Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Small Jurisdictions Service secures Caribbean Constitutional Law funding success

Wednesday, 05 September 2012


The Small Jurisdictions Service is pleased to announce that Executive Member Dr Derek O'Brien, has secured funding from the Institute for the Study of the Americas to host a conference on the theme of Democratic Legitimacy and Constituent Power in the context of the Commonwealth Caribbean to include both the independent countries in the regions as well as the British Overseas Territories. Speakers who have already agreed to present papers at the Conference to be held at Senate House in London next Spring include:
  • Professor Simeon McIntosh, formerly Dean of Law Faculty at the University of the West Indies and author of Caribbean Constitutional Reform: Rethinking the West Indian Polity (Caribbean Law Publishing Company‬, 2002);
  • Dr Joel Colon-Rios, Victoria University of Wellington Law School the author of Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power (Routledge:2012), and;
  • Susan Dickson, Legal Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the co-author of British Overseas Territories and the Law (Hart, 2011)
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