34th Meeting of the Kopaonik School 22 December 2021
Plenary session of the Opening of the 34th Meeting took place on 22 December 2021 at 10:00. Prof. Dr. Jelena S. Perović Vujačić, Chair of the Kopaonik School, opened the Session by giving the introductory address and she moderated the Session.
Welcome remarks to the participants of the Kopaonik School were delivered by:
Mrs. Snezana Markovic, President of the Constitutional Court of Serbia
Mrs. Jasmina Vasovic, President of the Supreme Court of Serbia
Prof. Dr. Pascal Pichonnaz, President of European Law Institute (ELI)
Prof. Dr. Zoran Rasovic, Academy for Sciences and Arts, Montenegro
Prof. Dr. Milan Škulić, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Deputy President of the Constitutional Court of Serbia
Prof. Dr. Gian Antonio Benacchio, Faculty of Law, University of Trento
Mrs. Ljubica Tomić, Attorney at law, Belgrade
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Ferrante, University of Pavia, Italy
Dr. Thomas Meyer, Legal Reform Programme Manager, GIZ, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jelena S. Perović Vujačić presented the introductory report of the Meeting:
CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT AND LEGAL CERTAINTY – APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN SERBIAN CONTRACT LAW
The winners of the Profesor Slobodan Perović Award this year:
FIRST PRIZE, Mina Kuzminac, Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of Law University of Belgrade,
for paper ‘APPLICATION OF LAW AND LEGAL (UN)CERTAINTY PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL PAY FOR THE SAME WORK OR WORK OF THE SAME VALUE BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY’
SECOND PRIZE, Stefan Jovanovic, LL.M. Teaching Associate, Faculty of Law University of Belgrade, for paper ‘INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT DISPUTES – ISSUES OF APPLICABLE LAW’
THIRD PRIZE, Andrea Piletta Massaro, PhD candidate at the University of Trento, Italy, for paper ‘COMPETITION LAW AND DATA PROTECTION: THE NEED FOR LEGAL CERTAINTY IN A NECESSARY RELATIONSHIP’
SCHEDULE OF WORK
The scedule of work followed the Programme, in line with The Hexagon of the Kopaonik School of Natural Law, arranged in six Departments and 20 sections: with over 300 participants from Serbia and abroad.
• I Right to Life
• II Right to Freedom
• III Right to Property
• IV Right to Intellectual Creation
• V Right to Justice
• VI Right to a State Ruled by Law
1st Department – Life; Health; Ecology; Sport
2nd Department – Protection of Personality Under Criminal Law and Procedural Law; Freedom of Personality – in general terms and in terms of family law; Protection of Freedom Under the Administrative Law
3rd Department – Codifications, Ownership and Other Property Rights, Ownership and Inheritance, Contract and Liability for Damage; Taxes; Commercial Companies; International Commercial Contracts, Arbitration; Labour Relations
4th Department – Industrial Property, Copyright
5th Department – Court in Connexity with Justice – Court Practice, Procedure, Enforcement; International Relations and Justice – International Law – Foreign Elements; EU Law
6th Department – State Ruled by Law – in Theory and in Practice
The authors presented their papers in section meetings, and participants discussed a range of issues of importance to legal science and of current interest to legal and business practice.
Many national and international authors submitted their papers for the 34th Meeting, of which over a hundred papers were published, distributed in four volumes of the Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the Kopaonik School of Natural Law – Slobodan Perović.
A new issue of the scientific journal of the Kopaonik School – Review of the Kopaonik School of Natural Law was presented at the Plenary Session.
The publishing activity of the Kopaonik School in 2021, including four volumes of the Proceedings and the Review of the Kopaonik School of Natural Law, comprises over 2000 pages of printed text.
CLOSING OF THE 34th MEETING
The Closing Plenary Session, held on completion of the section meetings, provided an overview of the entire work of the Meeting. In the general assessment of the editors, authors and other participants, the 34th Meeting of the School was a great success.
The Meeting was attended by over 300 participants – lawyers from various universities, academies, scientific institutions, bar, courts and other judicial organizations, administrative bodies and public services, professional associations, companies and business associations, banking and insurance institutions and other bodies and institutions. Prominent lawyers, theorists and practitioners from the country and abroad took part in the work of the School, appearing as authors of published papers or as direct participants in the work of individual sections.
The section editors prepared the conclusions and messages for their sections, which will be published in the Final Document of the 34th Meeting of the Kopaonik School.
The success of this Meeting shows that the Kopaonik School of Natural Law firmly continues to affirm the ideas, values and concepts that had been identified, established and developed by the Founder of the Kopaonik School of Natural Law, Academician Professor Dr. Slobodan Perović.