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Code of Ethics

Constitutional Discourse has been designed to operate as a professional forum for the discussion of pressing European issues and constitutional law matters. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers and scholars who are interested in constitutional law and to quickly share their thoughts on current issues of the European constitutional space.

Our purpose is to encourage constructive dialogue and debate. In many cases, it is not possible to give a professional opinion on constitutional issues without political overtones. It is your right to voice your opinion. Freedom of Speech, Information, Publication and Expression are fundamental elements of the European culture, however, restrictions may be imposed on the exercise of a fundamental right to protect fundamental right of others – this is also an inherent element of European constitutional culture. In addition, since the purpose of this platform is to create and foster professional discussion, the published writings should be based on professional grounds.

The concept of blogging allows anyone to share their professional opinion, however, we also know that we must limit ourselves in criticizing others. Personal attacks on researchers, scholars or others are unfair and uncalled for.

In order to create a constructive discussion that respects the rights and opinions of others, while respecting the identity and integrity of the author, we ask our authors to prepare their blog posts with the following in mind:

1.) Professionalism and originality (own intellectual work)

All blog posts and replies to blog posts should be professional, objective and informative. Avoid unsubstantiated claims and rely on reliable sources. It is mandatory to cite sources through hyperlinks when citing the concrete research of others or the work of other authors. Be aware of the fact that the editors reserve the right to refuse or remove the post in case of suspicion of plagiarism.

Respect copyright and avoid publishing content that infringes copyright.

2.) Respect

Treat all participants with respect, including those with whom we disagree. Avoid insults, personalization and any behavior that may be offensive or derogatory to others. All communication on the blog is based on mutual respect. This means not only accepting individual opinions, but also maintaining professionalism in the debate and respecting the fundamental rights of others based on human dignity.

Use polite language, even when you’re arguing vehemently about a topic.

3.) Avoiding Personal and Offensive Remarks

Refrain from making personal remarks, including negative comments about the abilities, appearance or background of others. Criticism should be constructive and focused on the subject matter, not the person.

Avoid discriminatory or exclusionary language in any form.

4.) Openness

Be open to changing perspectives and new information. A willingness to learn promotes respectful and constructive dialogue. Avoid prejudices and stereotypes that can hinder constructive debate and compromise.

Encourage constructive criticism and professional debate. The aim is to increase common understanding and knowledge. In posts, avoid polarizing comments that may distract from the professional content.