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Submissions for the 2022 ICON·S annual Conference are open!

ICON·S | The International Society of Public Law is pleased to announce that its 2022 Annual Conference on Global Problems and Prospects in Public Law will be held in hybrid format at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July on July 4-6, 2022. The Call for Papers, Panels, Working Groups, and Fora is available online and can…

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ICON-S Great Britain and Ireland Chapter CFP – The Constitutional Architecture of these Islands

The ICON-S Great Britain and Ireland Chapter is excited to release the Call for Papers for its conference The Constitutional Architecture of these Islands which will take place online on 26,27, and 28 April 2022. To submit a proposal for a fully-formed panel or an individual paper, please send an abstract (100-150 words) to; the…

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ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its fifth annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national and the…

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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…