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

Join us for the opening panel of the IACL's 2022 Junior Scholars Forum

Professor Jorge Esquirol
Florida International University
Justice Natalia Ángel Cabo
Constitutional Court of Colombia
Professor Dinesha Samararatne
University of Colombo
Professor Bertil Emrah Oder
Koç University
Professor Sujith Zavier
University of Windsor

About this event

Location: Online

Time: 8:30 AM: Mexico City and Bogotá | 9:30 AM: Ottawa, Windsor and Miami | 4:30 PM: Ankara | 7:00 PM: Colombo | 11:30 PM: Melbourne

On September 8, from 9:30—11:00am on Zoom (Ottawa, Canada), the Ottawa Public Law Centre and the UNAM Institute for Legal Research will hold the opening panel of the Junior Scholars Forum of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL-AIDC).

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9 - 10 August 2022


Beyond practical reason and/or economic rationality do any other human distinctive features refl­ect on constitutional law? Is it possible to identify any range of moral feelings and/or emotional mind-states as normatively relevant in terms of constitutional decision-making? Do atavistic political sentiments still count? Why do similar written constitutions –with almost identical provisions- not exhibit similar levels of compliance?

Throughout history, in various geographies, it is crystal clear that certain individuals' moral and character skills have been key data for predicting social cohesion and civil cooperation. A wide range of savvy philosophers, politicians, and constitutional scholars have delved into this issue. Aristotle, Cicero, N. Machiavelli, T. Hobbes, JJ. Rousseau, D. Hume, Robespierre, T. Jefferson, J. Madison, M. Weber, H. Arendt, B. Williams, R. Hardin, M. Nussbaum, J. Habermas, T. Nagel, J. Elster, M. Sandel, A. Sajó;  all of them are examples of this unstable trend.

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.

Organized by the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS), University of Copenhagen, and the Nordic network CONNOR 2030.

Contemporary challenges to constitutionalism in the Nordics

 In collaboration with the University of Helsinki and the University of Lund  

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Venue: University of Copenhagen, Nørregade 10, Committee Room 3, 3rd floor, 1165 Copenhagen K, Denmark (and online).

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Roundtable Subject Matter

We live in the era of digitalization and this has an immense impact on Constitutional Law. Fundamental principles such as rule of law, legal certainty, and democracy are challenged. New rights such as the ‘right to be forgotten’ and data protection appear. The institutions, their competences and separation of powers are affected by these developments. The preconditions of Constitutional Law and the context in which it functions are changing. Furthermore, digitalization prompts new research methods.