Conference: The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance, 26-27 November 2018 in London

IACL members and blog readers are kindly invited to the concluding conference of the 5-year, European Research Council (ERC) funded research project 'The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance'. 

The conference will be held on Monday 26 November 2018 (all day) and Tuesday 27 November 2018 (half-day) at The Goodenough College in London. 

The presentations will be given by leading scholars of constitutional law, who have written the project's 29 national reports which will be published in January 2019 as a two-volume, open access book by T.M.C. Asser Press and Springer. The national reports will be accompanied by a comparative study. The  details of the book are available at https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462652729

The presentations at the conference will be arranged in the following panels: 

Europe’s political, post-totalitarian and other constitutional cultures: The bills of rights, approaches to constitutional review, EU amendments.
The Data Retention Directive in national and EU courts.
Constitutional adjudication regarding the European Arrest Warrant 
Euro crisis, democracy and social rights
Constitutional issues in the context of global governance
Broader themes regarding EU, national and comparative constitutionalism and the future direction of travel

The speakers include:

Alison L. Young, Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Robinson College
Patrick Birkinshaw, Emeritus Professor of Public Law and Director of the Institute of European Public Law, University of Hull
Cesare Pinelli, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Rome Sapienza
Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law, Queen Mary University of London 
Monica Claes, Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law, Maastricht University
Patricia Popelier, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Antwerp
Helle Krunke, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Copenhagen, and Vice-President of the International Association of Constitutional Law
Mattias Wendel, Professor of Public Law, International Law, EU Law and Comparative Law, University of Bielefeld
Xenophon Contiades, Professor of Public Law, Panteion University, Athens, and Managing Director of the Centre for European Constitutional Law, Athens
Gerard Hogan, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
Evgeni Tanchev, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
Irmantas Jarukaitis, Judge at the European Court of Justice
Stanisław Biernat, Professor of European Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow; formerly Vice-President of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland
Jörg Gerkrath, Professor of European Law, University of Luxembourg
Tuomas Ojanen, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Helsinki
Janne Salminen, Professor of Public Law, University of Turku
Joakim Nergelius, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Örebro
Konrad Lachmayer, Professor for Public Law, European Law and Foundations of Law, Sigmund Freud University in Vienna 
Giuseppe Martinico, Associate Professor in Comparative Public Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Barbara Guastaferro, Tenured Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Naples ‘Federico II’
Samo Bardutzky, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor in Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science
Francisco Pereira Coutinho, Professor of Constitutional Law, Lisbon Nova Law School
Constantinos Kombos, Associate Professor of Public Law, University of Cyprus
Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Professor of European Law and Reform, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Márton Varju, Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Nóra Chronowski, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, National University of Public Service, Budapest, and Researcher, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Joan Solares Mullor, Lecturer of Constitutional Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Madis Ernits, Judge, Tartu Appeals Court and Visiting Lecturer in Constitutional Law, University of Tartu
Carri Ginter, Associate Professor of European Law, University of Tartu
Martin Belov, Associate Professor in Constitutional Law, ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ University of Sofia
Catherine Van De Heyning, Professor of Fundamental Rights, University of Antwerp
Monika Kawczyńska, Assistant Professor of European Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Raffaela Kunz, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

The Principal Investigator of the project is Anneli Albi, Professor of European Law, University of Kent

The full list of speakers, programme and further conference information are available at https://research.kent.ac.uk/roc/events/
The online registration form is available at https://research.kent.ac.uk/roc/conference-registration/

Attendance is by pre-registration only. There are 100 places free of charge (including speakers and chairs). In the event that there is greater interest in attending the conference, a catering fee may be introduced to further participants. In case of interest in attending the conference, registration should be completed as soon as possible, or at the latest by Tuesday 20 November 2018. (A limited number of further registrations may be possible after that date.)