Book Talk: A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice,and the European Convention on Human Rights

Book Jacket: A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights
November 27, 2018

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library for a book talk with Professor Alec Stone Sweet and Clare Ryan ‘13, ‘19 Ph.D. They will discuss their new book, A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights.   

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:10 – 7:00pm in SLB 122

A Cosmopolitan Legal Order provides an introduction to Kantian constitutional theory and the European systems of rights protection. Part I sets Kant’s blueprint for achieving perpetual peace and constitutional justice within and beyond the nation state. Part II applies these ideas to explain the gradual constitutionalization of a cosmopolitan legal order: a transnational legal system in which justiciable rights are held by individuals; of their jurisdiction; and where domestic and transnational judges supervise how officials act. The authors then describe and assess the European Court’s progressive approach to both the absolute and qualified rights. Today, the Court is the most active and important rights-protecting court in the world, its jurisprudence a catalyst for the construction of a cosmopolitan constitution in Europe and beyond. 

The ebook is available through Oxford Scholarship Online (connect to the Yale network to access): http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198825340.001.0001…

Alec Stone Sweet is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School and Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor in Law at the National University of Singapore Law School

Clare Ryan ‘13, ‘19 Ph.D.

Light refreshments will be provided by the YLS Graduate Programs

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