To honour the International Women’s Day with concrete action for women empowerment, the Gender Equality Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Association of Constitutional Law, European Law Students’ Association and Aequitas – Students’ Association for Human Rights and Democratisation, organises an International Conference on Comparative Legal Review and the Judicial Protection of Gender Equality, taking place on 4 and 5 March 2021.


Divided in two days, the programme of the conference will address the following topics:

  1. the presentation of gender equality through historical and sociological perspective;
  2. a comparative review of gender equality, in particular by comparing legislative frameworks;
  3. and the (constitutional) judicial protection of gender equality.

The conference will be conducted online.


In order to enable young enthusiastive students to thoroughly examine the issue of gender (in)equality, we are also inviting all interested individuals to submit their scientific articles proposals (that are not longer than 1.000 words) until 10 February 2021. This will be followed by presentations during the conference, guided by the comments of renowned scholars in the respective fields. After the conference, the participants who want to get their work published, will have 6 weeks to finish their scientific articles and send them to Przegląd Europejski (a scientific journal of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies. University of Warsaw), where it will later be published in a special issue.


A draft article proposal is not mandatory to participate at the conference. Nevertheless, due to limited number of participants via the online tool that will be used, anyone interested in participating at the conference must register prior to participation. Please register here:


We dearly invite each and every one who cares about gender equality and emancipation to join our endeavours and participate at the conference!



1. The presentation of gender equality through historical and sociological perspective:

Katrin Wladasch

“The link between discrimination and gender equality”


Senior Researcher, Head of the Team: Asylum, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Vienna, Austria

Judita Krasniqi

PhD student at the University of Warsaw, Poland

Holds a Master Degree in International Relations, European Studies and Area Studies,

graduated at the Institute of International Relations of University of Warsaw, Poland, and second MA in Human Rights and Democracy at University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna


2. A comparative review of gender equality, in particular by comparing legislative frameworks:

Ciril Ribičič

“Ensuring gender equality in elections and the experiences of Scandinavian countries”

PhD, Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, former judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia (2000 – 2009)

Adnan Kadribašić

»Developing Gender Equality Legislation in a Divided Society: What impact after 13 years after the adoption of the Law on Gender Equality in BIH?«


holds a BA in Law and MA in State Management and Humanitarian Affairs,

he is Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser at Lucid Linx,

since 2006 he was at the forefront of development of equality and gender equality legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nadia Rusinova

“Striving for Substantive Gender Equality in Family Law: An International and Comparative Analysis on Selected Issues”

is an EU attorney-at-law, lecturer in International and European private law subjects at The Hague University, judicial trainer and Council of Europe independent consultant


3. The (constitutional) judicial protection of gender equality:


Katja Šugman Stubbs

Špelca Mežnar

“Gender Equality in practice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia”


Katja Šugman Stubbs, PhD, Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana,

judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia (since 2018)


Špelca Mežnar, PhD, is judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia (since 2016)