International Conference “The Dilemma of Belarusian Constitutional Identity”

International Conference “The Dilemma of Belarusian Constitutional Identity”

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The Law School of Mykolas Romeris University kindly invites you to the International Conference “The Dilemma of Belarusian Constitutional Identity”, which will take place on Monday, 11th October 2021, at 10 AM (GMT+3).

The conference is organized by the Law School of Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) in partnership with the National Human Rights Public Association “Belarusian Helsinki Committee”, and with the participation of the European Humanities University, and the Law and Democracy Center/Justice Hub for Belarus.

In an aspiration to propose the alternative of a democratic Belarus, a new Belarusian Constitution is being drafted. The national constitutional identity of Belarus, which derives from the statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, also the Belarus Peoples’ Republic of 1918 constitutes the essential difference from the concept of the constitutional amendments currently engineered by the authoritarian leadership of the country. In order for this to be achieved, conceptual research on the topic of its constitutional identity is much needed. The aim of the event is, therefore, to provide a forum for a discussion on significant legal, historical and cultural (linguistic) aspects of the Belarusian constitutional identity.

We invite you to participate in the conference online (no prior registration is needed). You will be able to watch the discussion and ask your questions/share your remarks using the live chat.

The conference will consist of three distinct sessions. It will offer speeches and discussions between prominent scholars, lawyers, historians, members of the civic society of Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and beyond. A detailed programme of the event is attached to this email.

Please see the conference program in the attached file.

The languages of the conference are Lithuanian, English and Russian (with according interpretation).

The event may be accessed through the following Facebook page (appropriate links to the event in Lithuanian, English and Russian will be provided on the day of the event):

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