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Law-making in Illiberal Regimes

Date: 20 July 2021

Time: 16.00 - 17.30 UK time

Venue: Online

Organised in collaboration with the journal 

Theory and Practice of Legislation

Event Details

There has been a global rise in what may be termed illiberal regimes - that is to say, states and governments which reject some aspects of the ideal of the liberal democracy founded upon respect for human rights and the Rule of Law. Sometimes it is the entire regime which rejects these values, sometimes there are just elements in that regime which reject those values, what may be called illiberal tendencies in government. A variety of overlapping terms have been used to describe this: autocratic legalism, illiberal legality, democratic decay, constitutional backsliding.

The goal of this webinar is not to investigate illiberalism as a whole, but to instead examine the inter-relationship between illiberal tendencies in government and the law-making process. Do illiberal states show evidence of a particular type of law-making process? Or do certain types of law-making process make it easier to have illiberal tendencies in government? The speakers will report on the experience of Poland, Hungary, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey and Italy.

This webinar is being organised in partnership with the journal Theory and Practice of Legislation which is publishing articles by these speakers available here. 

Chairs:

Professor Dr Tímea Drinóczi, Professor, Department of Constitutional Law Faculty of Law, University of Pécs - Hungary and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil

Dr Ronan Cormacain , Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Speakers

  • Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Konstantine Vardzelashvili, Chief of Legislative Support Unit OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  • Dr. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Viktor Zoltán Kazai, Central European University, Vienna, Austria
  • Valentina Rita Scotti, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Giovanni Piccirilli , Assistant professor of Constitutional Law, LUISS University of Rome.
  • Thomas Bustamante, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil 
  • Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Saru Arifin, University of Pécs, Hungary

Programme

  • Welcome
    Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Overview - Illiberal Regimes
    Konstantine Vardzelashvili, Chief of Legislative Support Unit OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  • Legislation in Illiberal Poland
    Dr. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • The misuse of the legislative process as part of the illiberal toolkit. The case of Hungary
    Viktor Zoltán Kazai, Central European University, Vienna, Austria
  • With a Different Name, the Rose is not a Rose Anymore: Legislative Quality and Gender Equality in the AKP's Turkey 
    Valentina Rita Scotti, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Governmental predominance in Italian law-making: undemocratic or illiberal? 
    Giovanni Piccirilli , Assistant professor of Constitutional Law, LUISS University of Rome.
  • Legislative Resistance to Illiberalism in a System of Coalitional Presidentialism: Will it Work in Brazil?
    Thomas Bustamante & Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Illiberal Tendencies in Indonesian Legislation: The Case of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation
    Saru Arifin, University of Pécs, Hungary

Abstracts of articles are available here 

Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required 

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.

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