The AEA – EAL works are structured, apart from its statutory organs – within committees responsible for different areas of activity of the Association. On its meeting of November 14, 2017, the Board of Directors decided to create new committees with the aim for better structuring and boosting of our works. Please find below description of existing and newly established committees. We invite all members to contact Committees at [email protected] and to participate actively in their works!

The Scientific – European Law Committee is in charge to observe the developments of the legislation and case law in Europe, more specifically in European law, to establish and keep links with the European Instances and to suggest topics for new interesting events and seminars of high scientific standard. The Committee will elaborate the scientific part of the events and if necessary assist the organizers by finding interesting and competent speakers. At the present time, the Scientific – European Law Committee has the following members: Prof. Philipp Zurkinden (chair), Jean-Pierre Van Cutsem, dr Elisabeth Hoffman, dr Thomas Simons, dr Iwona Wrońska, dr Dariusz Gibasiewicz, prof. Irakli Kandashvili. New candidates for membership will be welcome!

Mediation Committee established as a result of a very successful Mediation Webinar conducted in January 2021 promotes mediation as an effective tool for dispute resolution in various areas of law, to share knowledge and best practices on mediation amon AEA-EAL members and beyond, initiates and drafts scientific conferences and practical workshops as well as cooperates with other organisation and entities on the field of ADR/ODR. Currently, the Committee consists of following members: Prof. Irakli Kandashvili (chair), Iain G. Mitchell QC, Michel Forges, Paolo Sguotti, Anna Kaczyńska, Luiza Romanadze, Svetlana Sergeyeva and Djamshid Turdaliev.

Marketing Committee has two principal goals: to promote AEA-EAL at every time and everywhere, showing by various means the interest for a lawyer to join our Association and to promote our scientific activities to recruit a maximum of participants, and after the event/conference by a personal follow up of the lawyers showing an interest to join AEA-EAL. At the present time, the MC consists of 8 members: Jean-Pierre van Cutsem (chair), Juan Nunez, prof. Philipp Zurkinden, Monique Stengel, dr Christoph von Wilcken, Pawel Szcześniewski, Tornike Razmadze, Ewa Kusak. It is a real task force but it is only a beginning; the Committee wishes to have a member in each country within the scope of the AEA-EAL’s activity.

Networking – Membership Committee. It is indisputable that one of the most valuable benefits in an association is to be able to benefit from support or get advice from other members of our association. To obtain the contact details of a specialized colleague you would need, raising a doubt in a foreign law, or obtaining an opinion in a complicated case can be an invaluable help. Our mission will be to set up such a tool to facilitate this project. It will also serve to circulate the Newsletter and any news of interest to the members of the association. The Committee consists of the following members: Juan Nunez (chair), Monique Stengel, Giorgi Tshekhani, Rafał Dyszkiewicz.

Young Lawyers Committee. The legal landscape significantly changed during the last few decades. Globalisation increasingly led to legal issues based on facts that cross-national borders implying the involvement of foreign jurisdictions and lawyers. New complex legal areas emerged, e.g. in international public law launching fierce discussions not only between practitioners but also amongst specialised Professors of University. We would like to provide our young colleagues with helpful connections to lawyers, authorities and institutions outside their own jurisdiction. The Young Lawyers Committee shall also organise conferences on current legal issues to enable our young members getting familiar with new practice areas and meeting internationally recognised specialists. In brief, our committee’s work is dedicated to helping talented and motivated young lawyers coping with the challenges of a complex legal environment for the benefit of our society. The Committee consists of the following members: Pawel Szcześniewski, Ketevan (Kate) Andguladze, Jacek Harasimowicz.

The Human Rights Committee was created to develop AEA-EAL policy and to undertake intervention in cases of endanger of human rights and rule of law. The Committee is a platform todiscuss, to share information and to plan for the future. The members of the Committee focus on the key points of scientific and professional policies and strategies, helping to define how we should encourage responsible conduct in political and legal decisions, to promote Human Rights at the world and European level. The Committee consists of the following members: dr Dariusz Gibasiewicz, Zaza Khatiashvili, Mateusz Perkowski, Paolo Sguotti, Monique Stengel, Magdalena Witkowska