[CONFERENCE] Judicial Ideology under Empirical Scrutiny

Ljubljana, Monday 16.9. 2019

Faculty of Government and European Studies, New University
Mestni trg 23, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Research Group of the Faculty of Government and European Studies, New University, and the Re-forma d.o.o. organized an international conference dedicated to the empirical study of ideological profiles of judges. The conference took place within a framework of the research project on The Ideology on Courts, whereby the research group has been conducting an empirical research in the multidimensional ideology of the Slovenian constitutional court.

The conference was held on Monday 16.9. 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and consisted of two invited keynote lectures and four panels, in which the selected scholars presented their work in progress.

GALLERY:

PROGRAM

Sunday, 15.9. 2019 Arrival of Participants

Monday, 16.9. 2019 CONFERENCE

9:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
(Gorazd Justinek, dean; Matej Avbelj, project leader).

9:15 Keynote 1: prof. Arthur Dyevre (KU Leuven)
Matej Avbelj (Chair)

10:15 Panel 1: Judicial Ideology in Comparative Theoretical Perspective

Pietro Faraguna, Roots and justification of the ideology’s taboo on the Italian Constitutional Court
Tamara Ćapeta, Rule of law and ideology of a judge
Konrad Lachmayer, The authority of the Austrian Constitutional Court
Matyas Bencze, Judicial ideologies in an illiberal democracy
Alun Gibbs (Chair and Discussant)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Keynote 2: prof. Chris Hanretty (Royal Holloway University of London)
Katarina Vatovec
(Chair)

14:30 Panel 2: Judicial Ideology in Comparative Empirical Perspective Part 1

Janez Šušteršič, Voting patterns in constitutional court: backgrounds, collegiality and ideology
Tamas Gyorfi, HunConCourt – an empirical analysis of the jurisprudence of the Hungarian Constitutional Court
Pocza Kalman, Attitudinal model applied to the judges of the Hungarian Constitutional Court. A refined analysis of judicial behavior from 1990 to 2018
Robert Zbiral (Chair and Discussant)

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Panel 3: Judicial Ideology in Comparative Empirical Perspective Part 2

Krisztina Blazkova: Justice, expediency and legal certainty: the effect of judicial philosphy on adjudication
Monika Glavina: Referral and Referral-Free Behaviour of National Judges: What Motivates the Use of EU Law Inside and Outside of the Preliminary Ruling Procedure?
Jernej Letnar Černič (Chair and Discussant)

19:00 Dinner

Tuesday 17.9. 2019 Departure of Participants

[ARTICLE] CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EMPIRICAL METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING MULTIDIMENSIONAL JUDICIAL IDEOLOGY

Dr. Matej Avbelj and dr. Janez Šušteršič have published an article CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EMPIRICAL METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING MULTIDIMENSIONAL JUDICIAL IDEOLOGY in the journal DANUBE: Law, Economics and Social Issues Review. The article is attached under the text.

Mednarodna konferenca: Ideologija na sodiščih

Vabimo vas, da v okviru projekta “Ideologija na sodiščih” sodelujete na konferenci, ki bo potekala 16. 9. 2019 v Ljubljani.   Svoj prispevek v obsegu 300 besed lahko pošljete do 17. 5. 2019 na email vodja projekta, dr. Mateja Avblja.

Multidimensional Measuring of Judicial Ideology – the case of Slovenian Constitutional Court

Multidimensional Measuring of Judicial Ideology – the case of Slovenian Constitutional Court, talk by M. Avbelj at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, 11.2. 2019

Vpliv svetovnonazorskih in družbenih stališč sodnikov na njihove odločitve, Akademski forum

Vpliv svetovnonazorskih in družbenih stališč sodnikov na njihove odločitve: Akademski forum, Ljubljana 28.11. 2018.

A Conceptual Framework and an Empirical Methodology for Measuring Judicial Ideology in “The Case of the Slovenian Constitutional Court”

A Conceptual Framework and an Empirical Methodology for Measuring Judicial Ideology in “The Case of the Slovenian Constitutional Court”, talk by J. Šušteršič, CELSE 2018 Conference, KU Leuven, 31.5.-1.6. 2018.

Ideology on the Courts – Why and How does it Matter?

Ideology on the Courts – Why and How does it Matter?, Berlin Colloquium on Global and Comparative Public Law, talk by M. Avbelj, Humboldt University, Berlin, 8.5. 2018.

https://www.wzb.eu/en/research/trans-sectoral-research/center-for-global-constitutionalism/berlin-colloquium.