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Legal Uncertainty Surrounding the Approval of the Brexit Agreement

—Antonios Kouroutakis, Assistant Professor, IE University The referendum of June 23rd 2016 and the majority vote in favour of Brexit led British constitutional law into uncharted territories as Paul Craig has accurately said.[1] The constitutional order of the United Kingdom is being overwhelmed by a paradox. Although it is governed by the principle of parliamentary

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Published on June 28, 2017
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Daniels v. Scribante: South Africa Pushes the Boundaries of Horizontality and Social Rights

—Aoife Nolan, University of Nottingham The South African Constitutional Court ruling in Daniels v Scribante and Another[1] is a ground-breaking decision on the right to security of tenure – an aspect of the right to property under the South African Constitution (Section 25(6))[2] that has received relatively limited judicial analysis from a constitutional law perspective. In

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Published on June 27, 2017
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Special Issue on “Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect readers may be interested in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal on the subject of Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies, guest edited by Michael Pal (Ottawa) and me. Mike and I observed a couple of years ago that countries across the globe were undergoing major electoral reforms

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Published on June 27, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Vicente F. Benítez R., Constitutional Law Professor, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) and doctoral student at NYU In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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

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Published on June 26, 2017
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Brazilian Democratic Decay and the Fear of the People

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo & Fernando José Gonçalves Acunha, University of Brasília A recurring trend in comparative constitutional law is the emerging populism, which, in its various forms, extends to places and contexts as diverse as the United States, Poland, Turkey, Hungary, the Philippines, Latin America and so forth. Brazil, which is experiencing one of its

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Published on June 24, 2017
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Ecuador After Rafael Correa: A Re-Engagement with Liberal Constitutionalism? (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2017,

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Published on June 21, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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

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Published on June 19, 2017
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Conference Report–“Constitutional Responses to the Crisis of Representation and Oligarchic Democracy”

—Elliot Bulmer and Ellen Hubbard, International IDEA On 30-31 May 2017, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Int. IDEA) hosted a Workshop on ‘Constitutional Responses to the Crisis of Representation and Oligarchic Democracy’ (CR2OD), held at the Hague Institute for Global Justice. The workshop was part of a wider International IDEA project examining

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Published on June 16, 2017
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Save the Date–I-CONnect Happy Hour at ICON-S in Copenhagen–Thursday, July 6, 6pm-7pm at Llama

Tom Ginsburg, David Landau and Richard Albert invite friends of I-CONnect to a happy hour at the ICON-S 2017 Conference in Copenhagen. All are welcome on Thursday, July 6, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Llama, located at Lille Kongensgade 14 1074 København K, within close walking distance from the University of Copenhagen where ICON-S will

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Published on June 15, 2017
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Call for Papers–Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law–XXth International Congress–Fukuoka, Japan–July 25, 2018

  Call for Papers Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law XXth International Congress 2018 International Academy of Comparative Law Fukuoka, Japan July 25, 2018   We invite younger scholars to participate in the first-ever Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Published on June 14, 2017
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