On September 21st the Institute of International Affairs is hosting a Conference titled “Constitutions of the EU and Nordic States: Multilevel Constitutional Order and Democratic Challenges”, in cooperation with the Human Rights Institute at the University of Iceland and the Law Faculty of the University of Reykjavik. The keynote speaker is Allan Rosas, judge at the European Court of Justice, who will give a talk on EU Constitutional law. The aim of the Conference is to discuss how constitutional systems of members states of the European Union, notably Nordic states, are affected by the membership of the Union. The European integration process has created two concurrent constitutional systems connecting national and supranational legal orders and systems of powers. A multilevel constitutionalism has developed, partly with different elements in relation to traditional constitutional theory and democratic foundations of state power. The Conference will focus on the constitutionalisation of the EU legal order and its main components, the difference between the two constitutional systems and what they have in common, as well as the consequences for democracy.
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