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Conference of German Association for East European Studies: Law and Revolution, 9th/10th of november 2018

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The German Association for East European Studies and the Institute for Eastern European and Comparative Law organised a conference under the headline "Law and Revolution - Disruption and Continuity of Legal Development in Central and Eastern Europe". The conference took place at Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of november at the University of Cologne.

The conference explored the question which historical developments in the 20th and 21st century can be seen as turning points for the legal development in Central and Eastern European states and if continuity exists beyond ostensible historical breaks. The first part of the conference focussed on the significance of
the revolutions in 1917/18 and 1989-91 for the post-Soviet space. The second part discussed the current constitutional and judiciary development in Poland and Hungary. Over the course of this, the dichotomy of “socialist law” and rule of the law in a liberal state stemming from the transformation paradigm was

For the schedule and the topics of discussion please look at the program.