What makes a judge a ‘Towering Judge’?

That’s the subject of our new Blog Symposium, starting Monday 4 March and co-hosted - for the first time - with the ICONnect Blog


2019 is Already the Blog’s Biggest Year Yet!

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2019 has got off to a roaring start. We’ve had our most-read post ever (see here), and watch out for a range of Blog Symposia coming soon! As ever, we want to hear from you - e-mail us at iacl.blogeditor@gmail.com.

The Next IACL World Congress will be Johannesburg 2022!


Did you know the next World Congress will be in Johannesburg on 5-9 December 2022? We'll keep you updated on news and updates as we receive them. Meanwhile, read more about the 2018 Congress below.

New Post: Manuel Cepeda and Institution-Building in Colombia

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In today’s post, David Landau discusses the institution-building role played by Justice Manuel Jose Cepeda in the Colombian Constitutional Court, one of the most activist Courts and a highly institutionalized body.

Forthcoming IACL Roundtable in New York


The next IACL Roundtable is 'A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen', to be held in Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City, 31 March- 1 April 2019.

#ICYMI: Check out the March Research Update from DEM-DEC


The latest global update from the Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC) gathers research from the past month, suggestions from DEM-DEC users, and an expanding list of forthcoming research.

Constitute is now available in Spanish: Constitute en Español

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The Comparative Constitutions Project is pleased to announce that Constitute en español is now live. The draft Cuban Constitution is also available for analysis on both the English and Spanish versions of the site.

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