3 June 2013 - invited by Professor Dr Bartosz Makowicz, Head of the Department for Polish Public and European Law of the Law Faculty in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany Judge Slavica Banić participated in a conference on national, international and global value-systems of fundamental rights held on 30 and 31 May 2013 in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Collegium Pollonicum in Slubice, Poland.
The conference, which gathered scientist from various Law Faculties in Germany and Poland, and also representatives of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Constitutional Court of Poland and European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, addressed the freedoms, and relevant differences and limitations of the German and Polish fundamental rights. The counterpoint of this part were the tensions and differences between the value-systems of fundamental rights in German, Polish and European constitutional order. The participants also addressed the "embedding" of a national system of fundamental rights in international law as well as the value-systems of fundamental rights in Russia, Thailand and Turkey. The organisers were particularly interested in the Croatian experiences given our forthcoming accession to the EU. To that regard Judge Banić held a lecture: "Tensions between regional, international and national protective bodies - perspectives of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia".