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The principal organ of the IACL is the Council, which consists of delegates of the transnational, national and sub-national associations and the scientific institutes that are members of the IACL. The Council usually meets every four years at the time of the World Congress of the IACL, but may be summoned between Congresses on the initiative of the Executive Committee.

At its regular quadrennial meeting, the Council elects the Executive of the Association, which consists of the President, the Secretary-General, the Deputy-Secretary General, the Vice-Presidents and the members of the Executive Committee.

At its meeting in Johannesburg on 7 December 2022, the Council of the IACL elected the following persons as members of the Executive Committee for a period of four years.

Office Bearers of the IACL 2022-2026


  • Helle Krunke
    Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

First Vice-president:

  • Selin Esen
    Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Ankara University

Secretary General:

  • Anna Jonsson Cornell 
    Professor, Vice Dean Faculty of Law, University of Uppsala

Deputy Secretaries General & Treasurer:

  • Iris Nguyên Duy 
    Professor, Department of Law, School of Business and Law, University of Agder
  • Francesco Biagi
    Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna

Executive Committee of the IACL 2022-2026


  • David Bilchitz
    Professor of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Law, University of Johannesburg
  • Eva Brems 
    Professor of Human Rights Law, Ghent University
  • Surya Deva 
    Professor, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney; Editor-in-Chief, Business and Human Rights Journal
  • Tom Ginsburg 
    Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science, Law School, University of Chicago
  • George Katrougalos 
    Professor of Public Law, Democritus University, Member of the European Parliament
  • César Landa Arroyo 
    Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Former President, Constitutional Court of Peru
  • Susanna Mancini 
    Full Professor and Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law, School of Law, University of Bologna
  • Francisco Javier García Roca 
    Professor and Director, Department of Constitutional Law, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM); President Emeritus, Spanish Association of Constitutional Lawyers (ACE)
  • Jose Maria Serna 
    Professor of Law, National University of Mexico
  • Elena Simina Tanasescu 
    Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest; Director, Centrul de Drept Constituţional şi Instituţii Politice (CDCIP), University of Bucharest

Executive Committee Members:

  • Adem Abebe
    Program officer, International IDEA, The Hague
  • Zaid Al-Ali 
    Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA, Cairo
  • Merris Amos 
    Professor of Human Rights Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Iurii Barabash
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
  • Wen-Chen Chang
    Professor, National Taiwan University (IACL Global Scholar)
  • Han Dayuan 
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Dean of Law School, Renmin University
  • Yasmin Dawood, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law, University of Toronto
  • Akiko Ejima 
    Professor, Meiji University Law School
  • Tania Groppi
    Professor, University of Siena (IACL Global Scholar)
  • JaeHwang Jeong 
    Professor, Faculty of Law, Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul
  • Serges Kamga
    Professor of Human Rights law, University of South Africa
  • Uwe Kischel 
    Professor of Public Law, European Law and Comparative Law, University of Greifswald
  • Janet McLean
    Full Professor, University of Auckland
  • Patrícia Perrone Campos Mello, Constitutional Law Professor, University Center of Brasília – UniCEUB
  • Oumarou Narey 
    Professor, University of Niamey, Niger; Vice President, Constitutional Court of Niger
  • Angelika Nußberger
    Professor of law, University of Cologne; former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (2011-2019), member, Venice Commission (IACL Global Scholar)
  • Catherine O’Regan
    Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford; former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (IACL Global Scholar)
  • Xavier Philippe
    Professor of public law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Goncalo de Almeida Ribeiro 
    Professor of Law, Católica Lisbon School of Law, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Portugal
  • Pablo Riberi 
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
  • Wojciech Sadurski 
    Challis Professor in Jurisprudence, University of Sydney (IACL Global Scholar)
  • Alexei Trochev
    Associate Professor, Nazarbayev University, Astana
  • Rodrigo Uprimny
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Theory, National University of Colombia
  • Marek Zubik 
    Professor of Law,
    University of Warsaw, former Judge of the Polish Constitutional Court

Conferred Titles
Presidents Emeriti:

  • Thomas Fleiner 
    Professor Emeritus, University of Fribourg
  • Michel Rosenfeld 
    Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy, Cardozo School of Law
  • Cheryl Saunders 
    Laureate Professor, Law School, University of Melbourne
  • Didier Maus 
    Member, Conseil Constitutionnel of France
  • Martin Scheinin 
    Professor of Public International Law, European University Institute, Florence
  • Manuel José Cepeda-Espinosa 
    Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá
  • Adrienne Stone, Melbourne Laureate Professor, Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne 

Honorary Presidents:

  • Cardoso da Costa 
    Professor, Faculty of Law, Coimbra University (Rtd); Former President, Constitutional Court of Portugal; President, Portuguese Association of Constitutional Law
  • José Luis Cea Egaña 
    Advocate; Professor of Law; Judge of the Constitutional Court of Chile (Rtd); Dean, Faculty of Law, Universidad San Sebastián (Rtd)
  • Yoichi Higuchi 
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo and Tohoku University; Member of the Japan Academy
  • Mo Jihong 
    Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
  • George Kassimatis 
    Emiritus Professor, University of Athens; Honorary Lawyer to the Constitutional Court of Greece; President of the Kytherian Foundation for Culture and Development (KIPA)
  • Naoki Kobayashi 
  • Salvador Lozada 
  • Kostas Mavrias
    Professor Emeritus, University of Athens; President, Scientific Council of the Greek Parliament; President, Association of Greek Constitutionalists; Director, Laboratory of Constitutional Research, University of Athens
  • Pavle Nikolic 
  • Christian Starck 
    Professor Emeritus, University of Göttingen; Member, Academy of Sciences at Göttingen (President 2008 - 2012)
  • Guiseppe de Vergottini
    Honorary President of the International Association of Constitutional Law; Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Bologna


About the IACL

The overriding objective of the International Associtaion of Constitutional Law (IACL) is to provide a forum in which constitutionalists from all parts of the world can begin to understand each other’s systems, explain and reflect on their own, and engage in fruitful comparison, for a variety of purposes.

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In the last thirty years, new constitutional systems have been developed in all parts of the world. At the same time, more established constitutional systems are facing unprecedented challenges, many of which are associated with the new global order.

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Organs of the IACL

The principal organ of the IACL is the Council, which consists of delegates of the transnational, national and sub-national associations and the scientific institutes that are members of the IACL.

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Statute of the IACL

The Statute of the IACL was adopted by the Founding Convention for the International Association of Constitutional Law, held in Belgrade, 17-19 September 1981.

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