NEW PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW: SIMPLER and MORE FLEXIBLE?
Tallinn January 19, 2017
The purpose of introducing the 2014 public procurement directives was to make the law simpler and more flexible than before. Was the objective attained? How much does the national law transposing the directives further influence simplification-flexibilisation of the local procurement arena? Tallinn hosted the quests for the answers on January 19, 2017, when renowned national and international procurement experts - representatives of the Court of Justice of the European Union and European Commission, academics, government officials and practitioners - discussed topics related to transposition of the 2014 directives.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF IN SITUATIONS OF CRISIS”
16 – 19 June 2016, Tallinn, Nordic Hotel
The University of Tartu Faculty of Law in cooperation with its international partners organized an international human rights conference entitled “Freedom of Religion or Belief in Situations of Crisis: Why Can’t We Get Along?” on 16 – 19 June 2016 in Tallinn. It was an interdisciplinary conference intended for academics, professionals and students interested in human rights and specifically in issues related to freedom of religion or belief that have emerged in the current migration and refugee crisis. Detailed introduction to the conference see conference webpage.
SECOLA International Conference
The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law: A Conference Marking 25 Years since the Collapse of Communist Regimes
University of Tartu School of Law and the international legal theory interest group of the European Society of International Law are co-organizing 12. - 13. June 2014, in the building of the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn a conference “The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law: A Conference Marking 25 Years since the Collapse of Communist Regimes".
Twenty Years of Estonian Law of Property Act Experiences and Perspectives
An international conference had held in Tartu, Estonia on 28-29 November 2013, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Estonian Law of Property. Presentations during the conference took a look back to the time period that the new law was being drafted and the many considerations being faced by those actively engaged in its creation, including the choices that were made in selecting the text of the legislation, contemplated amendments to the preexisting law, the goal of developing a uniform European law of property, and an appraisal of problems being encountered by other countries under their national property laws.
See the complete program of the Conference.
Ten Years of Estonia's Law of Obligations Act and Development of the Law of Obligations throughout Europe
Conference recalled the events surrounding the birth of the Law of the Obligations Act, analyzed Estonia's courtroom experience with the law, comparedour results with developments throughout Europe, and shared thoughts about future directions for further evolution. The efforts for harmonizing private law among member states forced to discuss about the possibility to replace national law with the monolithic, singularly interpreted and rigidly enforced European private law. The Conference provided a fertile forum for discussing and reflecting upon all these issues.