Discussion Group on Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory

Professor Dr. Zoltán Szente, University of Public Services Budapest & Dr. Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, Director of the Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Book Presentation: ʽNew Challenges to Constitutional Adjudication in Europe’

Date: Tuesday, 16.10.2018, 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 003, Sigmund Freud University
Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

In the past few years, constitutional courts have been presented with new challenges. The world financial crisis, the new wave of terrorism, mass migration and other country-specific problems have had wide-ranging effects on the old and embedded constitutional standards and judicial constructions. This book examines how, if at all, these unprecedented social, economic and political problems have affected constitutional review in Europe. As the courts’ response must conform with EU law and in some cases international law, analysis extends to the related jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. The collection adopts a common analytical structure to examine how the relevant challenges have been addressed in ten country specific case studies. Alongside these, constitutional experts frame the research within the theoretical understanding of the constitutional difficulties of the day in Europe. Finally, a comparative chapter examines the effects of multilevel constitutionalism and identifies general European trends.

Download: Szente_Gárdos-Orosz (pdf)

© Routledge 2018


Please note:
Prof. Martin Belov, Sofia University, will speak about “Constitutional Geometry in Westphalian and Post-Westphalian Constitutionalism” 18.10.2018, 7.pm. at SFU (please register at office@igkk.org).

This event is hosted by SFU Faculty of Law and organised by the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (IACPIL) in co-operation with the European Academy of Legal Theory and Hart Publishing.

The next discussion group lecture will be given by Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Dublin City University, on “The Law and Politics of Brexit”, Monday, 12.11.2018, 18:00-19:30, SFU, Room 5002, Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna.