It is not simple to define the elements that must be considerate to build a resilient constitution. However, there are some aspects that should be observed to deal with problems, overcome obstacles or resist to adverse situations, finding solutions to overcome adversity in a constitutional system. Thus, the constitutional longevity does not come just from formal procedural decisions, but rather, it must be built on a proposal that serves the interests of the collectivity, guided by a democratic order and considering a dialogue based on respect and tolerance. Moreover, constitutional longevity is related with the inclusion of the community in the constitutional design and the plasticity to be adapted to new social issues. Consequently, the resilience of a constitution in democratic societies, depends on the openness to a rational dialogue among members of the community, increasing permanently the legitimacy and respect of the constitution, in a continuous process of recognition.
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