News and events

  • Dr. Ulad Belavusau presented his research paper about memory laws in Central and Eastern Europe at the conference "Re-inventing Eastern Europe" organized by the Euroacademia in Belgrade, Serbia (27-28 January).

  • MELA Project members presented at the 2nd Annual CEENELS Conference "An Uneasy Legacy: Remnants of Real-Socialist Legal and Political Thinking in Central and Eastern Europe" in Krakow (7-8 January 2017).

    MELA members presented in two panels titled "Dealing with the Communist Past in the Assessment of the European Court of Human Rights".


    The first panel included Grażyna Baranowska: The ECtHR and the Right to Truth and Marina Bán: Hungary's Remembrance of the Communist Past in the Parliament and Courtrooms.

    The second panel included Anna Wójcik: The European Court of Human Rights and Lustration Laws and Alexandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias: Democratic Transitions in CEE States through Militant Democracy - The Strasbourg Court in Search of a Principle.


  • On 13 November 2016, Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias presented her paper on the Holocaust as the last taboo in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.

  • On 10 October 2016, Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias and Anna Wójcik participated in a seminar on free speech in Warsaw (XXV Debata Tischnerowska: Wolność słowa). Speakers included Timothy Garton Ash and Jan-Werner Müller. 

  • Three new researchers have joined the MELA project.

    Marina Bán joins the team in the Netherlands as a PhD researcher. Dr Grażyna Baranowska (a postdoctoral researcher) and Anna Wójcik (PhD candidate) join the Polish team.

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