Focus


The Research Group on “Human dignity : a global constitutional principle”, « la dignité humaine: un principe constitutionnel mondial » has been founded on the basis of the presentations and discussions at the plenary sessions and workshops on the following main subjects of the 10th World Congress of IACL held in Seoul in June 2018;

Main subject of the 10th World Congress of IACL and the plenary sessions: “Violent Conflicts, Peace-Building and Constitutional Law”

This Research Group will explore the concept, the signification and the meaning of the human dignity and the universal concept of constitutionalism for the adequate constitutional dimension, the universal methodology and the research for the human dignity as a global constitutional principle. This Research Group would like to research, develop and contribute to the above researches as one of the ultimate and fundamental solutions in the 21st century for the actual world-wide new challenges to the traditional constitutionalism in such many fields as in the world politics, armed conflicts, terrorism and violence, global geopolitical tensions, regional confrontations, various types of violent conflicts requiring the particular solutions for the peace-building and the protection of the fundamental human rights .
The Research Group will study the appropriate global response to COVID-19 shocks as a pressing challenge to the human dignity as a global constitutional principle. We will research, develop and contribute to the researches on the impact of Covid-19 on human dignity and the world constitutional order with experience from the respective countries and from the world and will do our best to find an appropriate global response to the COVID-19 impact with the urgent challenge such as social equality, educational equality to overcome the cause of social injustice and the issue of balancing between the usage and the protection of personal information etc. based on the global constitutional principles and the universality of human dignity and fundamental human rights from the philosophical and realistic point of view.
The research group will also collaborate on the following constitutional tasks: Constitutional challenges of the 21st century, including the Constitution and fundamental human rights, Universality of human dignity and Fundamental human rights, Democracy and human rights, Populism and Constitutional theory, Constitutional Education and Global Citizenship Education, the European Union Constitution and Global Constitutional Principles, Comparative federalism, National sovereignty and Fundamental human rights , Human dignity in the medical sector (ex. compulsory hospitalization according to life-sustaining treatment), child abuse and refugee issues, European Union Constitution and the Debate on the World Constitution, Universality of Human Dignity and World Constitution etc.

The research group will work in solidarity with international organizations and international research organizations for human dignity, fundamental human rights and global constitutional principles, such as the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. (FRA) and World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) etc., to carry out the above-mentioned joint research in an international and practical manner.

 

Invitation

Invitation for all the members and IACL members to participate in this Research Group-

This Research Group will continue to work with all its members and all IACL members to undertake a number of collaborative research activities consistent with the objectives set out above. The subject of study of this Research Group is very fundamental and broad in the field of constitutional law. Therefore, your intuition about the direction and content of our collaborative research is highly desired.
First of all, what we can and should do in the first step is to gather a lot of research results from around the world and in your country that are consistent with the purpose of this research group 's research. It would be a great honor if you and all of our members and IACL members would join us actively.

 

Co-coordinators

  • Bertrand Mathieu 
  • Professor, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Vice-President of IACL 
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  • Byung-Yoon Cho
  • Professor,Myongji University, Seoul, Korea
  • (ex)Member of Executive Committee of IACL
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Members

  • Anne Levade, Professor, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Président, Association Francaise de Droit Constitutionnel. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Eva Maria Belser, Professor for Law, Vice-Dean of the Fribourg Faculty of Law, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Woo-Young RHEE, Professor of Public Law, Seoul National University School of Law, Seoul, Vice President of the Korean Society of Legislation Studies, Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Glen T. Martin, Professor of Philosophy at Radford University in Virginia and Chairperson Emeritus of the Radford University program in Peace Studies, U.S.A., President, International Philosophers for Peace, President at World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) Website: www.oneworldrenaissance.com  E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Yong-Ki CHOI, Professor of Constitutional Law, Chang-Won National University, (ex.) President of Korean Constitutional Law Association, Korea. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Najib Ba Mohammed, Professor, Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah de Fèz, Président de l’Association marocaine de droit constitutionnel (AMDC), Morocco. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Haichol BYUN, Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, President of Association of France-Korea on Law, Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Giuseppe Martinico, Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Insoo PARK, Professor, University  Young- Nam, (ex.) President, Association coréenne de Droit Public, South Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hannah Birkenkoetter, Humbolt University in Berlin, Germany. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Heon Hwan LEE, Professor of Law School, Ajou University, (ex.) President of Korean Public Law Association, Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Abdulfatai Oladapo Sambo, Associate Professor, Public Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ji-Bong LIM, Professor of Law School, Seo-Gang University, President-elect, Korean Constitutional Law Association, Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hakseon JEON, Professor, Law School, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, President of Association of European Constitutional Law, Korea. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Teodor Dragos TROANTA R. TURCULEANU, Executive Vice-President. Romanian Academic Society of Administrative Studies,  Co-Founder, Centre for Public Law and Administrative Sciences, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration S.N.S.P.A., Bucharest, Romania. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Idris Fassassi, Maître de Conference, Université Paris II, France. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Zin-Wan PARK, Professor, Law School, Kyungpook National University, Korea. E-mail : <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • Tom Gerald Daly, University of Melbourne Law school, Melbourne school of Government (Assistant Director), Co-Editor, International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Blog, Australia. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Han Zhai, Assistant Professor in constitutional law, School of Law, Wuhan University, China, PhD (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), Research Fellow of Israel Institute for Advanced Studies of Hebrew University(2019-2020), Authoress of a book on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law : “The Constitutional Identity of Contemporary China: the Unitary System and its Internal Logic”, Brill, 2019. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Peter Oliver, Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, Canada. E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.