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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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Call for Submissions–I-CONnect Symposium on the Legacy of Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Earlier this week, the Chief Justice of Canada announced her retirement effective December 15, 2017. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989 and elevated to Chief Justice in 2000, Beverley McLachlin will leave the Court as its longest-serving Chief Justice. In honor of Chief Justice McLachlin’s tenure on the

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Published on June 14, 2017
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Indian Court Recognizes Rivers as Legal Entities

—Vrinda Narain, Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Law, McGill University On March 20, 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital, India, ruled that the rivers Ganges and Yamuna are legal entities.[1] This remarkable decision came just five days after the New Zealand Parliament passed a Bill recognizing the Whanganui River as a

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Published on June 13, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School 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

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Published on June 12, 2017
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Ignoring Constitutional Checks for Emergency Rule

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law On May 23, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of martial law in the Mindanao group of islands.[1] The decision came after gunfire broke between the Philippine military and a radical Muslim rebel group called the Maute group. The conflict erupted after a failed

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Published on June 9, 2017
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Slovakia Tackles Its Constitutional Skeleton in the Closet

—Michal Ovádek, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven On 31 May 2017, six days before a parliament imposed deadline and 19 years after the fact, the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic (CC) upheld constitutional changes which annulled amnesties introduced by the former strongman prime minister and acting president Vladimír Mečiar (‘Mečiar’s

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Published on June 7, 2017
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Conference Report–Second Beetz-Laskin Conference on Canadian Constitutional Law

—Noura Karazivan (Université de Montréal), Jean Leclair (Université de Montréal), and Patrick Macklem (University of Toronto) On May 19, 2017, the Université de Montréal hosted the Second Beetz-Laskin Conference on Canadian Constitutional Law, organized by the Faculties of Law of Université de Montréal and University of Toronto. Named in honor of Jean Beetz and Bora

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Published on June 6, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law (Central European University, Budapest) 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

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Published on June 5, 2017
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