The theme organizes researchers and other colleagues who are interested in issues related to constitutional law, focusing on the institutions of public power and their interrelationships.
The name “institutions of power” refers to the institutions which, in accordance with constitutional law, have been granted the right to exercise public power. Questions concerning these institutions and their interrelationships are evergreen and form a central part of constitutional law. There is, for example, a development taking place in Europe that highlights questions about the division of power between different constitutional institutions. Human rights, as well as fundamental principles of democracy and division of power, are being challenged. In addition, the creation and application of rules regarding the institutions' exercise of power and the relationship between the various institutions is complicated by constitutional pluralism.