Book discussion with Ntina Tzouvala
“Capitalism As Civilisation” offers the first comprehensive history of the standard of civilisation in international law. It draws from Marxism and deconstruction and brings together the textual and the material in our understanding of law. In so doing, it approaches ‘civilisation’ as an argumentative pattern related to the distribution of rights and duties amongst different…
Preliminary Program Released, Registration open
We are pleased to announce the release of the preliminary program for ICON•S Mundo, this year’s iteration of the annual meeting of the Society. In addition to plenary sessions, receptions, and more close to 1500 presentations spread over 290 panels organized in 40 concurrent sessions, Mundo will also feature a diverse selection of working groups….
Popular Sovereignty: People, Territory & Imagination?
We would like to draw our members’s attention to this upcoming event of the Israeli Chapter of ICON•S: In his book “Beyond the People – Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination” (Oxford Constitutional Theory, 2018) Zoran Oklopcic critically examines how we, both inside and outside the academy, conceive of ‘the people’ in political and legal debates….
We are happy to announce a new and topical ICON•S Live event. Join us for an online discussion on “Defeating COVID-19: Vaccines, Public Law and Global Challenges” next week! Both the domestic roll-out of COVID-vaccines and its international distribution have been a source of increasing worries and criticism in recent weeks. These concerns and criticisms have come from…
New Chapter Vetting Committee
ICON•S is pleased to announce changes to its Chapter Vetting Committee. After a long tenure of distinguished service as Chair that oversaw the global growth of our ICON•S Chapters, Moshe Cohen-Eliya has resigned from the Committee. The Society thanks him and honours his valuable and lasting contributions to this Committee and to ICON•S. We are pleased to…
ICON•S is pleased to announce the establishment of its Argentina chapter. The chapter already has 90 founding members from more than ten law schools. We think that is amazing! You find more information about the chapter here. Welcome to the ICON•S family!
Call for Papers and Panels
ICON•S has released the Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo. The Mundo Conference will be a truly global academic event, involving multilingual activities gathering hundreds of Public Law scholars, political scientists, judges, doctoral students and practitioners from all over the world. It will offer an excellent chance to discuss ideas in all areas of…
ICON•S Conference to be hosted in Wrocław in 2022
After being compelled to cancel and postpone last year’s scheduled Conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to hold this year’s annual meeting entirely online. The Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo is available here. The planned in-person Conference in Wrocław, Poland will be moved to 2022. We…
Book discussion with Ran Hirschl
Against the backdrop of the world’s staggering urbanization rate and the absence of cities from constitutional law, constitutional thought, and comparative constitutional studies more generally, Ran Hirschl argues in his new book “City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity” (Oxford University Press, 2020), that new thinking about constitutionalism and urbanization, and about the spatial dimensions of…
Phoebe Okowa nominated to International Law Commission
The Society congratulates Phoebe Okowa, Member of the Executive Committee of ICON•S and Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London on being named as Kenya’s nominee to the International Law Commission 2021.