The idea that the constitutional amendment power is limited and that amendments can be unconstitutional gains traction by the day. While scholarship attempts to make a theoretical sense of it, the idea continues to migrate across jurisdictions. This panel will discuss the idea of unconstitutional amendments from both theoretical and comparative perspectives. Is the Slovak Constitutional Court devising a doctrine of unconstitutional constitutional amendments? Can an evaluative justification be offered for constitutional unamendability instead of the recent positivist justifications? What does ‘the people’s participation in constitutional change entail regarding democratic constitutionalism and the legitimacy of constitutional change? Exploring these questions, this panel aims to contribute to this topical issue with novel perspectives.
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