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Virtual European Presidents´ Conference 2021

12th February 2021, 10:00 - 17:00

Rule of law and democracy – closing the gap between policy and practice

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From 9:55

Admission // Entry to the Virtual Conference


European Presidents’ Conference – Key Notes and Discussion

Welcome Address by Rupert Wolff (President of the Austrian Bar)

Moderation by Walter Hämmerle (Chief Editor "Wiener Zeitung")

Key Notes by

► Shirin Ebadi – Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2003) 
► Sophie in ’t Veld – Member of the European
► Patricia Lee Refo – President of the American
     Bar Association


Break - Stretch your legs and have some coffee


Informal get-together in the virtual “Wiener Kaffeehaus”


Continuation of the Key Notes, discussion and Country Reports

Key Notes by

► Volker Türk – Assistant Secretary-General for
     Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office
     of the UN Secretary-General
► Margarete Gräfin von Galen – President of the
     Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

Urgent country reports and reports from European and
international bar associations

Mutual understanding regarding rule of law and

Closing remarks


Social Program: Virtual Wine Tasting with Viennese winemaker Fritz Wieninger