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 | Data Protection
Advocate Mikołaj Pietrzak | Suspect Rights in Criminal Proceedings

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 | Cross-border Insolvency in the V4
Dr Monika Konopacka | Mediation Issues

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

Dr Miroslav Slastan | Cross Border EU Debt Recovery
Professor Lorant Csink | Data Protection in Hungary

Dr Katarzyna Szymielewicz | Privacy and the GDPR


Follow-up Dates

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Materials and outcomes from the V4 meetings


The list of individuals who participated in the events

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