‘In this presentation I explain the main features of a moralized constitutional theory and I offer some arguments in its favour. In particular, I defend two characteristics of moralized constitutional theory, 1) its generality and 2) its doctrinal relevance. In a nutshell, moralized constitutional theory treats questions of constitutional law (such as questions about the scope of judicial review of primary legislation in this or that jurisdiction) as questions of political morality. Thus, it takes principles of political morality to be essential conditions of propositions of law. In connecting doctrinal law with moral principles, moralized constitutional theory purports to make claims that transcend specific legal systems.’
Date: 16th March 2015, 6.00-7.30pm
Location: Bentham House, UCL Laws, WC1H 0EG
Charge: Free, registration required
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