On 14 November 2018, Justice Baer, who serves at the German Federal Constitutional Court as a Justice of the First Senate, will discuss the status and value of constitutional law in a world in which societies face a multitude of challenges. All of us, as well as courts need to react properly to fast economic, social and cultural change that affects everyone’s lives. In addition, national constitutional law needs to be actively embedded into regional and international legal systems. Finally, recent challenges to the rule of law and democracy in Europe call for proper reactions of constitutional and supreme courts in particular.

Who Protects Your Fundamental Rights? Constitutionalism in the 21st Century — a German Perspective
Susanne Baer
German Constitutional Court and Humboldt University Berlin
14 November 2018, 10 a.m.
Largo de São Francisco, 95. Historical building, first-floor auditorium.

Susanne Baer’s lecture is supported by the Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, the German Embassy in Brazil and by the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq).