September 5, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Judge Dragoljub Popovic, European Court of Human Rights

Keynote Speaker: Igor NEMEC, President of the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic ; Member of the Article 29 Working Party

European Court of Human Rights Judge Dragoljub Popovic

Topic: Protection of Business Premises under the ECHR

Born on 25 July 1951 in Zemun
Law Studies at the University of Belgrade, 1970-74
Master of Laws at the University of Belgrade, 1974-76
Lawyer in two commercial enterprises, 1976-80
Doctor of Law, University of Belgrade, 1984
Third cycle degree in Comparative Law at the International Faculty of Comparative Law, Brussels, 1985
Lecturer (Professor, 1995) of Legal and Constitutional History and Comparative Law,
Belgrade University, 1980-98
Attorney at Law in a legal office, Belgrade, 1998-2000
Visiting Professor at the Institute of Federalism of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001
Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to Switzerland, 2001-04
Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Law at the Business Law School of Belgrade 2004-05
Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 26 January 2005.

Mr Igor Nemec, President of the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic ; Member of the Article 29 Working Party

Topic: Protection of Business Premises under the ECHR















Mr Igor Němec graduated from the Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Numeric Mathematics and obtained the title of Doctor in Natural Science (Rerum Naturalium Doctor). Specialist in approximate numeric methods, he worked until 1987 as a mathematician-analyst at the Faculty of General Medicine of the Charles University, Chair of Nuclear Medicine. In this time, he published as author or head of team of authors three scientific publications and was co-author of eleven others.In 1990, Mr Igor Němec entered the politics after being elected deputy for the Civic Forum to the Chamber of Nations of the Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic. He was Secretary of the Budget Committee.In the years 1991 – 1993, he served as Minister of the Czech Government in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Peter Pithart. In this position he, among others, put across the restoration of the Communist Party-owned property in the hands of the state and participated in drafting of the Act on State Control, still effective to these days.In 1992, as the Civic Democratic Party leader he was elected for Prague to the Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak Federative Republic. He became Minister of the Government of Prime Minister Václav Klaus. He worked on the preparation of the Act Concerning the Supreme Audit Office and dealt with transformation of the former Ministry of State Control into this office.In 1993 – 1996, he served as Minister – Head of Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. At the same time, he was appointed as Chairman of Research and Development Council of the Government. Among others, he prepared a conception of the governmental support of science and research setting the goal to allocate 0,7 percent of BIP annually for science. This aim has been and still is maintained by all successive governments.From 1996 till 1997, he worked as Chairman of the Office for State Information System. In 1997, he became deputy of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and was member of Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies.In 1998, Mr Igor Němec became member of Prague City Council and Prague City Councillor for Culture, Sport and Physical Training, Church and Religious Societies, Fairs, Congress Tourism and Tourism. In July 2002, the City Assembly elected him Mayor of the City of Prague.In the municipal elections of November 2002, Mr Igor Němec was elected to the Prague City Assembly again. He did not run for Mayor  but he newly became Councillor for Culture, Church and Religious Societies and Tourism.

On 17 August 2005, the President of the Czech Republic, Mr Václav Klaus, upon the proposal by the Senate, nominated Mr Igor Němec as the President of The Office for Personal Data Protection.  Mr Igor Němec entered his office on 1 September 2005.