The concept of constitutional identity appears in the Anglo-Saxon legal systems and in the supranational system of European integration under different lights and approaches. While in Anglo-Saxon approaches, the interpretation of legal institutions in conformity with the constitution is understood under it, the European concept seems to be applied when possible conflicts between the legal system of the European supranational space and certain provisions of the national constitutions of the Member States arise. In other words, the European concept intends to offer input for the determination of the nature of the relationship between the constitutional provisions of the Member States and the legal acts of the EU integration. The ultimate interpretation of constitutional identity in Europe must be materialized in the practice of constitutional courts as the ensemble of fundamental constitutional provisions and institutions with historical origins defining the constitutional system.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S