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Participant, Expert Meeting on ‘National Constitutions and Globalisation: Amending the (Dutch) Constitution?’ (2010)

'On Friday 12 March 2010 HiiL organised an expert meeting on the theme National Constitutions and Globalisation. The topic relates directly to HiiL’s research theme Transnational Constitutionality. This particular meeting was held in the concrete context of a possible amendment of the Dutch Constitution, and with a view to contributing insights to the work of… Continue reading Participant, Expert Meeting on ‘National Constitutions and Globalisation: Amending the (Dutch) Constitution?’ (2010)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)

'Modern, liberal democracies in the West living under the rule of law and protection of human rights cannot articulate the very values from which they derive their legitimacy. These pre-political and pre-legal preconditions cannot be guaranteed, let alone be enforced by the state, but constitute nevertheless its moral and spiritual infrastructure. Until recently, a common… Continue reading Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)