The 16th year of the Scientific Conference of the Olomouc Debates of Young Lawyers will take place on 3rd November 2023 at the premises of the Faculty of Law, Palacký University. The Conference represents one of the most important events in the field of scientific life, which takes place every year at the Olomouc Faculty of Law. The conference focuses on creating a platform for meetings, discussions and an exchange of views, especially of young researchers.
We believe that the 16th year of the Olomouc debates of young lawyers will be at least as successful as the previous years and that this year will bring a lively and fruitful scientific debate again.

Conference programme

The conference programme is HERE.

Individual sections and their annotations

Private Law in Recent High Court Case Law

Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Blanka Vítová, LL. M., Ph.D.
Thanks to its recodification, private law has been undergoing a dramatic development, which is, among other things, formulated by the case law of the high courts. The section will focus on the analysis and interpretation of theoretical and practical issues addressed by case law in all areas of private law. Within their presentations, the speakers will acquaint the audience with specific decisions of high courts concerning the application of legal instruments contained in private law regulations. The topic of the paper should include not only the informative part, but also the speaker's own critical reflection on the appropriateness (dogmatic correctness) of the jurisprudential conclusions so that the paper may be followed by a broader discussion with other participants of the session.


Current Issues of Participation in Aministrative Proceedings Under Special Acts

Guarantor: JUDr. Monika Horáková, Ph.D., JUDr. Soňa Pospíšilová, Ph.D.
There is a number of differences in administrative proceedings under special legislation which have been compared to the legislation contained in the Administrative Procedure Code, for example, the specific definition of participation in the proceedings, the legal status of the parties and the procedures for exercising their rights and obligations in the proceedings. The aim of the section is to evaluate the benefits of the specifics of the legal regulation and to open a discussion on the institute of participation with a focus on the procedural position of the parties in the exercise of their rights, including the right to judicial protection. The section is open to contributions dealing with current issues of participation under specific acts, both in the light of amendments to the relevant regulations of individual administrative branches and in the light of relevant case law.


Personalities of Central European Civil Law

Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Mgr. Ondřej Horák, Ph.D., doc. JUDr. Petr Dostalík, Ph.D.
The section will be devoted to (no longer living) personalities of private law jurisprudence with certain relation to the Czech lands (ancestors, birthplace or place of work) - i.e. Czech- and German-speaking civil law (including Romance studies), as well as Russian- or Ukrainian-speaking civil law (in the case of the interwar exile in Czechoslovakia). The paper may have a biographical, thematic or biographical-thematic focus.


Intellectual Property Law

Guarantor: prof. JUDr. Ivo Telec, CSc.
Papers on industrial and other intellectual property law and related unfair competition or consumer protection issues. The section will focus on the protection or enforcement of individual intellectual property rights in terms of international, EU and Czech law. Analysis of current case law including administrative decisions.


Constitutional Law - Research Presentation

Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Michal Bartoň, Ph.D.
The aim of the section of constitutional law is to bring together young scholars from different faculties, primarily PhD students or post-doctoral students working in the field of constitutional law or a related field, to present their current research typically related to the preparation of a dissertation or other qualifying work and to discuss the individual topics presented or other current issues related to constitutional law.


International Legal Aspect of War in Ukraine 

Garant: Ass. Prof. JUDr. Ondřej Svaček, LL.M. Ph.D.
This panel focuses on international legal aspects of war in Ukraine triggered by the Russian act of aggression on 24th February 2022. Contributions might cover various issues and areas, including – and not limited to – use of force (ius contra bellum), law of armed conflicts (ius in bello), sanctions, crimes under international law (international criminal law), state responsibility, reparations, human rights (and its application in armed conflicts), international protection (refugees), etc. The panel is held in English.

Information for those interested in participation

Please send the electronic application no later than on Sunday 15th October 2023.

The organizers of the conference reserve the right to select from the submitted contributions those that will be presented actively. In the case the section is designed as a closed one, only passive participation is possible.

The price of the conference fee includes refreshment for the duration of the conference.


Participation fee

Participation fee: CZK 500 (EUR 20)

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.

account number: 43-3855090287/0100 - KB, a.s.
IBAN: CZ9801000000433855090287
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


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


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

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

Diagram of the public transport network


JUDr. Renáta Šínová, Ph.D.
Vice-Dean for Communication, External Relations and Conference Activities

Phone: 585 637 708

Mgr. Markéta Sýkorová
Coordinator of faculty events and internships

Phone: 585 637 683



In the event that it will not be possible to hold the conference due to pandemic restrictions, it will be held online.


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