W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 2010

Comparative Aspects on Constitutions: Theory and Practice

The 37th W G Hart Legal Workshop addressed the theme: Comparative Aspects on Constitutions: Theory and Practice. The Workshop was held at the Institute from Tuesday 29th June 2010 to Thursday 1st July 2010.

Academic Directors:

  • Professor Martin Loughlin (London School of Economics)
  • Professor Dawn Oliver (University College London)
  • Dr Constantin Stefanou (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
  • Dr Helen Xanthaki (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 2010 - Programme of speakers and papers (pdf)
W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 2010 - Abstracts (pdf)

Plenary speakers:
Professor Jeffrey Jowell QC, University College London
Stephens Laws CB, First Parliamentary Counsel
Professor Christoph Möllers, Professor of Public Law, Humboldt University, Berlin
Professor Cheryl Saunders, Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne
Workshop Panel Speakers:
Dr Anneli Albi, University of Kent
‘Global Financial Governance Meets National Constitutions: The Latvian Constitutional Court’s IMF case and Iceland’s Icesave referendum’
Merris Amos, Queen Mary, University of London
‘Standing to Seek a Remedy for a Violation of Human Rights Law: has the United Kingdom got this particular transplant right?’
Dr Yuri Borgmann-Prebil, University of Sussex
‘A Jurisprudential Perspective of Constitutional Conflict between Constitutional Courts: Between National Constitutional Supremacy and European Constitutional Supremacy’
Professor Sophie Boyron, University of Birmingham
‘Constitutional Reform in France and the UK: Understanding the comparative dimension(s) in constitutional change’
Paul Brady, Balliol College, University of Oxford
‘Political-Philosophical Ideas in the Construction of the Irish Constitutional Order’
Jack Caird, School of Oriental and African Studies
‘The Role of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution in Enforcing the British Constitution'
Matthew Crow, UCLA
‘Radical Jurisprudence in Constitutional Text-Making: Jefferson’s Writings and Rewritings’
Riddhi Dasgupta
‘Competing Constitutional Ideals: Viewing Constitutional Process v. Particular Results through the Medium of Federalism’
Dr Fergal Davis, University of Lancaster
‘The (Im) Pure theory of Extra-Constitutionalism: uniting Kelsen and Tushnet? 
Catherine Dupre, University of Exeter
‘Time: The Forgotten Dimension of European Constitutionalism’
Dr Arthur Dyevre, Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid
‘The Case for Judicial Review: Judges as Agents and Judges as Trustees'
Dr Oliver Gerstenberg, University of Leeds
‘Negative / Positive Constitutionalism, “Fair Balance,” and the Problem of Justiciability’
Dita Gill, London Metropolitan University
‘Stretch to fit: a comparative analysis of the impact of “constitutional status” of international children’s rights on the enforceability of such rights’
Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames
‘Pro-market reform sustainability and the tool of ‘Constitutionalization
Dr Mariusz Golecki, University of Łodz, Poland
‘Constitutional features of a complex legal system: European law from Grundnorm towards a transnational framework’
Professor David Golov and Professor Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University School of Law
‘On an Equal Footing: Constitution-Making, the Law of Nations, and the Pursuit of International Recognition in the Early American Republic’
Professor Andrew Harding, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
and Professor Peter Leyland, London Metropolitan University
‘The Colour of Thailand’s (Un) Constitutional Reforms: Red, Yellow or Orange?’
Professor Colin Harvey, Queen’s University, Belfast
The ‘Political Constitution’ of Northern Ireland
Dr Alfred Kellermann, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague
‘Constructing constitutions - The influence of international legal developments on the drafting and implementation of constitutions: The European Union and national constitutions’
Dr Asem Khalil, New York University and Birzeit University
‘Constitutionalism in Palestine: From a Basic Law to a Text-Based-Institutional Practice, and Backward’
Dr Theodore Konstadinides, University of Surrey
‘Constitutional Specificity à la mode: National Courts, State-Centric Models and Constitutional Identity Checks in the European Union’
Dr Konrad Lachmayer, University of Vienna
‘Between Power and Transparency: The Migration of Constitutional Ideas in an International Constitutional Network'
Dr Mara Malagodi, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
‘Constitutionalizing Nepal’s Hindu Monarchy: Rationale and Impact (1990-2007)’
Dr David Marrani, University of Essex
‘The Real Nature of the Fifth French Republic (under N Sarkozy…)’
Dr Giuseppe Martinico, Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa
‘Constitutionalism as a “resource”: strength and weakness of a constitutional approach to the development debate’
Roger Masterman, Durham University
‘Dynamics of a contemporary separation of powers’
Dr Derek O’Brien, Oxford Brookes University
‘The Role of the Head of State in the Modern Commonwealth Caribbean’
Colm O’Cinneide, University College London
‘Steering the Ship of State: Fundamental Rights, State Power and Janus-Faced Constitutionalism’
Paul O’Connell, University of Leicester
‘The Death of Socio-Economic Rights’
Liav Orgad, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
‘The Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation’
William Partlett, Law Clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
‘The Dangers of Constitutional Politics in Democratization: The Post-Soviet Experience’
Professor Cesare Pinelli, Sapienza University, Rome
‘The combination of negative with positive constitutionalism and the quest of a ‘just distance’ between citizens and the public power’
Dr Antonios Platsas, University of Derby
‘Principles as Comparative Denominators of Constitutions’
Vimalen Reddi, Commonwealth Secretariat
‘The “best loser system” in Mauritian Constitution: Reconciling group rights in a multicultural democracy’
Arun Sagar, University of Rouen
‘Constitutional Interpretation in Federations and its Impact on the Federal Balance’
Dr Charlotte Skeet, University of Sussex
‘Transjudicialism, Amendment, and Constitutional Design: Constitutionalisation of Women’s Human Rights Norms in the UK’
Vijayashri Sripati, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
‘UN Constitutional Assistance [UNCA]: New additions to the “Standard of Civilization”? multicultural democracy’
Allan Tatham, Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Budapest
‘In the judicial steps of Bolívar and Morazán? Supranational Court Conversations between Europe and Latin America’
Gábor Attila Tóth
‘From Uneasy Compromises to Democratic Partnership: The Prospects of the Central European Constitutionalism’
Professor Guillaume Tusseau, Professor of Public Law at Sciences Po Law School, Member of the Institut universitaire de France
‘The Interpretation of National Constitutions by International Judges’
Professor Wim Voermans, Leiden University, The Netherlands
‘Covert Constitutions’
Grégoire Webber, London School of Economics
‘Post-Conflict Constitutions and Constitutional Narratives'
Dr Murray Wesson, University of Leeds
‘Constitutionalising the Welfare State’
Matthew Williams, Wadham College, University of Oxford
‘What role has the language of legislation played in changes to the constitutional role of senior judges in British politics since 1960?
Davit Zedelashvili, Central European University, Budapest
‘The Problems and Promises of Legal Constitution’
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