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Christmas Reading? Christmas Gifts? Some Suggestions from the Editor-in-Chief

—J.H.H. Weiler, Editorial Director, ICON; President and Secretary General, European University Institute   [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

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Published on December 20, 2014
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An ISIL AUMF? Counterterrorism and Congressional Authorization in the United States

—William C. Banks, Syracuse University, Myriam Feinberg, Tel-Aviv University, and Daphné Richemond-Barak, Lauder School of Government                While the efficacy of strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as Daesh – Al Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham – in Europe) is questioned, lawyers

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War Crimes, Constitution, International Law: …Quid Juris? The Opinion of the Italian Constitutional Court

—Francesco Duranti, Università per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy) With Judgment no. 238/2014 delivered on 22 October 2014, the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) “dialogues” with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the international custom of immunity of States from the civil jurisdiction of other States, as interpreted by the ICJ in its Judgment Germany v.

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Published on December 17, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, French Qualified Attorney (Notaire Diplômée), LL.M American Law (IUPUI Robert H. McKinney School of Law) 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

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Published on December 15, 2014
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Call for Papers–Deadline: January 20, 2015–Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Milan

The University of Milan Department of National and Supranational Law in collaboration with The Younger Comparativists Committee  of the American Society of Comparative Law request submissions for Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Law University of Milan Milan, Italy Monday, May 4, 2015 10h00-16h00 The University of Milan’s Department of National and Supranational Public Law and the

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Published on December 13, 2014
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Video Interview: National Supreme Courts and Legal Complexity, Featuring Kate Glover

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Kate Glover on the subject of national supreme courts and legal complexity, with a particular focus on Canada in comparative perspective. In the interview, we discuss why and how supreme courts matter, whether conventional approaches to

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Published on December 11, 2014
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The International Law Response to the Hong Kong Electoral Reform Debate

—Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law More than two months into Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, the city’s police force – armed with teargas and, in some instances, assisted by vigilantes – renewed its assault on protest encampments in the districts of Mongkok and Admiralty.  As debate continues to rage

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Published on December 10, 2014
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The Electoral Threshold Case in Turkey

–Ali Acar, PhD Student, European University Institute According to recent statements made to a journalist by the President Hasim Kilic of the Turkish Constitutional Court,[1] the Court will soon deliver a decision on the 10% electoral threshold that exists for political parties to be represented in Parliament in a case brought before the Court by three

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Published on December 9, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Alexandria University (Egypt) 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 for

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Published on December 8, 2014
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Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights

–Brian Christopher Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica* Earlier this year Jason Tenenbaum penned an interesting piece for I-CONnect about a general right to access the internet.[1] Mr Tenebaum’s focus on international covenants, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural

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Published on December 5, 2014
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