Conference Wednesday marks constitutional centenary

Take note – story published 2 years ago

On Wednesday, 16 February, from 10:30 to 15:30, Rīga Castle will become the venue for the international academic conference ‘100 years of Satversme’, organised by the Latvian Academy of Science and Chancery of the President of Latvia.

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, has been invited to be the special guest and one of keynote speakers of the conference. The conference will be livestreamed on, the Presidential Chancery webpage (where you can switch between Latvian, German and English) and President Levits’ social media pages.




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Adopted on 15 February 1922, Satversme is the only interwar constitution in the Baltics that remains in force today. The German Weimar constitution had a major impact on the formation of the Latvian constitution.

German President Frank Steinmeier has accepted President Levits’ invitation to be the special guest of the conference and deliver his keynote ‘For Democracy and Freedom in Europe – Lessons from our Common Constitutional Tradition’.

Speakers: President of Latvia Egils Levits, Professor Dr. iur. Jānis Lazdiņš (University of Latvia), Professor Dr. iur. Daiņus Žalims (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Professor Dr. hab. Tomasz Pudłocki (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland), Professor Dr. iur. Peeter Järvelaid (Tallinn University, Estonia), academician, Professor Dr. hist. Ēriks Jēkabsons, academician, Professor Dr. habil. sc. pol., Dr. iur. Tālavs Jundzis, Associated Professor Dr. iur. Irēna Kucina, corresponding member of the LAS, Professor Ph. D. (Cantab.) Ineta Ziemele, corresponding member of the LAS, Professor  Dr. iur. Ringolds Balodis and Professor Dr. iur. Jānis Pleps.

The full agenda can be seen HERE and is also attached to this story above as a PDF document.


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