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The Dynamics of Constitutional Change in Mexico 1997-2012: New Data from Reformar sin Mayorias

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, I was honored to participate in an event in Mexico City for the publication of a new book, Reformar sin Mayorias (Reforming without Majorities) on the recent pattern of constitutional amendment in Mexico.  The book, edited by the distinguished scholars María Amparo Casar and Ignacio Marván, is in Spanish but has some

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Published on February 10, 2014
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Squaring the “Universal Suffrage” Circle in Hong Kong’s Transition to Democracy Under the Guidance of China

—P.Y. Lo, Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Part-time tutor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a transitional democracy in the sense that its constitutional instrument, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the Basic Law) [1], provides for the fast track

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Published on February 8, 2014
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Hong Kong’s Constitutional Moment of 2014

–Albert Hung-yee Chen, Chan Professor of Constitutional Law, Hong Kong University Mr C.Y. Leung, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), announced on 17 October 2013 the establishment of a three-person “Task Force on Constitutional Development” which will prepare to launch a public consultation exercise on the electoral reforms for the

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Published on February 5, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) 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 February 3, 2014
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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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