The International Conference

”Rule of Law
as Promoter of Human Rights and Economic Growth”

”Titu Maiorescu” University,

Aula Magna

Bucharest, 9-10 October 2019

Wednesday 9 October 2019

13.30-14.00 Registration

14.00-14.15 Opening speeches

– Her Excellency, Mrs. Ramona Mănescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, others official representatives

– Smaranda Angheni, Rector of ”Titu Maiorescu” University

14.15-14.45 – Keynote lecture:

Prof. Spyridon Flogaitis, Director of the European Public Law Organization – EPLO, ”The Rule of Law: Concept and Evolution

14.45-15.45 – Panel I. The pursuit of the Rule of Law. Without rules and without law?

– Bogdan Iancu, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania, ”Anti-corruption as Paradigm Changer: Clashing Accounts of the Rule of Law

– Lisa Louwerse, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands / Eva Kassoti, Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands, “Revisiting the European Commission’s Approach towards the Rule of Law in Enlargement


15.45-16.45 – Panel II. Separation of powers and fair trial

– Jorge Bacelar Gouveia, University of Lisbon, Portugal, “Separation of powers and the designation of constitutional judges: an European comparative approach

– Rumen Stefanov, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, “Challenges before the Rule of Law in conflict torn countries: experience of Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Ukraine

– Asli Topukcu, Kadir Has University, Turkey, “The Relation between the Election Law and Right to Fair Trial: The Case of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey


16.45-17.00 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 – Panel III. Who Watches the Watchdog? Accountability of Judges and Prosecutors. Disciplinary and Material Liability of Judges and Prosecutors

– Ana Maria Guerra Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal, ”Who Watches the Watchdog? Accountability of Judges and Prosecutors from the Perspective of the European Court of Human Rights

– Martin Mendelski, University of Luxembourg, “Accountability of Judges and Prosecutors; the Examples of Poland and Romania

– Nilay Arat (Assoc. Prof.), Kadir Has University, “Liability and Accountability of Judges and Prosecutors: Turkish Case within a Comparative Perspective


End of first day

Thursday 10 October 2019

09.00-10.30 Panel IV. Economic consequences of overuse of repression measures

– Eser Karakaş, University of Strasbourg, France, “Rule of Law, Institutions and Economic Growth

– Daphne Athanasouli, Senior Lecturer (in Economics), Derby Business School, UK, “ICT enabled public sector reforms: E-government and online anti-corruption services

– Sime Jozipovic, University of Split, Croatia, “The excessive use of repressive measures in insolvency procedures – The impact of criminal sanctions on manager rights and the restructuring success of companies

– Associate Prof Victor Alistar, Romania, “The consequences of inflation of the litigation phenomenon concerning the access to justice – remedial measures”


10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.00 – Panel V. Fundamental rights, national identity and EU criminal law

– Migena Leskoviku, University of Tirana, Albania, “The right to a fair trial under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (focused on administrative proceedings)

– Mihaela Mazilu-Babel, Researcher, Romania, “The national identity as a constitutional guarantee for the predictability of (EU) criminal law

– Nicolae Voiculescu, Titu Maiorescu University “Rule of law and social rights”


12.00-13.30 – VI. Over-criminalization, punishment and rehabilitation. Which means for which ends?

– Vasso Artinopoulou, Panteion University, Greece, “The Challenge of Restorative Justice in the European context

– Stefano Maffei, University of Parma, Italy, “Over-criminalization and Extradition

– Marieta Safta, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University “Titu Maiorescu” Bucharest, Romania, “The Principle  of ‘ultima ratio’ in the Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of Romania


13.30-14.00 – Conclusions

Associate Prof. Gabriel Ispas, Dean of the Law Faculty, University ”Titu Maiorescu”, Romania

Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou, Panteion University, Greece