The International Scientific Conference Juridical Days in Olomouc is the most important event that takes place every year in the field of scientific life at the Olomouc Faculty of Law. The conference will take place this year from 23rd to 24th May 2024 and in line with its tradition it will take place in two parts. Prominent experts will speak in the introductory plenary section, the second part will take place through thematically focused sections. We believe that this year, which will already be the 17th year of the Juridical Days in Olomouc will be at least as successful as in the previous years and it will once again bring a lively and fruitful scientific debate.

Conference program

You can find the program HERE.

Conference program

Details of the program and schedule of the online conference will be specified.

Sections and annotations

Current Challenges of Mining Law

Guarantor: JUDr. Ondřej Vícha, Ph.D.
Annotation: Mining law, which is a traditional field of law with a rich history in our territory, is currently facing a number of challenges resulting not only from national law, but also from EU or international law. Legislation in the field of mining, which in the Czech Republic is fragmented into several acts, the core of which is Act No. 44/1988 Sb. regulating the protection and use of mineral resources (the Mining Act), is currently affected mainly by changes in related sections of public administration (e.g. the new Building Act, the Act regulating Unified Environmental Standpoint, changes to the Line Act (accelerating the construction of strategically important infrastructures) or changes to component acts in the area of environmental protection), as well as the necessity of assuming obligations arising from the EU law (e.g. the upcoming regulation concerning critical raw materials or the amendment of the directive regulating industrial emissions). Mining law will have to cope with the introduction of completely new concepts (such as mining infrastructure, critical minerals, or deposits of strategic importance) or with the re-introduction of the institute of expropriation. Climate change and the reduction in the use of fossil mineral resource deposits are also a challenge for mining law.

 

Current Issues

Guarantor: Ing. Jana Bellová, Ph.D., PhDr. Kamila Tozzi Di Angelo
Annotation: Palacky University in Olomouc, faculty of Law is happy to announce the opening of this year´s interdisciplinary section within the annual Juridical Days in Olomouc conference.  Regardless of your position in society, economy structure, field of expertise, we all have been experiencing changes that have been affecting everyday lives as well as almost all areas of our research.

The aim of this section is to provide a wide space as well as freedom for all those willing to participate and share their ideas, knowledge, skills, know-how and opinions regarding any current issues concerning individuals, firms, government policies, government institutions etc. All topics are welcome as long as you bear in mind that the audience is to consist of experts from many various fields hence there might be need to simplify.

This is the second time that such a scope of interests’ event is to take place with the aim to gradually establish a place to meet and get to know those, who like the interdisciplinary approach and care to share their ideas, points of view and attitudes.

It is hoped to gradually establish a successful working network of those interested, so should this sound good to you, please come and participate.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this section regardless of your field of expertise. The section will be held in English only and requires in person participation.  Both active as well as passive participants are very welcome.

 

Codes of Ethics in Public Administration: Legal, Political and Philosophical Contexts

Guarantor: Mgr. Petra Melotíková, Ph.D.
Annotation: The topic arises from the need to deal in more detail with the new code of ethics for civil servants (3/2023 - service regulation of the Supreme State Secretary, effective since 1st January  2024) and, above all, to emphasize insights from the perspectives of legal theory, philosophy, history and political science, which will also address the foundations on which an effective code stands and, in this context, perhaps also codes of ethics in general. There is also an opportunity to examine the practical problems associated with the functioning of the new code of ethics.

 

Criminal Law in the World of Modern Technologies - Problems, Challenges and Possibilities

Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Filip Ščerba, Ph.D.
Annotation: The rapid development of technology, which we have witnessed in the past decades, significantly affects both the nature of criminal activity and the methods of its commission, as well as the way of fighting it. This is not only a field of means of communication, but also a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence. New technologies necessarily bring a number of challenges, both in terms of assessing and punishing certain type of behaviour, and in terms of detecting and proving the given criminal activity. On the other hand, however, new technologies may be used to fight crime more effectively. The influence of modern technologies in the field of criminal law thus opens up a series of important substantive and procedural questions, which will be the focus of the criminal law section of the Juridical Days in Olomouc 2024.

 

Building a Social Europe: Navigating Contemporary Dynamics in EU Social and Labour Law

Guarantor: JUDr. Ondrej Hamuľák, Ph.D. (adj. prof. TalTech), dr. Alla Fedorova (MSCA4Ukraine postdoctoral fellow)
Annotation: This special workshop investigates the intricate landscape of EU social and labour law considering recent events and ongoing challenges. Our primary focus lies on the following key areas:

1. Evolution of EU Social and Labour Policy: Examining current trends within the policy framework, particularly concerning equality, non-discrimination, migration, and atypical work. This analysis will encompass the contributions of the Court of Justice of the EU in shaping these developments.

2. Impact of Geopolitical Crises: Evaluating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on EU social and labour law, addressing both practical adaptations and longer-term ramifications.

3. EU Acquis and Candidate Countries: Assessing the process of adaptation of EU acquis in the countries aspiring for EU membership, highlighting specific challenges and opportunities.

4. Beyond EU Borders: Exploring the broader influence of EU social and employment standards on international labour and social frameworks, including the interaction with the Council of Europe and it´s bodies.

We invite contributions that engage with these core themes, offering insightful analysis and fostering constructive dialogue on the future of a "Social Europe" within the contemporary global context.

The workshop is organised as the part of implementation of the MSCA4Ukraine postdoctoral fellowship project ID number 1233330 “The Approximation of Ukrainian Social and Labour Legislation to EU Law.”

Note: Please note that participation in this section is exempt from the participation fee and no invoice will be issued for registered participants. 

 

Social Entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic, Proposed Legislation and Practice

Guarantor: JUDr. Gabriela Halířová, Ph.D.
Annotation: The subject of the section is the issue of social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic. As part of the introductory speech in the section, the representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will inform the audience about the current state of discussion of the legal regulation of social entrepreneurship in their contribution. They will clarify which variants of the scope of regulation were considered during the creation of the normative text and for what reason the preferred solution was chosen. They will focus on the content of both legal norms which form the regulatory framework. Representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will explain what tools are intended to change the dire situation of tens of thousands of unemployed, who are prevented from participating in the open labour market by a certain social issue. However, the lecturers will not only focus on the description and justification of the draft text of legal norms, but they will clarify this draft in the context of de lege ferenda drafts and, in part, from the point of view of legislation in other, culturally related countries. This introductory presentation will be followed by the presentations of the other participants in the section with their contributions.

 

Digital Technology and Law: from Crypto Assets to AI

Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Michael Kohajda, Ph.D.
Annotation: In recent years and months, there has been a rapid development of the digital world, which is currently culminating hand in hand with the emergence of artificial intelligence in everyday human activities. The current state of affairs raises fundamental questions about future development. At the same time, legal regulation is lagging far behind the current development of this area of society. However, on some issues, such as the regulation of artificial intelligence, we should take a proactive rather than a reactive regulatory approach. This section of the conference therefore opens its doors to all interested parties, while the contributions specifically address the legal regulation of all digital technologies and processes. This session is supported by the project "NPO B - Creation and Accreditation of a New Doctoral Study Programme in Law and Digital Technologies" implemented at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University.

Note: Please note that participation in this section is exempt from the participation fee and no invoice will be issued for registered participants.

 

The 20 Years Since the Accession to the EU - New Challenges

Guarantor: doc. et doc. JUDr. Naděžda Šišková, Ph.D., doc. JUDr. Blanka Vítová, Ph.D., LL.M
Annotation: The European Union 20 years after its biggest expansion in the history of European integration has been facing new thorny and in some cases unprecedented challenges. The section will focus on the legal and political-science aspects of these challenges. In particular, the war in Ukraine and issues related to the effectiveness of the sanctions, the responsibility for war crimes, security issues, the unsolved questions of the migration crisis, the erosion of the rule of law in some Member States and the usage of the adequate legal instruments, the impacts of digital technologies, the prevention of increasing disinformation and cyber-attacks, the rise of populism and its potential impact on the European Parliament elections and the future development of European integration, etc.

The part of the debates in this section will also create questions on the evaluation of lessons learned in the context of the accession of the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European countries to the EU and their comparison with current preparations for the accession of Ukraine to the Union.

The section is organized by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in EU Law in cooperation with the Czech Association for European Studies.

Note: The language of the Section will be Czech and English. The section will be hybrid.

 

Intellectual property law

Guarantor: prof. JUDr. Ivo Telec, CSc.
AnnotationThe section focuses on free topics in industrial and other intellectual property or unfair competition and similar areas in terms of legislation, case law or legal doctrines.

 

Financial law from the perspective of legislative changes.

Guarantor: JUDr. Zdenka Papoušková, Ph.D.
Annotation: Financial law in general is subject to frequent changes, especially in the tax area. In 2023, the scope and reach of changes exceeded expectations. What do the amendments regulate, in what way and what may they mean from a theoretical and practical point of view? These questions and answers will be the main goal of the financial law section at the Juridical Days in Olomouc 2024.

 

Labour Code at Crossroads: New Threats and Challenges of Labour Law

Guarantor: JUDr. Petr Podrazil, Ph.D.
Annotation: The Labour Code will reach its “age of majority” next year. However, the question is whether it is mature? What are the weaknesses or strengths of the current legislation? What is the position of domestic regulation in the context of the requirements of EU law?

 

Fundamental Shortcomings of the Current Legal Regulation of Civil Court Proceedings

Guarantor: JUDr. Klára Hamuľáková, Ph.D., JUDr. Jana Petrov Křiváčková, Ph.D.
Annotation: The aim of the section called Fundamental Shortcomings of the Current Legal Regulation of Civil Court Proceedings is to identify the key shortcomings of civil judicial proceedings and propose a constructive solution to improve the current situation, including an assessment of possible inspiration in foreign legal regulations. The reopening of the discussion on this topic is all the more urgent, as the destiny of the long-term intended recodification of the civil court proceedings remains uncertain.

Information for participants

Please send the electronic application no later than on Sunday  5th May 2024.

The organizers of the conference reserve the right to select from the submitted contributions those that will be presented actively.

Publishing

There will be no conference proceedings, but selected papers may be printed in Acta Iuridica Olomucensia. The deadline for submissions is the end of May.
Electronic address of the editorial office: redakce.aio@upol.cz

Participation fee

Participation fee: CZK 2500 (EUR 100)

The price of the conference fee includes refreshment for the duration of the conference and does not include accommodation, which the participants arrange by themselves.

ACCOUNT IN CZECH CROWNS
account number: 19-1096330227 / 0100 - KB,
variable symbol: The variable symbol for conference participants is automatically generated and displayed after registration, at the same time they will receive it via e-mail.

EURO ACCOUNT
account number: 43-3855090287/0100 - KB, a.s.
IBAN: CZ9801000000433855090287
SWIFT CODE: KOMBCZPPxxx
variable symbol: The variable symbol for conference participants is automatically generated and displayed after registration, at the same time they will receive it via e-mail.

Faculty billing information:
Faculty of Law UP Olomouc
17. listopadu 8, 779 00 Olomouc
Company registration number: 61989592
Tax identification number: CZ61989592

Venue

Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc
17. listopadu 8
779 00 Olomouc

 


If you are travelling by car, you may park, for example, on 17. listopadu Street or in the garages of the shopping mall Šantovka.

If you decide to use public transport, you may take tram number 1, 5 or 7 at the main train station in Olomouc and then get off at the  Envelopa stop. The faculty is about 100 meters on foot from the stop.

Scheme of the urban public transport network

Accommodation

We recommend choice of one of the accommodation capacities offered below. The Faculty of Law, Palacký University has had long-term good experience with these facilities in the field of accommodation services and most of them offer a discount for the purpose of the conference Juridical Days in Olomouc 2024.

After choosing the accommodation facility you prefer, please make your booking directly via the contact listed for the particular facility. One of the pre-booked rooms will be offered to you when using the password "Právnická fakulta UP" ("Faculty of Law, Palacký Univesity"). Please note that binding reservation and payment of accommodation is performed by the participants themselves upon agreement with the accommodation facility.

The organizers of the conference do not provide room booking, thank you for your understanding.

Hotel & Penzion ARIGONE

www.arigone.cz

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Price list

from May 23 to May 24, 2024

 

Possibility to book a room with 20% discount from online prices and without deadline. Just visit the link here, where the date is already preset. Then just select the desired room type and complete the reservation.
If you need additional information, you can of course use the reservation department at rezervace.arigone@orea.cz, where they will create a reservation for you under the code CAMP-PF.

All rooms are equipped with stylish furniture, shower, toilet, satellite TV, telephone and internet connection.
Hotel guests can use massage studios upon order in advance on the website of the hotel.

Parking is available directly at the parking lot secured by the hotel for CZK 100 / night or at reserved parking spaces near the hotel. Price: Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:00, CZK 20 / h.

Parking is free outside this time.

Generál Svoboda Dormitory

skm.upol.cz/ubytovani/hotel/

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Accommodation in hotel dormitory rooms in close proximity of the Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc.

The conference participants may choose both double and single rooms.

Price list

from May 23 to May 24, 2024


7x single room - CZK 690 / per person / per night
7x double room - CZK 470 / per person / per night

Reservation till March 31, 2024

Reservation can be made by hotel@upol.cz or phone +420 585 638 016 or +420 777 000 202, please mention that you are a participant in Conference the Juridical Days
in Olomouc and guests of Palacký University to get a lower price (listed above).

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Contacts

doc. JUDr. Michael Kohajda, Ph.D.
Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies, Qualification Proceedings and Finance 
Vice-Dean for Communications, External Relations and Conference Support
michael.kohajda@upol.cz, +420 585 637 613

Mgr. Markéta Sýkorová
marketa.sykorova@upol.cz, +420 585 637 683


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