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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Fidelity and Change in Constitutional Interpretation

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend an important panel discussion on “Fidelity and Change in Constitutional Interpretation” on Tuesday, April 21, at 5pm here on the campus of Boston College Law School. Dinner will be served. The panel will feature Jack Balkin (Yale), James Fleming (BU), Larry Solum (Georgetown) and

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Published on April 9, 2015
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Deadline: April 10—ICON-S 2015 Conference in New York City, July 1-3, 2015—Call for Papers & Panels—Public Law in an Uncertain World

I-CONnect is pleased to announce the Call for Papers & Panels below for the 2015 Conference of ICON-S: the International Society of Public Law. ICON-S, a new international learned society now entering its second year, is guided by a Pro Term Executive Committee featuring many of the world’s leading scholars in the field of public law. This edition of the ICON-S

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Published on April 8, 2015
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Sovereignty of Rights vs. “Global Constitutional” Law: The Italian Constitutional Court Decision No. 238/2014

—Diletta Tega, University of Bologna (Italy) As Francesco Duranti already pointed out in his comment here at I-CONnect on 17 December 2014, Judgment no. 238, delivered on 22 October 2014, demonstrates how the Italian Constitutional Court (CC) “dialogues” with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) about the international custom on the immunity of States from the civil jurisdiction of

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Published on April 8, 2015
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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 April 6, 2015
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Kuwait’s Political Adolescence: The Controversies of Constitutional Reform

—Dr. Fatima AlMatar, Kuwait University, Department of Public Law The political situation of Kuwait today resembles 17th century Britain, where the Amir[1] still has the power to dissolve parliament whenever he pleases so long as he provides a reason for doing so, and so long as the parliament is not dissolved again on the same

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Published on April 3, 2015
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Does Hong Kong Need a Mayor?

–Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law It has been known for about two thousand years that it is impossible for one person to serve two masters. Unfortunately, this lesson was lost on the Drafting Committee of Hong Kong’s Basic Law. Under current arrangements, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive is selected

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Published on April 1, 2015
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