Jan. 13 – 14: Constitutional Crossroads in Canada and Around the World
- Friday, Jan. 13 & Saturday, Jan. 14
Franklin Lew Forum, Room 101
Allard School of Law, UBC
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/constitutional-crossroads-in-canada-and-around-the-world-tickets-474206393087
This conference gathers constitutional law scholars and theorists to discuss some of the most pressing issues in constitutional law, both in Canada and elsewhere.
2022 marked the 40-year anniversary of the 1982 amendments to the Canadian Constitution. The Constitutional Act, 1982 includes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, provisions protecting Aboriginal rights, an amendment formula, and a constitutional supremacy clause. Panelists will discuss debates arising from these provisions and from other areas of Canadian constitutional law.
The conference program will also include some of the leading voices in comparative constitutional law and transnational law. Panelists will discuss challenges that are common to contemporary constitutional orders, including those posed by populism, pluralism, globalization, gender inequality, colonization and climate change.
This conference is a launch event for the Canadian branch of ICON-S and it is the first in what the organizers hope will be a series of events on constitutional law.
PWIAS is happy to co-sponsor this event with:
Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta
Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, University of British Columbia
Centre for Law and the Environment, University of British Columbia