The Institute for Comparative Law from Belgrade, the Law Faculty of the University of Pécs (Hungary), and the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) organised in Belgrade the Forth International Regional Law Review Conference, being held on September 7 and 8, this year. The Conference encompassed over twenty presentations, with researchers from more than ten countries. Along with participants from the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) the Conference hosted scholars from Bangladesh, Israel, Mexico, and South Africa.
The Research Fellow of the Centre for Protestant Studies Gáspár Károli Dr Damir Sütő took active part on the first day of the conference that was dedicated to the subject of human rights. The topic of Dr Sütő’s study was The Right to Human Dignity in the Western Balkans. In his research Dr Sütő after having elaborated the theoretic analysis of human dignity as the cornerstone of the present-day concept of human rights, presented an overview of the constitutional and statutory framework within Western Balkans jurisdictions (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia) dealing with the notion of human dignity.
In conclusion, Dr Sütő briefly elaborated on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg with respect to applications coming from the Wester Balkans and in which the Court based its decisions on the notion of human dignity.
In the open discussion section of the Conference, Dr Sütő’s research motivated a constructive exchange of thoughts among the participants with active participation of the majority of the attendees.