Asser-Verfassungsblog Joint Online Symposia

In 2018 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Verfassungsblog joined forces to launch joint online symposia showcasing expert opinions on different aspects and topics of international and European law. The Asser Institute lends its expertise through a researcher who is made responsible for collecting, selecting and editing the blogposts to be published on the Verfassungsblog.

The first Asser-Verfassungsblog Joint Online Symposium led by Asser’s senior researcher Dr. Ulad Belavusau explored the topical issue of "memory laws". The two-week symposium provided a theoretical exploration of the discipline as well as real-life examples from various countries of laws governing historical memory, serving as the launching point of debate on legislating history, and the impact of memory laws.

The second Asser-Verfassungsblog Joint Online Symposium led by Asser’s senior researcher Dr. Christophe Paulussen covered the topic of Courts and Counter-Terrorism. More precisely, this symposium analysed important judgments and legislative developments in several countries, namely the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Turkey, China, France, Germany and Spain with respect to the responsibility of courts, constitutional courts in particular, in the context of counter-terrorism.

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a leading and internationally renowned centre of expertise in the fields of public international law, private international law, and European law. The Verfassungsblog is a journalistic and academic forum of debate on topical events and developments in constitutional law and politics in Germany, the emerging European constitutional space and beyond.