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Apex courts worldwide are charged with interpreting quite different constitutional documents, and in very different social and political contexts. Yet they face a range of common challenges – including the challenge of situating their role within the context of a commitment to democracy and constitutionalism. This seminar explores how they approach this dilemma, and what if any guidance they can gain in doing so by thinking about their role through a “responsive” constitutional lens.
Hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and ICON-S Australia-New Zealand, it features Professor Rosalind Dixon in conversation with Justice Stephen Gageler (High Court of Australia), Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud (Chief Justice of India), Justice Luís Roberto Barroso (Supreme Court of Brazil) and former Justice Manuel Cepeda (Constitutional Court of Colombia), about her forthcoming book Responsive Judicial Review: Democracy and Dysfunction in the Modern Age and will be chaired by Professor Lisa Burton Crawford.