News from the Church Law Society


REVIEW 22 2/2002


At the end of the academic year, we enjoy our periodical was honoured by the 4th place in the competition of 24 periodicals from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic for the year 2001 arranged in the frame of Carlsbad Days of Lawyers.

On 29 July 2002 doc. JUDr. J. R. Tretera gave a lecture at the Academic Weeks in Nové Město nad Metují, on the theme “Regulation in the Church-State Relation”. Except valuation of the Act No. 3/2002 of Coll., against which a legal action was taken at the Constitutional Court, the lecturer informed about the recent agreement between the Czech Republic and the Holy See (signed on 25 July 2002).

On 3 September 2002, doc. JUDr. J. R. Tretera gave a lecture on the theme “Religion and Education in Eastern and Central Europe” at the international conference “Culture and Law” hold in Warsaw, in the bulding of the Sejm.

Following the international conference in Warsaw, the president of our association participated in the 34. Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag in Würzburgu (8 –  12 September 2002). This city was chosen for the site of conference because of the 600th anniversary of the foundation of Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität. About 350 legal historians attended many programme lectures. Except scholars from all the German speaking countries, participants were from Netherlands, Poland, Japan, The United States of America, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Italia were present. Among canonists, Prof. Hugo Schwendenwein (Graz), prof. Inger Dübecková (Dragør), Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Strätz (Konstanz), prof. Martin Heckel (Tübingen) and Dr. Miroslav Černý (Plzeň) were present at this conference.

On 6 November 2002, the panel discussion on the theme “The Act No. 3/2002 of Coll. and the International Agreement with the Holy See” was hold in the reading room of the Dominican monastery in Prague. Contributions were prepared by Mgr. Stanislav Pšenička, P. ThDr. Damián Němec, OP, ThD., JUDr. Štěpán Hůlka a P. ICDr. JUDr. Stanislav Přibyl, PhD.

On 9-11 November 2002, doc. J. R. Tretera participated in the international conference arranged by the European Consortium the Research on the Church-State Relation in Thessaloniki.

Doc. ICLic. JUDr. Antonín Ignác Hrdina a ICDr. JUDr. Stanislav Přibyl, PhD. became lecturers in church law at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University. Mgr. Záboj Horák, LL.M., the secretary of our association, became an lecturer in Roman law at the Law Faculty of Charles University.

The Foreign Secretary Dr Cyril Svoboda Gave a Lecture on the Constitution, State Ecclesiastical Law, and International Treaties for the Church Law Society on December 4, 2002, at a Meeting Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's Czech Republic Representation.




     JUDr. Viktor Hodek a Mgr. Kamila Šenkové concluded a church marriage in the St. Nicolaus' Church at the Old Town Square.

Miloš Holub and Stanislav Pšenička, our colleagues and long-time members of the pracovní výbor of the Church Law Society, finished their studies at the Law Faculty of Charles University and were given the magister degree. Mgr. Adam Bašný gained the degree of the doctor of law.