The 12th international Human Rights Researchers' Workshop, December 1-2, 2016

The workshop seeks to explore the philosophical, legal and practical aspects of the phenomenon of the globalization of constitutional law and its effects on constitutional rights. Is the idea of Global Constitutionalism relevant to constitutional rights? What are the particular conceptions of rights that are embedded in Global Constitutionalism?

Is the idea of rights itself undergoing a fundamental change due to Global Constitutionalism? How does Global Constitutionalism relate to particular rights, and affect them?
Conference Organizers:
Gila Stopler, Iddo Porat & Vlad Perju
Previous Workshops:
 

Thursday 1.12.2016
Greetings 9:45

Vlad Perju, Boston College
Iddo Porat, College of Law and Business

 

Friday 2.12.2016

The Chimera of Global Constitutionalism (Chair: Vlad Perju)
10:00 – 12:00
Global Constitutionalism and Proportionality (Chair: Iddo Porat)
09:00 – 11:00

Ran Hirschl
University of Toronto

Secession and Nullification vs. "Global Constitutionalism"

Jamal Greene
Columbia University

A Private Law Court in a Public Law System
Iddo Porat
College of Law and Business
Commentator Vicky Jackson
Harvard University
Commentator
Vanessa Macdonnell
University of Ottawa

The Reductionism of the Global Model of Constitutional Rights

David Schneiderman
University of Toronto

Legitimacy Problems in Global Constitutional Law: The Case of International Investment Law
Moshe Cohen-Eliya
College of Law and Business
Commentator

Frank Garcia
Boston College

Commentator
Lunch 12:00 13:00 Lunch 12:00 13:00

The Language and Meaning of Rights I (Chair: Avishalom Westreich)
13:00 – 15:00

Institutions and Rights in Global Constitutionalism (Chair: Katharine Young)
13:00 – 15:00

David Law
Washington University

The Global Language of Human Rights: A Computational Linguistic Analysis

Mark Tushnet
Harvard University

Institutions Protecting Democracy: Constitutional Courts and More
Ran Hirschl
University of Toronto
Commentator

Daniel Viehoff
New York University

Commentator

Julie Suk
Cardozo Law School

The Constitution of Mothers:
Gender Equality and Maternity Clauses in Global Constitutionalism

David Landau
Florida State University

Structure and the Limits of Transnational Dialogue: The Example of Term Limits in Latin America
Gila Stopler
College of Law and Business
Commentator

Ori Aronson
Bar Ilan University

Commentator
Coffee 15:00 15:30

closing:
Gila Stopler
College of Law and Business

 
The Language and Meaning of Rights II (Chair: Moshe Cohen-Eliya)
15:30 – 17:30
Vlad Perju
Boston College
 

Amnon Reichman
Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

The Patronizing Trap: Constitutional Rights, Risks and the Transnational Dimension  

Katharine Young
Boston College

Commentator
Public Session: The Future of Constitutionalism in the Age of Trump: US and Global Perspectives

Convener Vlad Perju
17:00 – 19:00

Dinner 19:00