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 responsible for collecting, selecting and editing the blogposts to be published on the Verfassungsblog.

Memory Laws 

The first symposium, led by Dr. Ulad Belavusau, explores the topical issue of Memory Laws. It provides 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.

Courts and Counter-Terrorism 

The second symposium, led by Dr. Christophe Paulussen, covers the topic of Courts and Counter-Terrorism. It analyses important judgments and legislative developments in several countries with respect to the responsibility of courts, constitutional courts in particular, in the context of counter-terrorism.

FIFA and Human Rights 

The third symposium, led by Dr. Antoine Duval, is on the topic of FIFA and Human Rights. This debate demonstrates the relevance, and to some extend urgency, of thinking through FIFA’s human rights impacts, policies and responsibilities.

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.