Keynote Speakers


Prof.Dr. Gerd Morgenthaler 

Professor für Öffentliches Recht - Professor of Public Law
Universität Siegen - University of Siegen

was Born in Mosbach/Baden, Germany, in 1962. High school diploma in 1981; basic military service, Officer on the reserve list. University studies of Law (Faculty of Law) and studies of Economics (Faculty of Social Sciences) in Heidelberg; First Judicial State Exam, Heidelberg, in 1987. Legal trainee ("Rechtsreferendar") in the compulsory German state-run training program for judges and lawyers, which contained among others internships at courts and the administration of BadenWurttemberg, an audit and tax consultancy firm, and an international law firm in Sydney, Australia...

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasil Gonashvili 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasil Gonashvili has a Doctorate degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He is a commission member of The State Constitutional Commission. Vasil Gonashvili was associate professor of Law school at Caucasus University for three years. He was the head of Constitutional Law Division at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. He has scientific publication in International Standards of the Protection of Human Rights and Georgia...

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Professor Kathleen E. Mahoney QC

Professor Kathleen E. Mahoney QC has a JD degree from the University of British Columbia, an LLM degree from Cambridge University. She has been a professor at the University of Calgary faculty of law for more than three decades.  She was the Chief Negotiator for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples claim for cultural genocide against Canada, achieving the historic Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the largest financial settlement in Canadian history. 

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Dimitri Gegenava

Dimitri Gegenava has a Doctorate degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He is a director of Prince David Institute for Law since 2012. Dimitri Gegenava is a visiting lecturer at Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University. In addition, He is Head of Secretariat of the Representative Council at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Between 2011-2012 years, Dimitri Gegenava was General Secretary at the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Georgia. He has several publications in the field of constitution. For instance, in 2013, he published his work namely- Exercises Constitutional Law. Also, he published his work named - Constitutional Review in Georgia: the basic Problems of Procedures in 2012.


Prof. Dr. Joan Lluís Pérez Francesch

Department of Public Law and Political Sciences, Head of Constitutional Law Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Title of his speech: "Security Culture -Duty of the Government and Civilized Demand".

Professor of constitutional law accredited as professor, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is a member of the Prague collective, lawyers in favor of the right to decide, and coordinates a research group on "Freedom, security and transformations of the State". 

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Prof. Dr. Fernando Peña López

Professor at University of a Coruña School of Law.

Title of his speech: "Compensating damages to human rights: constitutional limits for the Spanish legislature".

As a professor, he has been regularly teaching: Tort Law, Contract Law, Land Law and Private Building Law, at the University of a Coruña School of Law. Currently he is also teaching in some LLM programs at the University of a Coruña and at several private academic institutions (IFFE, UEP). Moreover, he has been Guest Lecturer at the Fordham University School of Law -New York, USA ...

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