This panel will discuss Aileen Kavanagh's forthcoming book called The Collaborative Constitution. This book argues that protecting constitutional rights is a collaborative enterprise between all three branches of government, where each branch has a distinct and complementary role to play. Rather than championing either courts or legislatures as the supreme repository of rights, on the one hand, or seeking to uncover a metaphorical 'dialogue' between them, on the other, Kavanagh moves 'from conversation to collaboration', to uncover the intricate workings of a collaborative process of engaging with rights both within and between the three branches of government. Using the UK's Human Rights Act 1998 as a central case-study, this book situates this example in comparative context, rounding out an analysis which has theoretical, empirical, analytical and comparative dimensions.
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