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Indonesian Constitutional Politics

—Fritz Siregar, University of New South Wales As an emerging democracy, Indonesia is learning how to become a democratic country. The Indonesian Constitutional Court (“the Court”) plays an important role in determining what kind of democracy Indonesia will become, because there is a gap between what the 1945 Constitution tries to achieve, and what is

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Published on October 20, 2013
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Article Review/Response: Carlos Bernal-Pulido and Yaniv Roznai on Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review/Response Series, Yaniv Roznai reviews Carlos Bernal-Pulido’s recent article in I•CON on Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments in the Case Study of Colombia: An Analysis of the Justification and Meaning of the Constitutional Replacement Doctrine. Carlos Bernal-Pulido then responds to the review.] Review by Yaniv Roznai: Is Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments

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Published on October 17, 2013
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Book Review/Response: Katharine Young and Jamal Greene on Economic and Social Rights

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review/Response Series, Jamal Greene reviews Katharine Young’s recent book Constituting Economic and Social Rights. Katharine Young then responds to the review.] Review by Jamal Greene –Jamal Greene, Columbia Law School, reviewing Katharine Young, Constituting Economic and Social Rights (Oxford 2012) In San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, the

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Published on October 14, 2013
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What Constitutional Future for Syria?

—Zoran Oklopcic (Carleton University) & Mohamad Ghossein (University of Ottawa) As the discourse of military intervention in Syria gradually subsides, and a political solution to the conflict seems marginally more likely, a full-blown debate about the constitutional future of Syria may appear premature. But, initiating this debate—sketching out options, identifying more likely constitutional outcomes, as

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Published on October 11, 2013
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Ireland’s Senate Survives

—Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin In a result that defied all pre-referendum opinion polls, a narrow majority of voters last week rejected a proposal to abolish Ireland’s Seanad (Senate). The proposal, which was closely associated with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, was defeated by 51.7% to 48.3%, a margin of almost 42,500 votes. Various

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Published on October 9, 2013
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A Public Forum on Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments

Last month, Professor Vicki Jackson moderated a fascinating public forum on unconstitutional constitutional amendments featuring Aharon Barak (former President of the Supreme Court of Israel) and Lech Garlicki (former judge on the European Court of Human Rights). The forum was video recorded and is now available for viewing here. The event was hosted by the

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Published on October 8, 2013
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Justice Nadon Appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

—Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan On September 30, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal for the Quebec seat being vacated by Justice Morris Fish. Under Canada’s very limited parliamentary hearing system on Supreme Court nominees (this process itself adopted only in the last

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Published on October 7, 2013
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court at a Tipping Point

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi – KPK) arrested Akil Mochtar, the Chief Justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, for alleged bribery. The spokesperson of the Commission said that the alleged bribery was linked to a regional election dispute case. Mocthar began his terms

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Published on October 3, 2013
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The Silent Greek Crisis: Nationalism, Racism and Immigration

–Christina M. Akrivopoulou, Adjunct Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece Ever since the early nineties Greece has become a major destination state for immigrants, mainly due to the fall of the former communist regimes of Eastern Europe. For a number of years immigrants from neighbor countries of the Balkans have resided in Greece as undocumented

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Published on October 3, 2013
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Join I·CON: Debate!

In our current issue we feature an I·CON: Debate! on strategic reasoning in the Israeli Supreme Court. In a landmark case, the Court decided to set a principle while delaying a concrete ruling until the legislature fleshes out particular legal arrangements in accordance with this principle. In the exchange, Haim Sandberg and Barak Medina suggest different analyses and opposite

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Published on September 30, 2013
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