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Book Launch: Impeachment in a Global Context

Monaghan, Chris ORCID: (2024) Book Launch: Impeachment in a Global Context. In: Book Launch: Impeachment in a Global Context, 8 February 2024, Harvard University [Online via Zoom].

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On February 8th at 4 pm EST, join us for the book launch of “Impeachment in a Global Context: Law, Politics, and Comparative Practice” (Routledge, 2024), which brings together a panel of leading scholars who have contributed to an important new global comparative study that explores impeachment through the lenses of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Illustrating the range of issues and countries examined in the book, the topics covered by the panel will include: how impeachment provides a political safeguard against human rights violations, but also needs constraints on its use; how impeachment of judges in The Philippines became a tool for consolidating strongman rule; the argument for revival of impeachment in the United Kingdom, where it originated, as a way to improve the accountability of the executive and enhance genuine democratic oversight; and whether the more important role of impeachment is to serve as an exit from the deep structural crises that presidential systems of government sometimes undergo.


Chris Monaghan is Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. He has recently published Accountability, Impeachment and the Constitution: The Case for a Modernised Process in the United Kingdom (Routledge 2022). He has previously written on the impeachment of Warren Hastings and publishes on constitutional law, accountability and the litigation surrounding the Chagos Islands.

Imelda Deinla is Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of New England. She has published extensively on the rule of law and democracy in ASEAN and judicial politics, women judges and hybrid justice in the Philippines. She currently works on research projects on crime, punitiveness and electoral violence and on misinformation and democracy. She obtained her doctorate and master’s degrees in law at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Aziz Z. Huq is the Frank and Bernice Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School. His books include The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies (2021), How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (2018) (with Tom Ginsburg) and The Rule of Law: A Very Short Introduction (forthcoming 2024). His research focuses on U.S. and comparative constitutional law.

Gerald L. Neuman (moderator) is the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School and Director of the school’s Human Rights Program. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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'Related URLs' links to a complete recording of the event published online via the Human Rights @ Harvard Law School YouTube Channel.

Subjects: K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 13:09
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