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Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Culture:

Asia and the Americas

 

About Us

    Societies in Asia and the Americas may seem to have nothing in common given their particularities; however, many countries in these two regions share similar historical and political experiences (e.g. dictatorships, revolutions, democratic mobilizations, etc.) Nevertheless these geographically diverse societies, although very different in their current legal and political cultures, may also share constitutional and democratic values. In this age of globalization, when economic ties between these regions are gaining strength and momentum, it becomes a necessity to study them comparatively. This is especially important when developing economic relationships bring issues such as the rule of law and protection of human rights to the fore.

    This CRN examines legal development, constitutional law and legal cultures from the perspectives of both legal sociology and comparative law. In particular, it seeks to understand how political and historical paths, as well as global influences such as universalization of human rights and democratic constitutional values, have shaped the formation and evolution of constitutional law and legal culture in various countries. It further seeks to examine the manifestations of contemporary legal culture in the political aspects of constitutional law, and in implementing democratic processes and human rights. This CRN brings together scholars engaged in these thematic and regional foci.

 
ANNUAL MEETING

Law and Society Association next year annual meeting will be in Washington.

The 2019's theme is DIGNITY.
The meeting will take place between May 30 and June 2 in Washington, D.C., USA.

 

Our CRN will offer the following sessions:

Constitutional theory development in Asia and in the Americas 
Human Rights in Asia and the Americas: freedom and religion 
Human Rights in Asia and the Americas: gender and sexuality 
Access to Justice in Asia and the Americas
Courts and Judging in Asia and the America 
Human Rights in Asia and the Americas: immigrants and refugees 
Criminal Justice in Asia and in the Americas 
Criminal Justice in Asia and in the Americas: restorative justice and punishment 
Current legal issues in Asia and the Americas 

Human Rights in Asia and the Americas: Armed conflicts and International Law 
Current legal issues in Asia and the Americas: democracy and dissent 
Constitutional Cultures in Latin America: Rights, Social Movements, and Institutional Design
Constitutional Theory Development in Asia and in the Americas II
Law, Rights and Sexuality in Asia and the Americas
Current Legal Issues in Brazil
Constitutional Theory Development in Asia and in the Americas: Law and Democracy
Human Rights, Dignity and Protection

 

Download our meeting schedule

See you all in Washington, DC!

 
SPONSOR

Do you want to publish your paper? 

Juris Poiesis is a quarterly academic journal linked to Estacio de Sa’s Law Postgraduate Program (PPGD/UNESA). The journal encourages researches and studies focused on two major topics: “Access to Justice” and “Human Rights”. It intends to showcase an inovative outlook of the academic community as well as foster provocative ideas around relevant themes regarding the Law and its common grounds, providing information that will stimulate new perspectives on dealing with  Human Rights. Juris Poiesis stands within the top ranking academic social-legal journal in Brazil.

Online submissions: http://periodicos.estacio.br/index.php/jurispoiesis/index

 
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