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PROFESSOR LINTON SPEAKS AT THE 2017 CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PUBLIC LAW

   

The 2017 Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law on the theme of 'Courts, Power and Public Law' was held over 5-7 July 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It took place under the auspices of the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Law and iCourts (the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Excellence on International Courts). Close to a thousand lawyers from around the world attended. There were 199 parallel panels, and three plenary sessions.
ZJGSU Law School's Professor Suzannah Linton participated in the event, and spoke on a panel examining judicial accountability and constitutional power through a comparative lens. The panel was organised and chaired by Professor Pablo Riberi of the Catholic University of Cordoba in Argentina. Professor Linton reflected on Guarding the Guardians or Abuse of Power' in relation to the impeachments of Chief Justices in the Asia-Pacific region, with focus on the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Professor Riberi introduced the situation of judicial accountability in Latin America, Professor Benedetta Barbisan (University of Macerata, Italy) spoke on constitutional challenges to the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and Professor Donna Greschner (University of Victoria, Canada) spoke on judicial controls on abusive governance arising from her research into constitutional abuses by the Harper government in Canada.


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