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Conference on “Imposed Constitutions. Aspects of imposed constitutionalism”, May 5-6, 2017, Cyprus

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The Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change of the International Association of Constitutional Law in collaboration with the University of Nicosia, Department of Law and the Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation are organizing a Conference on Imposed Constitutions. Aspects of imposed constitutionalism on May 5-6 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus (University of Nicosia , 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, Engomi – Nicosia, Cyprus).

 

The Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change of the International Association of Constitutional Law in collaboration with the University of Nicosia, School of Law and the Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation are organizing a Conference on

IMPOSED CONSTITUTIONS. ASPECTS OF IMPOSED CONSTITUTIONALISM

May 5-6, 2017

Venue: University of Nicosia (46 Makedonitissas Avenue, Engomi - Nicosia, Cyprus)

 

Friday, May 5, 2017 (CINE STUDIO Amphitheatre)

 

 

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Opening Address

Prof. Achilleas Emilianidis, Head of the Law Department, University of Nicosia

Prof. Xenophon Contiades, President of the Centre for European Constitutional Law, Convenor of the Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change- IACL


10:15-13:15 Imposed Constitutions Theory Revisited

Chair
Prof. Xenophon Contiades, President of the Centre for European Constitutional Law, Convenor of the Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change-IACL
Dr. Alkmene Fotiadou, Centre for European Constitutional Law


“Are octroyed Constitutions of the 19th century to be considered as imposed Constitutions?”
Prof. Jörg Gerkrath, University of Luxembourg

"Imposed Constitutions with Consent?"
Prof. Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

“Internally Imposed Constitutions“
Dr. Yaniv Roznai, Assistant Professor, Radzyner Law School, Israel

“Inter-venire, sed ubi ire? The telos beyond the demos, ethnos and nomos in imposed constitutionalism”
Dr. Zoran Oklopcic, Associate Professor, Carleton University, Canada

“Is There Such a Thing as an Imposed Constitution?”
Prof. David Law, University of Hong Kong


13:15-15:00 Lunch Break


15:00-18:00 Implementing Imposed Constitutionalism

Chair
Prof. David Law, University of Hong Kong
Dr. Yaniv Roznai, Assistant Professor, Radzyner Law School, Israel


“State-building as organized crime: the legacy of imposed constitutionalism in Iraq”
Michael Hennessy Picard, Director of the Centre d’étude sur le droit international et la mondialisation (Cédim) at Université du Québec A Montréal

“The Philippines’ American Constitution”
Prof. Dante B. Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines

“Ethnic power-sharing mechanisms in the imposed constitutions of the Western Balkans: a comparison with Western European solutions”
Dr. Szabó Zsolt, Károli Gáspár University, Hungary

“Constitution and Institution: The Prospects of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution”
Fergus Kerrigan, PhD Researcher, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“Imposed by whom to whom? Domestic and international constitutional dynamics in the Republic of Macedonia”
Arianna Piacentini, PhD candidate in Sociology and Methodology of Social research, University of Milan, Italy

“The Pouvoir Constituant under the ‘Imposed’ Constitution of Japan: International Revolutionary Power or National Devolutionary Power?”
Yota Negishi, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Law, Waseda University, Japan


18:00 Coffee

20:30 Dinner

 

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
(CINE STUDIO Amphitheatre)

10:00-10:30 Coffee


10:30-13:00 The making of an imposed constitution

Chair
Prof. Achilleas Emilianidis, Head of the Law Department, University of Nicosia
Prof. Jörg Gerkrath, University of Luxembourg


“The Constituent Power and Legitimacy of Imposed Constitution”
Dr Krzysztof J. Kaleta, University of Warsaw

“Imposed constitutionalism v. popular constitution-making? Challenges, defences and perspectives”
Dr. Costas Stratilatis, Assistant Professor of Public Law, University of Nicosia

“Constitution making process and constitutional identity: what is the meaning of identity in a constitution making process that imposes a constitution?”
Dr. Christos Papastylianos, Assistant Professor of Public Law, University of Nicosia

“Protestants, populists and territoriality: the Protestant Reformation and the politics of populism in perceptions of constitutional illegitimacy”
Steve Crawford, PhD candidate, Kent Law School

“Conceded Constitutions in Europe, 1814-1906”
Prof. Kostas Chryssogonos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member of the European Parliament


13:00-15:00 Lunch Break


15:00-18:00 Imposing Constitutional Principles

Chair
Prof. Richard Albert, Boston College Law School
Dr. Alkmene Fotiadou, Centre for European Constitutional Law

“Legal theology in imposed constitutionalism”
Prof. Antoni Abat i Ninet, University of Copenhagen, Denmakr

“Changing Japan’s Constitution: The Writing is on the Wall”
Prof. Colin P.A. Jones, Doshisha Law School, Japan

“Enemies of the People? – Constitutional Jurisdiction in Uncodified and Imposed Constitutions”
Prof. Jörg Fedtke, Tulane University Law School, Co-Director, Eason-Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law

“Solidarity: A contributor to imposed constitutionalism in a supranational setting?”
Dr. Graham Butler, Assistant Professor of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark

“Remember the Ladies: Exploring the Relationship between Discrimination against Women and Imposed Constitutions”
Dr. Cornelia Weiss, Vanderbilt University School of Law

“The legitimacy of international and imposed constitution-making in the context of state building”
Manon Bonnet, PhD student - ILF GERJC Aix Marseille Université, France

 

18:00-18:30 Conclusions- End of Conference

 

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