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Conference: The Global South in Comparative Constitutional Law, 13–15 July 2017

The Global South in Comparative Constitutional Law

Celebrating 50 years of
Verfassung und Recht in Übersee
Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America

13–15 July 2017

For more information please visit
https://www.verfassungsvergleichung.de

Program

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Welcome address, 19:00

  • Philipp Dann (Editor-in-chief, VRUe)
  • Martin Eifert (Dean, Law Department, HU Berlin)

Keynote: Tracing the Global South: Comparative Constitutional Law’s Geography, William Twining (London)

Comment: Christoph Möllers (Berlin)

Friday, 14 July 2017

Block 1: Theorizing the Global South: Comparative Constitutional Law’s Epistemic Framework (09:00-12:30)

  • Knowledge Production in Comparative Constitutional Law, Florian Hoffmann (Rio)
  • What Would a ‘Third World Approach’ to Comparative Constitutional Law Look Like? Zoran Oklopcic (Ottawa)
  • Comparative Law and Development? Jedidiah Kroncke (Sao Paulo)

Block 2: Constitutionalism in the Global South I

Transformative Constitutionalism (14:00 – 17:00)

  • Africa, Heinz Klug (Wisconsin)
  • India, Sujit Choudry (Berkeley)
  • Latin America, Diego Werneck Arguelhes (Rio)

Evening Lecture (19:00)

50 years of “Law and Politics in Asia, Africa and Latin America”: History and Challenges, Brun-Otto Bryde (Gießen)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Block 3: Constitutionalism in the Global South II

Inequality and access to Justice (09:00 – 10:45)

  • India, Anuj Bhuwania (Delhi)
  • Latin America, Roberto Gargarella (Buenos Aires)
  • South Africa, David Bilchitz (Johannesburg)

Authoritarian Constitutionalism (11:15 – 13:00)

  • Asia, Weitseng Chen (Singapore)
  • Arab countries, Zaid Al-Ali (Tunis)
  • Latin America, Roberto Niembro (Mexico)

Block 4: Bringing the Global South Back in: Promises and Pitfalls (14:30 – 17:00)

  • Constitutional Design and External Influences, Christina Murray (Cape Town)
  • Global Constitutionalism and the Global South, Vidya Kumar (Birmingham)

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