The Constitutional Law Discussion Group kicked off the new academic year on Tuesday, 17 September, 3:00-5:00 PM in the Ken Mason Suite by welcoming Alberto López Basaguren, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and visiting fellow at the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law this September. He spoke on the topic:
‘The Autonomy of the Basque Country and the Fate of Sovereignty’
Prof López Basaguren’s research interests are in the areas of the law of linguistic diversity, the protection of minorities, federalism and territorial autonomy, the constitution and claims for sovereignty in sub-state nations and of constitutional development in European integration. He has recently co-edited The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013. His work in progress revolves around the topics of Scottish independence, the secession of territories within the EU and territorial autonomy in Spain.
Suggested reading: Alberto López Basaguren, ‘Current Issues Around Territorial Autonomy in Spain’ in A. López-Basaguren and L. Escajedo San Epifanio (eds.), The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain, Vol. 1, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 395-419.
The meeting was followed by an informal wine and chocolate reception.
Chair: Silvia Suteu