On 20 January 2023 our President Maria Ślązak participated as a speaker in the International Conference marking the 5th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Supreme Court. The high-level event focused on the “Implementation of the Rule of Law: Role of the Supreme Court in modern conditions“. The conference was opened by Vsevolod Kniaziev, President of the Supreme Court, Ukraine, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Síofra O’Leary, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union. It consisted of three sessions, including “Ensuring the legal certainty through the coherent and consistent case law“, “The capacity of modern technologies to improve access to justice“, and “Judiciary in times of war“. Key speakers included judges from the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court of Slovenia, the German Federal Court of Justice, the High Court of Ireland, the Supreme Court of Estonia, and the Ukrainian Supreme Court. The conference discussed the role of the Supreme Court in ensuring the rule of law, consistency of case law, use of technology in improving access to justice, and challenges faced by the judiciary during times of war. Maria presented the view of lawyers on online hearings in the light of ensuring procedural safeguards and human rights for all parties involved.
On the photo – Vsevolod Kniaziev, President of the Supreme Court, Ukraine