P a r t n e r s

Basic information

Conference dates        June 1-2, 2012

Conference venue       Bratislava, Slovakia                                                  
The conference will be held at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava at Šafárikovo námestie č. 6 (Šafárik sqare no. 6) in Bratislava city centre in the premises of the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University.

Conference languages  primary language - ENGLISH                                     

                                      secondary languages - Slovak/Polish, Italian/Spanish

Deadline for registration extended to April 22th, 2012

Conference sections:

1.  The relationship of religion and law – human behaviour was from the earliest times regulated mostly by two normative systems which are closely related – by religion and law. Even in the modern society, communication via religion has a significant impact on observance of legal rules. Those who follow religious norms, usually follow also legal norms.

2.  Influence of information about economic and legal risks on the behaviour of market actors - whether regarding property of multinational corporations or property of an ordinary person, its responsible management is currently conditional by the flow of information which affect the decision-making of those subjects.

3. The quality of law and access to economic goods in relation to information - Nowadays, different kinds of information play an increasingly important part in economic life of the countries. Information is often used as an economic resource. On the other hand, law and appropriate information about it are some of the factors that influence human access to economic goods and social welfare. The quality of law (or lack of knowledge about the law) may lead to the situation that basic human rights are violated in the area of social safety. This problem does most often result from the economic weakness of the state and the lack of access to information about people in need. But can a right to information influence or even improve access to economic goods? Suggested scientific discourse includes questions of boosts of resources of states and to that related decrease of access to goods for citizens by increased efficiency of economy with regard to role of information.

4.  Right to information and its limits - protection of the right to information is more or less expressed in all areas of law including free access to information on the use of public funds, the right to be informed before any medical treatment or nullity of legal act made by mistake. On the other hand, there are some limits on the rights to information not only in the area of public law, such as business and bank secret, pastoral or any other confidentiality, but also in area of private law, such as restrictions on collection of certain types of information from applicants for employment or prohibition of dissemination of information that might unduly interfere with the individual´s right to privacy. Protection of the right to information can be found not only in the area of substantive law, but also in the area of procedural law. 

5.  Legal, psychological and social aspects of information in cyberspace (virtual world) - dissemination of information on the internet and gathering information on social networks bring a number of new legal problems.


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