1 feb. 2019

En Oxford, sobre la Constitución Inglesa


Remaking the UK Constitution Conference
Week:HT622 Feb 2019, 10:00AM - 23 Feb 2019, 4:30PM

Brexit has generated a widespread recognition on all sides of the debate that the UK is in the midst of one of the greatest constitutional upheavals in history.  Remaking the UK Constitution is a conference hosted jointly by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and The Constitution Unit at University College London , about how to remake the UK constitution in a democratically legitimate manner.  It will bring together senior politicians, leading scholars, legal practitioners, policy makers, civil servants and leading journalists.  Discussions at the conference will be recorded and distilled into public report with a view to influencing public debate.


Friday 22 February

Session 1: Introductory Framing Session (11 am - 12.30 pm) Introductory session to set the scene in relation to constitution-making in the UK and provide a survey of relevant concepts and comparative political experience relating to constitution-making.  Chair: Professor Kate O'Regan, Director, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Speakers: Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, University College London; Associate Professor Stuart White, Department of Politics & International Relations; Dr Alan Renwick, The Constitution Unit, University College London.

Session 2: Brexit and the UK Constitution (2 - 4pm) This panel will explore the contemporary opportunities for building a broad based political consensus about the need for a constitutional remaking process and what that process should be.  Panellists will address the prospects of building such a consensus, the current opportunities for remaking the Constitution and what steps might be requred to start the process. The panel will include Vernon Bogdanor, King's College, London, and Frances Foley, Compass.

Session 3: Thinking About Constitution-making in the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (4.30 - 6pm) To introduce the current debates and concerns relevant to each of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, and how those concerns might need to be considered in designing a process for constitution-making in the United Kingdom.  Chair: Akash Paun, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government.  Panelllists: Professor Laura McAllister, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University; Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future; Robin Wilson, openDemocracy, editor of Social Europe.

Saturday 23 February

Session 4: The Flexibility of a New Constitution (9 - 10.30 am) To explore the different ways in which constitutions may be amended, and what entrenchment of constitutions means for constitution-making. e.g referendums, super majorities, and constitutional review processes.  Chair: Professor Jeff King, UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London.  Panellists: Professor Dr Matthias Mahlmann, University of Zurich; Dr Silvia Suteu, UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London;Professor Richard Bellamy, Professor, University College London; Director of the Max Weber Programme, European University Institute; Professor Dr Maartje de Visser, Singapore Management University; Peter C. Oliver, Vice Dean and Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

Session 5: Citizens' Assemblies and other forms of Mini-Publics (11 - 12.30 pm) To discuss contemporary examples of citizens’ assemblies and other forms of mini-publics.  It will focus on the lessons we can learn from particular national experiences for the UK constitution making process.   Chair: Adam Ramsay, Co-Editor, openDemocracy.  Panellists: Professor David Farrell, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin; Professor Graham Smith, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster;Dr Arianna Giovannini, Department of Politics & Public Policy, De Montfort University Leicester; Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy.

Session 6: Constitutional Conventions (1.30 pm - 3pm) To discuss contemporary examples of constitutional conventions and what we can learn from them in the UK constitution making process.  There will be five panellists each speaking for 10 minutes followed by discussion. Chair: Dr Udit Bhatia, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford.  Panellists: Professor Eirikur Bergmann, Department of Social Sciences, Bifröst University; Dr Hélène Landemore, Department of Political Science, Yale University; Professor Jeff King, UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London; Professor Dr Jon Elster, Columbia University; Professor Roberto Gargarella, Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, CONICET, Argentina, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires.

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Qué bueno RG!! Van a hacer libro? Excelente

Anónimo dijo...

Profesor, recomienda el libro de Conrado Hübner Méndes: "Cortes constitucionales y democracia deliberativa" que publicó Marcial Pons?