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Constitutional Governance and Social Change

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Contact : Convenor - Dr. Suryapratim Roy

This group brings together researchers working on these issues in relation to Irish, European and International law. It includes research on constitutional and administrative law at each of these levels, as well as attention to the interaction between law and policy, both in terms of how we are governed and with regard to specific issues where social change provokes debate on policy reform. Human rights are a topic of particular interest that are woven into and across the group’s research.

These interests correlate with Trinity College’s research themes of Inclusive Society; International Integration; Making Ireland; and Identities in Transformation.

News and Events


Lunchtime Seminar - Monday, 28 May at 1.00-2.00 pm by Thomas A. Barnico  “Degrees of Independence of State and Federal Attorneys General in the United States”.

Guest Lecture - Wednesday, 4 April 2018 at 4.30 pm by Dr. Andrea Pin 'The Dismay of Progress: The deception of irenic constitutionalism'

Discussion - Thursday, 18 January 2018 Directive Principles as a Consensus Building Tool – 18 January 2018 at 7 pm by Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan with response by the Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan.

Guest Lecture - Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 5 pm by Dr. Tom Gerard Daly 'Designing an African Judicial Network: Potential and Challenges'.

Colloquium- Friday 6 October, 2017 at 1.30 – 4.30 pm with Dimitry Kochenov (University of Groningen) plus other speakers EU Citizenship and Federalism