The next Roundtable of the IACL will take place in Xi’an, China, October 23 to 27. Additional discussions will take place in Macau and Hong Kong, following the Xi’an portion of the Roundtable.
The general topic of the Roundtable concerns Positive Social Rights (Social Security) and Comparative Constitutional Law. It is planned to have panels on
- The Conception and Historical Development of Rights to Social Security - confirmed participants include Professors Tong Zhiwei (Chinese Association of Constitutional Law), Didier Maus (member of the Conseil d’Etat, France, and former President, IACL), Wang Xigen (Wuhan University), and Christian Starck (University of Göttingen, Germany);
- The Right to Social Security and International Conventions on Human Rights - confirmed participants include Professors Wang Lei (Peking University), Lidija Basta (University of Belgrade), Zhu Guobin (Hong Kong City University), and Lech Garlicki (European Court of Human Rights);
- Institutional Aspects of Social Security and the Rule of Law: China and Comparative Constitutional Perspectives - confirmed participants include Professors Zhang Qianfan (Peking University), Vicki Jackson (Georgetown University), Lin Laifan (Tsinghua University), Rainer Arnold (University of Regensburg, Germany); and
- Social Security, Constitutional Rights and Constitutional Protection - confirmed participants include Professors Hu Jinguang (Chinese Association of Constitutional Law), Eivind Smith (University of Oslo), and Dong Heping (Northwest Politics & Law University). Other speakers will include Professor Martin Scheinin, of EUI (Florence, Italy) and President of the IACL, and Professors Han Dayuan, President of the Chinese Association of Constitutional Law, Mo Jihong, first Vice President of the Chinese Association of Constitutional Law, and Professor Hector Fix-Fierro, of UNAM, Mexico, and first vice-president of the IACL. This program is still somewhat tentative and additional speakers, not yet confirmed, are being invited.
Because space is quite limited, we wanted to let our membership know about this event early. If you are interested in attending, please be in touch by email with:
Secretary General of the IACL
Professor Mo Jihong
First Vice President of the Chinese Association of Constitutional Law and member of the Executive Committee of the IACL
to enquire about whether space is available and whether the necessary arrangements can be made. Because of the tight space limitations and the time needed to make necessary arrangements for additional attendees, please do so by NO LATER THAN JUNE 20, 2011, to express your interest. You will then be promptly notified whether a place has been reserved for you. Please note that additional attendees will need to be able to pay for their own travel and hotel accommodation.