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International IDEA Report on Transition in Yemen

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Readers of I-CONnect will be interested in the following update we have received from Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region at International IDEA. I am very pleased to share our latest report on Yemen, entitled: “Yemen’s peaceful transition from autocracy: Could it have succeeded?”. The report was

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Published on April 19, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative 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 April 18, 2016
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Varieties of Constitutionalism (I·CON 14, Issue 1: Editorial)

—Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School Political scientist Diana Kapiszewski has begun a study of the rise of what she calls “adjectival constitutionalism,” the study of constitutionalisms identified by some modifier. That there are varieties of constitutionalism seems undeniable. Outlining a preliminary taxonomy may be useful to scholars in the field, in helping us organize our

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

I·CON  Volume 14 Issue 1  Table of Contents Editorial Articles William Phelan, Supremacy, direct effect, and Dairy Products in the early history of European law Michèle Finck, The role of human dignity in gay rights adjudication and legislation: A comparative perspective The Changing Landscape of Australasian Constitutionalism: A Symposium Claudia Geiringer, Cheryl Saunders, and Adrienne

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Published on April 12, 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 April 11, 2016
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Symposium on “Bicameralism under Pressure: Constitutional Reform of National Legislatures”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a two-day Global Symposium on “Bicameralism under Pressure: Constitutional Reform of National Legislatures,” to be held at LUISS Guido Carli University on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2016. This program is convened by Cristina Fasone (LUISS), Antonia Baraggia (Milan) and me. Organized in

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Published on April 10, 2016
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Welcome to Twitter, ICON-S!

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School We have received news from the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S): as of today, the ICON-S Twitter account is now live. The ICON-S Executive Committee and Governing Council invite you to follow ICON-S here for general news and updates on ICON-S, and specifically for news and updates onthe upcoming

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Published on April 8, 2016
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The Right to Enter Places of Worship: When God is Neutral, is Gender Discrimination Justified?

—Radhika Agarwal and Devika Agarwal, Research Associates at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India “God does not discriminate between men and women, so why should there be gender discrimination in the premises of the temple?” The Supreme Court of India posed a pertinent question to the Travancore Devaswom Board, while hearing a recently-filed petition

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Published on April 6, 2016
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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 April 4, 2016
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South African Constitutional Court Orders President to Reimburse State

–James Fowkes, Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, University of Pretoria A few days ago on Thursday, March 31, the South African Constitutional Court ordered President Jacob Zuma to reimburse the state personally for non-security improvements to his private residence, in terms of a structural interdict. It also held a National Assembly

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Published on April 3, 2016
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