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After our brief hiatus, the IACL-AIDC is back with new team members and a Blog Symposium on Germany’s Basic Law at 70. See details below and don’t hesitate to contact us at iacl.blogeditor@gmail.com.


Editorial: We’re Back from Hiatus with a New Symposium and Bigger Team

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We’re back from hiatus with a new Symposium and a bigger team: Dinesha Samararatne joins Erika Arban and Tom Daly as co-editor. Stephanie Brenker & Julian Murphy join the editorial team led by Toerien Van Wyk.

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: What Kind of Judge are You?

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In this post, Pedro Felipe de Oliveira Santos argues that judges should not limit themselves to one constitutional interpretive technique as a one-size-fits-all solution and explains three misconceptions behind that approach.

DEM-DEC Research Update Editorial: Reflecting on 1989

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The editorial for the latest Global Research Update on the global platform Democratic Decay & Renewal (DEM-DEC), covering 1 August until 30 September 2019, centres on the theme ‘Reflecting on 1989‘.

In Memoriam: Lidija R. Basta Fleiner, former Secretary-General of the IACL


The IACL remembers Professor Lidija R. Basta Fleiner, who represented the best qualities and aspirations of the IACL in her openness, inclusive comparative approach, and dedication to our worldwide community.

The Next IACL Roundtable is in Cusco, Peru

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The next IACL-AIDC Roundtable will take place in Cusco, Peru on 24-26 October 2019, on the theme 'The Constitutional Challenges of Migration Processes'. Find the Programme and Call for Papers at the link below.

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