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

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