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Horizontality and the EU Charter

–Alison Young, Fellow and Tutor in law at Hertford College, University of Oxford [cross-posted from UK Constitutional Law Blog] Concerns are often raised as to the impact of EU’s human rights provisions in English law, particularly concerning the impact of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. How far does the Charter apply and, in particular,

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Published on January 29, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Alexandria University (Egypt) In this new weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments

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Published on January 27, 2014
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Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Quebec Secession Reference

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Last semester here at Boston College, we welcomed a distinguished panel to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Quebec Secession Reference. Former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci shared his unique perspective on the reference as a member of the Court that issued the ruling, Osgoode Hall Law School

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Published on January 24, 2014
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Constitutional Dialogues in Italy

—Francesco Duranti, Università per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy) On January 13, the Italian Constitutional Court issued a judgment on the electoral law (no. 270/2005) for both Houses of Parliament (Camera dei Deputati, the Lower House; and Senato della Repubblica, the Upper House)[1]. In its decision—announced in a short press release on December 4, 2013[2]—the Court struck

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Published on January 22, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Rohan Alva, Jindal Global Law School In this new weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on January 20, 2014
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On the Tight Rope: The Turkish Constitutional Court and the Balbay Case

—Basak Cali, Koç University Law School It is well-known political science knowledge that domestic high courts strive for simultaneous sources of legitimacy. On the one hand, courts seek political legitimacy from governing political elites. On the other they seek legal legitimacy from lower rank domestic courts, other high courts, lawyers and domestic the judicial community in

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Published on January 18, 2014
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ICON-S Inaugural Conference in Italy, June 2014—Call for Papers & Panels—Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space

I-CONnect is pleased to announce the Call for Papers & Panels below for the Inaugural Conference of ICON-S: the International Society of Public Law. ICON-S is a new international learned society. Its Pro Term Executive Committee includes many of the world’s leading scholars in the field of public law. ICON-S will be launched officially at its Inaugural Conference in Florence,

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Published on January 17, 2014
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A Successful Challenge to Canada’s Prostitution Laws

—Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law On December 20, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in one of the most anticipated cases of 2013: Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford[i], a constitutional challenge to three prostitution provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.[ii] These provisions made it an offence to keep a common bawdy

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Published on January 15, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this new weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments

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Published on January 13, 2014
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The French Constitutional Council and the 2014 Finance Law

—Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) At the end of every year, before wishing the traditional best wishes, the Constitutional Council of the French Republic renders its decision on the Finance Act for the year ahead. Eagerly anticipated by the Government and taxpayers, the decision endorses (wholly or partly) the budget of France for the

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Published on January 11, 2014
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