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50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series
Is Transformative Constitutionalism an Illusion?

Speaker:
Carlos Bernal
Justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court (since May 2017)
Associate Professor at Macquarie Law School (Sydney, Australia)

This lecture undertakes a critical analysis of the four puzzles. As a result of the analysis, it makes two arguments. First, it proposes that transformative constitutionalism is, to a remarkable extent, actually an illusion. Second, it suggests a restatement of essential tenets. In particular, the lecture advances a model of collaborative constitutionalism that highlights the functions of the legislature and the executive, and the contribution to the transformation of private and international powers, as well. FULL DETAILS