CfP: Workshop on 'European Responses to the Decay of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protections in Turkey: Exceptional or symptomatic?' - Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 29-30 August 2019

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Deadline: 29 March 2019

Today we witness the gradual entrenchment of policies and practices in a number of European states that run counter to the foundational tenets upon which the very idea of Europe as a political project rest. The limits and capacities of European intergovernmental institutions to respond to systemic violations of human rights, the decay in the rule of law and the weakening of democracy are being tested. The Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU) appear to be unprepared, ill-equipped or reluctant to produce rapid and effective responses.

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.

CfP: Young Researchers Workshop on the impact of European law on National Constitutions - Siena, 14-15 June 2019

Workshop for young researchers on the impact of European law on National Constitutions


Thirty years after 1989.

Questions about democracy, between national States and European Union.


Friday 14th of June 2019 (14.30 – 19) - Saturday 15th of June 2019 (9.30 - 13)

Aula Franco Romani, Department of Business and Law

Plesso San Francesco - Piazza San Francesco 7, Siena

CfP: IVR Conference 'Dignity, Democracy, and Diversity' - University of Lucerne, Switzerland, 7-13 July 2019

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The Call for Papers for the 29th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, to be held at the University of Lucerne, is now open.

The special theme of the 2019 congress is "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity". Our aim is to open a discursive space for reflection and discussion on pressing human rights concerns, on the contemporary challenges of realising political autonomy, and on questions regarding cultural pluralism, citizenship and integration. The issues at stake in these debates are of interest not only to legal and social philosophers but also to policymakers, NGO representatives, practicing lawyers and the general public, as well as academics from various disciplines. We are thus keen to instigate a wide-ranging dialogue that welcomes and respects diverse points of view.

Conference - 'Democracy, Populism, and Judicial Power' - Monash University Prato Centre, Italy, 24-26 July 2019

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Application deadline - 19 November 2018


The 2019 meeting of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC09 Comparative Judicial Studies will be held at the Monash University Prato Centre, 20 km outside of Florence. The 2019 conference takes place 24-26 July 2019, and the conference theme is Democracy, Populism, and Judicial Power: Where to from Here?

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.