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Just Published: The Alchemists

23 febrero, 2018

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This post is in conversation with Dr Tom Gerald Daly, author of the recently published book The Alchemists. Dr Daly is a MLS fellow at Melbourne Law School, Co-Convenor of the Constitution Transformation Network (ConTransNet) and Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School.

image alchemsist bookTell us a little bit about the book
The Alchemists
presents a searching critique of excessive reliance on courts as ‘democracy builders’ in states emerging from authoritarian rule. This court obsession has developed over the seven decades since the end of World War II, but has become a truly global phenomenon since 1989. The book takes a broad comparative, historical and theoretical tack to present a coherent contrarian voice against this growing trend toward ever greater faith in courts as engines of successful democratisation. But I would emphasise that it is not an anti-court polemic. It simply…

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Program of the 10th World Congress of Constitutional Law

26 enero, 2018

Call for Papers: Challenges to Global Constitutionalism

23 enero, 2018

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Call for Papers: Challenges to Global Constitutionalism

Submissions due by: 23 February 2018

Workshop dates: 4 – 6 July at WZB Berlin Social Science Center

About the workshop:

Global Constitutionalism, in partnership with PluriCourts is organising a workshop for scholars interested in publishing in the field of global constitutionalism.

Paper proposals can be on any topic related to global constitutionalism.

Such topics may include:

•    International courts and contemporary challenges to international courts
•    Human rights
•    The rule of law from a global perspective
•    Contemporary challenges to democracy
•    The legitimate role of the judiciary in the global order
•    Contestation of global norms
•    Global justice
•    Transnational democracy
•    Post-colonial critiques of global constitutionalism
•    Non-western approaches to global constitutionalism
•    The implications of the rise of populist and nationalist movements for global constitutionalism
•    Global constitutionalism and cultural diversity

Submission Guidelines:

To apply…

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Conference on ‘Representing Regions, Challenging Bicameralism’ at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

17 enero, 2018

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The University of Innsbruck is hosting a conference on ‘Representing Regions, Challenging Bicameralism’ on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2018.

The conference program can be found here. Please contact Monika Weber at Monika to register your participation and for any further details. Please register for the conference by the 19th of March 2018.

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Symposium on the ‘Third Option’: ‘Not Man, Not Woman, Not Nothing’

16 enero, 2018

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By Dr Anna Katharina Mangold, of the Faculty of Law at the Humboldt University of Berlin. This post is part of a symposium on the ‘Third Option’  decision which was originally published on Verfassungsblog.

It is a landmark decision (English PR) the First Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) released on November 8th, 2017 – of all days on Intersex Day of Solidarity. The decision will shake up the legal gender landscape, as much is already clear. People who so far have not been sufficiently acknowledged by legal gender regulation can follow up on the decision: Inter*, Trans* and Queer People. However, German democratic society itself may celebrate and take pleasure in the decision: It is a ‘highlight of enlightened liberalism’, as Heribert Prantl noted in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a beacon in politically stormy weathers pointing the way towards equality and freedom…

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Call for Papers: The International Conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development of Gender Equality

15 enero, 2018

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Gender-Equality-Website-BannerCall for Papers for the International Conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality, organised by TNNLS in collaboration with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University, UK

Submissions of abstracts due by: 28 February 2018

Submissions of draft papers due by: 1 July 2018

Conference dates: 22-23 September 2018, TNNLS campus, Tiruchirappalli

About the conference: 

This conference proposes to bring together scholars, practitioners and students working in the fields of law, statistics, economics, sociology, anthropology, public policy, gender studies and other social sciences, to explore the link between Affirmative Action policies and achieving gender equality.

The conference will address the following themes:

  • Efficacy of Affirmative Action in achieving Gender Equality and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Affirmative Action for Women and Human Rights Law;
  • Affirmative Action through Reservation Policies vs. Affirmative Action through Preference Policies;
  • Intersectionality in Affirmative Action: Situating Caste, Class and…

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Xth World Congress of the IACL 2018. “VIOLENT CONFLICTS, PEACE-BUILDING AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW”. Seoul, Republic of Korea. 18-22 June 2018

11 enero, 2018

Session One:  War and Peace in Modern Constitutional Law ( 18 june)  


Moderator : Giussepe de Vergottini (Italy)

Speakers :

  Tom Ginsburg (U.S.)

  Dieter Grimm (Germany)

  Mireille Delmas-Marty (France)

  Wen-Chen Chang (Taiwan)

  Babacar Kante (Senegal)


Session Two:  Constitutional Responses to New Types of Violent Conflicts (Terrorism, Secession, State of Urgency, Peace-Building) (  19 june) 


Moderator: César Landa (Peru)


  Yasuo Hasebe (Japan)

  Diane Desierto (U.S. and the Philippines)

  Vincent Desportes (France)

  Surya Deva (Hong Kong / India)


Session Three: Constitutional Challenges of the Migration Processes (Sovereignty, State Borders and Human Rights) ( 21 june) 


Moderator: Cheryl Saunders (Australia)


  Marie-Benedicte Dembour (U.K.)

  Walter Kalin (Switzerland)

  Albert Hung-Ye CHEN (Hong Kong)

  Rodrigo Uprimny (Colombia)

  Zaid al Ali (Iraq / Tunisia)


Session Four:  Judges’ Panel ( 22 june) 


Moderator:  Lech Garlicki (ECtHR, ret.)


  Roberto Caldas (I-ACtHR, President)

  Rosalie Abella (Supreme Court of Canada)

  Nicole Belloubet (France – Conseil Constitutionnel)

  Kang Ilwon (Constitutional Court of Korea)

  Jacek Chlebny (Supreme Administrative Court, Poland)

  Daphne Barak-Erez (Supreme Court – Israel)



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