Call for Papers! Public Law Conference 2024! PUBLIC LAW: RIGHTS, DUTIES AND POWERS!July 3-5, 2024!

Public Law Conference 2024

July 3-5, 2024, at the University of Ottawa


The theme of the conference will be ‘Public Law: Rights, Duties and Powers’. Like the themes of the previous conferences in the series, the theme we have selected for the 2024 conference aims to facilitate a number of streams of inquiry while setting parameters that will enable meaningful dialogue both within and across those streams. In particular, the theme is intended to invite engagement with a range of topics related to the conceptual building blocks of public law systems, with a focus on rights, duties and powers. Such topics may include:

Rights • Rights-based theories of public law, and critiques of such theories.

• The role of different public institutions such as the legislature, executive, courts or fourth branch of government, in recognising, interpreting and implementing rights.

• Adjudication of specific rights-issues in comparative perspective.

• The nature of different types of public law rights, including human, Indigenous, welfare and fundamental rights, and consideration of different sources of rights, such as constitutions, Indigenous law, statutes, and the common law.

• The connection between public law rights and remedies, and the impact of rightscommitments on public decision-making.

Submissions of abstracts

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words addressing any aspect of the conference theme. Submissions are to be made via the electronic submission system, which will open on Thursday, June 15, and abstracts have to be submitted by Monday, August 21, 2023. We expect to provide decisions on acceptance of abstracts by the end of September.

Abstracts are invited from those at any career stage. Up to 70 papers may be accepted and papers will be selected on the basis of merit and fit with the conference theme. Those who have their abstracts accepted will be required to submit a full written paper by Monday, June 10, 2024 for distribution to conference delegates. Please note that speakers will have to meet their own expenses and pay the conference fee in the ordinary way. In common with previous conferences it is intended that an edited collection will be published by Hart Publishing, the conference sponsor, of a small selection of the papers given at the 2024 conference.

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