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Constitutional Change in France and the UK

27th June 2009

This one-day conference will address the recent constitutional change in both countries.

Theme 1: Adapting Old Ideas: The Nation-State, sovereignty and its accessories; The problem of support (Legitimacy, the political system, Bi partisan,…); The question of the central state and its peripheries (Form of state, unitary, decentralisation, devolution, Jacobinism); Modifications/revisions of the Constitution (frequency, substantial issues) .

Theme 2: Considering New Demands: Citizens, rights and the future; Accountability, control and transparency; The rule of law, Human Rights and l'Etat de droit; a republic, no monarch; a democracy, one monarch: (issues about the head of state); applying the constitution. Constitutions and the judiciary

The conference is targeted at legal academics, students and legal practitioners.


Accredited with CPD by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (5.5 hours)
(Bar Standards Board pending)

Please register your interest in attending this event by contacting Gail Chapman
Email:gchap@essex.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1206 873484 Fax: +44 (0) 1206 873428