IACL Round Table: 14 - 16 April 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Constitutionalism and Economic Crisis: National and Transnational Economic Regulation and Social Rights in the 21st Century
The conference is co-organised by the Social Rights Group of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL). The main goal of this Group (funded by a grant of Ford Foundation) is to develop a network and a forum for constitutionalists interested in social rights from countries throughout the world, with a double objective: First, to promote research and awareness on economic and social rights among international and constitutional law professionals. Second, to advocate for the full implementation of social rights, with a focus to the adoption of the Optional Protocol (ICESCR-OP) to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The Group operates a blog, which presents its activities and hosts a comparative Case Law “library” of representative judgments of Constitutional Courts of various jurisdictions. It comprises two regional networks, an African and a South American one, which have so far organised two workshops, one in Lagos, Nigeria, and another in San Juan, Argentina.