In authoritarian states, the constitution is, as a rule, recalled once it is necessary to find ways to justify the wishes of the President of the state to stay in power or exert influence over it without limit in time. The current process of amendments to the 1993 Constitution of Russia is conspicuous by its speed and raises important constitutional law issues. From its very outset in January 2020, the process of introducing constitutional changes at an unprecedented pace in Russia has denied all that can be called the ABCs of constitutional amendments, namely publicity, transparency, and expertise. This paper offers a detailed analysis of the 2020 constitutional amendments in Russia.
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