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Hong Kong’s Constitutional Arrangements Aren’t Special

–Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law As political wrangling in Hong Kong continues over changes to how the city’s Chief Executive will be selected in 2017, Beijing marks the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Hong Kong Basic Law—the Special Administrative Region’s constitutional document.  A recurring theme—both in

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Published on May 29, 2015
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Remembrance of Things Past (I·CON 13, Issue 1: Editorial)

I have invited Ran Hirschl, member of our Editorial Board, to write the Editorial for this issue. His contribution follows below. “Remembrance of Things Past” A couple of years ago in these pages, I published an extended Editorial outlining the analytical and methodological need to move beyond a text- or court-centric comparative constitutional law to

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Published on May 28, 2015
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 13 Issue 1  Table of Contents Editorial I·CON Keynote Dieter Grimm, The role of fundamental rights after sixty-five years of constitutional jurisprudence in Germany Articles Arthur Dyevre, Technocracy and distrust: Revisiting the rationale for constitutional review Yan Lin, Constitutional evolution through legislation: The quiet transition of China’s Constitution Theunis Roux, American ideas abroad:

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Published on May 27, 2015
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Video Interview: Developments in French Constitutional Law Featuring François-Xavier Millet

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview François-Xavier Millet on developments in French constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the role of the Conseil constitutionnel, the QPC (question prioritaire de constitutionnalité), the relationship between France and its territories as well as between the French Constitution and

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Published on May 27, 2015
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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 May 25, 2015
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Recap of Inaugural Conference of ICON·S-Israel

—Iddo Porat, College of Law and Business The inaugural conference of ICON·S-Israel, the Israeli branch of the International Society of Public Law, took place in Ramat Gan, Israel, on May 14. ICON·S was created in order to foster an international community of scholars based on the ideas behind the Journal I·CON—a broad perception of pubic law in terms of

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Published on May 23, 2015
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Video Interview: Developments in Indonesian Constitutional Law Featuring Stefanus Hendrianto

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Stefanus Hendrianto on developments in Indonesian constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the adoption of the Indonesian Constitution, the creation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, the current and former Chief Justices, the new President of Indonesia, as

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Published on May 20, 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 May 18, 2015
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A British Bill of Rights – Why, How and Now What?

—Carla M. Zoethout, University of Amsterdam After the landslide victory for the British Conservative Party on May 7, the Party’s alarming plan with a view to human rights protection in Europe deserves major attention. As early as October 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his party will ‘end the ability of the European Court of Human

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Published on May 15, 2015
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Should Foreigners Vote in National Legislative Elections?

—Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition

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Published on May 13, 2015
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