Conferences, Seminars, Lectures

2017-10-27 00:00:02

Conference Marked 25th Anniversary of Constitution - Oct. 27th

imgp6541 October 27th 2017, marking the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, an international conference, "25th Anniversary of Constitution: Experience, Problems and New Challenges," was held at the Seimas parliament in Vilnius. 

The Conference was organized by Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) in conjunction with the Seimas, the Justice Ministry and the Lithuanian Bar Association.

Lithuania's Justice Minister MRU Law Prof. Dr. Milda Vainiūtė, Lithuanian Bar Association Chairman Law Prof. Dr. Ignas Vėgėlė and MRU Law Faculty Dean Prof. Lyra Jakulevičienė delivered short opening remarks. 

They were followed by remarks by former Constitutional Court Chairman MRU Law Prof. Juozas Žilys on the origins of Lithuania's Constitution and Legal Premises. Current Constitutional Court Chairman VU Prof. Dainius Žalimas discussed the Supremacy of Constitutional Law and the Role of the Court.

The international conference has become a tradition to mark Constitution Day, celebrated on Oct. 25th. This year it was held for the 5th time.

Each year Constitutional Law experts, academics, politicians, judges, lawyers and prosecutors take part in the conference.

Today, as the world fights terrorism and organized crime, it's very important to maintain the rights and freedoms of citizens enshrined in Constitutions of democratic countries, noted Justice Minister Milda Vainiūtė.

At the conference this year there were also many well-known constitutional law specialists from Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Poland and Lithuania. 

MRU Law Prof. Vytautas Sinkevičius moderated the morning portion of the conference. Other legal scholars and academics in attendance included: VU Prof. Augustinas Normantas, EU Court of Justice Judge Prof. Egidijus Jarašiūnas, Lithuania's Supreme Court Chairman and MRU Prof. Rimvydas Norkus, VDU Law Faculty Dean Assoc. Prof. Tomas Berkmanas and other legal experts from abroad as well as Lithuania.

Conference website: . 

Conference programme here.

Photos: Snieguolė Zalatorė