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Professor Andras Sajo on “Constitutionalism in Closing Societies”

27th December 2017

University Professor Andras Sajo, founder of the Department of Legal Studies at CEU and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, recently delivered a lecture on “Constitutionalism in Closing Societies”.

Noteworthy, Sajo explains that “constitutionalism’s imperfections contribute to the closing of open societies” and that “institutional shortcomings are the common heritage of the constitutional structure […] [and] not an Eastern peculiarity”. Highlights of his lecture can be read here and the full lecture can be watched below.

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