Presentation by Dr Tamás Győrfi, 29 October 2013

Dr Tamás Győrfi, Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen, gave a presentation before the CLDG on Tuesday, 29 October at 3PM in the Neil MacCormick Room (Old College). He spoke on the topic

‘Rethinking the Concept of Weak Judicial Review: Comparative Notes on the Commonwealth Model and Scandinavia’

Tamas Gyorfi joined the Law School of Aberdeen University in 2009, having previously taught at the University of Miskolc and the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary. His main research interests are in legal theory and comparative constitutional law. His current research revolves around the justification of constitutional judicial review, constitutional interpretation and the “juridification” of human rights protection. He is particularly interested in the theoretical issues raised by the weak form of judicial review and is currently working on a book titled Against the New Constitutionalism, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2015.
The meeting was followed by an informal wine and chocolate reception.
Chair: Silvia Suteu

Presentation by Dr Daithí Mac Síthigh, 22 October 2013

The Constitutional Law Discussion Group had one of its very engaging ‘current events’ meetings on Tuesday,  22 October 2013, 15:00, in the Ken Mason Suite (Old College), featuring Daithí Mac Síthigh, Lecturer in Digital Media Law at Edinburgh Law School. Daithí presented on the topic

”Tread Softly because You Tread on My Dreams’: The 2013 Senate Referendum in Ireland’

The meeting was followed by an informal wine and chocolate reception.

Chair: Silvia Suteu

Presentation by Dr Harshan Kumarasingham, 15 October 2013

A new meeting of the Constitutional Law Discussion Group took place on 15 October 2013, 15:00, in Room LO7, Old College. The meeting featured Dr Harshan Kumarasingham speaking on the topic:


The Constitutional Legacy and Application of the Westminster System in South Asia’

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Dr  Kumarasingham is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and (from October 2013) Smuts Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge. He also held an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Award at Potsdam University and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His most recent work includes the monograph A Political Legacy of the British Empire – Power and the Parliamentary System in Post Colonial India and Sri Lanka  (London, 2013). Dr  Kumarasingham is also currently editing the papers of constitutional expert Sir Ivor Jennings for Cambridge University Press.



The meeting was followed by an informal wine and chocolate reception.

Chair: Silvia Suteu

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