00 Dinner hosted by Mr. Priit Pikamäe, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia, at the Kadriorg Palace