Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CFP: Comparative Perspectives on Constitutions

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (The School of Advanced Study, University of London)
WG Hart Legal Workshop 2010
29 June-01 July 2010

Hat tip: Comparative Law Blog.


The W G Hart Legal Workshop 2010 will explore theoretical and empirical aspects of national constitutions (including instruments such as Basic Laws and ‘constitutional statutes’), regional constitutional instruments, and international instruments of a ‘constitutional’ nature. Particular emphasis will be placed on questions concerning the purposes of constitutions, the extent to which such conceptualisations are given expression in the drafting of constitutional texts, and the means by which methods, techniques and institutional innovations are traded across jurisdictions. Proposals for papers or panels that fall within the framework of these themes are welcomed.
The committee especially welcomes contributions from early career researchers and papers of a cross-disciplinary nature. All papers will be posted on the workshop website. Subsequently, the organising committee intends to seek publication of a selection of these papers in more permanent form.
The themes include:

1. Conceptualisations of the purposes of constitutions
2. Transplants, Irritations, Migrations, Harmonization
3. Constructing Constitutions

Abstracts of papers should be sent to Belinda Crothers at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies by email attachment by January 14th 2010. (Belinda.Crothers@sas.ac.uk)

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