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TriCON Seminar - Constitutional Identity and Amendment

TriCON Seminar Series in association with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 15 March, 1pm - 2pm

Location: Online

Registration for the event can be completed: HERE

Some constitutional amendment powers explicitly preclude amendments that depart too greatly from the existing constitution. But is this just a contingent feature of certain constitutions? Or does it reflect a necessary truth about all constitutions? In this paper, I explore and ultimately reject Gary Jacobsohn's claim that the amendment of a constitution must be consistent with that constitution's identity. This has significant implications for constitutional identity, amendment, and how we approach comparative constitutional law.

  • Speaker: Professor Oran Doyle
  • Commentator Professor Rachael Walsh
  • Chair: Professor Aileen Kavanagh

TRiCON is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union through the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Law and Politics, Trinity College Dublin.