On 6th and 7th November 2020, at Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) will be celebrated.
On this occasion, the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University- Skopje, is announcing a Call for Papers for its Annual International Conference. The 2020 conference topic is “70 Years of the European Convention on Human Rights”.
Since the end of World War II, judicial control of the political system has gained an international dimension. With a decisive innovative approach, ECHR allowed individuals to sue their governments for violation of human rights in an international forum. As such, the ECHR is the oldest international treaty in the field of regional human rights protection. The Convention guarantees specific rights and freedoms and prohibits unfair and harmful practices. It secures the fundamental human rights and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, was established in 1959 as the international court to adjudicate and implement the convention. Individuals or states can petition the court alleging violations of the rights protected in the convention.
Our conference seeks to explore the role of the ECHR, different aspects of the rights protected by the ECHR, the impact of the national legal systems and the respective case law, as well as, the impact of the ECHR on democratic changes in post-communist countries in Europe. To facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue between scholars from social sciences, we encourage papers that also concentrate on best practices and lessons learned during the application of the ECHR.
Authors are invited to submit papers on any subject related to and within the scope of the Conference topic. Submissions from academics, researchers and practitioners at any stage of their career, including PhD students, will be accepted.
The language of the conference is English. The presentation will be organized in panels and plenary session with key note speakers and the program of the conference will be published no later than 15.10.2020.