Revisiting the Concept of Jurisdiction in the Digital Era

This conference promises to be a landmark event, bringing together leading minds to explore the impact of digitalization on legal jurisdiction.

The digital era has fundamentally challenged traditional legal frameworks, particularly in terms of jurisdiction within the judiciary. Our conference seeks to address these challenges, focusing on the evolution of jurisdictional concepts, the balance of powers, and the digital technologies’ implications on due process and jurisdictional limits. Key themes include the transition from the French to the American model of judicial valorization, the integration of AI and electronic procedures in legal processes, and the global internet’s role in redefining legal boundaries.

This event will provide a comprehensive platform for dialogue among legal scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, aiming to deepen our understanding of jurisdiction in the digital age and to identify pathways forward. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and collaborative sessions, participants will gain valuable insights into adapting legal systems to the realities of the digital world, ensuring justice, fairness, and the rule of law.

Early bird registration fee for listeners: 1500 RSD
Standard registration fee for listeners: 2000 RSD
The fee includes access to all sessions on the day of the conference (12th September), Call for Abstract Submission, Book of Abstracts, conference lunch plus all coffee breaks, according to the conference program.

Payment by direct bank transfer should be done at the following account 325-9500600028215-86

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  • reference number 4-2-2024 (standard registration)

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16 August 2024 – Early bird registration

9 September 2024 – Registration deadline

27 September 2024 – Abstract submission deadline

12 September 2024 – Conference

18 October 2024 – Abstract acceptance confirmation

15 February 2025 – Paper submission

Revisiting the Concept of Jurisdiction in the Digital Era

12th September, 2024

University of Belgrade Rectorate

 

Programme

The proposed debate will seek to understand how the concept of jurisdiction, in different legal traditions, has been altered at the threshold of the transformations of the Digital Age. To do so, panelists have been prompted to reflect on this flow of changes, utilizing a deductive vertical axis that seeks perceptions from different layers of approximation, aiding in understanding how the law behaves in these moments of transformation. From a conception of law as an institutional practice that combines ideas, legal categories, and actions, the symposium will seek to organize presentations across these three different layers of reflection. In summary, the focus is, through concrete comparison between different legal traditions, to analyze how long-term, medium-term, and short-term legal structures behave in moments of radical change—such as the current Digital Age.

 

Panel 01 – First Axis

Long-Term Transformations: The Making of Legal Institutions – Legal Ideas, Legal Theory, and Constitutional Framework

The first panel will seek to comprehend how the development of juridical notions that influence legal institutions contributes to the theme of jurisdictional modeling. Here we will seek to analyze how fundamental principles from legal theory and the long-term history of constitutional development affect legal tradition during moments of transformation, helping to shape varied perspectives of the concept of jurisdiction.

Panel 02 – Second Axis

Medium-Term Transformations: Contemporary Procedural Legal Categories

In this second axis, the panelists will demonstrate how procedural institutions react to changes in the concept of jurisdiction. Debates on the formation of procedural jurisdiction in the three branches of government, the architecture of jurisdictional rules, and contemporary trends in proceduralism will seek to demonstrate how legal systems evolve in moments of extreme change, such as those brought about by the current Digital Age.

Panel 03 – Third Axis

Short-Term Transformations: Law in Action from the Perspective of the Brazilian and Serbian Jurisdictional Systems

Building on insights gained from the structural dynamics of the legal field discussed in Panels 01 and 02, the speakers will analyze specific domestic adjudicative structures within these institutions. The goal is to demonstrate how law practice shapes the transformations occurring in the macro dimensions of legal rationality and its classical procedural categories, particularly within the theme of jurisdiction.

Confirmed Speakers and moderators:

Prof. Dušan Popović, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law

Prof. Jelena Vučković, PhD, Member of the High Judicial Council, Full Professor, University of Kragujevac Faculty of Law

Prof. Milan Škulić, Ph.D, Deputy President of the Constitutional Court

Prof. Vladan Petrov, Ph.D, Judge of the Constitutional Court

Prof. Maja Nastić, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University of Niš Faculty of Law

Miroslav Đorđević, Ph.D, Vice President of the High Prosecutorial Council, Republic of Serbia

Jasmina Stanković, LLM, Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecution Office, Republic of Serbia

Branko Stanić, Justice, Supreme Court, Republic of Serbia

Jelena Deretić, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Serbia

Marija Aranđelović Jureša, Member of the High Judicial Council, Judge, Higher Court in Belgrade, Anti-Corruption Department

Prof. Fernando Menezes de Almeida, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Prof. Flavio Yarshell, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of São Paulo, Ph.D, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Prof. Paulo Henrique Rodrigues Pereira, Ph.D, University of São Paulo, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Fernanda F. Fernandez Jankov, PhD, University of São Paulo (post-doctoral programme), Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Rodrigo Cadore, Ph.D, University of Freiburg, Germany

Alessandro Diaferia, Appellate Judge, Federal High Court of São Paulo 3rd Circuit, Brazil (https://www.trf3.jus.br/); Vice-president, Federal Judges of Brazil Association (AJUFE – www.ajufe.org.br)

Scientific Committee

Prof. Fernando Menezes de Almeida, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Prof. Flavio Yarshell, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of São Paulo, Ph.D, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Prof. Paulo Henrique Rodrigues Pereira, Ph.D, University of São Paulo, Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Fernanda F. Fernandez Jankov, PhD, University of São Paulo (post-doctoral programme), Brazil (https://direito.usp.br/)

Alessandro Diaferia, Appellate Judge, Federal High Court of São Paulo 3rd Circuit, Brazil (https://www.trf3.jus.br/); Vice-president, Federal Judges of Brazil Association (AJUFE – www.ajufe.org.br)

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