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Professor Jiri Priban

Professor Jiri Priban

Professor of Law

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2087 6819
3.06b, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX


Jiří Přibáň graduated from Charles University in Prague (1989) where he was appointed professor of legal theory, philosophy and sociology in 2002. He was also visiting professor or scholar at European University Institute in Florence, New York University (Prague Office), University of California in Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Pretoria, The Flemish Academy in Brussels and University of New South Wales, Sydney. Jiří Přibáň has published extensively in the areas of social theory and sociology of law, legal philosophy, constitutional and European comparative law, and theory of human rights. He is an editor of the Journal of Law and Society and a regular contributor to the Czech and international media.


Speaking engagements

January 2009 Methodology, What Methodology? The Province of Jurisprudence Democratised, Sheffield University
November 2008 The Metaphor of Divided Sovereignty in the Post-Enlargement Czech Constitutional System Modernization of Legal Cultures and Constitutionalization Processes in Central and Eastern Europe, European University Institute, Florence
November 2008 More Representation, Less Democracy?: the Lisbon Treaty and the principle of representative democracy Constitutional Structure of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty, Universitat Erfurt
October 2008 The Prague Spring's Legacy and the Emergence of the Human Rights Discourse in Political Dissent Light in Shadows: Czechoslovakia in 1968, Toronto, Canada
September 2008 Constitutional Differentiation of the EU I. World Sociological Forum, Barcelona, Spain
September 2008 Democratic Deficits in the Lisbon Treaty EU Public Law Summer School, Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy
July 2008 The EU Self-Referential Polity Research Committee in Sociology of Law Annual Meeting, Milano, Italy
May 2008 The EU and Its Borders after the Lisbon Treaty European Visions: The Czech-French Parliamentary Colloquium, The Senate of Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague
January 2008 More Representation, Less Democracy? The Lisbon Treaty and the principle of representative democracy Constitutional Structure of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty, University Erfurt
November 2003 European Constitution-Making, Political Identity and its Central European Reflections Implications of enlargement for the rule of law and constitutionalism in post-communist legal orders, Florence, European University Institute
October 2003 Law and Political Culture of Czechoslovakia Politics and Culture in Transition, Prague, New York University Office
October 2003 European constitution-making and legal transplants in Central Europe Law Importation and Legal Transplants, Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Science
May 2003 The European Demos in Search of Itself International Critical Theory conference
June 2002 Restitutions, Reparations and Temporality of Justice Property Restitutions and Historical Justice, Krakow
June 2002 Communist Jurisprudence: an Ideologiekritik Legal Theory in Central Europe Between 1948-89, Prague
May 2002 The Rule of Law and Politics of Dissent Law and Society Association Confernce, Vancouver
April 2002 Retroactivity in Law and Historical Justice Law, Time and Reconciliation, Edinburgh
February 2002 Constitutional Symbolism and Political Discontinuity The Rule of Law Transformations, Florence