Invitation and Call for Papers for Conference on Comparative Constitutionalism in Asian Countries: Establishment, Procedures, and Mechanism of Constitutional Review


Invitation and Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), will host the Conference on Comparative Constitutionalism in Asian Countries: Establishment, Procedures, and Mechanism of Constitutional Review from March 31 to April 1, 2023. We look forward to meeting you and value your contribution to the conference.

The conference’s purpose is to bring together global constitutional scholars within and outside Asia to interact, share ideas and build collegial networks that may facilitate scholarly dialogue and research collaborations. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a recently re-established tribunal of constitutional review with broad jurisdiction and individual access. The academic exchanges during the conference will provide useful comparative perspectives for its work in the future and for the contribution of the constitutional review systems to the rule of law in other countries.

The conference will focus on the establishment, procedures, and other aspects of constitutional review systems in different countries. There will be 3 to 4 panels with keynote speeches (not exceeding 16 presenters in total) to give presenters and discussants adequate time for a fruitful engagement. In preparing abstracts of their proposed papers, we encourage prospective participants to address the conference theme. This will allow the panels to be more cohesive and foster greater collaboration between academics. The language of the Conference is English.

All participants should plan to make their own travel arrangements. The organizers will issue visa invitations, where applicable. Practical information regarding travel and accommodation in Astana will be provided to presenters.

Selection criteria

The papers will be selected on a competitive basis by the organizing committee. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  1. Quality of the abstract of the proposed paper
  2. A focus on the mechanisms of constitutional review
  3. Geographical and gender diversity of presenters
  4. Participants must be Professors or Instructors or Judges or Jurists with relevant experiences in designing or evaluating constitutional

Submissions of individual papers


All submissions must be made in English. Participants should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words, including the footnotes) with the title of their paper, 3-5 keywords, and a short biographical statement (no more than 250 words). Participants must submit no more than one abstract.


  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Title of paper
  3. Abstract: Summary of the paper with a clearly stated research question, a list of key arguments, and methodology (no more than 500 words).
  4. Biographical statement: Brief description of citizenship status (for visa purposes), professional status, educational background and experience (no more than 250 words).

Important deadlines

  1. The deadline for submission of individual abstracts is 7 March 2023 23:59 Astana time. Please submit your paper proposal in a single pdf file to Alexei Trochev at Abstracts received after the submission deadline may be declined.
  2. Participants will be notified by March 15, 2023, on the status of their Acceptance of abstracts will be notified through email, and it is important that you provide a valid email address with each abstract submission.