About the conference

Beside the proximity and common history with contemporary Czech Republic, Slovaks and Slovakia have a common history with Hungary as well. The problem of self-determination of the peoples of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe was only partially solved by the First World War, in a system of international treaties named after the most important of them - the Treaty of Peace with Germany (Treaty of Versailles). The Versailles system laid the relations of Slovaks and Hungarians on a new basis, especially through the Treaty of Trianon in 1920. Up to this day, the parties to the Treaty of Trianon have not agreed on the interpretation of certain of its provisions. The Vienna Arbitration in 1938 was also indispensable in mutual relations. The immutability of the Hungarian - (Czecho)Slovak border was confirmed by the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947, as well as the Treaty between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Hungary of 1995. After the end of World War II Czechoslovakia and Hungary signed ceasefire (January 20, 1945) and Hungary expressly undertook to return the occupied territories of southern Slovakia to Czechoslovakia. However, new problems arose with the retribution procedure and trials against the Hungarian minority in the territory of (Czecho)Slovakia, either on the basis of decrees of President Beneš or on the basis of similar regulations of the Slovak National Council. After the inclusion of our part of Europe in the Soviet sphere of influence, revisionist and retribution efforts froze temporarily, but even after 1989 they were not considered resolved and closed. Fortunately, their opening appeared only in the level of extremist camps, or people with a personal sense of historical guilt. Over time, however, it seems that the malicious opening of these questions is at least for the time being, which also gives a chance for an objective scientific and societal reassessment of experienced opinions and insights into Slovak-Hungarian relations. Following the dissolution of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, Slovak-Hungarian relations were also affected by the dispute concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Case and the Treaty on Good Neighborhood and Friendly Cooperation (1995). The ambition of the conference is to create a platform to discuss all indicated aspects of (Czech) Slovak-Hungarian relations, whether from a national or international point of view, specifically from the point of view of legal analysis of period documents and events that were often interpreted biased and abused in historical and political level. The aim of the conference is therefore an objective evaluation, resp. reassessment of international legal documents and events connected with Slovak-Hungarian relations in the 20th century, primarily from the point of view (history) of international law. Attention can therefore be focused on the anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty, but also on (Czech) Slovak-Hungarian relations at the end of World War II, and on the culmination of international law anchoring in the interstate Treaty of Good Neighborhood and Friendly Cooperation between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Hungary. of 1995.
In this way, we would like to cordially invite you to this scientific event, where we would like to welcome your paper, which would support the search for solutions to the problems raised within the thematic focus of the conference. The conference will take place from 21 January 2021 to 22 January 2021. In view of the current epidemiological situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 caused by it and the measures taken to protect public health in Slovakia and in other countries, the conference will be held online, in the form of sending a paper.

Papers will be published on the conference website during the conference. Subsequently, the papers selected by the Scientific and Organizing Committee will be published in a peer-reviewed proceedings in printed form in English (papers submitted in a language other than English will be translated into English). At the same time, a peer-reviewed online conference proceedings of all papers will be published in the original language.

Conference dates: 21 - 22 January 2021

Deadline for registration: December 29, 2020
Registration for the conference is possible through the conference portal of the Faculty of Law TU in Trnava on the website: http://www.pravnickekonferencie.sk/ or by email (martin.bulla@truni.sk, dagmar.lantajova@truni.sk) by sending the title of the paper and stating the language in which the paper will be prepared.
Deadline for submission of papers: 20. 1. 2021.
Conference languages: Slovak, Hungarian, English, Czech