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Book discussion: Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment

Our recently created Committee on New Directions in Scholarship invites you to join us in conversation in the New Scholarship Showcase, a series of monthly virtual events dedicated to new books in public law. The event (date and time below) will feature a discussion on Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment (Yale University Press 2021) by Professor Donald Horowitz (Duke…

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ICON-S Writing School

Publishing at the international level can be challenging for early-career scholars. It is crucial for their academic career and the wide dissemination of knowledge, yet little systematic training is offered to do this task effectively. The ICON-S Writing School – provided at no cost – is here to help, especially those whose home institution has not offered…

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Comparative Constitutional Law, Empire, and Colonialism

Comparative constitutional studies is frequently, and often justifiably, accused of focussing largely, if not exclusively, on a few influential jurisdictions in the Global North. Despite a welcome and continuing geographical expansion of scholarly interest towards the Global South, much of the intellectual agenda continues to be set by concerns of Northern polities. This panel is…

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ICON•S Announces New Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, and New Additions to the Secretariat

The Co-Presidents of the International Society of Public Law (ICON•S)—Professors Richard Albert and Marta Cartabia—today announce that Professors Sergio Verdugo and Michaela Hailbronner have taken office as leaders in the Society’s Secretariat. Verdugo will serve as Secretary General and Hailbronner as Deputy Secretary General. “We cannot think of a better pair than Sergio and Michaela…

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ICON•S Announces New Co-Presidents

The International Society of Public Law (ICON•S) today announces that Professors Richard Albert and Marta Cartabia have taken office as the new Co-Presidents of ICON•S. Longstanding members of ICON•S, Albert and Cartabia bring years of involvement and leadership to the role. Speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the Society’s annual global conference, Albert and Cartabia…

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ICON•S Congratulates Outgoing Co-Presidents

The International Society of Public Law today congratulates Professors Lorenzo Casini and Rosalind Dixon on their tenure as Co-Presidents of ICON•S. Leaders of ICON•S for three years, Casini and Dixon have led ICON•S through the trials and challenges of the public health emergency and innovated the unprecedented online conference experience known now and always as…

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2021 ICON•S Book Prize Announced

The Society is pleased to share that the Book Prize Committee has awarded the 2021 ICON•S Book Prize to Adam Chilton & Mila Versteeg, How Constitutional Rights Matter (Oxford University Press, 2020) This year, the Committee also decided to award a Special Mention to Dilek Kurban, Limits of Supranational Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2020) Congratulations…


Statement on ICON•S Plenary Program

The ICON•S Mundo Organizing Committee is committed to a full and robust exchange of ideas. However, we note that legitimate concerns have been raised by some members of the Society that parts of the Mundo plenary program do not fully reflect our shared public law values when it comes to questions of colonialism and empire….

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Conference Website Online

We are thrilled to share with you that you can now access the Conference program via our Mundo website: You will find the Conference’s final program on the new website, including social events, receptions, plenary panels, interest groups, and the hundreds of parallel panels. We invite you to browse the incredibly rich program of…

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Countdown to Mundo

We are very excited about the ICON•S Mundo conference that will take place next week. In the next few days, you will find all the information about the conference at the following link: There, you will be able to access the Zoom links to all the panels, read the panel descriptions, the paper abstracts,…