VIDEO: International conference on execution of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights organised by the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Latvia
Today, live streaming of the international conference “The Role of the Judiciary in Execution of Judgements of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)”, organised the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia with a view to strengthening the shared values within the European legal area and the dialogue between European courts, will be available on the social media channels of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
Live streaming of the Conference at 9:30 (Riga time) in English:
The Conference is held in the framework of Latvia’s presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and its main topic is reinforcing the rule of law, which, at the same time, is one of the aims that Latvia has set for its Presidency. Participants of the Conference, organised by the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court, will discuss the role of national courts in execution of ECtHR’s rulings, taking into account the subsidiarity principle. This principle means shared responsibility of European courts for the protection of human rights. The system of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms does not have important and less important institutions – subsidiarity helps to ensure the right to a fair trial and to strengthen protection of human rights throughout Europe so that everyone among more than 600 million Europeans, whose rights are protected by this Convention, would benefit.
Rulings by ECtHR help to restore justice in those cases where human rights of private persons have been violated. At the same time, these rulings reveal the identity of united Europe and defend our shared values: first and foremost, the rule of law, which is an inalienable prerequisite of democracy and protection of peace. Therefore the discussion about the importance of execution of ECtHR’s rulings, which is an integral part of the right to a fair trial, will be of special importance at the Conference. To reinforce the rule of law in Europe, participants of the Conference will analyse the impact of national constitutional identities upon execution of ECtHR’s judgements, resumption of legal proceedings following judgements by ECtHR, and measures for supervising execution of ECtHR’s judgements.
The opening addresses at the Conference will be given by President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš, President of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupišs, and Minister for Justice Inese Lībiņa-Egnere.
Presentations at the Conference will be given by:
Síofra O’Leary, President of the European Court of Human Rights;
Ineta Ziemele, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union;
Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law at the Hertie School;
Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights;
Anita Kovaļevska, Senator of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia;
Petr Angyalossy, President of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic;
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Liverpool;
Emmanuelle Bribosia, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Belgium;
Jānis Pleps, Senator of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia;
Helena Jäderblom, President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden;
Antoine Buyse, Professor of Human Rights at the Utrecht University, Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights;
Mārtiņš Mits, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights;
Artūrs Kučs, Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia;
Jörg Polakiewicz, Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law, Legal Adviser of the Council of Europe;
Heinrich Amadeus Wolff, Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany;
Olga Papadopoulou, Councilor of State, Council of State of Greece;
Geir Ulfstein, Professor, Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo.
Media representatives wishing to attend the Conference, broadcast its live stream or request interviews are kindly invited to e-mail Ksenija.Vitola@satv.tiesa.gov.lv or Rasma.Zvejniece@at.gov.lv.