Invitation to the press conference
The Serbski Sejm cordially invites you to a press conference in Berlin. Members of parliament and the London legal team of renowned human rights and international law experts will inform you about the background and next steps regarding the expired ultimatum of the Sorbian parliament to the federal government to recognise the indigenous rights of the Sorbian people and will answer your questions.
Date: Monday, 3 July 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 hrs
Location: Conference Centre of the Federal Press Conference, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin
- Jadwiga PJACEC, Member of the Serbski Sejm, Njebjelčicy/Nebelschütz, DE
- Hajko KOZEL, Member of the Serbski Sejm and Chair of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Njebjelčicy/Nebelschütz, DE
International Law Lawyers Consortium Doughty Street Chambers London, UK
- Prof. Marc WELLER, University of Cambridge, Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK
- Margherita CORNAGLIA, Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK
- Stephen POWLES KC, Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK (via Zoom)
- Official statement , that the three-month ultimatum to the federal government to recognise the indigenous rights of the Sorbian people, is formally expired at midnight on Friday 23/06/2023
- Balance of the ultimatum / 2 press conferences with great media resonance
- Situation of the Sorbian/Wendish people in the Federal Republic / lawsuits before German and international courts and institutions
The Sorbian people came to the area of Lusatia about 1,500 years ago, where about 60,000 Sorbs live today. The Serbski Sejm, the first parliament of the Sorbs in Germany to emerge in 2018 from general, direct, free, equal and secret elections, works politically on the basis of the Basic Law and international law and according to the consensus principle. The Sejm consists of 24 honorary deputies and meets regularly at different locations in Lusatia. All resolutions and minutes are freely accessible at www.dokumenty.serbskisejm.de.