Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    Constitutional systems across the globe are under increasing strain as they grapple with the rise of nationalist movements, creeping authoritarianism, consolidation and centralization of power, erosion of constitutional rights and decreasing protections for free speech and media rights, systemic corruption and malgovernance, and a broader inability to address and protect social rights, inequality, and human rights. In response, constitutional courts and lower courts have emerged as key sites of contestation by opposition political elites, social movements, and other legal and political actors. This panel will explore current themes and topics related to the significant role of courts in global constitutional governance including constitutional adjudication of major political disputes involving separation of powers, federalism, elections and democratic governance, free speech, constitutional and social rights, and environmental policy and development. The panel will explore the evolving role constitutional courts play globally in advancing constitutionalism, rights, equality, and other structural principles and values.

    A virtual business meeting was held prior to the Annual Meeting.

Date & Time
Erin F. Delaney, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Bryant G. Garth, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Mark S. Kende, Drake University Law School

Manoj Mate, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5380] Comparative Law - Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics and the Evolving Role of Constitutional Courts: $0.00
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