Results of the competition for the best essay on the right to privacy
The Institute of Justice in Warsaw, in cooperation with the Scientific Circle of Criminal Procedure at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, organised a cooperation for the best essay on the right to privacy. The event was organised in the Central European Professors Network 2022 research project.
The competition was open to university students who are participating in research projects within the Central European Professors Network 2022 research project. The essay could be submitted between 30 June and 31 October 2022 on the following topics:
– The right to privacy in comparative terms;
– The right to privacy and new technologies;
– The right to privacy in the jurisprudence of national courts;
– The right to privacy in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights;
– The right to privacy in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union;
– International standards on the right to privacy;
– Constitutional framework for the right to privacy;
– The right to privacy and the challenges of the 21st century;
– The right to privacy in criminal proceedings;
– The right to privacy in civil proceedings;
– The right to privacy in administrative proceedings;
– Employment law and the right to privacy;
– The right to privacy, and the realities of the information society;
– The right to privacy and other human rights – a conflict of values;
– The right to privacy in an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Competition Committee did not have an easy choice. The competition attracted many entries that analysed the right to privacy from an interesting perspective.
In the end, the Competition Committee decided to award one entry. The winner was Luka Vitamvas representing Slovenia and the Universtet Ljubljana.
In the jury’s opinion, his work was innovative and dealt with the issue of the right to privacy in a particularly interesting way. His paper, entitled ‘(Un)constitutionality of the Zoom era room scans’, was almost scientific in nature and, with minor revisions, could have been published in a top-ranked law journal. The work met all substantive and formal criteria of the rules.
The Competition Committee decided not to award a prize for second and third place.
The results were officially announced on 9 December 2022, via the Youtube platform. Dr hab. Marcin Wielec, prof. UKSW announced the results and said a few words about the idea of the competition and congratulated the winner. The winner will receive a set of books published by the Publishing House of the Justice Institute and a certificate confirming victory in the competition.
The event was organised within the framework of the Central European Professors Network 2022 research project. The project is implemented with the active participation of seven countries (Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia). The main issues of the project include: parental responsibility, protection of the environment, protection of national symbols and privacy rights.