In the representative democracy Parliament should play a role of delegated power (using the paradigm of liberal democracy). However, in certain circumstances Parliament tends to overstep its competences. To prevent such a situation independent and impartial arbiter is needed. Constitutional court plays usually such a role. The court should be a kind of constraint on political brunch of government. If constitutional court is captured it fails to act as neutral arbiter. The court becomes a servant of political will – a kind of addendum to unconstrained Parliament. From systemic point of view constitutional court become a safeguard of ill-functioning system (eg illiberal democracy).
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