IACL Roundtable - Melbourne Law School, 2-3 May 2016

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An IACL roundtable (and executive committee meeting) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 2 and 3 May 2016. The theme of the roundtable is “The Invisible Constitution: Comparative Perspectives”. The programme is set out below. If members of the IACL, affiliated national associations or followers of this blog would like to attend the roundtable, they should contact Cindy Halliwell cindy.halliwell@unimelb.edu.au. (Executive committee members will receive invitations via the IACL secretariat). The venue is Melbourne Law School on the Parkville Campus of the University of Melbourne at 185 Pelham Street Carlton in central Melbourne, two blocks south of the main campus. A downloadable map of the University (Parkville campus) is available here.


Day 1

8.30-9.00                                Coffee & Registration

9-9.15                                       Welcome: Professors Adrienne Stone and Rosalind Dixon

9.15-9.30                                Introduction by Justice Kate O’Regan (formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa)

 9.30-11                                    Session 1:               Conceptual & Theoretical Issues

Larry Solum, ‘Written & Unwritten Constitutional Law’
Caitlin Goss, ‘Interim Constitutions and the Invisible Constitution’
Patrick Emerton, ‘Thoughts on the Unwritten/Invisible Constitution’

11.00-11.30        Morning Tea

11.30-12.45        Session 2:               The View from the Americas

David Scheiderman, ‘Unwritten Constitutional Principles in Canada: Genuine or Strategic’ (To Be Confirmed)
David Landau, ‘The Expansion of the Tutela in Colombia:  Judges Constructing their Own Power’

12.45-1.45           Lunch

1.45-3.15              Session 3               The View from Europe & the Middle East

Russell Miller, Constitutional Implications in Germany: The Civil Law Influence
Irene Spigno, ‘The ‘Addictive Judgments’ of the Italian Constitutional Court: A Way to Create Constitutional Rights’
Iddo Porat, ‘A Constitutional Revolution Without a Constitution – Text and its Absence in Israeli Constitutional Adjudication’
3.15-3.45              Afternoon Tea

3.45-5                     Session 4               Skype Session

Eoian Carolan, ‘The Evolution of Natural Law in Ireland’
Renata Uitz, TBC
5-6pm                                       Drinks Reception

6-7.30pm                                Public Lecture: Justice Manuel Cepeda, President of the International Association of Constitutional Law

8:00 pm                                   Dinner @ University House

Day 2

9-10.45                                    Session 5 – The View from Asia 1

Simon Butt, Constitutional Implications in Indonesia
Yvonne Tew, Malaysia’s Invisible Constitution
Jongcheol Kim, Is the Invisible Constitution Really Invisible?: Some Reflections in the Context of Korean Constitutional Adjudication

10.45-11.15                          Morning Tea

11.15-1.00           Session 6 – The View from (Austral) Asia 2

Sudhir Krishnaswamy, TBC
Johannes Chan, Constitutional Implications in Hong Kong?
Albert Chen & P.Y. Lo,     ‘The Constitutional Orders of “One Country, Two Systems: A Comparative Study of the Written and Unwritten Bases of Constitutional Review and Proportionality Analysis in the Chinese Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau’
Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Constitutional Implications in Australia Revisited
Han Zhai, The Invisible Constitution in Reformative China

1.00-2.00              Conference Close/Lunch