Constituting Transformation? Ethnographic Insights into the Potentials and Pitfalls of Constitutional Law in Action

Location am HIS | Beginn: 20.11.2024 18:00 Uhr


20th November 2024
18.00 – 20.00
Keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Michaela Hailbronner
Chair: Olaf Zenker

21st November 2024
09.15 – 09.30
Introduction by Olaf Zenker & Laura Affolter
09.30 – 11.00
Panel 1
Chair: Laura Affolter
Sandhya Fuchs, Shifting Scales of Democracy: Rewriting India’s Constitutional Imaginary
Alexis Blouët, Constitutionalism Matters Because It Does Not Matter: Case Studies from Egypt and Morocco

11.30 – 13.00
Panel 2
Chair: Francesca Barp
Tanja Herklotz, Feminist Constitutional Activism: A Case Study from India
Arzoo Osanloo, Iranian Women, Embracing Constitutionalism, and the Challenge of Gender Equality

14.00 – 15.30
Panel 3
Chair: Tobias Eule
Sina Emde, Between Equality and Hierarchy: Articulations of Race, Class, Land and Labour in Fiji’s Constitutions
Wolfgang Gabbert, Indigenous Autonomy and Constitutional Law in Mexico: Institutional Conflicts and Local Disputes

16.00 – 17.30
Panel 4
Chair: Francesca Barp
Markus Ciesielski, Approaching Legal Transformation through an Empirical Study of the Constitutional Right to Education in Colombia
Leonardo Villafuerte Philippsborn, Making Rights Real: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Indigenous Jurisdictional Right in Bolivia

22nd November 2024
09.00 – 10.30
Panel 5
Chair: Olaf Zenker
Akansha Ghose, Development in Scheduled Areas: Analysing the “Rights” Expectations of Affected People in Relation to Mining Projects in Jharkhand, India
Laura Affolter, A ‘Progressive’ Constitution in Action: Hopes and Disilussions in Struggles over Mining in Ecuador

11.00 – 12.30
Panel 6
Chair: Laura Affolter
Jenny García Ruales, Kawsak Sacha (Living Forest) Constitutionalism: A Comparative Amazonian Ethnography
Michael Riegner, Visual Ethnographies of Ecocentric Constitutionalism

13.30 – 15.00
Panel 7
Chair: Tobias Eule
Augustín Grijalva, Constitutions and Ecological Justice
Danielle C. Jefferis, The Nomos of Constitutional Force

15.30 – 16.00
Wrap-up discussion & next steps