3rd International scientific conference Challenges to Modern Law: An International Perspective”

Date: April 24-25, 2023

Venue: Kazimieras Simonavičius University & online

Contact: mlconference@ksu.lt

Conference language: English



Rapid shifts in the geopolitical landscape requires to review the structure of law, functioning of the conceptual order and to explore the possibility of creating new norms, tools, and paradigms that are able to deal with contemporary challenges. This conference aims at serving as a forum for the critical examination of modern legal issues and of the law as it functions in international community.

Presentations and research papers are invited on topics relevant to the theme, including (but not limited to):

  • Conceptual challenges for international law in current geopolitical context;
  • International human rights protection mechanisms: strengths and weaknesses;
  • Impact of technologies on the development of international law;
  • Role of international law in times of climate change;
  • Legal issues of international business environment;
  • International organizations as creators of international law;
  • Transformations and developments of teaching, studies, and research of international law in recent years.


Keynote speakers

Ralf Rogowski (UK) Emeritus Academic at School of Law of Warwick University

Ralf Rogowski joined Warwick Law School in 1993, after having taught at Lancaster University and at the Free University in Berlin. For many years he was Director of the Law and Sociology Programme and Co-Director of Warwick University’s Social Theory Centre. He has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Law of the University of Florence, at the University of Torino, and the Marco Biagi Foundation of the University of Modena. He has been Senior Emile Noel Fellow at New York University School of Law in 2006 and a Visiting Fellow at the universities of Wisconsin, Madison; Konstanz; and Maastricht. He has also been a long-standing Research Associate at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin. Since 1996 he is general editor of the book series Studies in Modern Law and Policy and since 2012 with S. Karstedt and D. Taenzler of the book series Law, Crime and Culture.





Liliana Tymchenko (Lithuania) Associate Professor at Department of Social Sciences of European Humanities University

Liliana Tymchenko has many years of experience in teaching international law, the author of numerous publications on the problems of combating terrorism, recognition of states, human rights protection, existential issues of state development and the academic freedom. She was an expert of the Legal Reform Commission under the President of Ukraine (2019 – 2021), an expert of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine (2014 – 2017), a graduate of the programs of the American Bar Association, IREX, Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme, Civic Education Project, etc. She defended her dissertation on “Political and Legal Aspects of International Terrorism” at the International Independent University of the Republic of Moldova and the Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She has a wealth of experience in higher education administration and is passionate about teaching methodology and management in higher education.




Organizing committee

Chair: Jolanta Bieliauskaitė (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)


  1. Olegas Beriozovas (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)
  2. Toma Jakutytė (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)
  3. Irina Akelan (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)


Scientific Committee 

Chair: Dalia Perkumienė, Kazimieras Simonavičius University & Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Prof. dr. Dalia Perkumienė obtained her doctoral degree  in the field of private international law at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2014. She is teaching various law modules at Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and is a visiting Erasmus professor at various universities around the world: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, France, Hungary, Colombia, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, China, Morocco, etc. Prof. Perkumienė is a member of Nordic Environmental Law Society. While participating in the activities of this society, she gave presentations at international Environmental Law conferences in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. She is also a member of GIDEPA since 2012. This organization unites Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American universities in the field of law. The members of this organization carry out joint academic activities, organize conferences and carry out joint scientific projects and research.





Jolanta Bieliauskaitė, Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Lithuania

Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė is a Rector at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Lithuania). She defended her dissertation on the “Modern Concept of a Social State under the Rule of Law” in 2011. Her research interests are related to various aspects of the rule of law and protection of human rights, legal and academic ethics, educational policy. She is a member of International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Central and Eastern European Network of Jurisprudence. J.Bieliauskaitė also has a practical experience as a civil servant as she served as an advisor for education at the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.






Manuel de Peralta Carrasco, University of Extramadura, Spain

Manuel de Peralta Carrasco is an Academic Director of the University Master of Law -UEx-. Attorney on leave. He is the author of numerous books and scientific publications, having regularly participated in national and international scientific conferences, as well as numerous international stays (in more than 12 countries). Member of the GIDEPA research group (Spain, Portugal and Latin America). Corresponding academic of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain.

Member of the Court for the Defense of Competition of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, and President of the Consumer Arbitration Board of Extremadura. In addition it has held numerous management and university management positions.





Osman Devrim Elvan, Istanbul Univertsity-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Osman Devrim ELVAN is full professor in Environment and Forestry Law Department in Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Forestry Faculty. He is also head of the Forestry Engineering Department of Forestry Faculty. His research areas are environment law, forestry law, wildlife law, water law and international environment agreements.







Jasminka Hasanbegovich, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Jasminka Hasanbegović is Professor of Theory of Law and State and Philosophy of Law at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. She has published five books as a standalone author, another five as (co)editor, and nearly a hundred articles and book chapters, including some in English, French, German and Italian. Jasminka Hasanbegović has conducted research at the Centre de Philosophie du Droit de l’Université Libre in Brussels, the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität-Rechtsfakultät in Mainz, the Institut für Rechtsphilosophie at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and elsewhere. She has been a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, i.e. German Academic Exchange Service), and the Goethe-Institut. She was co-editor of the Archive for Legal and Social Sciences (Belgrade) and the Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade – Belgrade Law Review, sat on the advisory boards of the Croatian Critical Law Review and the Slovenian Law Review, and has sat on the International Editorial Board of the Pravni vjesnik: Journal of law and social sciences of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek Faculty of Law (Croatia).  She was elected a member of the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR) Executive Committee in 2019.


Csongor Herke, University of Pecs, Hungary

Dr. habil. HERKE Csongor DSc. professor graduated summa cum laude in 1995. He passed the bar exam in 1997 being rated as excellent. He defended his PhD dissertation in 2001, habilitated in 2008 and acquired the academic doctorate in 2013. He has been a lecturer at PTE ÁJK since 1995, head of department since 2006 and professor since 2014. In addition to his work as a university lecturer, he works as an attorney-at-law. He has published more than three hundred publications in the field of criminal procedure, forensics and education, he wrote three comprehensive monographs, twelve Hungarian and two English collections of lecture notes, chapters in various collections of eight textbooks and chapters in various collections of thirteen lecture notes (four of them is in foreign language).





Jarosław Kostrubiec, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland

Jaroslaw Kostrubiec is a professor at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Poland), Ph.D., Habilitated Doctor of Law; Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University; an attorney at law; an expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee. He is the Managing Editor of such journals as ‘Studia Iuridica Lublinensia’ (Scopus), ‘Lex localis – Journal of Local Self-Government’ (Scopus, WoS), and a member of the editorial board of ‘Juridical Tribune‘ (Scopus, WoS).

Between 2005 and 2006, he worked as a researcher at the Department of Public Law, Philosophy of Law and General Science of State at the Faculty of Law of the University of Heidelberg. He held research stays at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt am Main. His scientific interests focus on public administration and administrative law, as well as legal aspects of artificial intelligence. He is an author or editor of about 160 academic publications.




Tze Chin Ong, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Ong Tze Chin, Ph.D., LLM, LLB(Hons) Northumbria, UK, Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn) UK, Advocate & Solicitors (High Court of Malaya) – non-practicing, a senior lecturer and the course coordinator for the Master of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya. She is a research fellow of the Universiti Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCORs). Her areas of expertise are Consumer Protection Law, ASEAN Comparatives Law, Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and E-commerce. She is a researcher at the ASEAN Competition Research Center. She was appointed as an expert consultant for Consumer Protection in ASEAN (PROTECT) project on ASEAN Guidelines on Consumer Protection for E-commerce. She has secured a Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education as a Principal Researcher for a research project relating to competition law and consumer protection in the digital market.





Ángel Acedo Penco, University of Extramadura, Spain

Ángel Acedo Penco, Doctor of Law, is Professor of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Extremadura in Cáceres (Spain) and director of the Research Group cataloged “Law Studies of Spain, Portugal and Latin America” (GIDEPA). Individual author of 30 books, and 40 in collaboration, he has published more than 100 research papers in scientific journals and more than 500 articles of legal dissemination, and coordinated different collective works, congresses, conferences and seminars, national and international. He has given lectures, courses and classes, undergraduate and graduate, and made academic stays, in institutions and universities, in person, in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, People’s Republic of China and Switzerland. In addition to the free practice of law, he has provided his services, as a graduate in the legal specialty in the Junta de Extremadura, as well as in other technical-legal and academic positions in national and international organizations.




Dovilė Sagatienė, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Since October 2022 dr. Dovilė Sagatienė is a postdoctoral researcher at MEMOCRACY project (Volkswagen Stiftung, 2021-2024), based at Centre for Military Studies in University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Her dissertation about Soviet courts of general jurisdiction in occupied Lithuania (2013) focused on Soviet judiciary problems and her previous post-doc as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harriman Institute in Columbia University in 2019-2020 explored the Soviet repressions in Lithuania in the framework of the genocide concept. The recent publications addressed Soviet genocide debate on legal level as well as the transformation of memory regarding Soviet crimes in Lithuania, and more broadly in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, as an interlinked political and legal process.





Antonio Silva, University of Extramadura, Spain

Antonio Silva Sánchez, is a professor of Roman Law at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres (Spain). Extraordinary Doctorate Award, Master in Mediation and Expert in Family Law, he is a member of the Research Group cataloged “Studies of Law in Spain, Portugal and Latin America” ​​(GIDEPA). He has held various university positions such as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Director of the Department of Private Law at the University of Extremadura, among others. Author and co-author of numerous articles, books and other research works, he has taught, inside and outside Spain, undergraduate, postgraduate and master’s degrees, organizing and coordinating national and international conferences. He has been a speaker at conferences and has carried out study and research stays in Argentina, Austria, Germany, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Peru, Portugal, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic , People’s Republic of China and Switzerland.




Svitlana Starosvit, Harward University, US

Svitlana Starosvit is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School’s SJD program. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Harvard, Svitlana worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine where she concentrated on issues of public international law and international dispute resolution. Svitlana also taught a course on International Investment Law and Arbitration in Kyiv National State University, named by Taras Shevchenko, International Relations Institute in 2014. Svitlana is a graduate of Kharkiv University of Humanities (B.A. in Foreign Languages, ’04), Central European University (M.A. in International Relations, ’05), Kyiv National State University (LL.B., ’10), and Harvard Law School (LL.M., ’13).






Ivana Tucak, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia

Dr. I. Tucak is a professor at the Faculty of Law in Osijek (Croatia) where she teaches Theory of Law and State and Introduction to Law. She also gives lectures within the Postgraduate Doctor’s Studies offered by the Faculty of Law, University of Split, as well as within Postgraduate Specialist Studies in Human Rights and within the Postgraduate Doctor’s Studies, both offered by the Faculty of Law, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek.

The scope of her scientific interest involves theory of law and state, philosophy of human rights, constitutional rights, ethics and bioethics. She is the editor in chief of the Pravni vjesnik, Journal of Law and Social Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. She is a member of the Croatian Bioethics Society, vice president of the Croatian Association for Legal and Social Philosophy and Theory of Law and the State, and president of the Scientific Council of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences.




Alexander Vashkevich, European Humanities University, Lithuania

Prof. Alexander Vashkevich, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of Belarus is a full Professor of Public Law at European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. He teaches Comparative Constitutional Law, European Human Rights Law and EU Institutional Law and is a member of the Board of the EHU Center for Constitutionalism and Human Rights.

He holds LLM from Belarusian State University Law Faculty and doctoral degree in Constitutional Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has more than 130 scientific publications, including several monographs devoted to the problems of human rights and constitutional law issues. Prof. Vashkevich  is an expert of the Council of Europe and United Nations as well as the  member of  the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Peaceful  Assembly and Association and  co-authored joint  OSCE/ODIHR –Venice Commission  Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly.




Ingrīda Veikša, Turība University, Latvia

Dr.iur. Veiksa is Head of Law Department, Professor and the Director of Program of Law Sciences at the Turiba University in Riga, Latvia, where she lectures intellectual property law. Ingrida Veiksa was admitted to the Latvian Bar Association at 2010, since 2011 she is an expert in the Law Science of the Latvian Council of Science. She is the author of textbooks and several publications, has regularly participated in international scientific conferences with reports. Member of working groups for the drafting of intellectual property and broadcasting law in Latvia.







Inna Voroshylova, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine

Inna Voroshylova, Ph.D. (International Law), SRF (International Law), Research Fellow/Associate Professor at the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. Specialist in International Relations and Law, English Philologist and Translator. Ph.D. Thesis «The Realization of the International Legal Cooperation Principle by Libya». An expert at the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (15-years’ experience of the scientific and legal support for the legislative process). Areas of expertise: International Law, International Relations, ECHR Case-law Analytics, EU acquis communautaire Expertise, Juridical Linguistics, Translation Studies, Islamic Law.






Partner journals

High quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in journals:

  • Studia Iuridica Lublinensia (indexed with Scopus, Index Copernicus International (ICI Journals Master List), ERIH PLUS and other international databases)
  • Pravni Vjesnik (indexed with WoS Emerging Sources Citation Index, HeinOnline,  ERIH PLUS and other international databases)
  • Current Issues of Business and Law (indexed in EBSCO PUBLISHING database)


Guidelines for abstracts:

  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) name, surname and affiliation(s), email address of a corresponding author
  • Body of the abstract which is between 1500 and 2500 characters with spaces and includes:

1) research problem(s) and the overall purpose of the paper;

2) methodology;

3) major findings, interpretations and conclusions

  • 4-6 keywords


Registration link: https://forms.gle/oUNyCzZBnK32iaUC6


Important dates


Early bird Standard
Abstract submission 01/01/2023 Abstract submission 01/03/2023
Notice of acceptance 15/01/2023 Notice of acceptance 15/03/2023
Early bird registration 01/02/2023 Standard registration 01/04/2023
Conference April 24-25, 2023


Registration fees


  Before February 1, 2023 After February 1, 2023
Participation with presentation: In person/online In person/online
Scholar, practitioner 100/50 EUR 150/75 EUR
PhD student 50/25 EUR 75/40 EUR

 * 2 waivers for the best selected papers of participants from higher education institutions of Ukraine

** 1 waiver for the best selected PhD student paper


Registration fee includes:

  • admission to scientific sessions (in person, online);
  • conference materials (in person);
  • certificate of participation (in person, online);
  • coffee breaks (in person);
  • Vilnius city tour & dinner on April 24, 2023 (in person).

Registration fee doesn’t include:

  • travel;
  • accommodation expenses;
  • lunches.


Bank account details:

Kazimieras Simonavicius University

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VAT payer code: LT100011185311

IBAN LT85 4010 0424 0030 9151

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