This year marks the passing of 20 years from Estonia's joining of the European Convention on Human Rights. Furthermore, as Estonia prepares to assume the Presidency of the Council of Europe, it is only appropriate that this year's discussions revolve around Estonia, its future perspectives, and the human rights situation in Europe.
Recent developments in Europe have brought issues of international law and human rights sharply into focus, which is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute have joined our list of supporters. It also gives us great pleasure to announce that Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, will give a talk on "Legal Value of the Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights" and participate in the following panel discussion.
The conference kicks off Thursday morning with plenaries at Vanemuine Concert Hall and the day will continue with discussion sections at the Dorpat Conference Center and the University of Tartu. On the second day, the discussions will take place at the same venues. Detailed information about the schedule and the venues can be found in the programme.
The Estonian Lawyers Union, Estonian Academic Law Society, Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court, the Office of the Chancellor of Justice, School of Law of the University of Tartu, Iuridicum Foundation, Estonian Bar Association, Office of the Prosecutor General, National Audit Office of Estonia, Chamber of Notaries, The Estonian Chamber of Bailiffs and Trustees in Bankruptcy, School of Governance, Law and Society of the Tallinn University and the Tallinn Law School of Tallinn University of Technology have all contributed to make the event a success.