a network of constitutionalists from countries throughout the world
The deadline for proposals to give a paper at the next IACL roundtable is fast approaching (30 November 2015): all details here. The aim of the roundtable is to invite reflection by scholars on the relationship between the textually explicit nature, or “written-ness”, of constitutional guarantees and courts’ approach to constitutional review in different constitutional contexts. The workshop will include papers focused on particular country case-studies, but also aim to generate hypotheses about the relationship between courts’ willingness to rely on written, versus, unwritten bases for constitutional decision-making, and factors such as (a) the age of a written constitution; (b) the difficulty of formal amendment under a constitution; (c) the substantive scope of a constitution, or relevant categories of constitutional guarantee; and (d) the general abstraction or prolixity of constitutional language in a particular constitution.
The roundtable will take place in in Melbourne on 2-3 May 2016.