Special Events at the World Congress


There are 3 main Special Events at the World Congress:

  • The Commemorating Exhibition
  • Author Talks (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Blog Re-Launch (Tuesday)

Event No.1: Exhibition

“Gyeongguk Daejeon: The Constitution of Joseon Dynasty of Korea meets the World's Constitutions”
Venue: University Museum, SKKU
* Opening Ceremony : 18 June (Mon) 14:00-14:30
The base code of laws during the Joseon Dynasty, it is the original and continuing text of the Gyeongje Yukjeon from the founding of Joseon, and the unified code of laws from the base governance made from the combining of laws from afterwards. In 1460 (Sejo Year 6) the administrative and economic base Hojeon was edited and named the Gyeongguk Daejeon,
made into a woodcut, and though the editing was finished in 1467 (Sejo Year 13) revisions and supplements continued. The Gyeongje Yukjeon is divided into six sections entitled I (ministers), Ho (residence), Ye (conduct), Byeong (military), Hyeong (punishment), and Gong (industry), and each volume was divided and regulated into its respective parts. After this Daejeon was put into practice books of statutes such as Daejeon Songnok and Sugyo Jimnok and codes
of laws such as Sokdaejeon and Daejeon Hoitong were edited and put into practice; there are no few provisions that were reformed or discarded, but the basic ideology was continued.

This description was written by Seoul Museum of History



Event No. 2: Talks with Authors


Bertrand Mathieu

Le droit contre la démocratie?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 17:15-18:15
Venue: Multimedia Lecture Room, 6th floor,
the 600th Anniversary Memorial Hall

Chair: Cherry Kwon (Korea Legislation Research Institute)
Book and Author: Le droit contre la démocratie?
(EDITIONS Lextenso, 2017) written by Bertrand Mathieu
(l’Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)


Yaniv Roznai

Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 13:15-14:15
Venue:  Room 20103, Law Building

Chair:  Jaclyn Neo(National University of Singapore)
Book and Author: Unconstitutional Constitutional
Amendments (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017)
written by Yaniv Roznai
(Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya)


Susanna Mancini (ed)

The Conscience Wars

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 13:15-14:15
Venue: Multimedia Lecture Room, 6th floor,
the 600th Anniversary Memorial Hall

Chair:  Andrew Le Sueur (University of Essex)
Book and Author: The Conscience Wars: Rethinking
the Balance between Religion, Identity, and Equality
(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018)
edited by Susanna Mancini (University of Bologna)
& Michel Rosenfeld (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
Law of Yeshiva University)



Event No. 3
* IACL-AIDC Official Blog Launching Ceremony *

19 June (Tue) 13:15-14:15
Venue : Multimedia Lecture Room, 6th floor,
the 600th Anniversary Memorial Hall

Join Co-Editors Erika Arban and Tom Gerald Daly to celebrate the re-launch of the IACL-AIDC Blog. Erika and Tom will highlight the key changes made and outline future plans for the Blog.