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«Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism». IACL Round Table: 6 – 7 March 2014. Harvard Law School, Boston, USA

24 febrero, 2014

The Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) in collaboration with the IACL Research Group on ‘Constitutional Responses to Terrorism’

Harvard Law School, Boston, USA

Thursday 6 March 2013 13:30 – 17:30
Friday      7 March 2013 09:00 – 17:00

The phenomenon of “global terrorism” has spawned the phenomenon of “global counter-terrorism.” During the last two decades the struggle against terrorism has increasingly acquired a transnational dimension, complicating the domestic constitutional questions faced by state actors. States have pooled their forces by coordinating counter-terrorism policies, through bilateral and multilateral agreements, under the framework of UN Security Council mandates, and through international and regional institutions. At the same time, states have resorted to transnational instruments of cooperation, for instance by sharing information on national security threats on a peer-to-peer basis. Recent disclosures about international surveillance by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ have sparked a global debate about transnational surveillance and counter-terrorism.

This Roundtable will deal with many complications of the increasingly transnational discourses and actions involving counter-terrorism. 


  • International Law, Due Process, and the European Courts
  • Migration of Constitutional Ideas
  • Extraterritoriality and Constitutional Law
  • Data Gathering, Sharing and Protection, Privacy, and National Security; and
  • Shifting Conceptions of Terrorism and of Legitimate Use of Force.


  • Martin Scheinin (President of the IACL and former UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights)
  • Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University)
  • Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria)
  • Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School)
  • Lech Garlicki (Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights)
  • David Cole (Georgetown Law and Chair of the IACL Working Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism)
  • Commenters will include Harvard Law School Professors Gabriella Blum, Gerald Neuman and Mark Tushnet
  • A concluding panel will feature, among others, Savvas Papasavvas (Judge of the General Court of the EU)

The conference is open to scholars with interests in the area (and subject to room size limitations). Please contact Carol Bateson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.

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Best regards,

Edwin Figueroa Gutarra


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