Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Video Interview: Constitutional Statutes, Featuring Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Farrah Ahmed (Melbourne) and Adam Perry (Oxford) on the phenomenon of “constitutional statute,” the subject of two of their recently co-authored papers. Both papers are available for download here: (1) The Quasi-Entrenchment of Constitutional Statutes; and (2) Constitutional Statutes.

In the interview, Ahmed and Perry explain what constitutional statutes are, how we can identify them, how courts should treat them, and why all of this matters. We discuss constitutional statutes specifically in the British constitutional context but we also explore the phenomenon in comparative perspective.

Farrah Ahmed is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School and also Associate Director of its Asian Law Centre. Her research concerns public law, legal theory and family law.

Adam Perry is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, and Garrick Tutor and Fellow at Brasenose College. His scholarship focuses on administrative law, constitutional law, and jurisprudence.

The full interview runs 30 minutes, and is available here.


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