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The Emergency Constitution of Greece: Ideal on Paper, Inefficient in Reality

—Antonios Kouroutakis, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Wars, social unrest, and armed coups in 20th century Greece informed the drafters of the 1975 Greek Constitution on the issue of emergency.[1] De lege lata, the emergency toolbox of Greece, provides policymakers with a plethora of options to address emergency situations.[2] Constitutional provisions and ordinary legislation cover

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Published on March 30, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect congratulates today’s contributor, Angelique Devaux, on the recent birth of her son, Marceau. I-CONnect wishes Marceau a long, loving, healthy, fulfilling and prosperous life! –Ed.] –Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection

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Published on March 28, 2016
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Conference on “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a full-day conference on “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution,” on Tuesday, April 12, at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. This conference will gather leading scholars in comparative public law to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Constitution

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Published on March 25, 2016
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Catholicism strikes back? The Problematic Secularization of Colombian Constitutional Discourse

—Jorge González, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá) Since a 2006 ruling, the Colombian Constitutional Court has pushed towards the legalization of abortion. However the implementation has had its difficulties partly in light of the interpretation of the three cases in which abortion is permitted: when the mother’s health or life is in danger as a result

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Published on March 23, 2016
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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 March 21, 2016
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Philippine Supreme Court: Foundlings are Natural Born Citizens; May Run for President

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law On March 8, 2016, the Philippine Supreme Court promulgated a landmark decision holding that Senator Grace Poe, a foundling, is a natural born citizen and eligible to run for President in the May 2016 national elections. Poe had been naturalized as a citizen of the United States

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Published on March 16, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, New Delhi 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 March 14, 2016
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Virtual Book Review Roundtable: “Engaging with Social Rights” Featuring Brian Ray, Bernadette Atuahene and Richard Stacey

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School With apologies for the sometimes garbled audio, we are pleased to continue our new virtual book review roundtable series here at I-CONnect. In this series, we host an author and one or more commentators to discuss a recent book in comparative public law. In this latest virtual book review roundtable, Bernadette

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Published on March 12, 2016
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Publication Announcement: Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

I-CONnect is pleased to announce the publication of the Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law, edited by Prof. Sabino Cassese, founding president of ICON-S, the International Society of Public Law. The book will be of great interest to scholars of comparative public law. Here is more from the publisher: The Handbook explores the main themes

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Published on March 9, 2016
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Judicial Appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India Bucking the Trend?

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. –Dr Jan van Zyl Smit, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their

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Published on March 8, 2016
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