Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law, would hereby like to invite you to the fourth year of the international academic conference “Bratislava Legal Forum 2018” which will be held on 22nd and 23rd February 2018 under the auspices of JUDr. Ivetta Macejková, PhD., LL.M., President of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic.

The primary topic of the plenary session held at the conference is “Judiciary as the Guarantor of Values of the Democratic State and the Rule of Law”. The conference will be held in order to mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic and establishment of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic. This anniversary is a great opportunity to reflect on the activities, position and decision-making practice of the Constitutional Court.

The aim of the conference is to provide a discussion platform to the judges and employees of the Constitutional Court and other legal practitioners as well as to the academic community. The conference is, in accordance with the aforementioned aim, divided into a plenary session and parallel discussions conducted in topic-based sections with the primary focus on the current issues and challenges faced by the constitutional law.

DATE: 22nd – 23rd February 2018 (Thursday, Friday)

VENUE: Faculty of Law at Comenius University in Bratislava (Šafárik Square No. 6, Bratislava)

LANGUAGE: Slovak, Czech, English (plenary session and selected sections)


DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A COMPLETE PAPER: 23rd February 2018 - We kindly ask you to submit the paper exclusively using the MS Word template (instructions are included in template).  Paper in its final form needs to be submitted on or before the due date stated.


  • EUR 70 (excl. VAT) in case of an early registration by 30th November 2017,
  • EUR 80 (excl. VAT) in case of a registration after 30th November2017,
  • the fee may be paid solely by means of a wire transfer based on an e-invoice which will be issued upon the registration for the conference. In the event that a person does not eventually participate in the conference or fails to submit his/her paper, he/she shall have no right to recover the conference fee.

ACCOMODATION: Accommodation in the Tatra Hotel located in the Bratislava city centre and in the Družba Hotel may be booked for the participants at discounted prices (the accommodation shall be arranged and the respective costs shall be borne by the participants themselves). Further information is available here.

COLLECTION OF PAPERS: Reviewed collection of papers with an ISBN No. assigned to it will be produced in an electronic (CD) form and will be permanently accessible on the website of the conference and the website of the Faculty of Law at CU. Furthermore, it will be incorporated into the library database systems as well. Kindly note that only the papers of the participants who will attend the respective discussions at the conference will be published in the given collection of papers.

Invitation to Bratislava Legal Forum 2018 (pdf version)

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