CfP: 'Human Rights and the Decay of Democracy' - Law Schools Global League (LSGL), Deadline 20 May

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Decay of democracy has been the subject of countless manifestations from academics, journalists, civil society representatives and politicians in recent years. At every scheduled election in any relevant democracy, issues such as the increasing numbers of absent voters, the rise — or the prevalence — of ultra-right political parties and the distrust of representative institutions become central topics for the domestic electoral debate. While the linkage between democracy and the advancement of Human Rights remains largely unquestioned, the effects of deteriorating democracies on Human Rights around the globe have not been fully understood.

Talk: 'Is Democracy Dying?' - Melbourne Multicultural hub, Australia, 22 August 2019

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Reports of the death of democracy may be greatly exaggerated. However, there is mounting evidence that many people are losing trust in our democratic institutions. Today people in countries we regard as non-democratic often have greater confidence in their governments to act in their interest than we do. Observers pin the blame on our out-of-touch governments, corrupt media and politicians, big corporations and a growing gap between rich and poor. Disaffected citizens are meanwhile attracted to new populism because they feel dragged down by economic dissatisfaction, broken promises, decline and injustice.

Worlshop: 'Constitutional Resilience in South Asia' - 5-7 December 2019, Melbourne, Australia

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Application deadline: 15 February 2019


The organisers are pleased to announce a workshop on “Constitutional Resilience in South Asia”. Concerns about the stability of democracies, even long-established democracies, have been rising globally. As a region, South Asia has had a tumultuous and varied relationship with constitutional democracy.