Two compendia of conference articles will be published as part of the conference. Both, authors who present papers or poster presentations can submit their articles for publication. All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed by two recognised legal experts. 

Compendium I - papers must be submitted by 12 May, 2019. This book will be published by the date of the conference and each author will receive their copy at the event. After the conference this compendium will be submitted to the EBSCO Research Database.

Compendium II - papers must be submitted by 3 November, 2019. This compendium will only be published electronically and will be submitted to the Web of Science Database.

The following rules apply to the compendium of papers from the conference:

  • Papers must be uploaded on the homepage (section "Paper Submission").
  • The length of the paper: ~ 20 000 characters (with spaces).
  • Leave a blank space of 20 mm on the left side, 20 mm on the right side, and 20 mm at the top and bottom of each page.
  • Use "Times New Roman" font, 12 points, 1.5 spaces between lines.
  • At the upper left of the page, state the author’s name, surname, degree, place of employment/university and country.
  • Print the title of the paper in 14-point bold and centre it.
  • Write down keywords before the article itself. The keywords should reflect the substance of the article.
  • Include a "Summary" (up to 500 words) before the article itself. A summary is a short overview of the article.
  • Include "Conclusions" (the authors' main conclusions and proposals) after the article.  
  • Ensure literary and terminological precision in your paper; you will be responsible for any imprecision or errors.
  • All papers will be peer-reviewed, after which they may be submitted for revision that must be completed within two weeks after the paper is received from the Editorial Board.
  • References to sources are to be footnotes, numbered in order throughout the entire paper.  References and notes must be formatted in accordance with the bibliographic sample that is given below.

A bibliography is mandatory. 

For monographs (and books)

Zimmermann R. The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, p.97.

For papers in collections of papers, volumes or compendia

Balodis K. Legal aspects of activity of Latvian commercial companies in the context of the European Union.  In:  International Scientific Conference “Harmonization of Law in the Baltic Sea Region in the Turn of the 20th and 21st Centuries”. Riga: University of Latvia, 2006, p.55.

For articles in journals

Wiener E. Problems of Constitutional Law. Journal of Constitutional Law, 2010, No. 6, p.18.

For international treaties

European Convention on Human Rights. Signed in Rome on 04.11.1950. [in the wording of dd.mm.yyyy.]

For European Union founding and other treaties

Treaty on European Union. Signed in Maastricht on 07.02.1992. [in the wording of dd.mm.yyyy.]

For normative acts

Law of Obligations Act. Available: www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/506112013011/consolide [viewed 02.05.2019.]
Уголовный кодекс Российской Федерации. Москва: Проспект, 2010.

Court practice of international courts

The following abbreviatures are used in references to court practice of the European Union and court practice of international courts: United Nations – UN; European Union – EU; Court of Justice of the European Union – CJEU; European Court of Human Rights – ECHR; International Court of Justice – ICJ.

CJEU judgement of 26 June 2001 in Case C-173/99 The Queen and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

ECHR judgment of 11 July 2002 in Case Christine Goodwin v the United Kingdom (application No 28957/95).

ICJ judgment of 27 June 1986 in Case Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America).

National court practice

Judgment of Riga Regional Court of 27 April 2016 in the civil case No C04232214. Available: manas.tiesas.lv/eTiesasMvc/nolemumi/pdf/284579.pdf [viewed 02.05.2019.]

Decisions of bodies

Decision of the Consumer Protection Rights Centre dated 28 December 2016 No 24 – pk. Available: www.ptac.gov.lv/sites/default/files/lemuma_24-pk_izraksts_lotos_pharma.pdf [viewed 02.05.2019.]

Materials from the Internet

Cezary M. Klonowanie czlowieka w pracach Unii Europejskiej. Available: www.retina-forum.pl/pdf/klon19.pdf [viewed 02.05.2019.]

Repeated citation

In the case of a repeated citation of the same source, the reference is made in the shortened form: Zimmermann R. 1996, p.101.

If a particular author has several publications which are cited in one and the same year, the shortened form is supplemented with the title of the cited source: Zimmermann R. The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition. 1996, p.35.

List of bibliography at the end of an article

Please put the surnames of authors or titles of print works in alphabetic order in the bibliography (the Latin alphabet first, not differentiating among languages, and then the Cyrillic alphabet at the end).

A poster presentation should be prepared in MS Word format and include:

  • the author’s name, surname, scientific degree, place of employment/university and country;
  • the title of the paper;
  • keywords that reflect the substance of the article.

The poster should offer theses with conclusions and proposals. Please limit the content of the poster presentation from 5,800 to 6,000 characters (including spaces).

Poster presentations can be prepared in Latvian or English. The organisers of the conference will ensure a unified visual style for all of the posters. The organizers will print and put the posters on display at the venue of the event.

The poster presentation must be submitted by 1 September, 2019.