10th International Judicial Conference in Strasbourg from 23 to 24 May 

10th International Judicial Conference - “Courts of Ultimate Appeal X: Issues of Judicial Independence”

Palais de l’Europe
Strasbourg, France
May 22-24, 2002

Special 2002 Theme: The Courts and Terrorism

Conference Program

Wednesday, May 22
Participants Arrive at the Hilton Hotel Strasbourg
Avenue Herrenschmidt
Tel: (333) 88 37 10 10
Fax: (333) 88 36 83 27

14:00 - 19:00
Conference Registration
Main Lobby

19:00
Welcoming Cocktail Reception
Bartholdi Room, Lobby Level

Thursday, May 23
Palais de l’Europe
Meeting Room One

8:15
Buses depart Hilton and Holiday Inn Hotels for Palais de l’Europe
Hilton: from Rue Fritz Kieffer (side street on right when exiting the hotel)
Holiday Inn: from rear exit of hotel

9:00
Opening Remarks
Hon. Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General, The Council of Europe
Frederick P. Furth, Esq., Senior Partner, The Furth Firm and Director,
The Center for Democracy
Professor Allen Weinstein, President and CEO, The Center for Democracy

9:30
Panel One: Judicial Response to Terrorism: National Venues
Moderator: Frederick P. Furth, Esq.
Justice Cándido Conde-Pumpido, Supreme Court, Spain
Justice Sacit Adali, Constitutional Court, Turkey
Senior Judge Lloyd D. George, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, United States
Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Supreme Court, Philippines

Respondent: Justice Roger Beauvois, Court of Cassation, France

10:30
Coffee Break

11:00
General Discussion

12:30
Lunch
Blue Restaurant, Palais de l’Europe

14:00
Panel Two: Judicial Response to Terrorism: International Venues
Moderator: Hon. Hans Christian Krüger, Deputy Secretary General, The Council of Europe
Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev, Supreme Court, Russian Federation
Senior Judge Eugene R. Sullivan, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States
Hon. Guy de Vel, Director General of Legal Affairs, The Council of Europe

Respondent: Chairman Khanlar Hajiyev, Constitutional Court, Azerbaijan

15:00
General Discussion

15:30
Coffee Break

16:00
General Discussion Continues

17:45
End of Session

18:00
Dinner Reception at the Palais de l’Europe
Hosted by The Council of Europe

Friday, May 24
Palais de l’Europe
Meeting Room One

8:15
Buses depart Hilton and Holiday Inn Hotels for Palais de l’Europe
Hilton: from Rue Fritz Kieffer; Holiday Inn: from rear exit of hotel

9:00
Panel Three: Balancing Necessity and Human Rights in Response to Terrorism
Moderator: Hon. Heinrich Klebes, Honorary Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly
President Luzius Wildhaber, European Court of Human Rights
Justice Francis Murphy, Supreme Court, Ireland
President Erwin Felzmann, Supreme Court, Austria
Professor Jacques Robert, Vice President, The Venice Commission
Hon. Michel Hunault, Rapporteur on “Fight against Terrorism and
Respect for Human Rights”

Respondent: Chairman Victor Skomorokha, Constitutional Court, Ukraine

10:30
Coffee break

11:00
General Discussion

12:30
Lunch
Blue Restaurant, Palais de l’Europe

14:00 Special Presentation: Discussion of a New Handbook: “Guidance for Promoting Judicial Independence and Impartiality”
Moderator: Professor Allen Weinstein
Senior Judge Lloyd D. George and Charles Vasaly, Esq., Rule of Law Advisor, Office of Democracy and Governance, United States Agency for International Development

14:45
Panel Four: Judicial Response to Terrorism: A Concluding Dialogue
Moderator: Professor Allen Weinstein

Additional Thoughts on Panels One, Two and Three
Discussant: Chief Justice Veniamin Yakovlev, Supreme Arbitration Court,
Russian Federation

Media and Terrorism
Discussants: Justice Omar Labiad, Supreme Court, Morocco
President Weng Yueh-sheng, Judicial Yuan, Taiwan

Suggested Topics for 2003 IJC: “Courts of Ultimate Appeal XI: Issues of
Judicial Independence”
General Discussion

15:30
Coffee Break

16:00
General Discussion

17:30
Concluding remarks
Frederick P. Furth, Esq.
Hon. Hans Christian Krüger
Professor Allen Weinstein

18:00
End of session

18:15
Buses depart Palais de l’Europe for restaurant in downtown Strasbourg

18:30
Closing Dinner, Restaurant “A l’ancienne Douane”
6, rue de la Douane (buses will stop at Place d’Austerlitz)

Saturday, May 25
Participants Depart