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Czech Constitutional Court: Czech Law Forbidding Registered Partners to Adopt Children is Unconstitutional. But is the Judgment *Really* Good News for LGBTQ?

–Zdeněk Červínek (Doctoral Researcher, Department of Constitutional Law, Palacký University, School of Law, Olomouc, the Czech Republic); Martin Kopa (Assistant Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Palacký University, School of Law, Olomouc, the Czech Republic) As Rohan Alva noted earlier here on I-CONnect, the plenum of the Czech Constitutional Court (“the Court”) granted the motion of

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Published on July 29, 2016
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Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh The past three weeks have seen a steady backlash against the referendum. It is understandable that many don’t like the outcome, after all 48% voted for Remain. But beyond disagreeing with the decision to leave

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Published on July 28, 2016
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Developments in Romanian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in our Year-in-Review series. We invite scholars from around the world to prepare similar reports on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy and the Slovak Republic. –Richard Albert] —Simina Elena Tănăsescu, PhD, Professor at the University of Bucharest and Bianca Selejan-Guțan, PhD, Professor at

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Published on July 27, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, Research Associate, Daksh India (Rule of Law Project) 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

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Published on July 25, 2016
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Repression in Bahrain: The End of Any Hope for an Effective Arab Court of Human Rights?

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law; Visiting Scholar at iCourts, University of Copenhagen While the world’s eyes were on Nice and Turkey last weekend, Sunday 17 July brought more bad news from farther south: in Bahrain the ruling Al Khalifa monarchical regime had dissolved the country’s largest opposition group, Al Wefaq. A final rending of

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Published on July 22, 2016
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Developments in Slovak Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in our Year-in-Review series, which began earlier this year with the publication of the 2015 year-in-review of developments in Italian Constitutional Law, prepared by Marta Cartabia, Pietro Faraguna, Michele Massa and Diletta Tega. We invite scholars from around the world to prepare similar reports on their own jurisdictions for publication

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Published on July 20, 2016
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What’s New in 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 public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for our

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Published on July 18, 2016
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A Faustian Deal? (I·CON 14, Issue 2: Editorial)

—J. H. H. Weiler, Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON; President, European University Institute After a relatively short-lived honeymoon, Ms Merkel is under attack within Germany, internationally and not least in Turkey itself for the deal struck with Mr Erdogan to stem the influx of refugees and asylum seekers to Europe. Degrading, humiliating, illegal are some of the kinder things

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Published on July 14, 2016
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I·CON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 14 Issue 2  Table of Contents Editorial Articles N.W. Barber, Why entrench? Chien-Chih Lin, Constitutions and courts in Chinese authoritarian regimes: China and pre-democratic Taiwan in comparison Constitutional Identity Antoni Abat i Ninet and James A. Gardner, Distinctive identity claims in federal systems: Judicial policing of subnational variance Monika Polzin, Constitutional identity, unconstitutional

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Published on July 13, 2016
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What’s New in 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 July 11, 2016
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