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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Margaret Lan Xiao, SJD Candidate, Case Western Reserve University 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

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Published on May 30, 2016
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Constitutional Challenge to the State Religion Status of Islam in Bangladesh: Back to Square One?

–Ridwanul Hoque, Professor of Law, Dhaka University On March 28, the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court summarily dismissed a 28 year-old constitutional petition challenging Islam as the state religion. The court said that the petitioners lacked standing to litigate, but it did not hold any hearing at all.[1] Things, however, are not as

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Published on May 27, 2016
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The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney, Legal Advisers to the Constitution Committee. This post is written in a personal capacity. The Constitution Committee’s report on ‘The Union and devolution’, published today, declares the Union to be “under threat”, and recommends that the

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Published on May 25, 2016
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The “Ethics” of the Indonesian Constitutional Court: How Low Can It Go?

–Stefanus Hendrianto, University of Notre Dame More than a decade since its inception, the four prior Chief Justices of the Indonesian Constitutional Court are all either disgraced or in prison. Considering the fates of his predecessors, one presumed that the current and fifth Chief Justice of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, Arief Hidayat, would be more

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Published on May 25, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) 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

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Published on May 23, 2016
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“De-constitutionalism” in Turkey?

–Dr. Ali Acar, Ph.D. in Law, EUI Can “de-” be a modifier to describe the constitutionalism in a country? [1] This is what Prof. Kemal Gözler, a constitutional law scholar, has termed the current state of constitutionalism in Turkey.[2] He argues that Turkey undergoes a process of de-constitutionalism through various ways and practices of constitutional

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Published on May 19, 2016
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Transnational Disagreement on Human Rights: How U.S. Appellate Courts address the “Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” Clause in the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

—Francesca Genova, University of Notre Dame While the phrase “human rights and fundamental freedoms,” found in the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction[1]  (Hague Convention), is ubiquitous in international human rights treaties and regimes,[2] it is not native to American jurisprudence. It enters into American law through treaty implementation.[3] American courts

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Published on May 18, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–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 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 16, 2016
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Russia’s Constitutional Court Declares Judgment of the European Court “Impossible” to Enforce

–Ilya Nuzov, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Last month on April 19, 2016, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that enforcement of the 2013 Anchugov & Gladkov v. Russia judgment of the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) is ‘impossible’, because it is contrary to the Russian Constitution. This post considers key parts of the decision

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Published on May 13, 2016
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Article Review/Response: Robert Leckey on Michèle Finck’s “Role of Human Dignity in Gay Rights Adjudication and Legislation: A Comparative Perspective”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Robert Leckey reviews Michèle Finck’s article The Role of Human Dignity in Gay Rights Adjudication and Legislation: A Comparative Perspective, which appears in the current issue of I•CON.  Michèle Finck then responds to the review. The full article is available for free here.] Review by Robert Leckey

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Published on May 10, 2016
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