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On the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Stockholm Conference


(IACL roundtable on “Environment, Climate Change and Constitutionalism”, The Union of Turkish Bar Associations, Ankara, Turkey, 20-21 October 2022)

Organized by the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB)

In collaboration with the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE)the Association of Research on Constitutional Law (ARCL)

Venue: the Union of Turkish Bar Associations Conference Hall, İlhami Soysal Sokak No. 3, 06230, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey (and online).

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Conference subject-matter

Climate change has turned into a global crisis today, as it affects almost everything. States are facing many challenges regarding the climate crisis and other environmental issues both domestically and transnationally. Climate crisis and other environmental issues have a deep impact on law, and they have been raising the question, among others, to what extent the existing legal instruments and measures are necessary and effective in combating this problem.

This roundtable addresses increasing national and global effects of the climate crisis and the socio-ecological problems it creates from the perspective of constitutional law.  On the 50th Anniversary of the landmark United Nations Stockholm Conference that represents the first international attempt to address the challenge of preserving and enhancing the human environment, and the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day that marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 , the world's leading Constitutional Law and Environmental Law experts will come together in Ankara to discuss issues concerning rights and freedoms; equality and justice; sustainable development, constitutional democracy and adjudication resulting from the environment and climate change.

Preferential topics to be addressed

The roundtable invites scholarly proposals addressing “Climate Change and Freedoms”, “Climate Justice and Sustainable Development”, “Rule of Law, Welfare State and Environmental State”, “Constitutional Democracy and Environmental Rights'', “The Rights of the Future Generations and Global Constitutionalism”.


The conveners encourage submissions from both senior scholars and younger scholars. Within the frame of the conference subject-matter, they particularly welcome proposals addressing “the Rights of the Future Generations and Global Constitutionalism” from the PhD candidates and young scholars (post-docs and research fellows) at the early stage of their academic careers.  Applications from scholars of environmental law and any area of constitutional law are welcome.

To submit an abstract

Interested scholars are invited to submit a CV and an abstract no longer than 500 words by July 1, 2022 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please use “CfP: Environment, Climate Change and Constitutionalism” as the subject line of your e-mail). Applicants will be notified by July 30, 2022. Full drafts of papers must be submitted no later than September 19, 2022.

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the IACL’s blog.

Costs, registration, travels and lodging

There is no cost to participate in the conference. The conveners will provide accommodations (for up to three nights) and meals to paper presenters. Paper presenters are responsible for their own travel and incidental expenses.

Time of the presentation

Scholars whose papers are selected for presentation in the roundtable will be informed in a timely manner about the time at which their presentation will take place.