The pervasive polarization induced by social media, the "echo chamber effects,” and the impact on Supreme and Constitutional Courts across the globe.

Date: November 18, 2022 - from 3.00 PM to 4.30 PM (Italian time)Where: Aula B, Physics and Astronomy Dept

The Talk will focus on how Supreme and Constitutional Courts across the globe are affected by the pervasive polarization process that social media and the “echo chamber effect” trigger. Born as non-partisan fora to adjudicate rights and solve institutional clashes, Courts are increasingly seen as taking sides in social and political disputes. The Talk will track down the phenomenon and propose two types of solutions: depoliticization and balancing a political court.

The seminar will also be live-streamed on YouTube channel "Aula Rostagni UniPadova DFA

conference speaker

Moshe Cohen-Eliya

Moshe Cohen-Eliya is full professor of constitutional law at and the former President (2015- 2022) of the College of Law and Business (CLB), Israel. He is a council member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), the founder of the Israeli chapter of ICON-S, and the founding editor-in-chief of the law journal Law and Ethics of Human Rights. He is an expert in comparative constitutional law. His publications include “Proportionality and Constitutional Culture ” (CUP, 2013, with Iddo Porat) and articles in the American Journal of Comparative Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and University of Toronto Law Journal.