Transnational Constitutional Transformations: Courts as Political Agents
Moderated by Heinz Klug, University of Wisconsin
Constitutional life operates on the principle that political life is relatively predictable. However, when the state experiences political disruption of a kind that threatens to overturn deeply established constitutional rules, constitutional courts can become significant political actors, or 'interventionist courts' (Nathan J. Brown; Julian G. Waller). This panel explores the potential and limits of political intervention by the courts, and charts the most significant lessons we can learn from individual cases across the world.
Carlos Bernal-Pulido, Constitutional Court of Colombia
Penelope Andrews, University of Cape Town
András Sajó, Central European University
Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes, Center for the Study of Law, Justice & Society
Shalini Randeria, Institute for Human Sciences