Programme [PDF]

Wednesday, 7 October

20.00–22.00  Welcoming evening at the convent house of korp! Sakala (Veski 69)


Thursday, 8 October

9.00–10.00  Morning coffee (Vanemuine Concert Hall, doors will open at 8.30)

Plenary meeting
(Vanemuine Concert Hall, simultaneous interpretation, web streaming)

10.00  Opening

100 Years of the Constitution

10.10–11.40
Marju Luts-Sootak
, Professor of Legal History, University of Tartu
The 1920 Constitution of the Republic of Estonia – is there a Reason to be Proud?
Miguel Maduro, Professor, European University Institute
Covid-19 and Constitutional Law / Constitutionalism
Allan Rosas, Doctor of Law, former judge, European Court of Justice
On the Relationship of the Constitutional Law of the European Union and its Member States

11.40–12.00

Awarding the “Õiguse eest seisja” prizes – Raivo Aeg, Minister of Justice

12.00–12.30 Coffee break

Has the Protection of Fundamental Rights Gone too Far?

Moderator: Anvar Samost

12.30–14.00
PhD Ülle Madise, Chancellor of Justice, Republic of Estonia; Visiting Professor, University of Tartu
The Significance of Fundamental Rights in Difficult Times
PhD Dan Bogdanov, Cryptologist
Data Protection During “Times of War” and “Times of Peace” Based on the Example of the Corona Crisis

Participants in the discussion: PhD Ülle Madise, Chancellor of Justice, Republic of Estonia; Visiting Professor, University of Tartu; PhD Dan Bogdanov, Cryptologist; mag. iur. Andres Parmas, Prosecutor General; Kristjan Siigur, Judge, Tallinn Administrative Court; Hardo Pajula, Professor, Center for Free Economic Thought of Estonian Business School, Head of the Edmund Burke’s Society

14.00–15.00  Lunch

Estonian Constitution(s) and International Law

Moderator: Dr. iur. Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law, University of Tartu

15.00–16.30
Jüri Adams, one of the authors of the 1992 Constitution, politician and publicist
International Law as a Topic at the Constitutional Assembly in 1992
Dr. iur. Julia Laffranque, Justice, Supreme Court; former Judge, European Court of Human Rights; Visiting Professor, University of Tartu
Constitution as Seen Through the Prism of the Human Rights Case Law of European Courts
PhD Tiina Pajuste, Associate Professor of International Law, Tallinn University
Relationship of the Constitution to International Agreements and Other Sources of International Law (§ 123 of the Constitution)
Mag. iur. Andres Parmas, Prosecutor General
Meaning of § 3 of the Constitution to Material Penal Law

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Administrative Proceedings

Moderator: PhD Ülle Madise, Chancellor of Justice, Republic of Estonia; Visiting Professor,       University of Tartu

15.00–16.30
Luukas Kristjan Ilves, Head of Strategy at Guardtime, Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on Human Rights Dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT) 
Technical Nature of Artificial Intelligence, its Opportunities and Risks
MA Kaimar Karu, entrepreneur, former Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology
Estonia’s Ambitions in Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Public Administration
LLM Monika Mikiver, Adviser, Public Law Division, Ministry of Justice; Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Amendments to the Administrative Procedure Act for Engaging Artificial Intelligence
PhD Ivo Pilving, Chairman of the Administrative Law Chamber of the Supreme Court; Associate Professor of Administrative Law, University of Tartu
Judicial Control over Algorithmic Administrative Decisions

Administrative Penalty I. Incorporation of the Administrative Penalties of the European Union into the Estonian Legal Space: Attempt to Fit in the Unfit in the Most Fitting Manner?

Moderator: Kristjan-Erik Suurväli, former Head of the Market Supervision and Enforcement       Division, Financial Supervision Authority

15.00–16.30
Kaie Rosin, Tartu Circuit Court, Advocate General; Assistant, European Union Criminal Law, University or Tartu
Interference of the European Union in the Criminal Law of its Member States
Markus Kärner, Head of the Penal Law and Procedure Division, Ministry of Justice; Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Fitting European Union Sanctions into Estonian National Legislation: Ten Years of Discussion

On Maintenance Obligation from Cradle to Care Home

Moderator: Indrek Niklus, Adviser, Law Firm NOVE    

15.00–16.30
Anneli Apuhtin, Head of Legal Service, Tartu City Government
Katrin Orav, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm LEXTAL; Member of the Board and Chairman of the Committee on Family Law, Estonian Bar Association
Mag. iur. Liis Arrak, Head of Civil Law Chamber, Tallinn Circuit Court
Rainis Int, Notary in Tallinn

Is our Constitution Well Protected?

Moderator: PhD Uno Lõhmus, Chairman of the Constitutional Law Endowment Panel, Estonian       Academy of Sciences; former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

16.45–18.15
PhD Rait Maruste, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Is the Judicial Constitutional Review in Estonia Functioning as Originally Intended? What is Working, What is Missing?
PhD Hent Kalmo, Adviser on Constitutional Review and Legal Theory, Chancellor of Justice Office
Constitutional Review, Estonian Way

Autonomy of Local Governments: for Whom and for What?

Moderators: Mag. iur. Nele Parrest, Justice, Supreme Court
       Sulev Valner, Regional Administration Policy Adviser, Ministry of Finance

16.45–18.15
LLM Tim Kolk, Adviser, Supreme Court
Would the Constitution Allow More Freedom to Local Governments?
Dr. iur. Vallo Olle, Senior Adviser, Law Enforcement Affairs Department, Chancellor of Justice Office
Matters of the Right to Self Management of Rural Municipalities and Cities Under the Review of the Chancellor of Justice
Priit Lello, City Legal Director, Tallinn City Office
Matters of the Right to Self Management of Rural Municipalities and Cities as Seen by Local Governments

Administrative Penalty II. Interference of the European Union in the Penal and Criminal Procedural Law of Member States: Regulative Arbitration of the Actual Practice of the European Union’s (Allegedly Quite) Harmonised Law Through the Eyes of Market Participants

Moderator: Mari-Liis Orav, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm TGS Baltic

16.45–18.15
Märt Maarand, Head of Risk and Compliance, AS Pocopay; Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
The Impact of the Single Financial Supervision of the European Union as Seen by a Market Participant
Aleksander Kostjukevits, Head of Compliance, Olympic Entertainment Group
The Impact of Cross-Border Regulative Arbitration on the Compliance Check Across the Group

Freedom to Conduct Business and the Green Wave

Moderator: Mag. iur. Kai Härmand, Deputy Secretary General, Legislative Policy Department, Ministry of Justice

16.45–18.15
Participants in the discussion: Maris Kuurberg, Government Agent of the Republic of Estonia before the European Court of Human Rights; Jüri Kaljundi, Head of SA Koosloodus;
Allar Jõks, Attorney-at-Law and Partner, Law Firm SORAINEN; Kristi Klaas, Ministry of the Environment, Deputy Secretary General, Strategic Planning and Climate Policy


Friday, 9 October

Is the Right to Die a New Human Right?

Moderator:       Dr. iur. Erkki Hirsnik, Judge, Tartu Circuit Court

9.30–11.00
Dr. iur. Mart Susi, Professor of Human Rights Law, Tallinn University
Legal Theoretical Background in Emerging of New Human Rights
MD Mari-Liis Ilmoja, Head of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Tallinn Children’s Hospital
Medical Aspect of Euthanasia
PhD Merike Sisask, Professor of Social Health Care, Tallinn University
On Euthanasia from the Viewpoint of a Social Scientist
Saskia Kask, Chief Prosecutor, Northern District Prosecutor's Office
The Right to Die versus the Right to Kill
Aigi Kivioja, Senior Adviser, Social Rights Department, Office of the Chancellor of Justice
Issues and Possibilities Regarding a Patient’s Will

Protection of Employee’s Fundamental Rights in the Circumstances of Freedom to Conduct Business

Moderator: PhD Kadi Pärnits, Chairman of the Management Board, AS Mainor

9.30–11.00
LLD Annika Rosin, Lecturer on Labour Law at the University of Turku
The Role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in Ensuring Employment Rights
MA Seili Suder, Head of Work Environment, Ministry of Social Affairs; Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Employer’s Right to Monitor Employees in the Era of Digital Technologies. Processing Employees’ Personal Data during COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. iur. Merle Erikson, Professor of Labour Law, University of Tartu
Protection of Whistleblowers in Employment Relationships
Rando Maisvee, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm MOSS Legal
Collective Rights in a Sharing Economy

Legal History I. Constitutions and Statutes in the Republic of Estonia, 1918–1940

Moderator: Dr. iur. Marju Luts-Sootak, Professor of Legal History, University of Tartu

9.30–11.00
PhD Lea Leppik, Associate Professor of Legal History, University of Tartu; Curator, University of Tartu Museum
Educational Background of Estonian Constitutionalists: Constitutional Law at the University of Yuryev/Tartu and the University of Petrograd in the Early 20th Century
Dr. iur. Hesi Siimets-Gross, Associate Professor of Legal History and Roman Law, University of Tartu; Lawyer Linguist, European Court of Justice
Constitutions of Estonia and Poland – Parallels or Opposites?
Marelle Leppik, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Implementation of the Constitution(s) at the Supreme Court, 1920–1940

Law in Prison

Väitlusjuht: PhD Priit Kama, Deputy Secretary-General for Prisons, Ministry of Justice

9.30–11.00
Ksenia Žurakovskaja-Aru, Senior Adviser, Inspection Visits Department, Chancellor of Justice Office
Imprisoned Person’s Right to Communicate with their Family
PhD Anneli Soo, Associate Professor of Penal Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Limits of the Detained Person's Right to Communicate
Laura Glaase, Principal Lawyer, Prison Service, Department of Prisons of the Ministry of Justice
Solitary Confinement: Law and Social Sciences
Sirje Kaljumäe, Judge, Tartu Administrative Court
Complaints from Prison to Administrative Court: Protection of Human Rights vs Unjustified Complaints

Different Time of Courts and the Press

Moderator: Marti Aavik, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Postimees

11.30–13.00
Ramon Rask, Attorney-at-Law and Partner, Law Firm RASK
Nom Nom – Who is Eating Whom?
Kretel Tamm, Chief Prosecutor, South District Prosecutor's Office
By That Time, No One Will Care About the Prosecutor’s Story
Mag. iur. Saale Laos, Justice, Supreme Court
The Court, the Press – HELP!
Risto Berendson, Head of the Investigative Division, Õhtuleht
The Eternal Conflict: Collisions between Public Interest and Justice

Intellectual Property and Freedom to Conduct a Business

Moderators:   PhD Aleksei Kelli, Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Tartu
      MJur Gea Lepik, Head of Intellectual Property and Competition Law Division,       Ministry of Justice; Assistant of Civil Law, University of Tartu

11.30–13.00
Participants in the discussion: Siim Timpson, Intellectual Property Specialist, Cleveron AS; Henrik Trasberg, Adviser, Intellectual Property and Competition Law Division, Ministry of Justice; Mikas Miniotas, Partner, AAA Patendibüroo OÜ; Liina Jents, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm COBALT

Legal History II. Constitutions and Statutes in the Republic of Estonia, 1918–1940

Moderator:  Dr. iur. Hesi Siimets-Gross, Associate Professor of Legal History and Roman Law,       University of Tartu; Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice

11.30–13.00
Marin Sedman, Analyst, Supreme Court
Penal Law Safeguards in the Constitutions of the Republic of Estonia and their Status in an Emergency Situation (1920–1940)
Karin Visnapuu, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Judicial Control over Land Reform in the Republic of Estonia, 1920–1940
Katrin Kiirend-Pruuli, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu
Constitutional Principles in the Family Law of the Republic of Estonia, 1920–1940

Children’s Rights

Moderator:  Mag. iur. Andres Aru, Head of the Department, Children's and Youth Rights,       Chancellor of Justice Office

11.30–13.00
Mag. iur., MAS Kristi Paron, Senior Adviser, Children's and Youth Rights Department, Chancellor of Justice Office
MSW Birgit Siigur, Head of Southern District, Child Protection Department, Social Insurance Board
Principles of Child-Friendly Proceedings
Mag. iur. Karina Lõhmus-Ein, Attorney-at-Law, Law Firm Lillo & Lõhmus, Member of the Board and the Committee on Family Law, Estonian Bar Association
Mag. iur. Risto Sepp, Bailiff, Ühinenud Kohtutäiturid
Ensuring a Relationship Between a Child and a Parent
PhD Katre Luhamaa, Lecturer, European Law and International Law, University of Tartu; Research Fellow, University of Bergen
MA Merli Laur, Chief Specialist, Child Protection Department, Social Insurance Board, Mediation of International Child Protection Cases
Limits to Interfering with Family Life. Practice of Different Countries

13.00–14.00  Lunch

The Future of the Constitution: Evolution through Amendments or Interpretation
(Vanemuine Concert Hall, web streaming)

Moderators:    Heiki Loot, Justice of the Supreme Court, Member of the Constitutional Law       Endowment Panel, Estonian Academy of Sciences
                               Katri Jaanimägi, Adviser, Constitutional Review Chamber, Supreme Court

Participants in the podium discussion: Dr. iur. Villu Kõve, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Paul Puustusmaa, Head of the Riigikogu's Constitutional Committee;
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Liia Hänni, Chief Expert on e-democracy;
PhD Jüri Raidla, Attorney-at-Law and Senior Partner, Law Firm Ellex Raidla Advokaadibüroo;
PhD Madis Ernits, Judge, Tartu Circuit Court