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See Our Debate Pieces on the Independence Crisis in Catalonia and on the Irish Citizens’ Assembly.

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Take me to the Debate Symposium on the Citizens’ Assembly


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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: Shifting Federalism in Ethiopia


As wide-ranging reform continues, Yonatan Fessha discusses Ethiopia as a 'confused federation' and warns against a push for more meaningful constitutional federalism tipping over into confederation.

Conference on the Constitutional Court of Colombia


The Constitutional Court of Colombia will host its annual conference on 24-25 January 2019. This year the theme is 'The Colombian Constitutional Court in a Global Perspective'.

New Post: The Transformation of Political Parties in Italy


Giovanni Di Cosimo argues that the wholesale transformations of the Italian party-political system have occurred through two intersecting paths, the emergence of the 'personal party' and the 'digital party'.

IACL Roundtable - Cardozo School of Law, New York


On March 31 - April 1, 2019, an IACL roundtable on “A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen” will be held at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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