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The Top Constitutional Events Of 2014

  2014 was a landmark year for governments around the world. Here are some of the most important constitutional events of the past twelve months, brought to you by the Comparative Constitutions Project and Constitute.   Jan|Feb|Mar|May|Jun|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec     January: Egypt Holds Constitutional Referendum On January 24, 2014, poll results showed that Egyptian voters approved

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Editor’s Choice: Mark Tushnet

—Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School [ICON Editors’ Choices for New Year Readings and Gifts: ICON’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them this year. In the following weeks they will present their selections here on I*Connect. They write about books,

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Published on December 31, 2014
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Video Interview: Judicial Appointments in India, Featuring Nick Robinson

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Nick Robinson on the subject of judicial appointments in India. In the interview, we discuss how judicial appointment will change under 121st amendment to the Indian Constitution, which will constitutionalize the National Judicial Appointments Commission. We explore how

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Published on December 30, 2014
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The Ongoing Uncertainty over Irish Law on “The Unborn”: A Comment on P.P. and Health Service Executive

–Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin, School of Law Controversy has again arisen over Ireland’s laws on the protection of the unborn following the High Court’s decision a few days ago on Friday that it was permissible to withdraw somatic support from a pregnant woman who had been clinically brain dead for over 3 weeks. The decision

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Published on December 30, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Rohan Alva, Jindal Global Law School In this 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 December 29, 2014
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The Court of Justice of the European Union Strikes Down EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights: What Does the Decision Mean?

—Michèle Finck, University of Oxford A shockwave went through the world of those practitioners and academics that focus on both on European Union (‘EU’) law and on the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘ECHR’) last week. The reason for this is the opinion of the Court of Justice of the

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Published on December 28, 2014
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2014 I-CONnect Year-in-Review

–The Editors As we near the end of 2014, we pause to thank you for reading I-CONnect, for sending us your submissions, and for sharing so generously your advice and suggestions for how best to serve the global community of comparative public law scholars. 2014 was a year of continuity and innovation here at I-CONnect.

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Published on December 28, 2014
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Editor’s Choice: Tom Ginsburg

—Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago [ICON Editors’ Choices for New Year Readings and Gifts: ICON’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them this year. In the following weeks they will present their selections here on I*Connect. They write about books,

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Published on December 27, 2014
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Call for Papers–“Politics and the Constitution”–University of Ottawa–YCC/ASCL

CALL FOR PAPERS The Public Law Group of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law invite paper proposals for a workshop on “Politics and the Constitution” University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Ottawa, Canada Friday, July 10, 2015 The Public Law Group of

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Published on December 26, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Margaret Lan Xiao, Washington University in St. Louis In this 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 December 22, 2014
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