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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Symposium at McGill University on the Senate Reference

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend the McGill Law Journal’s 2015 symposium on “Democracy, Federalism and the Rule of Law: The Implications of the Senate Reference.” All are welcome: scholars, students, lawyers and the general public. In the Senate Reference issued earlier this year in April, the Supreme Court of

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Published on December 4, 2014
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Special Report on Romania’s Presidential Election

–Bianca Selejan-Gutan, PhD, Professor of Constitutional Law, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania [T]he right to vote is not a privilege. In the twenty-first century, the presumption in a democratic State must be in favour of inclusion. (…) Universal suffrage has become the basic principle (see Mathieu-Mohin and Clerfayt v. Belgium, citing X v. Germany, no. 2728/66, Commission decision of

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Published on December 3, 2014
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Video Interview: The Constitutional Politics of Election Law in Canada Featuring Michael Pal

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Michael Pal on the constitutional politics of election law, a hot topic today in Canada. In the interview, we discuss the role of Canadian courts in policing the electoral process, the controversial recently-passed Fair Elections Act, the upcoming

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Published on December 2, 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 1, 2014
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Call for Papers–Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Amendment

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Boston College Law School and the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change invite submissions for a full-day workshop on comparative constitutional amendment, to be held on the campus of Boston College Law School on Friday, May 15, 2015. The event organizers will endeavor

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Published on November 28, 2014
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Is a Federal Britain Now Inevitable?

–Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law; ESRC Senior Research Fellow, ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change. The Smith Commission Report issued today promises a restructuring of the United Kingdom which may prove to be more significant than the devolution settlement of

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Published on November 27, 2014
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Call for Nominations: Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Call for Nominations Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the first annual Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law. The YCC created the Buxbaum Prize in the summer of

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Published on November 26, 2014
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Video Interview: Courts and Constitution-Making Featuring Will Partlett

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Will Partlett on the role of courts in constitution-making. In the interview, we discuss constitution-making in general, his recent work on constitution-making in Russia and post-communist countries, as well as the relationship between political culture and constitutional structure. We

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Published on November 25, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP 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 November 24, 2014
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Should Prisoners Have the Right to Assisted Suicide?

—Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Recently, a Belgian inmate, convicted of murder and rape, received a lethal injection. Most Europeans would feel nothing short of a shock when reading these lines. After all, the death penalty has been abolished in most European States in the aftermath of WWII, and is now outlawed by Protocol No. 6

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Published on November 21, 2014
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