The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform




Symposium on
The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform

On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation
In memory of Alessandro Pizzorusso

Scuola Sant’Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
Pisa, Italy

Convened by

Giuseppe Martinico
Richard Albert
Antonia Baraggia
Cristina Fasone

24 May 2017
Pisa, Italy


This Symposium will convene a group of scholars to reflect on the history and evolution of the Constitution of Canada, on its written and unwritten dimensions, on its influence abroad, and on prospects for its reform.

Submissions are invited from scholars of all levels—from senior scholars to doctoral students—on one or more of the following subjects. We invite participants to take any methodological approach they wish, including comparative, doctrinal, empirical, historical and/or theoretical perspectives.

  1. The History and Evolution of the Constitution of Canada
  2. The Influence Abroad of the Constitution of Canada
  3. Canada’s “Invisible” Constitution
  4. Reforming Canada’s Constitution: Perspectives from Abroad

The Symposium will be highlighted by a keynote address by Susanna Mancini, Full Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Bologna, and will feature Paolo Carrozza (Scuola Sant’Anna, Pisa), Giacomo Delledonne (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles), Anna Gamper (University of Innsbruck), and Patricia Popelier (University of Antwerp)

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