CPG’s 3rd Annual Conference on “Constitutional Jurisprudence – Function, Impact, and Challenges”

23-25 November 2012, Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok


November 23, 2012:

Keynote speech

H.E. Son Soubert, Councilor, Privy Council to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni

“Constitutional Courts and Council: Which Future Directions?”


November 24, 2012:

Role and Function of Constitutional  Courts – Theoretical Reflections:

Ingwer Ebsen, Faculty of Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

“When and why can a Constitutional Court be a Legitimate Guardian of the Constitution against the Lawmaker? Some Theoretical and Practical Approaches to the Core question of Constitutional Jurisprudence in Democratic States”

Matthias Jestaedt, Faculty of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany

“Multilevel-Constitutionalization-Some Remarks on the Manifold Nature of Constitutionalization”

Miroslaw Wyrzykowski, Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw University, Poland

“Constitutional Courts and the European Multilevel   Constitutionalism”

Jiunn-rong Yeh, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (ROC)

“Politicization of Constitutional Courts in Asia: Institutional Features, Contexts and Legitimacy”

Javier Garcia Roca, Faculty of Law, Complutense University Madrid, Spain

“The Spanish Constitutional Court – Nowadays Challenges and Problems”

Constitutional Courts Challenged – Actual Conflicts and Disputes:

Janedjri M. Gaffar,Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia

Heru Susetyo, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

“Creating Uncertainty of Law and Opposing Popular Desires –
Problem and Challenges of Indonesian Constitutional Court’s Judicial Review”

Jong-ik Chon, School of Law, Seoul National University, South Korea

The Korean Constitutional Court’s Role in the Development of Democracy

Osama Siddique, Faculty of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

“The Other Pakistan: Special Laws, Diminished Citizenship and the Gathering Storm


November 25, 2012:

Constitutional Courts Challenged – Actual Conflicts and Disputes (cont. Panel on Thai perspectives):


Buranaj Samutharaks, Member of Partliament for the Democrat Party Thailand

Chaturon Chaisaeng, Pheu Thai PartyFormer Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

Bhokin Bhalakula, Former President of the National Assembly of Thailand, Former Vice President of the Supreme Administration Court, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

The Constitutionalization of the Legal System by Consitutional Courts:

Andreas Føllesdal, Faculty of Law, Oslo University, Norway

“The Influence of Supra – National Human Rights Law on National Legal Systems”

Robert Esser, Research Center “Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings” (HRCP), Passau University, Germany

“Human Rights Standards for the Independence and Impartiality of National Courts – Reflections on European Union Law, the Jurisprudence  of the ECHR and the “soft law” of the Council of Europe”

Slavica Banic, Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia

“Activism and Self-restraint of the Croatian Constitutional Court”

Kittisak Prokati, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand

The Constitutionalization of Private Law in Thailand”

Pál Sonnevend, Faculty of Law, Charles University Budapest, Hungary

“Constitutional Adjudication Under the new Basic Law of Hungary”

Byung-Sun Cho, College of Law, Cheongju University, South Korea

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Bartosz Makowicz, European UniversityViadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

“The Constituionalization of the Polish Law by the Adjudication of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and the European Court for Human Rights”