MINELRES: Conference: The Status Law Syndrome: Post-Communist Nation-Building or Post-Modern Citizenship?

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Budapest, Hungary       14 -16 October 2004 

The Status Law Syndrome: Post-Communist Nation-Building or Post-Modern
Citizenship?


Organized by

JSPS 21 st Century COE Program,
Making a Discipline of Slavic Eurasian Studies
SLAVIC RESEARCH CENTRE
Hokkaido University
Japan
 
INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest
 
MINORITY STUDIES INSTITUTE
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest
 
TELEKI LASZLO INSTITUTE
Budapest



Location
INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES (HAS)
Budapest, I., Orszaghaz utca 30., "Jakobinus" Hall



THURSDAY, 14 OCTOBER

10.00 Opening remarks
OSAMU IEDA   Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Section 1   The Status Law and Nation Politics
Chair: OSAMU IEDA
Hokkaido University, Sapporo

10.15 -10.30 BRIGID FOWLER   University of Birmingham
The Status Law in European Context

10.30 -10.45 ZOLTAN KANTOR   Teleki Institute, Budapest
The Uses (and Misuses) of the Concept of Nation in the ECE 'Status Laws'

10.45 -11.00 MARIA KOVACS   Central European University, Budapest
Autonomy and Double Citizenship

11.00 -11.15 STEPHEN DEETS   Miami University of Ohio
The Hungarian Status Law and the Spectre of Neo-Medievalism in Europe

11.15 -12.00 Discussion time

12.00 -12.15 Coffee break


Section 2   International Approaches
Chair: VIKTOR MASENKO-MAVI
Institute of Legal Studies, HAS, Budapest

12.15 -12.30 WALTER KEMP   Office of the Secretary General of the OSCE,
Vienna
The Triadic Nexus: Lessons Learned from the Status Law

12.30 -12.45 JUDIT TOTH   Minority Studies Institute, HAS, Budapest
Kin-Minority, Kin-State and Neighbourhood Policy in the Enlarged EU

12.45 -13.00 HERBERT KUPPER   Institute for East European Law, Munchen
>From the Status Law to the Initiative for Dual Citizenship: Aspects of
Domestic Hungarian and
International Law

13.00 -13.15 BALAZS MAJTENYI   Institute of Legal Studies, HAS, Budapest
Utilitarism in Minority Protection (Status Laws and International
Organizations)

13.15 -14.00 Discussion time

14.00 -15.00 Lunch


S e c t ion 3   Comparative Aspects
Chair: DIMITRAS PANAYOTE
Greek Helsinki Monitor

15.00 -15.15 SHERRILL STROSCHEIN   Weatherhead Center, Harvard
University, Cambridge MA
Weber, Territory, and the Status Law: Time for New Assumptions?

15.15 -15.30 ZSUZSA CSERGO and JAMES M.GOLDGEIER
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Virtual Nationalism in Comparative Context: How Unique is the Hungarian
Approach?

15.30 -15.45 IVAN HALASZ   Institute of Legal Studies, HAS, Budapest
Models of Kin-Minority Protection in Eastern and Central Europe

15.45 -16.00 AMITABH SINGH   Jawharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Hungarian Status Law: A Model for Kin-Minority Protection in Post
Communist Societies

16.00 -16.15 NATSUKO OKA   Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba,
Japan
Kin-Minority Protection in Central Asia

16.15 -17.00 Discussion time

18.30 Reception



FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER

Section 4   Socio-Cultural Implication of the Status Laws
Chair: GEORGE SCHOPFLIN
University College London

10.00 -10.15 OSAMU IEDA   Hokkaido University, Sapporo
Ideological Background of the Status Law Controversy in Hungary

10.15 -10.30 TJEERD DE GRAAF   Frisian Academy, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The
Netherlands
The Specific Situation of Ethnic Minority Group in the Soviet Union. The
Mennonites and their Relation with the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and
Russia

10.30 -10.45 NIGEL SWAIN   Hokkaido University, Sapporo
The Innocence of Article Eighteen, Paragraph Two, Subsection E.

10.45 -11.00 ANDRAS LASZLO PAP   Kodolanyi College, Szekesfehervar,
Hungary
Minority Rights and Diaspora Claims: Collision and Interdependence

11.00 -11.45 Discussion time

11.45 -12.00 Coffee break


Section 5   The Status Law and the EU
Chair: LASZLO SZARKA
Minority Studies Institute, HAS, Budapest

12.00 -12.15 GEORGE SCHOPFLIN   University College London
Beyond the Status Law: Hungary and the EU

12.15 -12.30 GABRIEL VON TOGGENBURG   European Academy, Bolzano/Bozen
What Status for "Status Laws" in the Postnational EU Market?

12.30 -12.45 BALAZS VIZI   Minority Studies Institute, HAS, Budapest
Cross-border Minority Protection and European Integration

12.45 -13.00 HELGE HORNBURG   Faculty of Law, Technical University,
Dresden
The Relationship of Kin-State/Kin-Minority Legislation and European
Community Law, Especially the Prohibition of Discrimination

13.00 -13.45 Discussion time

13.45 -14.45 Lunch


Section 6   "Status Laws" in Europe and Beyond
Chair: ZOLTAN PETERI
Institute of Legal Studies, HAS, Budapest

14.45 -15.00 CONSTANTIN IORDACHI   Central European University, Budapest
Dual Citizenship and National Policies in Post-Communist East-Central
Europe: A Comparison between Hungary, Romania, and the Republic of
Moldova

15.00 -15.15 OZGUR-BAKLACIOGLU NURCAN   Faculty of Political Science,
Istanbul University
Migration, Dual Citizenship and Nation-Building in Post-Cold-War
Bulgaria and Turkey

15.15 -15.30 GABOR KARDOS   ELTE, Budapest
Prospect for Kin-States?

15.30 -15.45 LASZLO SZARKA   Minority Studies Institute, HAS, Budapest
Slovak Reactions to the Hungarian Status Law

15.45 -16.30 Discussion time

18.30 Dinner



SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER

Closed workshop



Contact person

ANNA OSVAT
E -mail: annaosv@mtaki.hu
Telephone: (+36 1)224 6790
English - Hungarian simultaneous translation service will be available