Forthcoming: Seminar on Democracy, Pluralism, and Constitutionalism in Southern Asia

On 21st November 2017, we will be hosting a joint event with the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law and the Centre for South Asian Studies at Neil MacCormick Room.

The agenda is as follows:

14:00 – 14:10              Welcome and Introduction by the Chair: Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

14:10 – 15:00              A Royal Coup – The Forced Dissolution of Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly using the Royal Prerogative and the Misrule of Law: H. Kumarasingham

15:00 – 15:20              Discussants: Wilfried Swenden and Asanga Welikala

15:20 – 15:45              Plenary Discussion

15:45 – 16:00              Break

16:00 – 16:45              In Search of the Ancient Constitution? The Galactic Polity and the Constitutional Challenge of National Pluralism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne and Asanga Welikala

16:45 – 17:15              Discussants: Jonathan Spencer and Stephen Tierney

17:15 – 17:45              Plenary Discussion