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Rule of Law Institute

44 Parchevich Str.
Floor 5, Apt. 15
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: (+359 2) 980 8911
Fax: (+359 2) 981 4993


ADVOCATES EUROPE – Balkan Network would like to invite you at The Third Conference of Advocates Europe for lawyers from the Balkans, which is scheduled to be held in Nis from 19th to 21st of May 2004.

The title of the conference is ” Advocates Europe and Balkan Network. Common goals. Challenges. Future planning ”.

Subtitle of the conference is " Human Rights.  Implementation and Protection of Human Rights and Freedom of Religion before the court in Strasbourg."

The conference would be held at the "Centroturist" Hotel in Nis. The price per head amounts to 100 EUR and includes accommodation and meals for three days. Transport is not included.

Preliminary program is as follows:

19 th of May / Wednesday /

10.00-12 a.m. arrival and accommodation

12.00 – 1.30 p.m. lunch

2.00 – 2.30 p.m. official opening of the conference by Mitic Stojadin, Roger Sherrard and Latchezar Popov /confirmed/

2.30 – 3.30 p.m. lecture: Latchezar Popov – “Presentation of Advocates Europe and the Balkan Network – mission, scope, goals, development” /confirned/.

3.30 – 4.00 p.m. questions and answers

8.00 – dinner


20 th of May / Thursday /

8.00 – 9.00 a.m. breakfast

10.00 – 12.00 a.m. lecture: Dimitar Gochev – “Claims criteria for admissibility and procedure of claims admission in Strasbourg court of Human Rights” /confirmed/.

12.30 – 1.30 p.m. lunch

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. lectures on the practice of Strasbourg Court of Human Rights: Orhan Ce ngiz, /confirmed/ and Vassilios Tsirbas /to be confirmed/.

8.00 p.m. closing dinner


21 st of May / Friday /

8.00 – 9.00 a.m. breakfast

10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Tihomir Kukolja, lawyers ethics /confirmed/.

11.00 – 12.00 a.m. planning future activities and development of Advocates Europe and Balkan Network, planning next Balkan Conference 2005; closing the Third Balkan Conference 2004

12.30 p.m. lunch

1.30 p.m. departure

The organizers keep their right for changing the program.

For more information and registration, please, contact:

Please, let us know your decision for participation no later than the 30 th of April 2004