Stjórnskipulag Evrópusambandsins og Norðurlanda 21 sept 2012

Stjórnskipulag Evrópusambandsins og Norðurlanda

Stjórnskipulag Evrópusambandsins og Norðurlanda

 - Áhrif yfirþjóðlegs valds á  stjórnskipun aðildarríkja og lýðræði-

21.september 2012,

Norræna húsið, Sturlugata 5

Constitutions of the  EU and Nordic States
- Multilevel Constitutional Order  and Democratic Challenges –

21 September 2012

The Nordic House, Sturlugata 5

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Markmið ráðstefnunnar er að varpa ljósi á áhrif aðildar að Evrópusambandinu á stjórnskipulag ríkja, einkum Norðurlandanna. Með auknum samruna í Evrópu, hafa mótast tvenns konar stjórnskipunarkerfi annars vegar stjórnskipun aðildarríkja og hins vegar yfirþjóðleg stjórnskipun Evrópusambandsins. Þessi kerfi skarast, enda lúta þau m.a. að valdbærni stofnana og meðferð valds gagnvart borgurum, en hvíla þó á ólíkum hugmyndafræðilegum undirstöðum og kenningum um uppsprettu valdsins. Á ráðstefnunni verður m.a. fjallað um hvernig lagakerfi Evrópusambandsins hefur smám saman „stjórnarskrárvæðst“ og samspil stjórnskipunarreglna í landsrétti og sambandsrétti, ástæður þeirrar þróunar, kosti hennar og galla og áhrif á lýðræðislega stjórnarhætti í aðildarríkjum sambandsins.

Frummælendur eru sérfræðingar á sviði stjórnskipunarréttar, Evrópuréttar og stjórnmálafræði í Háskóla Íslands, Háskólanum í Reykjavík og Kaupmannahafnarháskóla og frá dómstól ESB. Ráðstefnan fer fram á ensku og er öllum opin.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss how constitutional systems of members states of the European Union, notably Nordic states, are affected by the membership of the Union. The European integration process has created two concurrent constitutional systems connecting national and supranational legal orders and systems of powers. A multilevel constitutionalism has developed, partly with different elements in relation to traditional constitutional theory and democratic
foundations of state power. The Conference will focus on the constitutionalisation of the EU legal order and its main components, the difference between the two constitutional systems and what they have in common, as well as the consequences for democracy.

 

Program

Chair:  Alyson Bailes, chair of the Institute of International Affairs

13.00-13.15:  Introduction and opening

13.15-13.45:  Allan Rosas, judge at the European Court of Justice
What is EU constitutional law? - Main features and connection between national and suprantional legal orders

13.45-14.15: Helle Krunke, professor of law, University of Copenhagen
The reduced influence of national parliaments as legislators - Means to compensate transfer of legislative powers to the EU.

14.15-14.45: Maximilian Conrad, assistant professor of political science, University of Iceland
Constitutionalism and EU constitutional law - How will European integration affect the future of democracy?

14.45-15.15: Discussion

15.15-15.45: Coffee break

15.45-16.15: Gunnar Þór Pétursson, senior scientist, Law Faculty of the University of Reykjavik

The Scope of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights  -When should it be applied by National Courts?

16.15.16.45: Björg Thorarensen, professor of law, University of Iceland

EU Accession and the Icelandic constitutional law – How should national constitutions reflect multilevel constitutional order?

16.45-17.15: Discussion

Ráðstefna Mannréttindastofnunar og Alþjóðamálastofnunar Háskóla Íslands í samvinnu við lagadeild Háskólans í Reykjavík.

Organized by the Human Rights Institute and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland in co-operation with the Law Faculty of the University of Reykjavik.

Allan Rosas

Allan Rosas

Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union since January 2002; President of the Court’s Permanent Committee on Rules of Procedure. Dr.iur. from the University of Turku 1977 and Dr.h.c. from Åbo Akademi University 2011. Armfelt Professor of Law at the Abo Akademi Univ (Turku) 1981-1996; Director of its Institute for Human Rights 1985-1995 and First Vice-Rector of the Univ. 1994-1995. Director and Principal Legal Adviser (external relations) at the Legal Service of the European Commission 1995-2001; Deputy Director-General of the said Legal Service 2001-2002. Published extensively in the fields of EU law, international law as well as constitutional and administrative law.

Helle Krunke

Helle Krunke

Professor of Constitutional Law/EU-Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen since 2010. Cand. jur 1999 and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Director of the research centre Centre for European Constitutionalization and Security, CECS. Research interests include European integration, national Parliaments in the EU, institutional balance, foreign affairs competence, separation of powers, pension reforms in Europe and constitutional change. A visiting fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, and a visiting academic at the University of Bristol, UK.

Maximillian Conrad

Maximilian Conrad

Assistant Professor of European Politics at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, since 2010. Ph.D. 2009 from the Department of Political Science, Lund University. M.A. in European Politics 2002 and Political Science 2000 from Lund University. Research focus on a variety of aspects of European integration, mainly in the context of debates about the transformation of democracy beyond the nation state. Ongoing research includes work on the EU's perceived democratic, public sphere and collective identity deficits, as well as on the new European Citizens' Initiative as a step in the direction of transnational participatory democracy.

Gunnar Thor Petursson

Gunnar Thor Petursson

Adjunct Faculty Member at the School of Law, Reykjavik University since 2005, and a full time Faculty Member since 2008. Cand. jur. from the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland 1997, LL.M. degree in European Law from, the Faculty of Law, University of Lund, Sweden 1998. Deputy Director at the EFTA Surveillance Authority 1999-2004, admitted to practice before Iceland’s District Courts in 2002, Attorney-at-law at Logos Legal Service, 2004-2005, and Head of Legal, Actavis Group in 2005-2008. A guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France, and at the Faculty of Law, University of Lund, Sweden.

Björg Thorarensen

Björg Thorarensen        

Professor of
Constitutional Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland since 2002
and Chair of the board of the Human Rights Institute since 2004. Deputy
Chairperson of the Negotiation Committee on Iceland’s accession to the EU since
2009. Director of Police and Judicial Affairs in the Ministry of Justice
1996-2002. Agent of the Government of Iceland at the European Court of Human
Rights 1999 - 2004. Cand. Jur. from the University of Iceland 1991 and LL.M.
from the University of Edinburgh 1993. 
Major fields of teaching, research and publications are constitutional
law, international human rights and public international law. 

Alison Bailes

Alyson JK Bailes

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland since 2007 and Chair of the Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Small State Studies, University of Iceland. Also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. MA (Hons) degree in History from Oxford and Honorary Fellow of Somerville College. Member of the British Diplomatic Service 1969-2002: during career breaks also worked at Chatham House in London and the EastWest Institute at New York. Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2002-7. Now writing mainly on multi-dimensional security governance, Nordic and Arctic affairs.

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