The Practical Law Academy established a forum for discussing, developing and improving techniques for evaluating the effective protection of citizens’ rights within the legal systems of the V4 EU Member States.The four events that took place in Gdańsk, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest, involving both academics, practitioners and national court users,
offer a genuine, holistic analysis of the present situation. By focusing on a fixed range of substantive law issues (rights of suspects, cross-border private law, succession and data protection/privacy), it provided a comparable benchmark that allows comparisons between various legal systems. The Practical Law Academy would not be possible without financial assistance from the Visegrad Fund, and it is hoped that the materials below will be of use to civil society organisations, practitioners and V4 citizens to build on the dialogue that was started with these events.


Dr Eva Skornickova | Czechia | The GDPR Regulation in Practice
Mikołaj Pietrzak | Poland | EU Suspect Rights

Link to Power Point Slides: Miroslav Krutina on Implementation of the Suspect Rights Directive in the Czech Republic

Link to Power Point Slides: Mikołaj Pietrzak on Implementation of the Suspect Rights Directive in Poland

Link to Audio of discussion on suspect rights in Poland and the Czech Republic


Dr Krisztian Kovacs | Hungary | Cross-Border Insolvency Procedures in the EU
Dr Monika Konopacka | Poland | Application of the Mediation Directive

Dr Monika Konopacka | University of Gdańsk | Application of the Mediation Directive in Civil Matters

Dr Miroslav Slastan | Slovakia | Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU

Dr Miroslav Slastan (Comenius University Bratislava): Cross Border EU Debt Recovery

Regulation 861/2007 Establishing a European Small-Claims Procedure


Follow-up Dates

Conference venues, dates and times


Outcomes, videos and materials used during the V4 Practical Law Academy


The speakers who will talk at the conference

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