The International Association of Constitutional Law || l'Association Internationale de Droit Constitutionnel

New date: 18-26 November 2020


We are delighted to launch the programme and website for the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Global Roundtable ‘Democracy 2020: Assessing Constitutional Decay, Breakdown, and Renewal Worldwide’.  

Originally envisaged as a 2-day event in Melbourne, the event has been re-imagined as a series of 9 inter-connected webinars across 2 weeks, from 18-26 November 2020. We are excited to present this landmark online event featuring 50 speakers from 5 continents, and we hope that you can join us. 

At the end of what has been an acutely challenging year for democracy, this Roundtable aims to provide a moment to pause and reflect,  not only on 2020, but to look back on the past 10 years, and contemplate the future. To take the long view, from a truly global perspective.  

The Roundtable’s 9 webinars will be devoted to an array of themes including global and regional overviews, challenges from algorithmic governance to vote suppression, understudied countries, key actors like courts, parliaments and parties, and possible remedies and renewal of our democratic systems.  

Webinar 1 - Global Challenges: Threats & Resilience – 18 November  

Webinar 2 - Global Challenges: The Big Picture – 18 November  

Webinar 3 - Americas: Constitutional Decay, Breakdown & Resilience – 19 November  

Webinar 4 - Middle East & Africa: Constitutionalism, Corruption & Courts – 19 November  

Webinar 5 - Asia: Non-Linear Constitutional Pathways – 24 November  

Webinar 6 - Europe: Constitutional Impatience & Uncertainty – 24 November  

Webinar 7 - Asia: Spotlight on India & Sri Lanka – 25 November  

Webinar 8 - Europe: Spotlight on Hungary & Poland – 25 November  

webinar 9 - Saving Constitutional Democracy: Remedies & Renewal – 26 November  

The speakers, from some 30 states across the world, will include both established and emerging scholars and practitioners for an inclusive conversation that brings fresh insights to the intensifying debate about constitutional democracy’s health and future. 

All speakers will produce a 2000-word paper, which will be published together as a Blog Symposium jointly hosted on the Roundtable website and the IACL-AIDC Blog.  The Blog posts will be available in early November.  

You can access the website here  

You can download the programme here  

The direct link for registration is here  

Don’t hesitate to send us any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     

Professor Wojciech Sadurski & Associate Professor Tom Gerald Daly 




Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney and Professor at the University of Warsaw, member of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Executive Committee, and author of Poland’s Constitutional Breakdown (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Associate Professor Tom Gerald Daly

Deputy Director of Melbourne School of Government, Co-Editor of the IACL-AIDC Blog, and Director of Democratic Decay & Renewal (DEM-DEC; www.democratic-decay.org).