ICON•S | The International Society of Public Law

Welcome to ICON•S!

ICON•S is an international learned society with members from all around the globe. Members include scholars in all fields of law and beyond to the humanities and social sciences, and at all levels of seniority, from students to emeritus faculty. ICON•S provides its members with the best avenues for building meaningful relationships and exchanging ideas internationally to advance its mission.

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  • ICON•S Live

Comparative Constitutional Law, Empire, and Colonialism

Comparative constitutional studies is frequently, and often justifiably, accused of focussing largely, if not exclusively, on a few influential jurisdictions in the Global North. Despite a welcome and continuing geographical expansion of scholarly interest towards the Global South, much of the intellectual agenda continues to be set by concerns of Northern polities. This panel is…

  • Governance

ICON•S Announces New Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, and New Additions to the Secretariat

The Co-Presidents of the International Society of Public Law (ICON•S)—Professors Richard Albert and Marta Cartabia—today announce that Professors Sergio Verdugo and Michaela Hailbronner have taken office as leaders in the Society’s Secretariat. Verdugo will serve as Secretary General and Hailbronner as Deputy Secretary General. “We cannot think of a better pair than Sergio and Michaela…

  • Governance

ICON•S Announces New Co-Presidents

The International Society of Public Law (ICON•S) today announces that Professors Richard Albert and Marta Cartabia have taken office as the new Co-Presidents of ICON•S. Longstanding members of ICON•S, Albert and Cartabia bring years of involvement and leadership to the role. Speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the Society’s annual global conference, Albert and Cartabia…