This issue of the IACL Newsletter focuses on the 9th World Congress of Constitutional Law, to be convened in Oslo, Norway, 16 to 20 June 2014. At the IACL we have been working hard to put together a topical and interesting programme of plenary sessions and workshops. The Congress website, hosted by the University of Oslo as the local organiser, is up and running at http:// www.uio.no/wccl. All IACL members and other readers of this Newsletter are adviced to utilise that website for updates and other useful information on the Congress. For the sake of convenience, we are also publishing the basic information here.
Another important event in the life of the IACL is the change of its Secretary-General. After several years of devoted service, Professor Iain Currie decided to step down due to moving to full-time legal practice in South Africa. In its April meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the Executive Committee granted him a leave of absence until the Oslo Congress and unanimously elected Professor David Bilchitz as Secretary-General ad interim. On behalf of the whole IACL, I want to give our wholehearted thanks to Iain and congratulate David upon his election.
I encourage you to register for the World Congres and look forward to meeting you in Oslo!